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Review 3502: Owner, Piazza S.Egidio Apartment
1bed/1bath apartment in Trastevere, Rome
April 15th 2008 - April 25th 2008, 11 Days
Located in Piazza Saint Egidio in the heart of the Trastevere. Everything is within walking distance. It is a very nice location and very secure. There were always two to four police officers on the right side of the apartment in the piazza. So I felt safe, as I was there alone. There are a lot of stores and shops everywhere to replenish your supplies if your on a budget. All of the major attractions are a 15-45 minute walk if you would like to experience the magic of Rome. The neighbors were very very nice and invited me to a party, but I returned home too late to go. There is also a Museum right across the street.
The apartment building is really nice. There is a little trick to get into the building and apartment. The neighbor helped me get in when I couldn't open the front building door ... lol. The stairs are steep, making it so good for your calves, but if you can't make it. They have a little chair thingy, to take you up the stairs. The neighbors were nice.
The Piazza is really lively, especially after 9pm. It seems like the people here doesn't sleep. But once you go into the bedroom it's really quiet. You can open the window to let the cool night air in. You can also hear the Santa Maria church bells. I thought it runs every hour but I found out it doesn't really have a schedule. So it was fun to check the time to see if you could find a pattern.
There was not an outside sitting area. However, the apartment has beautiful flowers and little gardens that you can water. It took me a couple days to realize that that the plant in the living room was real and not fake. The tree was so pretty and structured it looked fake.
The apartment was the same as in the photos on the website. There were ample seating and space. The sofa was comfortable when I took the day off to rest my feet. The place was very clean and warm. Like a home away from home.
There was so much closet space in the bedroom, I couldn't believe it. The bedroom was nice and comfortable. There was ample lighting in the bedroom.
The bathroom was long and narrow, but it gets the job done. The shower was really small, compare to my shower and I had to maneuver so I wouldn't turn the handle on hot by mistake. The water gets really hot. There was also a bidet. I had no clue how to use it at the time, so I just didn't use it.
The kitchen was fully equipped and everything was in reaching distance. It is a good size too. I thought I would cook for myself, but I was so wrapped up in everything else, I didn't cook at all.
Problems or Bonuses
Agency and Representatives (and price)
Owner speaks fluent English and Italian. She also wrote travel guides on Rome, so she knows her stuff. She is very detailed and has a great collection of guide books and reading material in the apartment for you to use.
The apartment was a great price and she was very flexible with me.
Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?
I will be back ... next time with friends. It was a good experience for my first time out of Florida and she offered sound advice. Thank you.
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