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Review 3729: Owner, Rome is Home
1bed/1bath apartment near Campo dei Fiori, Rome
July 22 to July 31, 8 days
The apartment is perfectly located in the “Centro storico” (historical center) where you can walk to most of the important sites of Rome; Pantheon, Colosseum, Palatine Museum, Spanish steps, etc.. There are also buses that are easy to use and can take you to the Borghese gardens or the Vatican.
The immediate area is wonderful; a few blocks from Campo dei Fiori , a small open Piazza where a market takes place every morning, the streets are full of stores, bakeries, restaurants and bars with everything your heart might wish for. You get the feeling you are living as a Roman, in a vibrant and colorful neighborhood.
Everything is close. You can walk to many stores, restaurants and markets. You can find the best products that Italy has to offer in a radius of a few hundred meters.
The building has an ancient fresco in the entrance (XII century I think), and, is sitting on the foundations of the Pompey Theatre where Cesar was killed. The apartment is quiet, we hardly saw anybody in the staircase/elevator. Even if the street is busy with scooters and many passersby, it does not get loud or irritating and we noticed more the bells of the nearby church then anything else.
No outside sitting area, but the dining room has a nice window where lots of light comes in.
The furniture is clean and modern. The dining room has four chairs and plenty of room to sit comfortably. The sofa-bed is new and was very comfortable.
The bedroom is quite large with a big closet where you can store all your clothes. The bed is perfect with nice linens and plenty of different types of pillows. The large window has a beautiful view on the tiled roofs and the constant lovely cloudless blue sky.
Everything you need is there except an oven, but there is a microwave. We cooked many meals and we found all the appliances in good condition. Thanks to two small windows, the kitchen is bright and quite nice to use.
Problems or Bonuses
No bad surprise. The good surprise was to meet the most wonderful family (Massimo, Biancamaria and Delfina) who made us feel at home from the start and then helped us till the end.
Agency and Representatives (and price)
The apartment is rented directly by the owners, Massimo and Biancamaria. They are great hosts, lovely and colorful individuals. They have lots of interesting tips and suggestions to give. Their apartment is exactly what they advertise and more...with books and guides.
Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?
All I can think of is how and when I can go back ! Rome is an amazing city and this apartment is the perfect place. I would recommend it to everybody, but maybe I would like to keep it a secret?
Things to do in this area
We walked and walked until our feet were flat. Rome is best discovered that way. Every turn has a beautiful façade, a great little church with treasures inside, a grand or small piazza with fountains, great terraces and bars. You gets lost and quickly you find your way back, with this time a new route with many great places. We loved the Piazza Farnese for its quieter feeling and the wonderful Palazzo façade. Piazza Navona has lots of life and night action. We liked the Taverna Moderna, a restaurant with terrace near by. A very good restaurant with great service and a nice wine list. Also the S. Anna restaurant specialized in fish, on Sant' Anna street, very close by. Let them tell you what they suggest and you will not be disappointed! Massimo will suggest other places and we tried most of them and they are all good.
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