Vacation rentals in Italy (villas, farms, estates, agriturismo, apartments)
Review 3839: Domus International, Via Giulia (GIU2)
2bed/2bath apartment near the river, Rome
Sept. 23 - Oct. 1, 2008, one week
The apartment was on the 4th floor (floor three by Italian terminology) at Via Giulia 89, close to the river, to the Piazza Navona, and to Campo dei Fiori - a fine location. There is an elevator in the building.
A "supermercado", a newsstand, several cafes, a bus stop, and several restaurants are all within a 2-3 minute walk of the apartment. There are countless restaurants, cafes, and bars within easy walking distance.
The building is a restored 16th century building, in reasonably good shape. By Rome's standards, Via Giulia is a quiet street. I don't know the total number of apartments in the building, but it is at least six.
No outside garden or sitting area.
The apartment has high ceilings and tall windows that made the sitting room and one of the bedrooms very light and airy. The second bedroom, with en suite bathroom, has only one set of windows, which meant less daylight but quieter nights. The other bathroom could be reached only by passing through the sitting room. Both bathrooms had showers, as well as sink and toilet. The beds were reasonably good and the furnishings well maintained. The only real downside, was that the lighting was not conducive to extensive reading.
The kitchen was small, but adequate. Cooking a full meal for four would have been tricky, primarily because the there is little counter space, however, it was fine for breakfast and lunch.
Problems or Bonuses
No surprises. The apartment had all the features described in the website.
Agency and Representatives (and price)
The agency was terrific. Its two employees speak English, they are anxious to please and to be of help, not merely as regards the apartment, but in giving advice about transport, restaurants, and life in Rome. They were at the apartment to meet us when we arrived, and, at our request, they also arranged for us to be picked up at the airport - at a cost to us that was little more than a taxi would have cost.
Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?
Our requisite for an apartment in Rome was that it had to have two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and that it be large enough for two couples to have a measure of privacy. This apartment served our needs very well. For others with similar requirements, I'd certainly recommend this apartment.
Things to do in this area
Walked, ate, drank, went sightseeing. It's a lovely area.
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