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Review 3919: Owner, Vivia @ Roma (Apartment G2)

www.viviaroma.it

Recommended
Review by AmyW from US

1bed/1bath apartment in Monteverde Vecchio, Rome


Camilla's maps in the apartment foyer, photo by Amy Welborn Dubruiel

When

November 23-29, 2008, 6 nights

Location

Apartment is in the Monteverde section of Rome, on the ground floor of a larger building (about seven stories) with a courtyard. The apartment is off the street, facing the apartment courtyard. Two gates - one into the apartment building and then one at the entrance to the specific section - mark the way to the apartment. It was very private. The Monteverde section is a typical Roman neighborhood, very busy during the day, and quiet during the night.

Nearby Amenities

You could walk to every amenity you might need. Next door was a bakery. At then end of the block was a bar. Across the street was an alimentari and a butcher. Three Internet points where within a block in different directions. Fruit and vegetables stands one block over in two directions. Restaurants very close as well.

Bus stops were a block away. The 44 would take you into the Center, the 870 up to the Vatican area, both within a matter of no more than 15 minutes.

The House/Apartment

The building probably dates from the 1950s. It was very up-to-date, clean and quiet. The apartment consisted of an entryway with a kitchen and bathroom off to the left and then a bedroom and living/dining area to the right.

Garden

Yes, there was a shared courtyard. No pool.

Furnishings/Cleanliness/Living Areas

The furniture was in excellent shape, the apartment was immaculate. Nothing that a traveler would need was missing.

Bedrooms/Bathrooms

The bed was very comfortable, and the bathroom was contemporary.

Kitchen

Excellent kitchen with a complete set of cookware, eating and serving utensils. If one had wanted to cook, everything was there. A washing machine was also in the apartment.

Agency and Representatives (and price)

Camilla, who manages the apartment, was exceptional. She is very fluent in English, communicated promptly and was flexible on certain points. In addition, she provided a superb orientation to the apartment and the area. She had posted maps in the foyer with bus lines outlined, as well as local amenities marked.

Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?

I would stay here again. Location will be an issue for some, as it is not in the City Center. I did not mind that at all, for I found getting to Trastevere, the Center and the Vatican to be very easy and quick with the bus system.

Things to do in this area

The pizza at Pizza Al Taglio di Fattori Eligio, a block up on Viale Villa Pamphili 46 was excellent and the owner very friendly. The last night, due to heavy rain, I did't ventue far, but ate at a nearby Thai restaurant, Sukhothai, which was really superb.

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