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Review 4543: Domus International, Via del Governo Vecchio
2bed (loft)/1bath apartment near Piazza Navona, Rome
10- 17 April 2010, 1 week
The location was our main goal for this trip, this place was really central. It’s useful to understand the maps of Rome (before finding Domus we nearly got tricked by another agency who offered something close to the seaside, calling it “central”).
We had quite a chic bar next door called Novecento and a supermarket nearby, on the same street.
We were told the building was a 14th century building, but it was quite impressive to see it was actually museum like and had a monumental staircase by an important architect in late renaissance (this is a designer’s observation). Old as it was, the building was kept in a very good shape, the internal courtyard is neat and decorated with various plants.
You can view the property directly: Via del Governo Vecchio (GV).
No outside area, although the apartment was located ground floor, opening up from a courtyard. However the courtyard is public, for the use of the entire building, so we were asked not to bring chairs outside since the neighbours do not appreciate having loud tourists take over their shared space.
The furniture was neither old nor brand new. The style of the furniture is alright for the average traveler, like ourselves. We spent most of the time outside, so the importance of furniture was only for sleeping and sometimes eating purposes.
The apartment was definitely neat and clean.
Beds were regular. We slept safe and sound. The bathroom was quite spacious for an Italian bathroom and had a nicely decorated bathtub.
The kitchen corner was enough for us to prepare some pasta dishes. However the restaurants around are extremely enticing, so we ate out a lot; Stefano from the agency recommended a bunch of good places to eat.
Problems or Bonuses
No surprises, we had a very nice week, some rain, but April is unpredictable in Europe, from our past experience.
Agency and Representatives (and price)
The agency was fast, smooth in our operations previous to out arrival. Upon check-in we had a nice long conversation with the representative, he even walked us to the supermarket. We found the apartment we expected, not super fancy, with a great value for money, comfortable and very central, so definitely the website of Domus is trustworthy.
Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?
Definitely recommend to middle-aged travelers who know how to enjoy the bohemian atmosphere of central European capitals.
Things to do in this area
Great boutiques along Via Governo Vecchio (although pricey!)
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