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Review 457: ComfortItalia, Farnese II
studio apartment near Campo de' Fiori, Rome
Nov. 24-30, 2002, 6 nights
The studio apartment was located in an apartment building on a side street between Piazza Farnese and Campo de Fiori. It was in a safe neighborhood and was easy to get to shops, restaurants, sights in Rome, the bus, etc. We feel that we saw a bit more of everyday life in the city because we were living among the locals.
There were grocery stores, bakeries, cafes, restaurants, bars and shops in the Campo di Fiori, which was the square outside of the apartment. Also, a market with fresh veggies, fruits, meat, flowers and merchandise was set up in the Campo each morning. This was a very convenient location.
The apartment building had a security door that locked and opened onto a side street. The apartment is located up one flight of stairs, on floor 2. There was one other apartment on the same floor. The apartment had a small kitchen, with sink, 2 burners, a small fridge and table that seated two. It was an older building but was in fairly good condition. I am guessing there were 8 apartments in the building, but I never actually counted them.
There was a small veranda that you could walk out onto. You could possibly put on chair out there, but its quite small. It was private, though you could see the neighbor's balconies. No pool.
This was a studio apartment. The kitchen contained a small table with two chairs. The main room contained a double bed, four pillows, a very warm comforter, a large wooden wardrobe, a tv with cable, two chairs next to the bed that doubled as bedside tables, a high powered lamp next to the bed, a single bed in a sleigh frame that doubled as a couch and two tables (a coffee table and higher table). It was enough furniture for 2 people, which is what this apartment will comfortably hold. It was very clean.
The bed was comfortable with a warm comforter. It was a studio, thus the apartment was the bedroom! The floor in the apartment were tile, including the bathroom. There was one bathroom with a sink, mirror with light. There was a step going up from the sink area to a toilet and shower. The water pressure was pretty good in the shower. It was clean and the appliances were modern. Our towels were changed on Wednesday.
The kitchen had a sink, small fridge and two burners. We did not cook.
Problems or Bonuses
The lock on the door was reinforced and very secure. We felt safe. It was a very convenient location.
Agency and Representatives (and price)
We booked online via GreatRentals.com. It was very easy. They put us in touch with the owner, who is American and was very helpful. She answered all of my questions promptly and in full.
Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?
If I return to Rome, I would stay here again. I thought that for 2 people that don't need a lot of extras (i.e. conceirge, room service, daily maid service, etc.) it was a very good value and terrific location. It was much more personal than staying in a hotel.
Things to do in this area
The Campo di Fiori holds a local market each day, as described above. Some good restaurants include Don Giovanni's in Piazza Farnese it was good and run by a local family.
Spagetti Spagetti, Heartbreak and many other good restaurants in the Campo di Fiori. Several fun bars including the Drunken Ship and Sloppy Sam's are also in the Campo.
There were several gelato stores (Gelaterias), grocery stores, apparel stores, bakeries, butcher shops, etc. in this square and some of the surrounding streets as well.
It was a fairly short walk away from the Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, etc. Very central.
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