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Review 4759: Residenza Giubbonari, Green Apartment

www.residenzagiubbonari.com

Recommended
Review by Lou from US

2bed/2bath apartment near Campo dei Fiori, Rome


When

Sept. 2-7, 2010, 5 nights

Location

100 yards from Campo de Fiori. A 10-minute walk to the Piazza Navona or the Pantheon. Fifteen to 20-minute walk to the Forum. Easy bus ride to Vatican and tram ride to Trastevere.

Nearby Amenities

Coffee shop steps away. Best deli in Rome across the street and best bakery around the corner. Then there's the Campo dei Fiori and all its fresh produce down the street. A supermarket is two blocks away.

The House/Apartment

The apartment is located in a 16th century building. The owner has four to five of the apartments in the building.

Garden

No outside for our apartment.

Furnishings/Cleanliness/Living Areas

Furniture was in good shape and beds were comfortable. Apartment was clean, plenty of seating area.

Bedrooms/Bathrooms

Beds were comfortable and two bathrooms were immaculate.

Kitchen

Kitchen had sink, dishwasher, fridge.

Problems or Bonuses

Ants. Don't leave food on the counter. Otherwise everything really was wonderful.

Agency and Representatives (and price)

We rented from the owner, Cristina. She was friendly on the phone and her son, who met us at the apt, was extremely sweet and very helpful. We paid 1,250 for five nights at the beginning of September. Both spoke English fluently.

Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?

Absolutely we would stay there again. In fact my husband and I are plotting ways we could stay in Rome longer and possibly recruit two other couples to stay in the three bedroom penthouse. It is adjacent to the Campo dei Fiori so if you care to have the windows open, be forewarned that it can get very noisy on the streets. There are a lot of rowdy college students strolling the streets late at night.

The bedrooms in the Green Apartment are set away from the street, so as long as you keep the front windows closed, it's quiet at night.

Things to do in this area

We were across the street from Roscioli's, which was featured on Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations. We stupidly didn't try to make reservations for our last night as we intended and couldn't get in. We bought prosciutto (they have a dozen different kinds), Parmesan, fried artichokes, other cheese and salami for munchies and lunch. The Roscioli bakery is also around the corner.

Also great is Costanza, Trattoria Moderna and other restaurants close by. You really can't go wrong.

Via de Giubbonari features a lot of shops with clothes for the hip and trendy.

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