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Review 4902: Domus International, Piazza Trilussa
1bed/1bath apartment in Trastevere, Rome
January 2011, One week
The Piazza Trilussa apartment is in the Trastevere neighborhood of Rome, just across the Ponte Sisto from the historical center. The location was perfect for us. We were able to walk everywhere - Campo de Fiori, Piazza Navona, Vatican City, Villa Borghese, the Colosseum - and never took a bus or tram, except to and from the airport. We loved the historic character of the streets and buildings and how it overlooked the Piazza and Tiber River.
Everything we needed was within walking distance, including great restaurants, grocery stores, specialty shops, a bakery, etc.
The apartment is on the fourth and top floor of an historic building and has great views in all directions. You can eat breakfast and dinner looking at St. Peter's dome. It is bright and sunny and very comfortable to stay in. There is plenty of room. The kitchen is well-equipped. It has a nice bathroom and a walk-in closet where you can put all your clothes and get dressed. We slept well, although some might think the Piazza gets too lively on a Saturday night. It didn't disturb us at all.
We loved the outside terrace and would have drinks there before going out in the evening. It has a view of the neighborhood and other homes and terraces and the Tiber River.
The apartment was clean and everything was in good shape and working order.
The kitchen is small, but perfectly usable and had everything we needed. We didn't really cook full meals, although we made coffee, sandwiches, and salads.
Problems or Bonuses
No surprises, really. I would say we were delighted with the apartment.
Agency and Representatives (and price)
We dealt with Paola by email making arrangements and Stefano met us at the apartment. Paola responded promptly to every inquiry. She was professional, polite, and helpful. Stefano was the same when we met him, offering to help me with my bag up the steps (which he didn't have to do), showing us on a map how to get to important sites, indicating where to buy groceries, and providing his cell phone number in case we needed something more. They both communicated perfectly in English. We also happened to meet the owner of the apartment, who saw us by chance waiting outside with our suitcases. It was nice of her to introduce herself and welcome us to Rome. The agency provided several methods of paying the deposit, so that the transaction was easy and quick. We thank both Paola and Stefano for their help in making our stay in Rome so pleasant.
Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?
We would definitely stay in the apartment again. We loved it and would recommend it without hesitation. I would only suggest that if you are the kind of person that likes to travel with several large suitcases, you may not want to carry them up the steps. Travel light instead!
Things to do in this area
We just enjoyed walking along the historic streets, visiting the Basilica di Santa Maria and other churches in the neighborhood, and eating at Dar Poeta around the corner and Checco er Carrettiere a few doors away. Our favorite restaurant was Sora Margherita in the Ghetto section.
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