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Review 5297: Domus International, Via del Governo Vecchio


Review by sandra grant from Canada

2bed(lofts)/1bath near Piazza Navona, Rome


May, 2012, 6 nights


Our Domus apartment is located on via Governo Vecchio, a lively, vibrant street in the heart of historical Rome. Via Governo Vecchio leads directly into Piazza Navona, one of Rome's most beautiful outdoor spaces. Surrounding the apartment are cafes and restaurants, shops, grocery store and a great gelato place called "Frigidarium." Right next door is Cafe Novecento, a delightful cafe with delicious coffee and home-made pastries.

Nearby Amenities

It's a four-minute stroll to the grocery store where fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, bread, cheese, wine are available. You have a choice of cafes for your morning cappuccino.

The House/Apartment

The apartment is on the ground floor of a 14th Century building. You enter through a massive wooden door and proceed through an arched passageway into an inner courtyard. Above you'll admire the attractive windows, crafted by Baroque architect Carlo Maderno. We especially appreciated the presence of a concierge within the building adjacent to the courtyard. Because of the foot-thick outer walls, the apartment was very quiet and no traffic or noise at night disturbed our sleep. The apartment is clean, spacious and well looked after. One sleeping loft is equipped with twin beds and the second loft has a queen bed.

You can view the property directly: Via del Governo Vecchio.

Furnishings/Cleanliness/Living Areas

There is a handsome dining room table and chairs, comfy easy chairs, sofa and coffee table in the living room, another "cafe" dining table in an adjacent room. A large mirrored wall in the living room makes the apartment appear even more spacious.


The beds are comfortable and the bathroom is immaculate.


The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need to prepare full meals. Although we didn't cook supper in the apartment, we made coffee and breakfast every morning.

Agency and Representatives (and price)

When we arrived in our taxi from Termini station, Stefano from Domus International was there to meet us and welcome us to our Roman apartment. In fact, he'd had to wait a while for us as our train had been delayed. He helped us with our bags and told us everything we needed to know about the apartment. Stefano is professional and friendly and speaks flawless English.

Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?

We couldn't have been happier with our apartment and would recommend it to our friends. We hope to be able to return to Rome again one day and this is the location we'd choose again.

Things to do in this area

If you exit the inner courtyard through the rear door you immediately step into another great Roman street, via di Monte Giordano and directly across find the wonderful restaurant, Il Fico. We also found the best pizza in the world at La Foccacia, a few minutes' walk away.

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