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Review 5374: Italy Perfect, Danza
2bed/2bath apartment near Campo dei Fiori, Rome
July 2012, 11 days
This is a great location - in the Campo dei Fiori area, very close to Largo Argentina. Quiet but close to so many sites, restaurants and transportation.
Grocery store was a five minute walk. The fantastic Roscioli is even closer. Several restaurants within two blocks.
Updated apartment in an old building (close to 500 years I think) on the top floor (fourth). There was an elevator but it was very small and slow. Only could take two people or a person and a bag.
Foyer led to kitchen to the right, main bedroom and bath (with tub/shower) straight ahead. To the left is a large living room, off of which is second bedroom with its own bathroom with shower (no tub). At the end of the living room is the separate, large dining room. Both living and dining room have French doors that open to street and provide wonderful light but no noise when closed. Air conditioning was great and boy did we need it! Unit in main bedroom was fantastic but second unit was in living room and didn't reach the second bedroom even though it was right next to it. (We ended up getting a fan that helped a lot.)
You can view the property directly: Danza.
Terrace! It was too hot to use it much but it was lovely: it was covered and had a view of rooftops and domes. Had coffee up there most mornings and take away pizzas from the restaurant downstairs one night.
Very clean and updated. Simple furnishings but comfortable. A sofabed and two armchairs in the living room, separate dining room with glass table and six chairs. Terrace had a table and four chairs. Kitchen had a small table and two chairs (we moved a third in from the dining room).
Beds were very comfortable (and I am really picky about beds because of several injuries!). First bedroom had a queen bed, second room had two twins (that I think can be put together as a king). Main bathroom was great - nice terracotta floor tiles, good water pressure, enough towels, and a hair dryer. Second bath was smaller; had a shower that was part of the room (not a separate stall), but no one seemed to mind. Minimal decoration but both rooms had good closet space.
Kitchen was very updated with Ikea cabinets, a new dishwasher and washing machine, and a small table with two chairs. It was a typically small Roman kitchen - pretty tight with just two people in there. It was pretty sparsely equipped though: I had to buy a cheese grater. Fine for cooking a simple pasta but that's about it. No American coffee maker or tea kettle as one often finds. Not a problem, but good to know for someone arriving there.
Problems or Bonuses
Good closet space; air conditioning was really effective (where it was); location was a great surprise.
Agency and Representatives (and price)
Agency was great in booking, both by email and phone; very friendly, responsive and helpful. When the kids couldn't take the heat in their room anymore (it was unseasonably hot when we were there), Pat suggested I pick up a fan and she would reimburse me. The person who met us at the apartment didn't seem to speak much English, which was okay because I speak Italian. We paid about €300 a night in July, which seemed like a lot, but I needed the washing machine, elevator and air conditioning so it was worth it.
Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?
Absolutely would stay here again. Especially for a longer stay, it was very spacious, the terrace was a treat, and again, the neighborhood was fantastic.
Things to do in this area
Palazzo Spada, Palazzo and Piazza Farnese, Campo dei Fiori, Capitoline Museum, Trastevere, via Giulia, Ghetto, Palazzo Valentini all within a 10 minute walk. Roscioli for bread and pizza bianca and prepared foods to eat on the terrace, Taverna Cairoli across the street was good for Roman fare and pizzas. Corona on Largo Argentina for gelato: limone al basilico - so yummy and refreshing on a hot day (which they all were). Piazza Cairoli is one of the few piazzas with grass and trees I've ever seen in Rome.
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