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Review 5502: Owner, #247364


Review by Peter Lake from Canada

1bed/1bath apartment near Vatican, Rome


November 2012, 11 nights


In town within a short walk of St Peters. Situated close to the intersection of Via Crescenzio and Via Virgilio. In case the VRBO link does not work correctly, the listing number is 247364.

Nearby Amenities

Lots of restaurants and shops close by. A good supermarket about a 10 minutes walk away on Via Cola Di Rienzo.

The House/Apartment

If I remember correctly, the apartment is on the fourth floor of a seven story building. It is an older building but in good repair. There is a porter on duty during the day. Although it is located on a busy street, the apartment itself is very quite.


A small balcony facing an inner courtyard, facing other tenants. The small number of times we sat on the balcony nobody else appeared to be sitting outside.

Furnishings/Cleanliness/Living Areas

The apartment was clean and well kept, the furniture was adequate for two people.


The one bedroom was large enough and had enough storage space for our suitcases and belongings. The bathroom was of a sufficient size and water pressure was adequate.


The kitchen space was of an adequate size. This was the first time we have never done any real cooking in a rental but there seemed to be a sufficient number of pots, pans and utensils.

Problems or Bonuses

The location was very convenient and dealing with the owner both before and during our stay was first rate. I got ripped off in Piazza Navona when I ordered a stein of beer without any food but live and learn I guess.

Agency and Representatives (and price)

The owner Silvio was of great help, courteous and friendly. The rate for the 11 nights was far less than a half decent hotel. Silvio is well versed in English.

Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?

Yes. It was well located for our particular itinerary, and Silvio is a lovely and helpful chap.

Things to do in this area

This was our second time in Rome and we walked, walked and walked. We particularly liked the area just south of the Spanish Steps, Trastevere (with its lovely church) and the area just east and across the river from Trastevere. On the flight home I watched the decidedly average Woody Allen movie set in Rome, and was pleasantly surprised to see the little cafe in Trastevere we frequented a few times near the John Cabot University. We used the subway three times - Ostia Antica, Tivoli, and to see the great Ennio Morricone in concert.

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