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Review 609: Underground Viaggi, Via del Pellegrini/Via Vetrina


Review by AG from GA

apartments in Rome, Rome


June 2003, 1 week


We traveled with another couple and rented 2 apartments from Mauro, one on Via del Pellegrino, 3rd floor and the other Via Vetrina. If you are thinking of some Palazzo with marble floors and painted ceilings, think again. These are 400 to 500 years old small apartments with very little improvements done since. Out of the 2, the Pellegrino apartment is the better one.

The reason we choose Mauroís apartments was because of the very enthusiastic comments made on this website as well as other message boards. With a few exceptions, every posting I read was very flattering to Mauro and his apartments. However, our experience was different. We found Mauro to be rushed, abrasive and sarcastic. His attitude discouraged us from calling him or asking for anything. We arrived by car and didnít need transportation from FCO, but I needed a ride at departure. When I asked him about that, he replied very irritated, saying that we have a car, why should he take me to the airport? (Pick up and drop off to the airport is included in the price of the apartment).

The only thing resembling some type of tourist assistance was a tour guide left in our room printed in 1996, no maps, no restaurant suggestion, etc. We did not have a horrible experience in Rome, however we did not witness any acts of great kindness or hospitality that some of you are writing about.

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