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Review 755: Sleep in Italy, Via dei Farnesi


Review by Nino from US

studio apartment on Via dei Farnesi, Rome


December 28th 2003 thru January 2nd 2004, 5 nights


The apartment was located right on the Via dei Farnesi, the street that runs to the right of the Palazzo Farenese when facing it. It is between the Piazza Farenese and the Via Giulia and faces the side of the Palazzo Farenese. It is a first floor walk-up in a townhouse with three other owner occupied apartments.

The apartment was very centrally located with the Piazza Farenese and Campo dei Fiori just steps away, and the Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, and the Trastevere all within easy walking distance. The area was great with many cafes and restaurants so close by. The 116 bus stops right outside the front door.

Nearby Amenities

Being so close to the centro, there was an abundance of restaurants, cafes, and places to shop nearby.

The House/Apartment

The house was originally owned by the present owner's grandfather, Biagio Biagetti, who was the director of the Vatican Museum in the 30's . He was also a painter of religious art. There are three other apartments in the building, none available for rental.


The apartment is in a townhouse, there is no outside sitting area or grounds.

Furnishings/Cleanliness/Living Areas

The place was very clean and comfortable, with more than adequate seating. The furniture was in good shape, The apartment featured a round bed.


The apartment was basically one very large room, with a sitting or living room area with TV and an old fireplace, a dining table with four chairs, two more small sofas, and a bed. There was a small loft with closets, and a hallway that led to a very tiny kitchen with a medium sized refrigerator and a gas oven and stovetop. Further down the hall was a small, but adequate bathroom, with toilet, bidet, shower, and sink.


We didn't cook. Only used the stove to make tea and the refrigerator to keep some drinks cold. Kitchen was tiny, but appeared to have lots of pots, pans, and dishes.

Problems or Bonuses

The apartment would have been very quiet, as it was on Sunday and New Years day, if not for the construction taking place on a renovated building right next door. Fortunately for us, we are usually early risers and were already awake when the constuction noise started at about 8 AM. I would inquire in the future if this construction has been completed.

The place was charming and comfortable.

Agency and Representatives (and price)

Although we booked with sleepinitaly.com, we only met the apartment owner's daughter. She was charming, very helpful, and spoke excellent English. Fortunately, we had no real problems, so we never had any further contact with the agency.

Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?

I would recommend this rental. But, I would also recommend that a future renter inquire about the state of the next door construction.

Things to do in this area

This is the center of Rome. There are many restaurants, cafes and shops.

This review is the opinion of a Slow Travel member and not of slowtrav.com.

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