Deciding to spend a month in Rome we opted to rent an apartment rather than staying at a hotel, and through the help of friends we were introduced to a one bedroom in Trastevere, our location of choice with an affordable “price is right.” When people say “Location is everything” they must have had this rental in mind as its street address, Vicolo della Torre, is not only one of THE most photographed cul-de-sacs in Rome, but is also so ideally situated in the heart of Trastevere with restaurants, supermarkets, taxi stands, washaterias, cafes and shops all within 10 minutes or less of the apartment. The rental is excellently appointed with a comfortable living room adjacent to a well-stocked kitchenette, and large hanging closet, in addition to a dresser more than sufficient for 2 people. A queen-size bed is firm enough to tempt you to sleep just a little longer every morning, and a cosy bathroom well stocked with towels is directly next to the bedroom. Being in a stone building makes for very comfortable in-door temperatures, but in the event those Roman summers become intolerable, there is an air-conditioner which cools you down in minutes. Added amenities include TV, WIFI, CD/DVD player and phone. When we experienced connection problems with our phone and WIFI, our landlords, Romula and Claudio didn’t hesitate to run over to investigate and repair. And saving the best for last: Our Landlords. There could not be more helpful, congenial, knowledgeable and cheerful landlords in all of Rome. For the month we were there, I never saw anything but a large smile on Romula’s face every time we met. And Claudio was her match with an amazing sense of humor that translated directly from Italian into English. This rental is available for short as well as long stays, and when looking for a comfortable and affordable stay in the heart of one of Rome’s liveliest neighborhoods, you need not look further.