The apartment was nicely furnished, comfortable and clean, in a relatively quiet building. For those who prefer walking, the location is a bit out of the way from the central tourist areas. It took about an hour to walk to the Vatican, but we stumbled upon some very quaint streets and cafes n Trestevere as a result. It is very close to the Sunday flea market, and reasonably close to the Coliseum, and Palentine Hill. Carmela was available by phone and email, but unfortunately we did not actually meet. We enjoyed Bacatino's a block away.