Submitted: April 12, 2012
Stayed: March 2012
This apartment was great and Luca was very responsive and helpful. We were here for a month with 3 adults and 3 children ages 10 - 13. There was plenty of space and we were very comfortable. There is a nice queen bed in the master br a serviceable double in the 2nd br, a nice queen size pullout couch and we used a decent small cot for one of the children. The apartment has a nice older aesthetic with high ceilings and other touches. There are two bathrooms but one of them is basically a half bath. The half bath can be used as a very funky shower but we did not use it for that. There are some very tiny balconies that can be used to grab some fresh air but have no practical use so there is no real outdoor presence here. The apartment is very quiet overall except for the pigeon goings on in the morning by the 2nd BR window. It is a walk-up to the third floor. We enjoyed the exercise to work off the pasta but might not be right for elderly.
The location is fantastic if you are here for sightseeing and it has easy access to public transport. It is walking distance to many important historical sites. The immediate neighborhood is pretty bland overall with a handful of tourist restaurants (except for the lively gay bar down the street). The best neighborhood near here is just on the other side of Via Cavour. Go to San Pietro Vincoli church, walk down the steps in the wall, cross Cavour, go down the steps, take a left to Via's Bochetto and Serpenti. Some great Italian restaurants, also a decent take-out Japanese place and a number of Indian restaurants, also an inexpensive but decent Chinese place on Cavour (all important if you get tired of the endless pasta/pizza clones littering every block in Rome). Forget about shopping in central Rome for young teens so do yourself and favor and take the Metro to EUR Fermi and then take the 70, 700 or 709 bus to the Euroma2 shopping Mall. You can grab the 85 or the 87 to get to the popular hang outs like Piazza Novona or Campo Fiori. The 571 takes you to the Vatican. The big nightclubs are over on Via di Monte Testaccio (the 75 or the 3 but not late at night).
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: many thanks Luca
Helpful votes: 1/1
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