Such a View! Highlight of Our Trip to Rome!
Marina and Pietro’s two-floor apartment on the top floor (with elevator) is breathtaking! It is located a few blocks from the Colosseum. The photos do not truly represent how beautiful the apartment is and how close you really are to the Colosseum with the Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II and Vatican in the background. When sitting on the terrace, whether it was to enjoy morning coffee and fresh croissants from across the street or a few bottles of vino and antipasti in the evening, you truly feel like you are viewing so much historical beauty right in front of you! We felt as though just sitting out in the terrace with such a view was a highlight of our time in Rome!
Prior to arriving, we stayed at an apartment near the Vatican managed by Marina and Pietro as we were in two different areas of Rome during our stay. The transition to this apartment was so easy as Marina arranged for transport for the luggage so we didn’t have disruption (getting a taxi or taking the metro) of our sightseeing in Rome! Marina also arranged for worry-free airport transport as well.
We were greeted at the apartment by Marina – Pietro arrived shortly with prosecco and some Roman treats to welcome us and celebrate! It was great talking to both of them, we really wished we would have had more time to chat that day but we needed to meet someone for a tour. They are both so knowledgeable and personable – you can tell they love Rome and are passionate about it.
The apartment is true to the description in terms of what is available in it. There were no surprises in that regard. It was very clean – the windows were spotless! Marina, what do you use on them? It is so tastefully decorated with many personal art pieces (Pietro’s father was an artist), beautiful fixtures such as the bronze bathtub, so many beautiful plants on the terrace. The bathrooms were quite roomy with added details such as soaps, shampoos, etc (having used VRBO frequently these amenities are not always offered by VRBO owners). The bedrooms were well appointed. We specifically enjoyed the terrace bedroom with the skylight and the monuments in view. We would love to return to Rome and stay for a longer period at this apartment. It truly was a highlight of our trip. This apartment won’t disappoint!
Right across the street are some restaurants, a small grocery and a wonderful bakery with AMAZING fresh treats!
On a side note, I had a dental issue that really would have limited my enjoymen
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