Would I stay at Cielo Terre again? A resounding YES!
Submitted: June 19, 2012
Stayed: February 2012
I was fortunate to have found this ideal home away from home right in the very heart of historic Rome. I needed accommodation for over 2 months, and could not have found a location more central or - considering i was living in the centre of the city- more quiet, than this newly refurbished loft apartment.
Cielo Terre is on the 3rd floor of a typical Roman courtyard complex. It is spotlessly clean, has a tiny but very functional kitchen, and the bathroom is brand new...a happy surprise in one of the oldest areas of Rome! I was on my own there, but did have my daughter arrive for a week, and the apartment was more than comfortable for two adults.
One of the pleasures of staying in Cielo Terre is not only its prime location - ( if you want to feel part of the city and its wonderful people, then Campo De' Fiori is the place)- but the fact you can walk to every major site in the entire city. . The managers of this apartment, Chiara and Emanuele, were amazing , and made my stay unforgettable. Each week the apartment was thoroughly cleaned, all beds and linens changed, and basic items restocked.
Both speak wonderful English, and were available to help with anything I needed. Chiara is also one of the most incredibly knowledgeable and wonderful tour guides I have ever known. If you want a REALLY memorable visit to the Vatican, the Forum, and Colosseo, book a trip with Chiara: Ancient Rome comes alive, and you are lucky enough to be living right in the heart of it! Chiara also is the restaurant expert. Just ask her where to go to get the best, most authentic, that Rome has to offer....she led me and my friends to some remarkable places.
My favorite area in Rome is Campo De 'Fiori. . Each morning, although I was in such a lively area, living in Cielo Terre I would wake to church bells and birdsong.. .and yet, walking less than a minute, you are in the bustling market, picking up fruits, vegetables, and of course, fresh flowers from the flower stalls. The Market is cleared by late afternoon and the night is alive with street performers, locals and tourists alike spending the evenings in the dozens of restaurants and bars that ring the Campo. A few that became favourites included Neopolitano, Spirito DiVino, and- without a doubt- Roscioli's. Unforgettable food!
I would- and have- recommended this charming apartment . I hope to return to it again - soon. . I threw my coins in Trevi fountain. . . It, too, is only a walk away. .
Tourists without a Car,
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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