Beautiful, congenial, practical apartment
Submitted: September 1, 2012
Stayed: August 2012
This is a wonderful flat in which the marble floors glow a bit in the night. It has fantastic personality, and every object no matter how trivial seems to have been chosen with care. A huge collection of books is one of the main features of the decor, and the pictures and bibelots are interesting and delightful. We came as a family (three couples, one old, two young, and a child) and lived here together for two weeks, surviving (more or less) the most awful heat wave - mid nineties every day. It was always a pleasure to retunr to this wonderfully spacious and airy flat with its efficent air conditioning, great media, wifi that works reliably. The very respectable niehgborhood is quiet but thronged with buses. In Rome it is not always easy to find out when they run and where they actually go -the list of stops can seem mysterious- (find the percorso on the ATAC site), but once you have learned the situation, it is all very handy. Perhaps because of the August holiday the "little market' Chris mentions was closed, but there is a Carrefour market on the Via Vittoria just beyond Piazza del P that delivers (in ecological big cardoboard boxes!). You can walk to the Villa Giulia, , the Modern Art Museum, and if you are strong and it is cool, perhaps even to the Borghese Gallery - the Pincio is close at hand, and of course the Spanish Steps, too. It's a great place and we had a wonderful time despite the crushing heat. We would love to stay here again. (The only problem is the gas range - quite difficult to use and getting and keeping a flame was a constant puzzlement).
(Cet appartement très personnel est magnifique, confortable, proche de grands musées, du jardin magnifique du Pincio, pas très loin de la Place d'Espagne. Je le recommande sans réserve - nous souhaitons revenir!)
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