Wonderful country setting very close to Rome
Submitted: November 30, 2011
Stayed: November 2011
My husband, our 7-year-old son and I returned a couple of weeks ago from our trip to Rome. It was one of the most delightful vacations we've had, and a big part of it was our home-away-from-home at Casalfattoria. The apartment is in one of 3 or 4 buildings on site, all spaced widely apart on lovely, open grounds. The apartment itself was clean and well-maintained, with comfortable beds and furnishings, and everything we needed to have good meals there in the mornings and the evenings. We would have breakfast there, drive up to the metro, head into Rome and spend the day in the city, then head out around supper time, pop into the grocery store on the way home from the metro to get supplies for dinner and then have a nice simple meal at home in the evening. It was an ideal situation with our young son, as it gave him time to wind down from the day in the city before getting ready for bed. It was nice for us too, being in the country where it's peaceful and relaxing, but still very close to the city.
Getting to the center of Rome from the property took about 50 minutes, including driving to the metro, parking, and catching the train. And I understand there are a couple of bus stops you can walk to from the property to get into the city as well, but we didn't use them. We took a couple of day trips into the countryside and it was very easy, as we didn't have to fight city traffic to get on our way. Also, it was an easy 1/2-hour drive to the airport. We made use of the laundry facilities in the apartment, and it was great because we were able to halve the amount of clothes we were bringing, so there was lots of space for bringing home things we picked up in Italy. Gabriele and Stefano were both wonderful and charming and very helpful, answering any questions we had and giving us lots of good information on getting around and providing their phone numbers to call if there was anything else we needed (there wasn't, but it was good to know they were there). We had a great stay and would definitely recommend the property. We plan to stay there again ourselves next time we head out to Rome.
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