A refined and comfortable apartment in Monti....a great place to stay in Rome.
We love Rome. On our most recent trip we had the good fortune to find this apartment in the captivating Monti neighborhood. Upon our arrival we were greeted by the owners who unlocked the door to this light filled apartment. After introductions and showing us around the apartment they left us so we could settle in to this to begin our 5 day visit to Rome. The owners, one an architect, the other a food writer and author of interior design books, made good use of their talents in designing an elegant and comfortable place. They made thoughtful choices in selecting furnishings, colors and amenities making the apartment feel refined and serene. The kitchen is a compact well lighted organized space with good tools, sharp knives, a selection of cookbooks....everything one needs to prepare and serve meals. The appliances are all new. The glass doors open to a balcony allowing light and air to fill the kitchen. The bedroom and living room have large windows and speak of real comfort. The bathroom is dazzling, all the towels and linens here are luxurious.The shower works great! Another nice detail is the large lighted closet to hang clothes. We were happy to have access to WiFi. The owner and author, Elizabeth provided an insightful guide she wrote on the Monti with suggestions for restaurants, bars,markets, shops, etc. This was a huge plus, since we come to Rome largely for art, architecture and food. Her recommendations lead us to some of the best meals we ever had in Rome, most were in Monti within a short walk from the apartment. There is just so much good food here! This apartment has a splendid location , just down a quiet cobblestone street off the Piazza della Madonna dei Monti. The street is quiet but the piazza is often buzzing with local activity. The Monti is a neighborhood that invites one to explore it's tucked away narrow streets just behind the Roman Forum.We find Rome is a walkable city, so we walk as much as we can. We found we could walk anywhere from here, although public transportation is available nearby. Elizabeth arranged for transportation for us to the airport which was enormously helpful. This was possibly our best stay in Rome, much of that we can attribute to our stay here.....it felt like home.
We hope to return, next time for a longer stay.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
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