This was a superb place to stay. Ilaria, our host, was laid back and informative. She answered all my email questions quickly and was very friendly. We didn't need her much because the flat was perfect. The flat is only a block from the entrance to the Vatican - you can see it from the balcony or apt entrance. Large market across the street with anything you might need, including cash machines. Wish we'd tried more of the restaurants in the direction away from the Vatican as they were the real deal - no tourists at all. Metro was 10 min walk, but a very easy walk - we enjoyed it. Moreover, you could get to the old city by foot, if you like walking. We did it and are in our late 40s wearing nice ballerina flats (not sneakers). The flat was nicer than we expected: two huge bedrooms with AC and TVs, lovely bathroom with nice shower (no tub, but that is fine for us), nice kitchen and large table, washing machine (important if you travel light). The flat was completely spotless and fresh. It is on the third floor and there is an old style elevator, which was broken on our arrival but quickly repaired. We were still too chicken to use it - 3 short flights of stairs are not difficult for us, but keep this in mind if you have mobility concerns. I whole heartedly recommend this property if you want to be a little outside of the hard-core tourist area yet very close to the fabulous Vatican. The only downside for some guests is that the flat does not have a "living room" area other than the kitchen table in the photo. This did not impede our stay, as there were just two of us and we visited at the table or in one of the bedrooms (one has a small Juliette balcony). If you need a common area with sofa and lots of armchairs, this might not be your place. But it is perfect for 2 to 4 people that want to enjoy breakfast in the apt before touring the city, and return to do some light cooking to keep costs down or if your diet has lots of restrictions.