Great place to stay: clean, interesting, quiet. Giulia is very hospitable person, she showed us where we can eat, walk, how to use public transport. We also were surprised to see very tasty welcoming delicious foods. Interior is especially very nice and well thought out. Everything was very good! Strongly recommend.
This a beautifully remodeled apartment in a non-touristy area of Rome. We were actually the first to stay at the apartment. There were a few hiccups due to the newness, but Giulia (the owner) and her husband were quick to try and remedy the problems that came up (even while being sick)! The cons, though minor are, the lack of a nice view (first floor), the t.v. has poor reception, the bath tub in the second bath is only for children or really small adults, and the mattresses are very firm (perhaps you like them like that). My daughter thought the futon in the living area was much more comfortable. Also, I should mention that there is Wi-fi, but for now, it is only a hot spot and restricts you to five gigabytes. We didn't realize that, until my son watched videos and used it all up in the first three days of our eight day stay. It took a day or two to figure out that was the problem. Giulia, I'm sure, will remedy that problem whenever she can. It might already be fixed, but ask if that is important to you, just in case. Probably the best thing about the apartment, was Giulia herself! She was a wonderful hostess who was at the apartment upon our arrival and walked us around the neighborhood before she left. She gave us great info and was very accommodating whenever we had a problem or needed something. The biggest example of that was when we were coming back from a day trip to Naples and all the trains were delayed by hours. We were worried we would not be able to get public transportation back to the apartment that late, and Giulia did some checking to see what our options were. (We didn't arrive at the train station until midnight- beware that too much later than that, you will have to get a taxi)! There is a bit of a walk to get to public transportation, but you do have three different forms to take, the bus, a tram (cable car), and a train depending on where you are going. Giulia provides you with a map and directions for each. Also, because the area is not really touristy, things shut down earlier and people are not as familiar with English. Giulia and her husband,however, are very comfortable speaking English (a good thing for Americans)! Our last night in Rome we wanted to get some dinner close by, and Giulia recommended a restaurant where you catch the tram that we had passed numerous times in the Ungheria area. It ended up being the best and cheapest dinner we had in Rome! I can't think of anything that Giulia neglected to provide in the apartment. It has a nicely equipped kitchen that we cooked simple meals in, like the pasta she provided in a nice welcome basket. It also had good coffee and a bottle of wine. The apartment also has a very large, nicely furnished patio area, and across the street, is a park. Also, there is a public swimming pool down the street on the way to the train. (Go through the parking lot for a shortcut to the train). This was a beautiful apartment in an amazing city! We really enjoyed our stay here and would definitely stay here again.
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