Hello hello!! Thanks for hanging in there with me while I recover from the world’s longest cold. And yes, I recognize that I probably would have kicked this thing in the butt a lot earlier if I actually rested & passed on the wine last week. Oh well, live and learn! I’m really excited to be sharing the first of two apartment tours from our Italy trip: our Rome Apartment Tour! My mom did such a great job selecting our accommodations while in Italy. Both places we stayed in Rome and Florence were amazing! Keep reading for my full review of our Rome apartment.
One of the perks of traveling to Italy during the off season is that you have SO many options of where to stay. Traveling as a family of 4, renting someone’s apartment made more sense financially than booking 2 hotel rooms. And we got so much more space with an apartment!
The deciding factor came down to location, obviously! This place had the charm and European feel that we wanted while also being centrally located. It’s right near the Piazza Navona, Campo De’ Fiori, the Trevi Fountain, and more!
The central blue location pin in the map above shows the apartment’s location.
One thing we were really looking for was a place that felt like you were in Rome, and you definitely get that here! The painted ceilings and frescoed walls along with the interior design of the apartment are just a few ways that this place truly embodies the building’s 15th century charm. With that charm though come a few things worth mentioning…
The most obvious being the water pressure. It wasn’t great, but I didn’t expect it to be. While my sister and I had our own bathroom we preferred showering in the other bathroom as that shower had a bit more space than ours. The water also took a little bit to warm up, and again, I wasn’t shocked to find this.
And lastly, the late night noise factor, which was not expected. Both my room and my sister’s room were right along the street. Even being three stories up, we heard everything and I mean everything. It was crazy how loud this street was even at 3am! I’d just suggest using a noise machine to hopefully drown out all the commotion that goes all night long. Other than those things, we really loved the place and felt like the pros outweighed the cons.
A huge plus to highlight here is the elevator to take your bags up to the 3rd floor where you’ll be staying. (Our Florence apartment did not have an elevator for the bags, so we had to carry them up 4 flights of stairs.) The apartment also has Wifi, plenty of towels, a Nespresso machine, a fully stocked kitchen, hair dryer, washing machine… you get the idea! It truly felt like our home away from home for us.
I included a quick little apartment tour video below for you to get a feel for the space. The three bedrooms were all very spacious, the great room (living room & dining room) was stunning and so comfortable, and the kitchen was exactly what we needed. Here’s the link to the exact apartment.
Definitely! This place was such a gem. I already miss our cafe down the street where we’d walk to get cappuccinos and croissants every morning. If you’re looking for a spacious apartment with timeless character, then this is your spot!
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