We will be arriving in Rome early morning on a Tuesday and leaving Friday morning. Would you recommend an apartment or a hotel? We've been leaning towards apartment (to get a terrace and little more space at a more reasonable price), but have wondered if the concierge and other services of a hotel could be better? We have never been to Europe and neither of us speaks Italian, but are fine dealing with stairs and a lack of elevator.
Also, we have been looking in the Campo di Fiore area, Navona and Spanish Steps. Would you recommend a particular area over another? We would like to be able to walk most places and like the idea of being close to markets/restaurants. We are more concerned with a charming place with character than we are with luxury/shopping.
Any advice is appreciated. Thanks in advance!