Lucia is a wonderful hostess who made us feel welcome and at home. The apartment is spacious with a wonderful view of the Basilica and the comforts of home including even a washing machine and dishwasher. The neighborhood is quiet and just blocks from the Vatican. It is just a block or two from the train, bus and taxi stand so its easy to reach other points in the city easily. There is a large supermarket just 5 min walk away and numerous decent restaurants. Thank you again Lucia for allowing us to stay in your lovely flat.
Our stay in Rome prior to boarding our cruise was perfect. Lucia was fabulous to work with from the beginning of the process to the end. She was very timely in answering questions and ensured our stay went very smoothly from our arrival to departure. The apartment was in an excellent location, (convenient to grocery and train) within a 10 minute walking distance to St.Peter's and the museums and super easy to get a taxi from. (again right at the train station). The apartment was super clean, well stocked and had excellent WiFi. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay for a few days prior to heading to Civitavecchia to board our ship. We plan to come back and rent from Lucia again because 3 days in Rome was just not enough time to explore this fabulous city.
My mother, my husband and I stayed at Lucia's wonderful property in Rome, and we plan to go back again! The apartment was clean and nicely appointed, and very quiet. The stay was extremely comfortable, including a strong air conditioning unit which was very needed during the hottest summer in 30 years, according to the locals! The location is truly perfect, particularly if you enjoy visiting the Vatican and surrounding areas. Even though my mother walked with a cane, she was able to maneuver the steps in and out of the apartment easily, and she could walk around the area as we walked to local restaurants and the nearby grocery store. Even the train station was within walking distance. When we did need a taxi, it was easy - we called +39066645 and they were always there within 4 minutes...so overall the location was perfect.
What was the most impressive, though, was Lucia, our host. She made sure everything was perfect. From the day we booked our apartment, she was always so responsive to our needs and questions. Lucia went out of her way to help us.
When we arrived, Lucia was already there to greet us, and showed us around the apartment. She was so gracious and friendly - we felt at home right away. She had freshly baked cookies from a local bakery waiting for us, which were a welcome treat after a very long trip from the U.S.. There was coffee and bottled water and all the appointments you could want or need for your first night's stay at an apartment. We can't say enough about Lucia - she is so very thoughtful and indeed the perfect host. We cannot wait to return!
We highly recommend Lucia's apartment when in Rome...there is a reason she consistently gets 5 stars!!! Grazie, Lucia!
My second experience with tripadvisor's vacation rentals and it was a perfect stay!! The pictures do not do the place justice, as we felt right at home. Starting from the great communication from Lucia, all the way to the house having all the necessary amenities (and some extra goodies too). Lucia helped us arrange our airport pickup and drop off. We got in very late and Lucia even helped us find an open restaurant (I San Pietrini – the food and service was excellent). The location is great as it a couple blocks away from a supermarket and restaurants. We are a family of five and we fit very comfortably.
Traveling overseas can be really stressful at times especially when your trying to find the perfect place to stay and the wrong place can truly break your vacation. Well look no further, I cannot say enough great things about our host, Lucia. She arranged the taxi for us to and from the airport, she met us at the apartment, which was clean, immaculate and well appointed, with breakfast items waiting for us. And after such a long flight it was much appreciated. The historical building the apartment was in is an absolute gem, with a charming old school wooden elevator, which the kids absolutely loved, to the beautiful solid wood front door with large skeleton keys for door latch. Details everywhere you look which is what one expects anywhere you look in Rome. Only 2 blocks from Vatican city. Bus stop, taxis and train station only block away. Grocery store, restaurants, souvenir shops all within 10 min walk. Location is perfect and quiet. But I cannot overstate how lucky we are to have Lucia as a host. She was very willing to do what it takes to make your stay memorable and to that end we had a great and pleasurable stay in Rome. Will definitely look forward to coming back again soon. From a grateful family, the DeStefano's.
5 Minute walk to St Peter's with many restaurants nearby. 100 metres to train station with bus stop and taxi rank. Immaculately presented, comforable and very well furnished apartment with every amenity, Lucia the owner was extremely friendly and helpful to the point of arranging private transfer from the airport. It will be our first choice for our next stay in Rome. Thank you Lucia.
Nicely appointed with furnishings, newer kitchen and so close to a grocery store! Very happy with our stay, we are a family of 6, 4 children 15-20. Lucia was happy to help us with luggage storage after check out and arranging a taxi to and from the airport where we left our rental car. Would stay again!
As a side note, I would recommend the bike tour from the Red Bicycle. What a way to see all the sights of Rome, and the kids were happy to be moving at a quicker pace.