My stay in this beautifully furnished apartment in the quiet heart of the Trastevere neighborhood (mid-February to early March) was just wonderful. The eat-in kitchen is fully equipped (including dishwasher) with a dining table that seats 8. The bedroom and living room are both spacious and comfortable; the living room includes two wide couches that are great for people to sleep on. The walls are covered with pieces of art carefully chosen by the wonderful owners, Cristina and Pasquale. The garden, with medieval stone walls and a vine-covered gazebo is a perfect place for breakfast, lunch, or drinks and dinner in the evening. It is outfitted with tables and chairs and a beautiful bench; bring your own dreams.
The apartment is located in an area of Trastevere that is quiet but also contains some of the best restaurants and bars in the area. Food shopping is just around the corner and there are two large supermarkets within a few minutes walk. By crossing a bridge steps from the apartment, I was in the historic center and also at the sites of ancient Rome. There are buses and trams within minutes of the apartment.
While the apartment is close to all the main sites in Rome, the neighborhood is a delight in itself, including the piazzas of Santa Cecilia, Santa Maria in Trastevere, and the church of San Francesco a Ripa (with a magnificent Bernini statue!).
Commendable Rentals is always available to answer questions and provide suggestions. The apartment is a warm reflection of the owners. I couldn't have found a better place to stay in Rome.
Stayed during early Fall in this incredible apartment. The garden/terrace in the courtyard really made the apartment exceptional, and the rest was very comfortable and homey. The kitchen is well-equipped, but the neighborhood also offers a plethora of places to eat out. The landlady is very kind and informative and gave us a tour of the neighborhood after a thorough tour of the apartment. We stayed for a week and were very happy with our stay.
The neighborhood location was good, but the property was somewhat misrepresented. First of all, the place was not air conditioned (as advertised in the VRBO listing), and it was not located on a "quiet street" as advertised but on a street with continuous traffic day and night within a few meters of the bedroom window.
Fortunately for us, the owners were very helpful as they helped us find needed medical attention. The apartment was clean, the garden was lovely but we were put off by all the noise.
Cristina and Pasquale were most hospitable and willing to please - even provided new toaster and electric jug with no fuss. Apartment spacious and comfortable and everything worked (a rarity in the old part of Rome) and it was bliss to soak in the bathtub after a day out and about in Rome. The garden was an added bonus for breakfast and pre dinner appertivi.
The location is away from the main tourist area of Trastevere and restaurants recommended by the owners were first rate - especially pasta in mani (not just good - brilliant).
This was my second time staying in this apartment with my husband. We came for our honeymoon for two weeks in April 2014 and missed it so much we came back for a week this past February. We felt like we'd never left. We went back to our favorite restaurants (which are all right next to the apartment) and saw the waiters, dogs, and neighbors we remembered from two years ago. Our first trip to Rome was all about seeing the sites. This trip was about strolling down our favorite streets, eating great food and taking in the magic of Rome. Returning to this apartment felt like returning home. It is in the best corner of the best neighborhood in the best city! When we reached out to Cristina about returning she said this would be a "soul trip" and she was so right.
My wife and I stayed at the apartment for two weeks at the end of July. The location in Trastevere near Santa Cecelia easy walking distance to the major sights. There's a variety of restaurants in the area and the Noname Cafe on the corner is the perfect place for coffee and pastries to start the day.
The apartment consists of a bedroom, a living room that can be converted to a bedroom, a dining/kitchen area and a bathroom. There's also a backyard patio. There are large closets in the hallway. The living room is a great place to sit at the end of the day, relax and plan the next day's activities.
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My family and I had a wonderful stay in 'Mio Giardino Romano' for 11 days over the end of June and beginning of July. We were welcomed at the apartment by the super sweet owners who showed us around the apartment and gave us recommendations on stores and places to visit in the area. They even gave us some local maps and guides to use during our stay.
Even though it was a really hot time of year, the apartment remained cool. The double bed in the main bedroom was very comfortable and my children, ages 10 and 13 were quite happy in the living room on the sofa beds. There was plenty of space to hang or fold our clothes in the hall cupboard. Every afternoon, after a long day of walking and sightseeing, my husband and I enjoyed a drink in the garden, under the lemon tree. There were even ripe lemons on the tree that we used to make some fresh lemonade.
This apartment is in a great location, on the same street as a bakery (fourno) where we bought fresh bread and pastries, every morning. There are many restaurants in short walking distance of which my favorite was across from the building and we enjoyed the best cocktails of our stay and meal, on our last evening. The taxi rank is a couple of blocks away which made it convenient to get to the airport and some further locations we explored. The Tiber river is a 5 minute walk away and has two convenient bridges to cross over to the main part of Rome. We were lucky to experience the Tiber River Summer Festival where they have tons of great restaurants, bars and activities right on the river.
By the end of our stay, we felt very much like locals and were sad to go. I would very much recommend this comfortable apartment in a really great neighborhood away from the hoards of tourists in the busy part of Rome.
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