"Rosie, our host: She was delightful, attentive, wanted to be sure we had everyting we needed, did a splendid job of explaining every area of the apartment, was available, always on time and simply lovely.
The Apartment: Fantastic - clean, very well equipped kitchen, comfy bed, bright and cheery, plenty of room, extremely quiet, plenty of places to put your things after unpacking, very nice living room, easy to relax here.
Location: Great - short walking distance to the Victor Emanual monument which is where many of the buses and cab stands are located. It is fairly close to Trevi Fountain, but when we were there from 8-16-15 to -8-20-15, there was a major renovation of the Fountain and it was closed off. Have seen it in years past and it is magnificant. Spanish steps always worth a walk or bus ride. Don't miss the Borghese Gallery - it is beautiful and the setting is in
a gigantic park filled with mature trees - the park is vast, like a magical forest -worth going for a picnic.
Restaurants: Da Francesco is a great trattoria and we ate there 3 times. Not touristy. La Fontana di Venere- off the beaten track where a lot of locals hang out. Sant'Eustachio il Caffe is the incredible coffee house where all the locals go. They are efficient, brew great coffee - we went there at least once a day. Archimede Sant'Eustachio ristorante - can sit in or outside - they are efficient, professional and deliver a true gastronomical marriage of wonderful dishes.
There are many kinds of gelaterias - not all are created equal with fresh ingredients. One of the best right by the Pantheon is : Cremeria Monteforte.
Pat and Lisa of Italy Perfect: They are nothing short of amazing! These gals were our ticket to ride in terms of ideas, organizational skills, and the amazing packet of information and time saving tips. They recommened a driver from the train station that was the best - on time and a good driver.Pat and Lisa answered every email I sent them - and quickly. When our flight got canceled going to Italy, they intervened to let the host and driver know immediately. They did so many other things to make our stay just wonderful - everyone should have a Pat and Lisa before departing anywhere!
Tip: Don't miss hanging out at Piazza Navona in the evening with all the artists, musicians & all kinds of things going on. It's a treat."
Guest: Christine P.
Date of Stay: August 2015
Review Submitted: September 23, 2015