Apartment rental in Rome

Old Jan 10th, 2015, 02:49 PM
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Apartment rental in Rome

Hi all - we are finally getting back to Italy in September, this time to experience less of the "must see" sights and more of the everyday life. We have 5 full days in Rome and would like to rent an apartment but don't know where would be best. We want local color/flavor/markets/neighborhoods. We then will have a week in Sicily, driving from Trapani to Taormina, bypassing Palermo as we have been there, and have also been to the southern part of the island. Our last week will be from Venice (not spending any time there as we have done so in the past) driving west, through the lakes region, ending in Milan for our flight home. Any suggestions regarding the rental apartment in Rome, or any other part of this agenda will be most welcome (restaurants, sights, festivals, markets, which towns to stay, etc.)
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Old Jan 10th, 2015, 03:40 PM
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You need to list a budget and what amenities you need if you want apartment suggestions.
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Old Jan 10th, 2015, 06:00 PM
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WE used RentalinRome and rented the Eleonora Penthouse twice. It is on the outskirts of Trastevere, about a mile from the Trastevere train station. There is a tram line very close by that takes you across the river to the Piazza Argentina.

There is a grocery store close by, along with a fruit and vegetable stand, and a wonderful cafe and a bunch of restaurants.

The apartment has two bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with two twin beds and a living/dining room with a pull-out couch. There is plenty of air conditioning. It's a top-floor unit (with an elevator) with a huge balcony that is wonderful for breakfast and after-dinner drinks. It is not a "cute" apartment, but it is functional, clean and reasonably priced. It is not, however, in the middle of the activity of ancient Rome.
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Old Jan 11th, 2015, 06:49 AM
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How many people? I have stayed in an apartment overlooking Campo Dei Fiori several times, directly through the owner who is listed on vrbo.com as number 215521. Fiora owns the 2 bedroom 2 bath penthouse apartment and also manages the one bedroom apartment two floors below. Wonderful location and good price.
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Old Jan 11th, 2015, 09:41 AM
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It would be for just my husband and myself. What we do need is an elevator or an apartment on the first floor, as carrying luggage more than that is a problem. Also, a good internet connection and air conditioning would be nice, as a hot spell is possible. We like to keep the budget at or below $130/night. What I am really looking for is the best area, not so much a specific apartment. We would like the area to be lively and interesting, with transportation options to get around the rest of the city.
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Old Jan 11th, 2015, 03:11 PM
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Which country's dollars is that? You might want to start thinking in euros.

Some neighborhoods that have local flavor would be the parts of Trastevere that are near Trastevere station, or across the river from Testaccio, or north of where Via della Scala turns into Via della Lungara. Also, parts of the Monti and Esquilino areas, the Nomentana-Salaria area, Parioli, and Ostiense. You should be aware that the least touristy areas also are the more modern areas, relatively speaking. Some of these areas have a large immigrant presence, especially parts of Parioli (Hispanic) and parts of the Esquilino (Chinese).

The number 8 tram no longer stops at Largo Argentina (called "Piazza Argentina" in a post above). It has a few stops along Via Arenula before Largo Argentina, and then its final stop is at Piazza Venezia.
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