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Franco, can you tell me what you think of these.
We are going to be spending 5 days and 4 night in Rome in September and I am looking at these 2 apartments. Thank you.

San Giuliano - 355 Euro Total(taxes, linen, towels, utilities are included in the price)


Coronari Suite - 425 Euro Total (taxes, linen, towels, utilities are included in the price)


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Apr 3rd, 2007, 12:37 PM
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aloveindy, those two apartments are so close to each other (in an excellent, beautiful, central district!) that I'd choose according to your personal taste and budget - as far as location, they seem absolutely equal!
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Have tentatively booked B&B San Daniele Bundi on Via Cavour. Would you know anything about the B&B ? Is the area good?
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I know there is a convent hotel affiliated with Santa Cecilia in Trastevere which is right in the area franco mentions as a favorite for accommodations. I know I looked at in on line earlier this year but I can't find a link right now. We ended up renting an apartment in the ghetto area. I did visit the church of Santa Cecilia and it and the courtyard are lovely.
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mesh, sorry to answer so late - I've been on a looong holiday. I don't know your B&B, but the area is certainly not among Rome's most desirable: a bit grim and run-down. But of course in a convenient distance to many of the main sights.

Vttraveler, St Cirq's question was of last year, he returned from that trip about ten months ago...
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Franco--I see that now. Obviously I was not checking dates carefully enough and thought the posting was from April '07.

It is good that this thread comes up pretty regularly. You give a great overview of the different neighborhoods. I am thinking of trying your favorite area next time we go to Rome, although I also loved the area near Piazza Mattei where we stayed this year.
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franco, you certainly are a font of information, and I appreciate it as much as all the others here. My wife and I are visiting Rome for the first time, and I have booked a B&B (four double rooms on a floor of a larger building, I think) known as Kame Hall, located at 9 Via Paganica. It is advertised as being on Piazza Mattei. Can you comment on the location? One alternative is another well regarded B&B located near the Forum, at 310 Via Cavour. Other alternatives would be some older rooms, perhaps not as nice and somewhat more expensive, but closer to Campo dei Fiori or the Pantheon. Thanks!
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smetz, that's a no-brainer! The via Paganica/pza Mattei location is of course superb, on the edge of the Ghetto, almost on Largo Argentina, which is THE central bus station - so you have both one of the prettiest districts of Rome center, and incomparable public transport connections... and you are so close to Campo dei Fiori, how much closer would you want to be? It's less than five minutes by foot... Via Cavour is certainly no competition for that location. Enjoy Rome!
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Thank you, franco!
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We are planning to stay at Apt Piazza Monte Di Pieta in Campo dei Fiori area. Is this a safe area? Is it close to buses and easy to get to other places in the city from? Thanks.
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zizz: We stayed at Hotel Della Torre Argentina in December and loved it - rented an apt in July in Jewish Ghetto and loved it - ten minute walk from the Ghetto to the hotel a wonderful area
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I have another question, please. Who are the most reputable agencies to rent apts from? As a newbie, I so appreciate the advice.
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OK... we have put a deposit on a lovely apartment in Testaccio with a view of the Tiber. We're not going to Rome to well, do museums and sight see. This is more of a lets see Rome every day-like and see where our feet take us.
The area will be nice enough?
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Hello franco,
Thank you for you post, it is very informative for first those who visit Rome for the first time.
Would you recommend an apartment near Metro stop Barberini. The street name is Via Della Purinficazione.

This apartment looks very pleasant on pictures.
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We stayed at a fantastic little B&B in Trastevere, the south end, which as Franco says, is the best! Arco del Lauro was quiet, lovely, two minutes walk to the Tiber (right at the Tiber island) and 5 minute walk to the Largo Argentina bus stop. We paid 120 E for a double in May. The room was small and basic but spotlessly clean and the owner, Lorenza, a real pleasure!

This area was a fantastic place to stay. Away from the madding crowds but close enough to walk almost everywhere. Tons of great restaurants very close by. Numerous great little cafes for coffee and pastry or sandwiches too.
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