opinions on this apartment?

Jan 29th, 2008, 09:02 AM
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opinions on this apartment?

I have been looking for an inexpensive apartment in Rome for 3 days in July (must have AC!) and this one has been offered to me at a really unbeatable price. I know it's not the most charming etc-but the price is so good, it has AC, and I beleive it's quite near the famous Trevi gelato place, is it San Crispino? While I would love to have a terrace overlooking the Forum or an apartment decorated with ancient marble columns, for this price, I could eat A LOT of really good gelato, and maybe buy some shoes too! I know you recommend looking first on SlowTrav and I did see one neutral review on a neighboring place, but it wasn't this one.
Via della Panetteria 50

Here are my other options, on which I would welcome any input.
Thanks as always for your help.







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Jan 29th, 2008, 09:05 AM
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The apartment near San Crispino is in a very convenient location. My only concern would be whether it is noisy, as the area can be very, very crowded.
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Jan 29th, 2008, 09:14 AM
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And since it is on the ground floor, I'd think the noise factor could be even more of an issue. What's more, although I see a couple windows, when you're on the ground floor you usually need to keep windows and draperies closed for privacy -- which often makes me feel I'm living in a dungeon or basement.
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Jan 29th, 2008, 09:50 AM
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I was actually interested in this apartment as well for my stay in early March. When I emailed regarding it, it was unavailable, but they had another studio one floor above it.

I posted regarding it

I decided to put down a deposit. We'll see how it turns out!

BTW, they don't list the complete address, after I put down the deposit they gave it to me.

Via della Panetteria 50

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Jan 29th, 2008, 10:37 AM
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The owner of the apartment has this to say about the noise level
"the studio is very quiet as it faces a pedestrian street; also at the end of the street of Via della Panetteria there is the residence of the President of the Italian Republic and for this reason the street is surveilled 24 hours a day"
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Jan 29th, 2008, 10:47 AM
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OK, so no car noise, just noise and congestion from the hordes of visitors on their way to the Trevi Fountain. Do you know the exact address?
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Jan 29th, 2008, 10:48 AM
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Oh sorry Via della Panneteria 50

It is more of a side street, but still a very popular area.
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Jan 29th, 2008, 12:32 PM
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I found it on vrbo.com and the address was specified. So maybe different agencies have different policies. Since it's a side street, I wonder if there is THAT much foot traffic? Anybody care to hazard a guess?
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Jan 29th, 2008, 01:51 PM
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Hi Skoop...

It's definately the same agency. I originally inquired on that exact VRBO ad, but was told it was booked. They refered me to their website http://www.mpinternationalhouse.com/
If you search Via della Panetteria, both studios will come up.

Where did you find the exact address? I looked extensively before I sent my deposit. I don't see it on the VRBO ad, am I missing it?

It's a moot point now, since I've sent my deposit, and they sent me the address. But it was was of my biggest trepidations in sending the deposit.
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Jan 30th, 2008, 07:49 AM
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Hi Aimeekm
I located the apartment on vrbo.com-I was communicating with the owner I guess, and I asked her (him?) what the exact lcoation was and she told me.
I think we will probably take it-We're on a 12-day trip and it's imperative to keep costs down.
It's not luxurious by any means, but it has AC, a bathroom, and two beds-and we are easy to please when surrounded by capuccino, gelato, and pizza!
Also it will enable me to fulfill a fantasy I have never been able to carry out in three trips to Rome: Walking to the Campo de Fiori market for breakfast!
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