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Mar 17th, 2013, 01:49 AM
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Perfect Rome location - stay where Pope Francis did

I noticed that Pope Francis had stayed in this residence, Domus Internationalis Paulus VI, during the conclave, and it turns out it's available for regular guests too:

http://www.domuspaulusvi.com/uk/ospitalita.php

Bed and breakfast for a single room is 60 Euros per night.

The location at Via della Scrofa, 70 is just about perfectly central.

I don't see anything about a curfew, but it's possible.

I don't recall any reviews from anyone who's stayed here in Rome; I wonder if any Fodors readers have. I'd definitely consider it from a convenience and price point of view. I couldn't find any online reviews.
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Mar 17th, 2013, 02:07 AM
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I like Via della Scrofa very much so thanks for this.
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Mar 17th, 2013, 02:20 AM
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Just looked on the home page - this seems to be only for the clergy......
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Mar 17th, 2013, 03:20 AM
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sadly, tarquin is right - clergy only.

i know that reasonably -priced centrally located accommodation is at a premium in Rome, but it would be a little extreme to have to convert to catholicism, get divorced, train for the priesthood, and [in my case] change sex, in order to find somewhere decent to stay for a week!
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Mar 17th, 2013, 03:40 AM
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But you could try!
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Mar 17th, 2013, 04:10 AM
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oops - didn't think it through too well - wouldn't the divorce be a bar to my ordination?

darn it.
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Mar 17th, 2013, 06:33 AM
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The sex change could be a problem too. In the past, castrati have not been eligible for ordination so I doubt transexuals would be acceptable either.
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Mar 17th, 2013, 07:39 AM
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There are quite a few convents/monasteries in Rome that are clergy only.
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Mar 17th, 2013, 09:22 AM
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The sex change could be a problem too. In the past, castrati have not been eligible for ordination so I doubt transexuals would be acceptable either.>>

another snag.

looks like i'll just have to go for a common-or-garden hotel or apartment then.
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Mar 17th, 2013, 09:47 AM
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POI - I don't think that "castrato" is a term which can technically apply to a woman, so perhaps it's on again.
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Mar 17th, 2013, 12:18 PM
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So sorry I missed the clergy-only part!

Presumably Roman Catholic clergy only, but given Pope Francis's ecumenical tendencies, perhaps he could expand this ?
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Mar 18th, 2013, 02:13 AM
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Possibly, but probably not to women.

But it's made me realise that Via della Scrofa is the perfect Rome location.
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Mar 18th, 2013, 04:27 AM
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>>>> Bed and breakfast for a single room is 60 Euros per night

Although, intriguingly, those do appear to be equipped with double beds?

But the site's English is easily misunderstood - having turned:

"Abbiamo a disposizione camere ed appartamenti tutti con telefono e connessione Internet"

... into...

"We offer single rooms or suits, each with telephone and Internet connection"

Perhaps "individual rooms or suites" would have been clearer?

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