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Which area of Rome is your favorite to stay in and why?

Which area of Rome is your favorite to stay in and why?

Aug 24th, 2006, 06:16 AM
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Which area of Rome is your favorite to stay in and why?

Planning a trip? Ok, it is more in the 'dreaming a trip' stage at this point.

But, a girl has to be prepared, doesn't she?

Please share, which neighborhood is your true favorite and why?
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Aug 24th, 2006, 06:34 AM
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I liked the area between Piazza Navona and Ponte Sant'Angelo. Lots of quaint cobblestone streets, little shops, cafes, restaurants, etc. Quiet and charming, yet close to many of the major sites.
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Aug 24th, 2006, 07:08 AM
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I also love the area between Piazza Navona and Ponte Sant'Angelo. Via dei Coronari is a lovely cobblestoned street with antique stores. My two favorite restaurants are in that area, also. Osteria del Pegno, and Le Streghe.

Statia, I never got a chance to ask you. How did you like the apartment when you were there last with your mother?

Johanna
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Aug 24th, 2006, 07:11 AM
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I prefer the area around Piazza Navona for the same reasons as above. I love the central location and all of the great restaurants and cafes nearby. Very charming. We stayed in an apartment near here in March and truly loved it.

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Aug 24th, 2006, 07:33 AM
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gracie, it worked out really well for us in both location and ammenities. The living room could have been a tad more comfortable, but otherwise it was fine. Mom had her space downstairs and we had ours in the loft. The only downfall was the fact that we had no power all day on my mom's birthday, but we roll with the punches so we and planned around the outage.
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Aug 24th, 2006, 07:38 AM
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We stayed just off the Campo dei Fiori and found it to be convenient to most everything.

It's funny - for years I had been looking (on-line) at this terrific, reasonably priced flat with a view of the Colosseo; it is always booked almost a year in advance, so naturally it was alrady booked by the time we decided to make our trip. I am so glad we didn't end up there. The Colosseo area is not the most convenient or central of areas. Same with the Vatican; same with the Spanish Steps.
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Aug 24th, 2006, 08:10 AM
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Excellent!

Thank you so much for your responses. It was almost as if you read my mind with the 'quiet and charming' locations. Two key words I look for when choosing location and accommodations!

Thanks again, QSS
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Aug 24th, 2006, 08:45 AM
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Hi Statia

Oh my gosh, no power all day? I think I would have either had to stay inside or buy a nice hat. It would have been a bad hair day for me w/o being able to use a hairdryer!!

I know what you mean about the living room. I think it needs a couch on the other side of the room, also.

Johanna
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Aug 24th, 2006, 09:27 AM
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There are several hotels up on the Aventine Hill where I have stayed. I like that area because it is very quiet with lovely old homes, courtyards and several churches. But it is a bit of a trek up the hill which sometimes at the end of a looong day can be a pain. Its a pretty area tho with nice views down on to the Circus Maximus (I think) and a beautiful rose garden to wander thru in June.
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Apr 8th, 2007, 01:04 PM
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I like to stay near the Opera House because we use the train so much.
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