My wife and I had visited Rome previously, although many years ago, being just married, we didn’t have the children, so it was easy for us to check into the nearest hotel, nothing much to consider. When planning this trip, we realised quite early on that accommodation arrangements would have to be significantly different this time around.
We checked a few hotel websites, and it seemed we would have to book multiple rooms, possibly a double and a triple; this was going to be quite expensive. My wife came up with the idea of trying to find a short stay Rome apartment. I was not so sure this would be a good option be we agreed to give it a try.
We departed from London, on a Ryan Air flight to Rome, our three children were excited, the oldest especially as she had recently begun studying Italian at school. The flight was quite comfortable and certainly great value for money.
Upon landing in Rome, we asked a taxi driver to take us to our luxury Rome apartment, which was located near Piazza Navona. I was looking forward to seeing where we would be staying, as the price was a very reasonable 145 Euro per night, a significant saving over a hotel.
I have to say I was somewhat surprised by our apartment in Rome, it was far better than I had expected it to be, it had two large bedrooms, a very comfortable living room, a fully equipped and spacious kitchen and a well appointed bathroom. Had we been staying in a hotel, we would have been forced to congregate in one of our rooms, with no space to relax. Instead, by renting an apartment in Rome, we were equipped with a real home away from home, giving us space to unwind and kick back after a day’s sightseeing.
We had a great time during our visit; the highlight for me just has to be the authentic Italian food we ate every night. Two restaurants come to mind, which were of very high quality and enjoyed by the whole family. Firstly the II Matriciano, which serves amazingly tasty food and is very good value, secondly, and my particular favourite, was Taverna Trilussa, with its gourmet Italian cuisine and traditional surroundings; I really felt I was part of Italy.
Now I have tried a short term apartment rental in Rome, I will definitely think twice before booking a hotel room in the future. By staying in an apartment, we were able to enjoy our stay far more than had we been expecting, it gave us a wonderful base from which to explore this splendid city. The website we used to book our accommodation was a specialist in renting details Rome apartments you should really check them out if you are visiting the city, especially if you are a family group, and it just makes so much more sense.