Great apartment! Hotel rooms are just not as spacious in Europe as they are in the United States so we searched for an apartment for our trip. This apartment was just perfect and gave us enough room to move around and be comfortable. ! I really enjoyed coming home to an apartment after a day full of sight seeing....instead of being cooped up in a small hotel room.
The internet connection was great....and the shower had plenty of hot water and great pressure. The kitchen has everything you would need to prepare a meal, but what I was happiest about was just how clean the apartment was. Everything was clean, tidy and new.
The apartment building is very quiet day and night and has a small elevator. The view out the windows is beautiful looking out on a small courtyard and there is a breeze that blows through everyday that is wonderful. If you look off to the right you can see just the top of St Peters dome, which I enjoyed looking at every day.
The apartment is in a safe friendly neighborhood outside of the "tourist" areas...but very convenient to get to and from the city. I enjoyed staying amongst locals and going to the local businesses and restaurants. I fell in love with the pizza around the corner at Pizza Art and I would encourage you to eat there as much as possible. The employees are very friendly and the prices are great. The bus stop is at the front door and once you get to know the bus schedules it is wonderful to be picked up and dropped off at your door. I would recommend doing some research into the bus schedules and routs before you arrive because it takes a few days to learn. We did walk to St. Peters twice and it was about a 20 minute walk if you opt not to use the bus. The metro station is a 15 minute walk down the hill to Cipro and the metro is very easy to use.
As charming as this place is and conveniently located, the best part of Casa delle Peonie is the owners. Max and Paola are simply wonderful and so much help. They met us at the apartment and welcomed us while showing us what we needed to know for the week. They kept in contact with us the whole time we were there through e-mail. Paola e-mailed us to alert us of a possible bus strike and answered any question we had to ask. I e-mailed her a bunch of questions and I thought for sure I was bothering them but she got back to me immediately and was so pleasant. They made everything convenient for us and you can’t help but love them both. If you want to live like a local in a beautiful apartment, ride to town each day with the locals, this place is for you! I will most definitely recommend this apartment, and hope to return someday myself!
Thank you Max and Paola for a wonderful stay.
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