Rome was in fact our second Airbnb experience. The first for just two days was in Paris’ St Germain, which is one of the city’s most chic neighbourhoods and a wonderful introduction to Paris.
The Paris apartment was as described on the Airbnb site, however I hadn’t translated the actual size of the apartment to something that would make it impossible for us to both have our suitcases opened at the same time. No one’s fault but mine, this would be a great apartment for a lone traveller who packed lightly.
The apartment in the Trastevere area of Rome looked and was exactly how it was described on the site, in fact in reality the main room …. living / bedroom … seemed to be larger than the photos.
We were greeted warmly by Giulia, a woman who gave direct and helpful advise about the area and showed us around the apartment. The layout was over three flights …. a small kitchen, and then some landings with seating and view over the main thoroughfare that winds through Trastevere.
And on the first floor, the main room that had two Queen size beds, table and chairs and a bathroom with bath / shower and a washing machine. All you need and it all worked perfectly.
The only caution, and this did not bother us because we were exhausted by the end of the day, it can get noisy …. the action lasts into the early hours and those small bars and restaurants that were so convenient earlier can be a little overwhelming at night.
Our experience with both Airbnb and the Rome apartment was nothing but positive.
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