Replies: 10 - Last Post: Dec 10, 2012 9:39 AM Last Post By: StanBz
Dec 4, 2012 11:04 PM
We're planning to rent a holiday apartment in Rome next year, but as we don't know Rome, choosing the right neighbourhood is proving tricky. We're looking for - hopefully - a tree-lined street in a neighbourhood where people live, work, shop, go to school etc and not one that's full of tourist traps, discos or nightclubs. Proximity to the major sites isn't an issue as I believe Rome has a very good bus network.
Can anyone point us in the right direction?
Dec 5, 2012 1:09 AM
1I'd suggest you either Monteverde, along the tram #8 that easily takes you to the center, or in the Prati area, between the Vatican and the Olimpic Stadium.
About our bus network, you believe wrong... there's a wide network, true, but they're unreliable! There's no schedule so you'll never know when a bus will come, just go to the stop and hope it won't be long! And on some routes chances are that the bus will be really crowded, so always keep your wallet, phone, camera, ... safe on you.
Metro and trams go better, but they are still very crowded on rush hours.
Let me know if you need more info and maybe we can meet in my city.
Dec 5, 2012 2:40 AM
2Two questions from me. How long are you going for? How much can you afford on your accomodation? Rome can be very expensive.
Dec 5, 2012 4:39 AM
3I was going to suggest Monteverde and Tram 8 too. I have used http://www.cross-pollinate.com/ to rent an apartment right next to a convent in Monteverde (close to the tram). I also once used them for an apartment on Viale Ostiense, near the Pyramid. Also a good 'local' location/
You should also consider staying closer to Villa Pamphili in Monteverde from where there are several buses (although Flapic is right, they are not very reliable) and from where you can walk down the hill to Trastevere.
Dec 5, 2012 12:09 PM
4Thanks folks.for the suggestions - I hadn't been looking that far out, but will now.
We're only going for a week possibly mid-late October, on our way home after 3+ months in France. Our budget is approximately €100 - €120 per night.
Dec 6, 2012 1:40 PM
5For just a week you need to see tourists places and can't rent a 'regular' flat. I suggest you to look at airbnb.com and 9flats.com to get good quality/price. Also homeaway.it has good stuff, a friend stayed near Piazza Navona for about €100/night.
Anyway, if Monteverde and Prati are "that far out" but you asked for "a neighbourhood where people live, work, shop, go to school etc and not one that's full of tourist traps" what did you actually have in mind? There's no much in between...
Dec 6, 2012 6:42 PM
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Dec 7, 2012 1:03 AM
9Trying to remember if there's a tree in Trastevere....
oh yeah... there are plenty... but I wouldn't suggest you to walk under them in this time of the year unless you want to end up full of sh*t... thanks migrating birds!
Dec 10, 2012 9:39 AM
10You might check this.....
Hotel Villa Duse on Trip Advisor
Seems to meet even your "trees" spec
(4 star Hotel)
From US$139.72 per night
(3 star Hotel)
From US$165.49 per night
(4 star Hotel)
From US$343.24 per night