We stayed in Rome for 4 nights during an unusually cold & wet May. Diana & her staff were most helpful with anything we needed, provided a map & even made sure I knew that the Pope would be saying Mass in the next street that evening. Very thoughtful. More a B&B than a hotel, consisting of 4 rooms with bathrooms & a shared kitchen for a light breakfast (coffee, croissants, jam, milk, toast & or bread provided in the cost of the room,) & simple cooking facilities to cook your own meals. Our room had a view of a typical European private courtyard, also handy for smokers. The building is behind a massive locked door that opens onto the street, but the neighbourhood is quite safe & family friendly, with a choice of eateries that generally cater to the locals. 2 blocks from the Colosseum, which we walked to through a lovely park:ancient ruins to the left, to the right, students sleeping in the warm late afternoon, parents with children, nuns & dog owners taking their pets for a walk. Our room was a little dark, but that could be partly due to the gloomy weather. We spent little time there so it didn't bother us. We had free wifi, which was mostly reliable for our needs. There is a bus top on the corner of the street, a letterbox opposite the bus stop & walking distance to shopping. The historic attractions are spread over the city, making it very, very good walk to see them all, so use the Metro if you can handle the stairs down to it, or use the buses.
chiefkickingbir from Geelong VIC, Australia