Thursday, May 5, 2011

Rome on $85 a Day - Our Apartment

view from apartment window
In just a few hours David and I will catch the fast train for Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance.  But, as much as we're anticipating our week there,  we will be sad to leave Rome.

Our apartment here in Monteverde, just a twenty-minute tram ride from the city center, has been a refuge from the crowds that practically knock you off the sidewalk downtown. 

It's probably the largest place we'll have on this trip because we've practically rattled around in the three bedrooms, two baths, and generous living/dining/kitchen area.  There was one glitch as we didn't get English BBC on the TV until yesterday, but otherwise we felt as though we were living in luxury.

La Ristoreria di Frontoni
We have loved the neighborhood too.  One of our greatest pleasures has been either sitting in the little outdoor area of our favorite restaurant across the street or getting take-out for a dinner in our own dining room.  And I'll confess, I am truly addicted to the lasagna--it's a good thing we're leaving before it gets out of control. 

Don't even get me started on Tony's where our daily 2 euro cup of gelato has been ample reward for fighting the tourist crowds in Rome.

And in the market, where we regularly buy groceries, the deli man has gotten to know us and offers a special taste treat every time we stop at his shop.

Ah, we will miss it all....but Tony, deli man, and Frontoni Restaurant, we will be back.  We will definitely be back!

Practicalities -

We found this gem of an apartment on  number #282276

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