We're told it's a challenge to find a room in Rome without mind numbing noise. But our hideaway apartment in Monti (NYT article about Monti) is silent. Silent. It's a 10 minute walk to the Colosseum. Good restaurants, specialty food, and wine shops are just down the street. It's a gem.
We're staying in one of a few apartments above an ancient Roman palace - built in the 1st century before Christ(!). We pass from the street, through arched wooden doors, to an open-sky courtyard and the front door of our apartment.
The shower is complete with a fellow to judge whether we've been doing our sit-ups. (we haven't)
Daydreaming of your hideaway in Rome? Perhaps you can make one of these delicious Italian dishes to eat while you plan your trip.