I'm an italian PhD student in Neuroscience, I work at the university in Rome. I love traveling and meet new people. I am a friendly and open minded person. My apartment is coloured and full of stuff, but clean and tidy.
We had a lovely stay at Fredericas place. She was really hospitable although we only saw her a few times. The flat is clean and well equipped and has (besides the vatican) an awesome bakery just a few steps away!
Federica is a kind and respectful host with a lovely apartment. We enjoyed our stay in Rome very much, and Federica's hospitality made the experience so much better. We felt like we had a real home to return to when the heat got to us or at the end of a day full of Rome's overwhelming amount of treasures. Though Federica is not on a subway line, she is only a 7 minute walk to one, and the Vatican is only 15-20 minutes away. This location suited us well because it felt like we could escape the large crowds of tourists and enjoy some of the smaller, less touristy shops near her place. Yet at the same time, we never felt far away from what we wanted to see.
Apartment is in a charming building in a neighbourhood which we found had great restaurants. None that would be in any travel book because they are frequented by locals! There is a great gelato place down the road with eight different kinds of chocolate! As with older buildings, noise carries a bit more, so I would recommend visitors who are light sleepers to bring ear plugs. The room also faces the street.
We came on Friday and Federica met us downtown to exchange house keys. We had no communication problems. Upon our arrival we found towels for us and a cupboard of breakfast foods made available to us. The hosts were very laid back folks and we even caught a football match with them and their friends. Overall, we had a lovely stay.
A warm welcome awaited us as we arrived by Frederica herself, she assured us to feel comfortable and at home and we definitely did. The room was quite spacious and Frederica let us have her place pretty much to ourselves due to her busy schedule. The location was fantastic which allowed us to visit everything with ease. Furthermore Frederica provided us with towels, sheets and even a breakfast which was extremely convenient. We recommend Frederica's place for the location, ease and to get a view on life from a true Roman perspective.
It was a pleasure hosting Federica and her friends. Federica was easy to communicate with regarding important aspects of her group's travel plans and friendly. We'd welcome her back anytime.
Federica is a nice and kind person, It was nice to receive her at my place. I recomend her :)