I visited Italy and Spain with my daughter and a girlfriend, and we decided to start and end our trip in Rome. As arranged by Armando, we were met at the airport by a great driver and delivered to Armando's apartment. We were met by the housekeeper, who, although she doesn't speak English, communicated with just fine. Spoiler alert....there are stairs!! But there's also a lift, so if you'd like, you can put your luggage in the lift and meet it up there. We didn't do that once, but in other reviews, the stairs seem to be an issue. Great exercise for all the walking that lay ahead of us!! The apartment building is very safe and quiet. There are big open windows for lots of fresh air. Loved the space! Perfect layout! Lots of room, and didn't lack anything. The bathroom is nice and roomy, which we discovered, is a luxury. There is a small market and bakery just across the street, and numerous cafes etc. We didn't take the Metro anywhere, as we wanted to be above ground to see everything, but the bus route is really easy from the neighbourhood. We did more walking than anything else, and we felt absolutely safe in this area, even late at night. The Vatican is within walking distance, and there is a huge indoor market in that area as well. It's close enough that it's not a problem to carry everything back to the apartment from there. There are tons of shops along the street to buy wine and whatever else you need. Armando was most helpful with getting us settled in and getting our bearings. We looked at maps together, and with his recommendations, saw a few things that weren't on our "to do" list, but are unforgettable. Unfortunately, we didn't book this apartment before we left Canada for our return to Rome at the end of the trip and it was already booked for those dates. When I go back to Rome, I will plan my vacation dates around the availability of this apartment. It truly felt like we lived there.