First, thanks for hanging in. I finally found an Internet cafe with an old-fashioned ethernet hook-up, so here I sit in a sweltering hot cafe, my fingers sliding off the wet keys as I type.
But, I promised info on the lovely little B&B where we are staying, in the Monti neighborhood. And I try not to disappoint!
Our entrance to the B&B…
Monti is a little area right behind the Colosseo, but before the Termini train station. If you step out the door and look down the street, you get a slice of the Colosseo.
Want a closer view?
Our B&B would be perfect for those that don't mind walking 60, yes 60 steps to get up and down. It is on the 6th floor of an old, but restored palazzo. There are 3 rooms and 2 apartments.
This is a view of the fountain and cafe from our room on the 6th floor.
The rooms are large enough, with exposed beam ceilings, comfortable beds, brand new double-glazed windows and brand new showers, with a rain head. Ahhhhh.
Breakfast is included with your room rate, but is taken at the cafe on the little piazza (pictured above) that is right next to the B&B. Cappuccino and cornetti (basically a sweet croissant that is very, very good).
This B&B is perfect for those who want to come and go, but don't require assistance, as the owner does not live on the premises. It is fine for us, but first time visitors, those that need help navigating and making reservations should look elsewhere.
Ennio, the owner and the non-English speaking housekeeper are both very nice.
The fridge is stocked with yogurt and juice. There is an espresso machine, which you can use anytime, and your room is stocked with goodies and snacks like nice Italian cookies and croissants.
Rooms are spotless. The view from the 6th floor window is amazing.
There is even the teeny-tiniest of windows in our bathroom. Wanna take a peek?
You can even fill up your water bottles at the fountain every day! An added bonus for a budget traveler like myself!
You pay for the the view and the location. The Cavour Metro stop is only steps away, the bus lines are a short walk and there is pelnty to do and many good restaurants and wine bars in the neighborhood.
We have enjoyed staying here so far- it is our home away from home in Rome.
B&B SUBURBE ROMA
Via dei Serpenti, 164
06 45 43 29 83
Tell Ennio I sent you!
Here are a few more shots of the fountain on the piazza.
Ciao à presto! I'll be posting much more often, now that I have found me the Internets again.