We arrived in Rome yesterday, following an hour and a half high-speed train ride. The taxi ride from the train station to the apartment was "high speed" as well. There were a number of times we thought we were going to die!!! However, we made it safely and our landlord Stefano Mencarini was there waiting for us. He is an extremely helpful and generous person. In addition to a lovely apartment (as seen in the pictures below) he provided us with cookies, pasta, candies, wine, and water. He also took us on a short walk through the neighborhood to acquaint us with how to get around. There is a small market next door for some essential items. There also is a supermarket a block away. We are not in the high tourist area so we are getting a really good feel for how regular Roman Italians live.
The guest bedroom.
The dining and sitting room area.
There is a small balcony off the kitchen. There also is an L-shaped hallway leading from the front door, past the bedrooms and bathroom to the kitchen. It is a very nice apartment and we are enjoying being here.