Casa Franci Bed and Breakfast
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So much to do and see in Rome. Arrived to our accomodation late afternoon. Rushed off to get some cash and into St Peter's square to buy Vatican tickets for following day to miss the queues. Lovely seeing the lights of St Peter's come on as the sun sets.
Had our first non-Italian meal in Italy. Found a great chinese restaurant not far …
... St. Peter’s Basilica, to retrace our steps from our underground tour earlier in the day. Some of the highlights were Michelangelo’s stunning Pieta, the tomb of Bl. Pope John Paul II, the great Confessional and the Crypt containing the tombs of several Popes. Again a day full of activity, highlights and time to continue to pray at some very special places. Following another beautiful dinner many went to bed exhausted bur ready for another full day tomorrow ...
... we leave. As we enter The Sistine Chapel, which is treated as a church and a place where the Pope is chosen, we are quickly ushered through like sardines. And you know what? People are talking and taking pictures...what? We are too afraid to even utter a noise, let alone snap a photo. There was a man yelling for the to be silence and no photos to be taken, but there was no follow through if you didn't abide by the rules. What? I finally decided to stop and take a breath ...
... Roman Forum, and the Colosseum. I'll let the pictures do the talking for those. Then I headed back to the subway, to take it to the Vatican because I had a reserved entrance for 2 p.m. This is where things get interesting. I got on the train, and reading the sign thought, ok that is the stop I need to go to, it sounds right. Sadly, the stop was Basilica di San Paolo. My sun baked brain apparently fully believed that San Paulo meant Saint Peter, when I clearly know that ...
... I'm swept into fierce camaraderie with the unfortunate masses who thought (at an earlier time) it was wiser not to pre-purchase their metro tickets.
Virgil even changed Aeneas' son's name from Ilus (meaning Ilium, or Troy) to Iulus, linking his decendants to the family of Julius Caesar and legitimizing the power transfer from the Roman Republic to the new Empire and its Emperors (including Julius' adoptive heir, Augustus - the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Casa Franci Bed and Breakfast Rome
Great view and convenient location
We had a nice stay at Casa Franci. The owners were very, very helpfun, even before we arrived to Rome, answering many doubts by e-mail. The room with a view to San Pietro is really nice and the location, very convenient. We walked from there to all the places we wanted to see in Rome.
Don't Waste Your Money
What a joke is right. The website said "FREE OR CHEAP GARAGE PARKING" We arrived at 5pm, were leaving the next day at 12pm and we were charged 75 euro. The "PRIVATE BATHROOM" was across the hall through the kitchen. I woke up in the morning to use the bathroom and walked out in my robe to see someone sitting at the table. I was not aware of a private bathroom not in the room. The stay in this place set the tone for a horrible stay in Rome. Stay up in Tuscany, Rome is a big city with rude people.!
My daughter and I were completely comfortable at Casa Franci. The accomodations were everything that the website promised. The bed was comfortable, and the room and bathroom clean. The location was perfect. We could see St. Peter's from our terrace, and felt quite safe in the neighborhood even at night, an important consideration for women traveling alone. Nearby was an internet point, the best gelato we had in all of Italy, a great Indian restaurant, and a handy pizza place.
Casa Franci B&B
My husband and I were so delighted to be at Casa Franci. They gave us wonderful directions and we had no trouble finding it. They have a great location not far from the train station, which made it easy for transportation to other destinations in Italy. We enjoyed the view of the Vatican from the little balcony off our bedroom-perfect for coffee in the morning. The room was what we expected to see from the web site, and it was clean and fit our needs just fine. Francesca was very warm and engaging, and offered her advice and help whenever we needed it. She was genuinely interested in us enjoying our stay in Rome, and went out of her way to be accommodating.
Picturesque and Perfect
This is one place I would return to in an instant - and fully intend to as soon as possible! The starting point has to be the view - eating a (delicious) breakfast on the balcony overlooking St Peter's is one of life's absolute indescribable luxuries. So is staying in an apartment with such warm, friendly, informative and exuberant hosts!
Casa Franci is in a perfect location. It is intimate and informal and would suit any independent devotee of Rome. The room was very comfortable. It is rare to have your accommodation enhance your feeling of involvement with a city, but Rome was made even better by my stay at Casa Franci - the highest praise I can give it.
Wonderful, friendly b & b in a perfect location
This B & B is in a terrific location very close to the Vatican, is clean and very comfortable. Awaken to the bells of St. Peters and a delicious full breakfast, with yogurt, fruit, biscuits, juice and coffee or tea. On a sunny day, Francesca may make you a cappucino to enjoy on the balcony with a view of St. Peter's Basilica.
Francesca and Fabrizio will help you find your way around and encourage you to explore Rome. Both speak excellent English. It's easy walking distance to the Vatican, the Tiber and other sights, in a quiet neighborhood, with great access to trains and bus.
The friendly owners of Casa Franci will give you a comfortable introduction to Rome, or a fine welcome-back.
Romes perfect haven
casa roma has all you need for an amazing time in a fantastic location. We couldnt believe the view from the balcony, st pauls basillica right before your eyes. The room was a perfect size and breakfast every day was lovelly. On the quieter side of the river but within walking distance to all the sites, it just means you get to see even more of the beautiful city. we will return one day. thanks for making our time in rome so easy xx
Everyone was lovely and we really enjoyed our stay. The owners were very helpful and I have already recommended this excellent place to friends.
Glad to be home
Awful! This place is a joke. The room was more like a cupboard and I'm not joking, when sitting on the toilet you have to rest one foot in the shower tray and your shoulder is rubbing up against the sink.
As for the view, well if you're into washing machines, mops....from your balcony, oh and don't forget the train tracks, you'll enjoy the view.
Our trip to Rome was ruined by this place, we were so glad to be going home, what a rip off.
No clean towels in 5 days either. As for the breakfast, a container of cornflakes, a couple of biscuits and a piece of cake. That's it!
Definitely would not recommend this place at all. Very disappointed, not like the photos at all.