Roam+Board :: Our Rome Appartamento

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[trip style = urban]

When we first arrived in Rome we had one goal: Adjust. Adjust to the time zone and adapt to the heat {the kind where you can't sit outside until 9pm unless you have an entourage with an "Evian spritzer" and "fan attendant"}. With Baby Styler in tow, we decided to ease into Italy and rent an apartment via Airbnb, in case his jet lag went "south" at 3am, or on the off-chance we'd need a washer/dryer while traveling with an infant :)

Our only requirement: The flat had to be cool and collected.

What
Enter this designer-styled, two-bed, two-bath apartment in a 1950s building sporting hand-painted teal tiles and a succulent-adorned entrance. Inside the mid-century retreat, graphic walls and iconic furniture such as a Bertoia Chair and Arco Light lend a mod-yet-approachable Roma vibe.  

Bonus: Our super-host even arranged a baby crib, highchair and organic baby food for Baby Styler {plus vino for us}.

Where
In a residential, embassy-stacked district one hour by car transfer from Rome's International Airport {FCO} and three stops from Piazza del Popolo by train.

When
Available year-round.

Who/Why
You're looking for a sense of space and local taste.        

Cost
Rates hover around $170/night in high season and $118/night in low season. 

Photos

 Master bedroom

Master bedroom

 Master bath

Master bath

 Second bedroom

Second bedroom

 Dining area

Dining area

 Learning the art of the iconic Moka Express {read: Jet lag miracle worker}, created in Italy in 1933. Eighty-five years later the same design is still sold. 

Learning the art of the iconic Moka Express {read: Jet lag miracle worker}, created in Italy in 1933. Eighty-five years later the same design is still sold. 

 Breakfast. We stopped by the local grocery store {a 15-min walk away} to pick up some espresso and this Roman staple: a spongy lemon and cocoa cake with so much girth that two pieces kept me full for five hours.

Breakfast. We stopped by the local grocery store {a 15-min walk away} to pick up some espresso and this Roman staple: a spongy lemon and cocoa cake with so much girth that two pieces kept me full for five hours.

 Patio. Trip Styler Tip: Rome has mosquitoes, so if you're going to use this little oasis, put on some repellent or cover your limbs. 

Patio. Trip Styler Tip: Rome has mosquitoes, so if you're going to use this little oasis, put on some repellent or cover your limbs. 

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[photos by @tripstyler]