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Rome stay in April

We have narrowed down our accommodations to two apartments and one B&B...one of the apartments is near the Colosseum and the others are in the Trastevere area. We would like to stay away from the touristy areas but within walking distance to many of the attractions. Any opinions would be welcomed

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How did you find out about the apartments. We are making our first trip to Rome w/family in May and would prefer something more like an apartment.

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Last September I stayed at a hotel recommended by Rick, particularly because of its location in old, central Rome, near many major sights, the Hotel Du Torri. It was not inexpensive, but was within walking distance of the Vatican, Pantheon, etc. A wonderful location, not touristy at all (meaning there weren't a lot of souvenier shops, chain restaurants, etc. around) It was surrounded by apartments, nice shops and restaurants, seemed very authentic to me.

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I guess walking distance means a mile or so. I realize that the attractions themselves would be crowded with tourists but I wanted to be able to get away from the crowds as well to relax. I just don't know if staying so close to the Coliseum is a wise choice.

I booked through cross-pollinate.com

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Thanks for all your suggestions....I think we will stay in the Trasteverde area and walk and visit the main sites from there. After eating all the great food we will need to do all the walking we can.

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We stayed at Hotel Lancelot and loved the location.
Each night walking back to the hotel, to pass the Coliseum was magical. We actually had a Coliseum view from our room. They were very friendly and helpful. The neighborhood was quiet, with restaurants, grocerystore, small travel agency.
If this hotel doesn't work out, I do recommend the neighborhood

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We stayed at Hotel Lancelot and loved the location.
Each night walking back to the hotel, to pass the Coliseum was magical. We actually had a Coliseum view from our room. They were very friendly and helpful. The neighborhood was quiet, with restaurants, grocerystore, small travel agency.
If this hotel doesn't work out, I do recommend the neighborhood