Our stay in Rome at Silvio's flat was absolutely perfect! Once we connected with Silvio on The Homeaway website from the US, Silvio kept in constant contact with us. We spent 22 days in Europe and this flat was our very best experience! It was new, beautiful, tastefully decorated, quaint, and contained everything one could possibly need (all kitchen tools, iron, washer, drying rack, computer, access to Internet, books, etc.). It had an absolutely lovely living room, kitchen, bathroom and a very comfortable bedroom with a wonderful bed. This flat was in a majestic building, in a very safe area with a beautiful courtyard, a cozy terrace, keyless entry to 3 sets of doors, a roomy elevator, and even a doorman! It was all that you would picture in your mind as the most authentic and amazing Italian living experience. When we arrived, Silvio was waiting for us at the entrance. He greeted us, and immediately came to the car and helped us with our luggage. His gentle father happened to be there also. He and Silvio were both very kind and friendly. Silvio speaks perfect English and he was extremely accommodating, (we had just come from Florence where the owners did not speak any English at all). After showing us how to access the doors, he gave us a wonderful packet that he had prepared containing directions to favorite restaurants, the grocery stores, shopping, and emergency and transportation information. He made sure we had his e-mail address and he e-mailed us a few times to see how our stay was going and if there was anything he could help us with. He asked if we needed a taxi on the day that we were flying back to the US and the car was waiting for us the moment we walked out the door, We were sad to leave this exquisite place: the gorgeous flat, the neighborhood, the Italian culture, the friendly people and Silvio who was a perfect host! We had a fabulous experience in Rome and each day that we had been out sightseeing, we were so happy to come back to our beautiful home of one week, to relax, cook a warm meal and enjoy our exquisite flat! Thank you Silvio!!! We will return to Rome in the future and we will want to have this wonderful experience all over again. By the way, when we would read these reviews as we were planning our vacation, we thought that those who wrote a good review were influenced to do so by the owner. That is absolutely not true, we made the effort to write this because everything we said is true!