Well this week we got an e-mail from our apartment rental agency in Rome informing us that our reserved apartment had sustained internal damage (fire? water? they didn’t say) and was not currently available for occupancy.
They offered us an alternative apartment that usually rents for 40 euros more a night at the same rate. I went online and checked out the location, which was one of our primary concerns. As it turns out it is half way between the Spanish Steps and Via del Corso on one of the pedestrian streets. Except for the fact that we have to make our way from Via del Corso with our luggage, the location is perfect. This is right near where we stayed the last time we were in Rome, and very near where Steve has stayed every time he’s been to Rome. Lots of familiar restaurants and hang outs in the area. We will be on the same street as Dolce and Gabanna, not that we can afford anything there, but it give you and idea of how nice the neighborhood is. The substitute apartment has slightly better amenitities except that it has only one bath instead of two, but has a dish washer, washing machine, HD Sat TV, and WiFi.
We are not sure of the bed lay out, but it looks like one regular bed and one two person sofa bed, which will mean me(Mama) and Savannah on the sofa bed and the boys in the real bed. Maybe we’ll luck out and there will be a second sofa bed, which will free up some other sleeping arrangement options. We applaud the apartment rental company for being proactive in letting us know a head of time. It should work out just fine, but tune in several weeks for the final verdict.