I had researched quite thoroughly and the location of this apartment completely exceeded my expectations. Despite it being in an alley, it felt so safe and was only a few steps away from the Piazza Campo di Fiori,
The interior was exactly as seen in the photographs, with unusual touches such as big ornate mirrors and dressers. It was quirky without being cluttered and very, very clean. Both the bed and the sofa was very comfortable and we slept well, even given the early morning market set-up that we'd read about. To be honest, it wasn't that intrusive to us at all. We kept the windows and shutters shut from evening onwards (mostly because I worry about mosquitos), so the sound wasn't an issue. The Saturday night was noisier because of people in the alleyway, but it's what you should expect from city life.
Maurizio was an good host. He kept in contact with me regarding our arrival and met us at the apartment as arranged. We had travelled by train from Naples, and were a little earlier than we'd said, but it was fine. We waited for him at one of the many restaurants in the Piazza and watched the world go by. Once in the apartment he showed us all the necessary things that we needed to know.
Besides being close to the Campo Di Fiori (I will never forget the thrill of walking onto the Piazza each day) we were only a short walk across the Ponte Sisto into Trastevere where we spent our first night for my Birthday. We chose to take an open topped bus tour around the city on the first day, but we were in such a great location that we could have walked to most of the landmarks.
Buses are plentiful on the Corso Vittorio Emanuele II (a stone's throw from the Piazza) and a short distance away on the Piazza dei Calcarari there are taxi ranks and more buses. A walk in the opposite direction along Via dei Giubbonari takes you to the trams, but I didn't use them. There are many tobacconist stores and kiosks where you can purchase a day ticket for public transport for 7€.
There are few downsides to this apartment, but I feel I must mention them. The wifi dipped in and out the whole time we were there and that was annoying as it was one of my criterias. The shower looked great but the water pressure was weak as was the water in the kitchen sink which was a mere trickle. We ate out a lot, so we didn't need to wash too many dishes, but the few I did were done in the bathroom sink. The air conditioning was great, but it leaked onto the floor and I had to put towels down incase I slipped.
I would hope that these few things would not put anyone off such an otherwise wonderful apartment. We never felt nervous walking to and from the apartment and once inside, it was extremely safe and secure. The only thing missing for me was an outlook, but the location absolutely made up for that!!