Raven Smith

CasaCau

Rome

by: Raven Smith

  • Why

    Vacation

  • When

    May 2014

  • Who

    Me and my mum.

Highs + Lows

  • Flavia and Kevin (the apartments’ hosts) are two of the most sincere and friendly people I have ever had the pleasure to meet.

  • The absolute serenity. I was surprised that such a busy street could be home to five peaceful apartments.

  • Breakfast to your door in an authentic market bag was divine. Bread, fruit, yoghurt, pastries, juice, milk. Yes.

  • CasaCau offers the freedom to live like a local.

  • There’s no lift, so if stairs aren’t your thing...be warned.

: 39/50
  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Important Bits

  • Type

    Luxury design focused apartment-like hotel.

  • Vibe

    A design-led home away from home.

  • Location

    Moments from the Fountain di Trevi but an oasis of calm above the bustling tourist streets below.

  • Rooms

    Five.

  • Music

    Ambient rainforest sounds in the living space of the apartment.

  • Year Opened

    2013

  • Designed By

    Originally a 17th century residential building, CasaCau has been updated by the owners with all mod cons.

  • Pool/Gym

    No.

  • Restaurant

    No.

  • Bar

    No.

  • Minibar

    No minibar, but there was a full fridge and cupboard of goodies and giant bag of breakfast in the morning, which also served as a packed lunch for the day. Well catered for is an understatement.

  • Wifi

    Yes, free.

  • Children

    Yes, bring some.

  • Price

    Expensive luxury.

In the Area

Pizzarium is where pizzas go to die. Pizzarium is the pizza they order after they find their mums in The Land Before Time. Sandra Bullock orders Pizzarium after she climbs out of the final pod in Gravity. Bill Murry whispered Pizzarium to Scarlett Johansson at the end of Lost in Translation.

Pizzarium

Via della Meloria, 43, 00136 Roma, Italy

Pizzarium is where pizzas go to die. Pizzarium is the pizza they order after they find their mums in The Land Before Time. Sandra Bullock orders Pizzarium after she climbs out of the final pod in Gravity. Bill Murry whispered Pizzarium to Scarlett Johansson at the end of Lost in Translation.

An obvious choice but this is where real gladiators came to  fight. You can practically smell Russell Crowe.

The Colosseum

Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma, Italy

An obvious choice but this is where real gladiators came to fight. You can practically smell Russell Crowe.

The Vatican is a must for the Cistine Chapel alone, and the mural of the men nearly touching. There's literally too much to see so be prepared to be ruthless and set yourself a time limit if you're on a mini break.

The Vatican

Vatican City

The Vatican is a must for the Cistine Chapel alone, and the mural of the men nearly touching. There's literally too much to see so be prepared to be ruthless and set yourself a time limit if you're on a mini break.

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CasaCau

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