It’s all about location at Casa Doria: groups of friends will love how close this bijou two-bedroom apartment sits to bustling Trastevere, our favourite part of Rome when the sun goes down.
But quiet nights in are just as pleasurable, under its brick vaulted ceilings. There’s also a sauna in the mosaic-tiled master bathroom, with a small jacuzzi to complement it.
But Doria’s prize asset is its kitchen: uncommonly large, it will please those who like to entertain while preparing good Italian food. Of course, there’s a dining table in the main living area but we seldom make it that far.
Aperitivo – or barbecue – is best served in the apartment’s handsomely sized private garden, which gets the best of the afternoon sun. A hammock awaits those whose idea of a good time is an Elena Ferrante novel and a siesta.