Carolyn and Gerry were the most gracious hosts I've ever encountered in my many trips to Italy. They anticipated my every need and made me feel very welcomed in thier apartment. They have prepared information on just about every concern that arises when visiting Rome and were generous to share all they knew about getting around the city, enjoying it and feeling at home there. Getting to the apartment and into went very smoothly thanks to their excellent instructions. I spent 2 busy month in Rome working on family business so needed a place that was easily accessable with readily available conveniences. The Divina Misericordia apartment fit the bill to a tee!!! The neighborhood is 3 blocks to the Vatican yet amazingly residential. The busy touristic crowds quickly fall away where the neighborhood is located. And one feels to be part of a truly Roman working neighborhood complete with 2 supermarkets, several smaller grocery stores, Italian delis, pastry shops, great bars, excellent restaurants, the fabulous Mercato Trionfale where many Roman chefs come to shop, even a conveneint gas station and best of all two excellent neighborhood churches. These churches were one of the best part of being in that area--they are vibrant, lively devoted communities where one can experience the best of the Faith. These are not the churches of the tourist areas of Rome--that beautiful as they are, sometimes are lacking in living encounters with the Faithful. The apartment itself is perfectly equipted for short or even long stays. The bed in the bedroom is firm and very comfortable with many pillow!!! The sofa bed is remarkably good quality and sleeps like a real bed! There is even a small ottoman bed that is good. The kitchen is equipped for cooking and leads out to a splendid terrace overlooking the apartment's courtyard. I mentioned to Carolyn that I thought an umbrella would be nice on the terrace and she quickly told me to go get one and reimbursed me for it! There were many such examples of their kindness and generosity. The apartment building itself has quiet, discreet neighbors--no rowdy tourists--but very tranquil here! The street side has the usual busy Roman street scene but with the windows closed one doesn't even hear it. Saving the best for last, is what I consider the true gift of this apartment, namely the peaceful, blessed sense of a prayerful space. Anyone who appreciates this aspect of living space will know how truly rare it is to find such a place espescially when travelling. I felt so blessed to stay here and so grateful to the owners for use of thier wonderful home. The were concerned for making my stay great and I can honestly say it was.