Last time I was in Rome it was summer and it was beautiful and it was clogged with tourists. (Yes, I know. I am a tourist as well.) During my last trip I went hard at the Roman history, seeing the coliseum and enough ruins to make an archaeologist bored. That's what you have to do when you first go to Rome, after all. But this time, having seen all of the world famous, UNESCO heritage site, foundations of Western Civilization type stuff, I wanted to get out the center and experience a little more of Rome the modern city, as opposed to Rome the capital of the Roman Empire.
To do that, I needed to look at Rome apartments to rent
. I ended up securing a short term rental near San Lorenzo, in the Nomentano section of Rome. It's not too far from the center, but it's not too close either. It was exactly what I was looking for. And it turns out, there are amazing ancient ruins and sites there as well, like the Santa Costanza, which is a mausoleum Constantine built for his daughters. But Nomentano also has the kind of streets that you happily and effortlessly get lost in, with cafes and street markets that actually correspond with the idyllic vision of Rome many people have.
San Lorenzo also has great nightlife, and most of it is easily walkable. Thankfully, my apartment was close by. I can’t emphasize enough how glad I am that I can now rent apartments for short periods of time over the internet. It makes being locationless so much easier.