A hop, skip and a jump from Italy’s most famous fountain, the Casa Trevi is a treasure. Find yourself in an astonishingly peaceful courtyard, all olive trees, scented oranges and a fountain inhabited by small turtles. Though you’re in Rome’s most vibrant heart, not a sound penetrates from outside. The apartments are on the ground floor of one of the old buildings and open directly off the courtyard. Interiors are bright, soothing and minimalist in the most beautiful way: white walls and terracotta, glass shelving and concealed lighting, a mix of modern and brocante finds. There are no windows as such but the double glass-paned doors let in plenty of light. Hobs and fridges are provided in the airy, white kitchens, but serious cooking is not catered for (who wants to eat-in in Rome?). Shower rooms are gorgeous. On three sides are 17th-century buildings in yellows, ochres and reds; on the fourth, a modern monstrosity. Marta could not be sweeter, and the security – a big plus – is excellent, with a porter and security camera in the main entrance. Good value for central Rome.