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This tiny bed and breakfast, run by a welcoming American–Lebanese couple, makes the perfect Rome base for those who want to concentrate on Rome’s ancient sights—the Colosseum is 1 (long) block in one direction, with the Forum just about 3 blocks in the other. Rooms are well-proportioned, adequately air-conditioned, and decorated with sweet touches like wrought iron beds, cool tiled floors, and heavy wooden furniture. Best of all, light floods in through large windows. Guests take breakfast at a local cafe—with unlimited espresso. There’s advice on tap whenever you need it. Downers: no children under 5 years, pets, nor credit cards accepted.