Franco was super nice and very helpful throughout our stay. He looked at a map with us and pointed out places to go and how to get there by walking or public transit, which was very helpful. Only a 5 minute walk from Termini station, which was fantastic, as we had an early train to catch. Fairly close to major attractions, particularly the Colosseum--20-25min walk. Also a 10-15 min walk to the oldest ice cream shop in Italy, Fassi Gelateria, which Franco recommended to us...we went every day we were in Rome!! Great location and great host!
Franco was very helpful. He waited for me to arrive even though my plane arrived late. He also gave me a map of the town which pointed out the whole city and he recommended different museums for my friend and I to visit. The location was perfect because it was only a few blocks down from the train station. You can also find taxies by the station. I didn't pay for the air conditioning but I would recommend that you get it if you are staying for an extended period of time. I relied on a fan and my window being open.