Subject: Best area of Rome for newbies?
My husband and I are taking our first trip to Rome in May, and received a gift certificate for an apartment rental service (run by the people who own the Beehive). We're hoping to walk as much as possible, taking the Metro when our dogs commence barkin', so we'd like to stay in a neighborhood that is reasonably central to some of the major sights, but also reasonably safe. I hear that the Termini area can be a bit sketchy--so where should we be aiming for, Romans and experienced Rome travellers?

Thank you! Sheila in Portland, OR