Fellini Bed & Breakfast
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... just two! - we walked past Trojan's column with a cool ribbon like sculpture on it and the Trojan Forum as well as the Roman Forum which had tunnels where gladiators used to walk from there to the colosseum for fights. - We learnt a bit about a few of the crazy Roman emperors that they had in the past and about how there are 300 000 stray cats in Rome but they aren't allowed to do anything about them really so they just overrun the ruins and stuff. - Finally, ...
... offered by Mario indicates that the name give to the steps are in fact a mislabelling by allied forces during the war. They had been attributed to then Spanish due to their proximity to the Spanish embassy. In fact, the famous staircase leads to a famous French school in Rome. Nevertheless, the name stuck and it has been known by that name since.
By then we were about midway through our tour. Mario brought us to one of his favourite coffee bars in Rome- Teichner. We had ...
Today in Art and Architecture we find ourselves following the fearful Dr. Connell through the streets of Rome. Once again it looked like it was going to rain. Our first stop was the San Francesco A Ripa. This was the first church that we were not able to take pictures in. So I am trying to recall from my memory and my chicken scratch of notes on what we learned and saw in that church. Bernini has one of his famous sculptures located ...
... then went searching for the Mamertine. We found it down a quiet side street near the Forum and headed in for our audio tour.
The Mamertine is under the c15th Church of Joseph the Carpenter. The church was built on the site of a previous church, which was built on the site of a Roman prison which was built into the walls dating back to the 8th century BC. In all this site has been at the centre of Roman history for many years but it is most ...
... an area that's sort of hip and happening. First stop Proseco and prosciutto at a family run trattoria then onto a wine tasting in a wine cellar dating back to 60 BC with pecorino and meatballs. More walking took us to the biscotti -yum, then yet more walking to sample mortadella and salamis. All this walking made us hungry (!) so it was time for a sit down dinner of smoked swordfish bruschetta followed by three different pastas - carbonara, mushroom and goats cheese ravioli ...
How has this b&b rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Fellini Bed & Breakfast Rome
Travelling in February to Rome is definitely off season, and my daughter and myself expected off season rates when it came to places to stay. We picked this B & B because of its location to the metro and because it was affordable. Although there was a mixup about our arrival time in Rome, the host was very amicable. I would have appreciated a sign outside the apartment that said "ring the bell" or "Fellini Bed and Breakfast" - our instructions just said go to the 5th floor of the building. There's a very small elevator in the building which lets you out on a landing with 2 apartment front doors for you to choose from. I do not know how many rooms are available in the main, 5th floor, apartment - at least two, that I know of. Our room was actually one flight up with its own rooftop garden, kitchen, two double beds and new bathroom, still being re-modeled. Everything was very clean. Breakfast was always served on the 5th floor (one flight down) but not until 8:30 a.m. and that was too late for us! We did meet some fellow travelers at breakfast and were able to compare notes. The rooms are located about 10 minutes from the Trevi Fountain. Our host spoke English, even giving us his cell phone number to get in touch with him since no one lives on the premises. As two women travelling by ourselves, we felt very safe at this residential apartment building.
Was very worried on staying here as i had read many negative reviews, but was by far better than some of the reviews given. The helper anna was very pleasant. The room was spotless and the location was great 5 minute walk to both spanish steps and trevi fountain. Did not have any breakfast unfortunatly as there was so many nice cafes we wanted to try. But the overall stay was fantastic and i felt we where made very welcome and the stay was well worth the money. My saying is you get what you pay for theses reviews that have been given where harsh as they knew it was'nt the hilton. But the decor was very modern and the stay was enjoyable and i would love to return again.
I stayed here last February, I had some reservations after reading some negative reviews on some websites but I had already changed from another bed and breakfast. I feel some of the critisism of Fellini is unfair. The only person we met was the maid Anna (or Ala?), who I found very friendly and helpful. I do speak some italian and this made things a lot easier. I don't think she speaks much english so maybe that is why the reviewer above felt that she was being rude. The location is perfect, the whole B & B is spotless. Regarding the breakfast, being Irish I would have prefered a more substantial one, but you have to remember Italians don't really eat a big breakfast, so I think the old adage "When in Rome" applies here. When you travel you can't expect things to be the same as back home.
The good and bad
Fellini's is a little B&B, in a great location in Rome. It has AC, is clean and the beds are comfortable (the pillows are like rocks). The proprieter is quite friendly but unfortunately, we had the most contact with his helper, Anna, who is very rude, unfriendly and unpleasant. Breakfast is a loose term for the meager fare served in the morning though the coffee is excellent. The only other problem we had is JeanPierre ordered a car to pick us up at the airport and we got overcharged by quite a lot. He orders many cars for his customers, in fact offers this as a service on his website, and I would think he'd be able to choose honest drivers.