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Woke to a beautiful sunny day, warm and blue skys!!
Walked to the Leaning Tower and took some great photos. Walked around the site for a few hours and got quite hot - had to take off our jackets for the first time !
Decided to pay the exorbitant fee (15 euro each) to climb the tower which was worthwhile to experience the crazy …
Had a quick breakfast in the hotel and caught the Metro to the Colosseum area, which was Shareen's 'must-do' in Rome.
We read that the queues are shorter at the Forum entrance, so we headed there first. Still stood in a queue for around 2 hours.
Finally got access and wandered around the Forum and Palentine Hill areas.
Up at 5:30am to wait in the queue for the Vatican. Caught the metro followed by a 15 minute walk to line up with thousands of others for the 9am opening. We actually got quite close to the front but still had to wait for 2 hours in zero degrees! Still better than going later when the queues reputedly are 4-5 hours wait.
It was certainly …
... around to the massive structure. When we got down there we got in line for tickets, which wasn't so bad, seeing as the line actually went under the Colosseum, so it looked very cool! We got to the front and got our tickets, then went through to the inside where we spent some time just wandering around and marveling at the immensity of the ancient structure. After wandering around there we went up some very steep stairs to the next level, where we had a much better view ...
... became less crowded and narrow, this is where the locals hung out. The cobblestone roads added a real charm to the place. No buses could come into these areas, only small cars could maneuver the lanes so every corner instead had a collection of parked scooters with the odd smart cars.
As we kept wondering we ended up in the Trastevere area, which was a contrast of what we have already seen of Rome. The narrow, ghetto looking streets had such an alluring charm. Small ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsWRH Termini Rome
This 'hotel' is unclean, unwelcoming, and very poor value for money.
The positives - it is a good sized room in a good location.
The negatives - well - where to start - like many hotels in the area it is difficult to find. There is no staff on duty, you must pre arrange your arrival, This means if there any problems there is no one around to help. We booked through a web site promising breakfast - there was no breakfast. The room has a strange idea about putting on the heating in the day when it is not required then switching it off in the evening and morning when needed. The lighting is trendy, but so dim, that we could not read a book. BUT this was the clincher - they have a 'cleaner' come through every day - what a joke. All the kitchen equipment is filthy. The glasses had grime, and his idea of making up the room was to hang your dirty towels back up to use again.
This is not a hotel. It is a back=packers style accommodation done up with some trendy furnishings so they can charge hotel prices. Much better accommodation to be found in central Rome.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.