Travel Blogs from Rome
... Part of travelling is to get perspective and get rid of our preconceptions, but the stereo typing of an Italian is SO true; they always eat pasta, sing lots (and very good!) drink wine, deal with mafia, their day revolves around soccer, drink loads of coffee, gesticulate and are always late; It is all there and we LOVED it!
(Internet connections in Africa are somewhat challenging; so we havent been able to put all the photo's of Italy on; hopefully we will be able to add them ...
... street performers before stopping of at the very continently located bottle shop at the bottom of our steps. Picking up some beer, wine and water we headed back to our apartment for a quiet night in. Lighting a few candles and kicking back on the couch with our drinks, we noticed the sounds on the streets suggested the night was still young. With a big day ahead of us we resisted the urge to join the party and instead opted to listen to the revellers from a safe ...
... point. Luca led us through the.various galleries, stopping to explain the significance of certain paintings, frescos, and tapestries. I thought it was pretty funny, when he told us to ignore the tapestries on the opposite wall, as the were sixteenth century and not worthy of notice! I mean, they ARE hanging in the Vatican museum, so someone must have thought they had value. After much walking and going up and down stairs, we had a break ...
... and just about all were cars hitting scooters!! Apparently this is a very common sight in this city. The other thing is that just about non of these riders have anything more than shorts and T-shirt's on and many of the women have high heel shoes etc on! I was watching a mad lot of traffic trying to get over a junction and here's this woman on a scooter and on her phone at the same time!! How mad is that?? Then again saying that, the taxi driver who brought me back to ...
... Raphaels. Then we walk through the Raphael rooms and it starts to get interesting.
The we walk into the Sistine Chapel and its positively awe inspiring. We stay there for about an hour. Grant and Anne find benches on the side, an impressive feat. Katie and I stand and listen to the Rick Steves explanations. I figure out a way to stand with my left foot back about two feet so I don't have to crane my neck so much. The guards periodically "Shhhh" the crowds, ...
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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.