Travel Blogs from Tivoli
We've been on holiday now for just over 8 weeks and we are feeling our energy levels starting to fall. Whether it's because the weather is warmer, the going harder or things are beginning to catch up with us I'm not sure. So instead of another busy day in Rome, we decided to venture up into the hills to visit the town of Tivoli, about 30 km north-east of Rome, famous for the magnificent gardens of Villa d'Este. ...
... took a bit longer than expected, which caused us to miss the second train at 11:40. We knew there was another train at 12:30 that was faster than the 11:40 and only arrived 20 minutes later. We grabbed lunch at the train station which ended up holding us over for about eight hours! When we arrived in Tivoli we first went to the Villa Gregoriana. This was actually a hike that took us past multiple waterfalls and gorgeous views. Sam got a bit fatigued due to ...
... Cars were blocking each exit. Only thing to do was go back down the one way street the wrong way. Everyone was inside at the moment anyway since it was also during a thunderstorm. So we made it out eventually but with a lot of swearing at the GPS. In the village of Villa d'Este, we had stopped to admire the smell of the coffee and we must have looked confused because a little old Italian man began talking to us and gesturing. We actually understood what he said ! ...
... of a cappuccino, some sort of sweet pastry or just a shot of espresso coffee. Breakfast usually isn't eaten at home; instead Romans pop into one of the many coffee shops that line the city's streets.
Romans see lunch as the big meal! A typical meal begins with an antipasto - this is a type of starter, which can be hot or cold.
Then you'll have a primo piatto, which is a first course. Rice, risotto, pasta or other carbohydrates are popular choices!
... Trevi Fountain in Rome. The famous one, 'Fontana di Organa', was beautifully tiled and in pristine condition (no moss in sight), and every 2 hours it opened its doors to show a shining organ... then played a tune. A wonderfully unique idea, but a bit of a let down really, you would have thought the surrounded water would have danced in time with the tune, wouldn't you? But nothing happened, it just warbled for a while, then stopped. Oh well, maybe it ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Pets allowed