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... with scaffolding all around. Ruby and I both threw a 2 cent coin in the fountain, just like Audrey Hepburn in the movie "Roman Holiday" with Gregory Peck. During our Rome roaming’s, trying to find that silly fountain, we also came across the Roman equivalent of Parliament house with the horses on the roof Palazzo di Montecitorio. It was just a ginormous building. They don’t do anything in halves over here.
We headed back to our accommodation to find the ...
... as the world's largest dance floor. And so we danced... Wed: Awoke to the sing-song melody of the locals in the square. Our window opens right on to the square with the sounds of the local cafe, old ladies on benches, and children echoing as if they were in the room with you. Almost makes you feel as if you belong. Spent the entire day sight-seeing: St. Marks Basilica, Rialto Bridge, shopping, and running recon for American breakfast. ...
When I was 20 years old and saving to go on a dream trip around Asia and Oz, I worked with an older lady who was always telling me about her son and his travels. She told me he set out on a similar trip but got to Rome and got no further, it was three years later that he finally left. In that time he got a job, learned the beautiful language and just fell instantly in Love with everything the city had to offer.
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... hills to the north of Rome on the opposite banks of the Tiber from the Vatican, on the edge of a large parkland in which stands the Villa Borgehese running down to the Spanish steps. It looks like a park, but don't be deceived as this is part of the busy, hectic road system of Rome and cars fly along these roads as if on a rally track. The sides of the road pay no homage to the many pedestrians who are draw into the leafy open grounds, being broken and muddy - sometimes forcing ...
... literally means "of all the gods" in Greek, and it was constructed between 27 and 25 AD as a temple for the Olympian gods. Finally, we went the Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna) it was simply a long stairs made of 138 steps, and the best thing in this place was the amazing view at night, of course after each of these attractions we take a stop at one famous restaurant. We took us 5 days to do all these and decided where to go ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Alpi Rome
Alpi is OK
We stayed at Alpi our last leg of our honeymoon. the hotel was close to the train but a little hard to find. the lobby was very nice w/ fresh flowers. service was ok - not rude, but not friendly. we did get an upgrade to a nice superior room on the top floor w/ balcony, sitting area and jacuzzi tub w/o shower. the tub OK, but would've preferred a shower. the housekeeping service was pretty good i thought. on our second night, the hotel was having problems w/ water and we almost didn't have any! i guess with old buildings these things can happen. no problems with noise. Breakfast was decent - cappuccino's not very good though. we would probably stay here again, but would prefer something closer in.
The hotel room we had was on the ground floor just off the lobby. It was a small, dark box of a room with no character. The official Alpi website give the impression that this is a much more beautiful place than it is. The shower drain kept stopping up and we had to have it fixed both days we were there due to overflowing. Although waking distance to the train station, it's far away from everything else. Overall, we were disappointed.
When you pay for superior, you expect better
The Alpi is located about three blocks from Termini, which was convienent but load due to the traffic. We had a room with a balcony on the third floor (room 371), and experienced some traffic noise. We tried to block some of the traffic noise with the airconditioner, which did not was not operating and was needed even in early May. The breakfast was typical. The staff was not friendly, but not rude. The room was clean, and we enjoyed the "hot tub," which is really a bathtub with a few water jets. Service was substandard, with the staff failing to restock the bathroom or to respond to my complaint about the airconditioning. I know what to expect from a three-star in Rome: not much. However, I payed extra for a "superior" room and left wondering what was the extra I payed for. Overall, I would not go back to the Alpi as there are better deals to be had in Rome.