Barcelo Aran Mantegna
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"Mom, it's 3 o'clock"' a wake-up call from my daughter Jen, at the same time my clock radio came on.
Yes, this is the day we leave on our "European Splendour Tour".
We arrived at the airport only to be told that our flight to Toronto was an hour delayed. The plane could not land at YYJ due to the runway being closed at night. ( …
Following breakfast, a short bus trip took us to the Vatican. Being on a bus tour meant we didn't have to queue for hours and our tickets were included in the cost of the tour. We started a long walk with lots of steps by going along part of the walk that the Pope uses to get from his rooms to the Sistine Chappell and St Peter's Cathedral (a.k.a. …
Today was our free day in Rome before the Trafalgar European Splendour Tour starts tonight. We met our tour leader, Andrew, and then took the bus into Rome. The bus fair cost us 1.50 Euro each as opposed to the 48 Euro cab fare yesterday - which we have since discovered was a rip off as the fare should be about 14 Euro. We alighted the bus outside …
... we're double cast, the others perform next week), and Wednesday we open Magic Flute! The thought is both scary and thrilling all at once. The rehearsals today were great, and seemed to go by quicker than usual since we're just running it now instead of learning new things and doing them over and over. After rehearsals were done (we were out early again!) Lauren, Ben, and I FINALLY went to the Colosseum. The first ...
... Arthur Land has to be the coolest shop ever, with Fairy's, Goblin's and witch paraphernalia, coupled with Roman swords and helmets, weapons from Lord or the Rings, all of the wands from the Harry Potter movies, necklace just like the one Arwen wears. Evidently the Italians have a thing for medieval/romance mysticism. Must go back to the store before I leave to pick up a few things.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
TravelPod Member ReviewsBarcelo Aran Mantegna Rome
We were in a room as far away from the lift as you could possibly be. Even so, it was a nice room and we finally had a double bed.
The bar actually had dry ginger ale so Anne tucked into some brandy.
The hotel is close to Ciampino Airport. We made a mistake in taking an airport shuttle. A taxi would have been much quicker nd about the same price.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.