Travel Blogs from Rome
... anything to do that would get us out of the heat! We also discovered that it was free! We discovered a little too late that the Colosseum was actually free that day as well. We saw a lot of statues and old coins and some pretty amazing mosaics!! We headed to the Spanish steps in the afternoon so we could do the free walking tour. It was a bit of a shame as the top part of the Steps had scaffolding over them. Sim managed to find a pretty awesome oil painting that we both ...
Connection in Dubai successfully made, next stop was Fiumicino, Rome. Managed the transfer to the Leonardo Express (including validating the tickets - a bit of a novel experience that we almost missed) and headed into Rome itself. With only a few minutes to transfer to our regional train (non-transferable booked seats for a 3-hour journey) things were looking pretty dire as we found ourselves unable to get onto the platform with only ...
... and taking tons of pictures, a lot of them 'selfies.' Occasionally I'll see the raised umbrella which the tour guides use to lead groups. I just found two Roman Gladiators in the front of the Pantheon, also.
Majority of the buildings around the piazza are very old with chipped paint, but it's absolutely beautiful. Each wall has different shades of color, which is then magnified by the texture, and the shutters on the ...
... The left hand wall (facing the altar) has old testament stories telling the life of Moses. The right hand wall has the life of Christ. The ceiling is the story of creation and the fall and the wall above the altar is the Judgement. It is a fantastic piece of art telling the gospel and is worth seeing and understanding.
Following the Sistine Chapel we broke for lunch before continuing through the rest of the museum. We saw the Vatican postage stamps from various ...
... Santa Croce (14th century) with tombs of famous Florentines; the piazza della Republica; the Pitti Palace; the Medici chapels containing tombs of Florence's ruling family designed and carved by Michelangelo; and the Ponte Vecchio bridge lined with gold and silver shops, hordes of tourists, and its covered walkway housing the wonderful Uffizi Gallery. The walkway was built by one of the kings of Italy to get between the city and the Pitti palace because he was ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Aventino Rome
Great Stay in Rome!
A great stay in Rome! Excellent price for a superb facilities with POSSIBLY private free parking and jacuzzi. Strongly recommended for location and quitness. I'll be back. BRAVI!
Haven in Rome
What a delight to find this lovely group of small hotels in the Aventine Hills in Rome. Amid quiet, residential streets, even the cabs needed to consult a map to get there. But, they are definitely worth the effort. Rooms vary in size but are all lovely and air conditioned. Staff are very attentive without being intrusive. Quite a bargain also. We stayed as a group of 11 in early September and it was wonderful
Great price, great hotel, great staff
Only being a 3 star the hotel Aventino S. Anselmo wasn't high up in my mind for expectations. In Rome, my wife and I needed a nice clean and serene room from which to base our excursions.
We got a gorgeous room with a wrap around balcony, with lovely touches like bathrobes and slippers. Everything was clean, the staff were completely friendly and willing to go the extra mile to help you and the breakfast was wonderful. There is even a couple of hotel cats that will purr at your feet.
The Aventino S. Anselmo is about the 15 minute walk from all your major Rome tourist attractions (Vatican is further - take public transport) and is located in a residential and quiet neighborhoud. Don't forget to ask them for restaurant tips as the local places to eat are also friendly and very good food.
I will definitely recommend this hotel to any folks travelling to Rome whether on holiday or business.
My family and I stayed at the Aventino for 4 nights. Both rooms were nice and clean (no frills) and the bathrooms were okay. The whirlpool in one room could not be used because it smelled of backed up water after the 2nd day. In the other room, the shower would wet the floor, but this was quickly corrected by management. The breakfast room was lovely with an outdoor dining area. Breakfast with a pianist playing was a nice touch. The area is lovely and a brisk walk downhill leads to a fabulous bakery and a pizzeria at the end of the block. Due to an unfortunate accident I had at the ruins, it was nice to be able to get food from somewhere else besides the hotel. My husband brought pizza, wine, and pastries to the hotel on a couple of occasions. After being out all day it was nice peaceful place to retreat to. We returned to the Aventino after our stay in Venice and received a larger room with a seating area and a great bathroom. It was within the same property, but higher end at the same price. It was a nice way to end our trip. The buses and trams can be easily accessed at the end of the hill.
Wonderful decore, delicious breakfast and restful location
This hotel far exceeded our expectations! Located on the Aventine hill, it was in a quiet tree shaded neighborhood within a close walk to the circus maximus. From the ornate parque wood floor to the molded ceiling and brocade bedspreads and balcony, we felt pampered and rested in our spacious room. A whirlpool bath was a real treat after all of the walking we did. The breakfast buffet was sumtuous and the breakfast room was delightfullly decorated. A garden patio was also available for sitting and eating. The maids were dressed in black with frilly white aprons and caps, just like out of an old movie. It was a wonderful place to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary! Buses down the hill made anywhere in Rome accessible.