Travel Blogs from Rome
... was interesting to hear that the holes in the stonework all over the was where brass joining plates once were installed to fasten each stone block to another. After Rome was later invaded and sacked by many tribes, and all of these fasteners were prized off the structure leaving the resulting holes. The plates would have been used for other purposes as the metal would have been surely worth something. The building was also later used as a stone quarry and pillaged of stone blocks ...
... and felt better. We ate at Settimo all'Arancio and it was delicious and relaxing - mom and I split steak with rosemary and potatoes and spinach and dad got carbonara, which is bacon, pecorino, and egg pasta (it sounds weird, but it's DELICIOUS). After dinner, we went for gelato at Giolitti and it was FABULOUS. (mom and I had amaretto and dad had mint, but he wished he had amaretto) Our evening walk was great - much cooler, much less crowded, etc. We had ...
... line and walk right in to explore. I couldn't believe that I was seeing its complete detail and structure that has been standing since 72 AD. We walked all around and even circled around the outside to check out its forum and other Roman ruins surrounding it. Our next sites were the Pantheon, Santa Maria Basilica, and the Spanish steps. By the time we were done we were all so exhausted and all we wanted was to return to Florence. Rome has so ...
... beacause we purchased it for a specific train it didn't
need to be validated, plus we hadn't seen validating machines on the
platform. He informed us that this offence lead to a 50eu fine and got
out his little book to write up our details and I burst out crying as it
had been such a **** day. Between sobs I told him we didn't know and
that I didn't have 50eu etc and I must've made him feel so uncomfortable
that 5 mins after me sobbing away he said we could get off ...
What a whirlwind of a day. Met with everyone for breakfast at the hotel then hopped on the hop on hop off bus. We took the 2 hour tour around the city then road it back around to the Colosseum. The bus had a head set that we could set to English and we listened to the tour. As we rounded every corner we witnessed a new surreal piece of the landscape. Beautiful, amazing, breathtaking. I took a ...
Other places to stay in Rome
Viale Castello Della Magliana 65, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $93
- Good deal if you don't mind the location
- Spacious, convenient, affordable way to start/end trips
- Good ending to our Italy trip
Vatican City, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $149
- Central to all the major sites in Rome
- Hot, Noisy, You Can Do Better
- Nice but noisy
EUR, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $106
- Enjoy your stay, don't make a fuss about the distance !
- Good hotel, very friendly staff
- Depends on your priorities -- I liked the hotel a lot
Monte Mario, Rome | 5 star hotelfrom $465
- Treated like royalty
- The Cavalieri Hilton is Outstanding
Historic Center, Rome | 5 star hotelfrom $340
- Top Notch Hotel
- Westin Excelsior March 2004
- Fantastic Empire stile hotel
Historic Center, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $174
- A great hotel for a city break
- If you want to be next door to the station...
- Not really a 4* hotel
Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $101
- Bad impression
- Thank you Trip Advisor! Spot on!
- Good hotel, questionable location!
Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $140
- $$ = what you get
- Near city with a pool
- Acceptable but not great
Ciampino Airport, Rome | 2 star hotelfrom $93
Vatican City, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $150
- Visconit Palace - Excellent Value
- Good location & Reasonably priced
- Good hotel
Via Colonnello Tommaso Masala 54, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $132
- Very Nice Hotel Outside Center of Rome
- Really outside town
- Disorganised expense
Ardeatino, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $210
Castro Pretorio, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $96
- Great service!
- Rome Is Calling Me Back
- What a Load of Rubbish
Historic Center, Rome | 5 star hotelfrom $305
- EXCELLENT IN EVERY WAY
- Loved it
Appio Claudio, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $62
Via Prenestina, 944, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $72
- A good stopping point - on your way to city centre
- One miserable experience after the other
- Not recommended
Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 3 star hotelfrom $67
- Do not go
- This hotel is hell on Earth
- Great for tour group
Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $70
- Great Hotel! Loved it!
- Great hotel
- Great hotel
Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $115
- Very good hotel in a quiet place!
- Nice, but too far from major attractions
- The Villa in the Pines
EUR, Rome | 3 star hotelfrom $80
- Great hotel but not for tourists
- Una mala ubicación, un buen hotel
- Un hotel muy bueno
Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $159
- Refurbished Rooms
- Come on! It wasn't that bad.
- Not a **** hotel!!!!
Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $92
- Great Value
- A great hotel in great grounds
- Simply Fabulous!
Historic Center, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $124
- Perfect location
- Very Central
- Great location
Historic Center, Rome | 3 star hotelfrom $66
- Poor time at the Porta!
- Loved our stay here
- Very noisy hotel
Suburbio Aurelio, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $85
- Generally good
- NOt very central to the sights
EUR, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $71