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Travel Blogs from Rome
... the conversation between the curators: “My husband is good at fixing stuff; I’ll just get him to glue it back on, no one will notice!”
“Are you sure that’s enough glue? We don’t want it to fall off again.”
“What if we just make it a little darker here? I mean, it’s not like anyone coming through is trying to look at it...”
The Egyptian Museum's general director, Mahmoud ...
... animals in for special events in the centre ring. During archaeological excavations, for example, the bones of a hippopotamus were uncovered. Imagine facing one of those with your shiny little sword!
The steps leading to the main bowl where all the activity takes place are high and require some effort to navigate. James points out that over the ages a number of Popes gave permission to strip marble out of the Colesseum for use in building various ...
... were trying to understand where in the colosseum we were supposed to be looking, and it turned out somewhere in there we were supposed to have gone out to the edge and looked outside because they were now talking about the arch next door. Thanks for the heads up! :) There's not an organized flow for entering, seeing and exiting the attractions - you always have to double back at some point. You get tickets from one counter and then have to stand ...
... was. We headed into the church itself, but just as we got to the doorway, a plump Italian man came through and shut the door in front of us, "sorry, closed for today" ..what ! I came all this way and my church is closed, what the hell, I I felt like saying... I restrained myself, "when do you open" I said in my broken Aussie Italian, "tomorrow, 9am" he responded in perfect Italian. Well, at least I can converse a bit with these guys, and they actually understand me, that's one up on ...
... the Romans operated this venue about half a million people had been killed on the arena. On this basis I would have thought the place would hold some level of feeling. Quite the reverse, I felt it was devoid of anything. Even the cross looming up from the lower stands, imposing itself over what would have been the sand covered arena did nothing to make the place seem normal. But still worth the visit. ...
Other places to stay in Rome
Viale Castello Della Magliana 65, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $112
- 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 $116
- Central to all the major sites in Rome
- Hot, Noisy, You Can Do Better
- Nice but noisy
EUR, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $98
- 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 $264
- Treated like royalty
- The Cavalieri Hilton is Outstanding
Historic Center, Rome | 5 star hotelfrom $305
- Top Notch Hotel
- Westin Excelsior March 2004
- Fantastic Empire stile hotel
Historic Center, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $146
- 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 $110
- Bad impression
- Thank you Trip Advisor! Spot on!
- Good hotel, questionable location!
Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $139
- $$ = what you get
- Near city with a pool
- Acceptable but not great
Ciampino Airport, Rome | 2 star hotelfrom $84
Vatican City, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $182
- Visconit Palace - Excellent Value
- Good location & Reasonably priced
- Good hotel
Via Colonnello Tommaso Masala 54, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $125
- Very Nice Hotel Outside Center of Rome
- Really outside town
- Disorganised expense
Ardeatino, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $99
Historic Center, Rome | 5 star hotelfrom $309
- EXCELLENT IN EVERY WAY
- Loved it
Castro Pretorio, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $165
- Great service!
- Rome Is Calling Me Back
- What a Load of Rubbish
Appio Claudio, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $71
Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 3 star hotelfrom $76
- Do not go
- This hotel is hell on Earth
- Great for tour group
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 | 4 star hotelfrom $82
- Great Hotel! Loved it!
- Great hotel
- Great hotel
Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $132
- Very good hotel in a quiet place!
- Nice, but too far from major attractions
- The Villa in the Pines
EUR, Rome | 3 star hotelfrom $88
- Great hotel but not for tourists
- Una mala ubicación, un buen hotel
- Un hotel muy bueno
Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $100
- Great Value
- A great hotel in great grounds
- Simply Fabulous!
Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $78
- Refurbished Rooms
- Come on! It wasn't that bad.
- Not a **** hotel!!!!
Historic Center, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $170
- Perfect location
- Very Central
- Great location
Historic Center, Rome | 3 star hotelfrom $88
- Poor time at the Porta!
- Loved our stay here
- Very noisy hotel
Suburbio Aurelio, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $68
- Generally good
- NOt very central to the sights
EUR, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $82