Travel Blogs from Rome
... and Rome through the Renaissance period. Given the limited time available to us, we could only hope to scratch the surface of the works on display, which are displayed throughout numerous galleries, wings, rooms, stair cases, and several outdoor alcoves.
We spent the first hour or so walking through the Pinacoteca, a gallery devoted to the evolution of painting from the medieval through the Baroque periods, which included several ...
... by torch and you get the full experience. Turns out, no such tour exists. Even though we were disappointed, we still walked along the regular, over ground streets to the Vatican. We got there at nightfall, and sat down for 30 minutes, staring in awe. The size, detail, and history was amazing. We realized that we had been walking for hours on end, and would not make it back to our B & B at a reasonable hour, so for the first time in a month, I took a cab ...
... This city seems cleaner and more tourist friendly (except for the crazy traffic). Most Italian speak english as a second language, so we haven't had to learn much Italian to get by. Italian language sounds both similar to French and Spanish. We say 'Bonjourno' to say 'hello' and 'gratziare' to say ...
... pillar. Apparently the wooden ceiling of the nave is covered in gold leaf donated by the kings of Spain from their American colonies.
We then moved on Museo Nazionale Romano, another of the huge museums devoted to material from excavations of Republican & Imperial, Rome. Although most of the statues are copies of much earlier Greek ones they are wonderful to see & it holds a great series of portraits of most of the Caesars & ...
I just wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas (or Buon Natale as the Italians say) and hope you spend it with the ones you hold most dear. It is difficult to be so far away from everyone I love back home this year, yet there is still ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Caprice Rome
An good little Hotel with nice helpful staaff. Once you get pass the Cicacica Boom Club (which we never noticed) the location was excellent - we were within walking distance to everything we whated to see - The spanish steps - Roman Forum - Colssium - Circus Maxium - De Triva - Excellent restaurants - close to the subway. We would definitly return.
ONLY PROBLEM - EVERYONE IN ROME SMOKES -AND MAKES BREATHING AND LIFE MISERABLE FOR THOSE OF US WHO WISH TO ENJOY LIFE.
My husband and I recently stayed at the Caprice (22/23 December 2003).
We considered we got what we paid for. It was reasonably central and we found a couple of local pizzerias which were very good to eat at.
Reception staff not particularly helpful, but then we have no Italian speaking abilities other than gracia and ciao! Our room was adequate, clean, but very small bathroom. Bonus of a free breakfast was unexpected. Loved Rome, would probably stay at Caprice again because of its location.
Because we stayed at the Caprice for 11 nights and asked to see some available rooms on check-in, we were given a room with a balcony and a good-sized bath. The balcony, however, housed the air-conditioning unit for the floor, and make a horrendous noise when it rained. Breakfasts are great -- HOWEVER ... one morning someone came up to us in the breakfast room and asked us if she could buy a cup of coffee or if it was only for guests. While we were trying to be helpful to her, her accomplice was stealing my shoulderbag -- from the breakfast room! We thought the hotel staff could have been more helpful/sympathetic/apologetic, and when we asked if they were going to change the lock to the room (the key was in my bag), they simply shrugged their shoulders, and said the thieves would never get beyond the front desk. It was a painful and costly lesson; we still love Rome, can hardly wait to go back, but not to the Caprice.
Service-wise, the front desk person was very helpful in phoning one of the museum to change our reservation, without him, we would have miss it. They were friendly overall. But the hotel itself is old, the rooms are not consistently good. Our rooms look like old dormitory-style accomodation, the drawers, closets look so old, I was afraid to put things in there. Likewise, bathroom needs some work too (not getting my money's worth of $120/night). However, we saw housekeeper cleaning the room next to ours, that room look much nicer. A note of caution, the hotel is next to a topless club. But it was relatively safe to get back to hotel after mid-night, my friends & I went back in early AM a few nights after day trip to nearby cities. If this hotel commits to renovations, I would recommend this place.
A wonderful stay and comfortable surroundings
we stayed at the caprice near the spanish steps the hotel was lovely ans max was a wonderful receptionist very helpfull
I stayed there a couple of years back and the elevator can only acommodate 2 people at a time (?) and was broken a lot (luckily we were only 2 flights up). The 1st room we got was (literally) 7x10 feet with TWO twin beds & an armoire. I made a stink about it and they gave us a MUCH bigger room on the same floor. With the exception of Bruno (who was just a beautiful human being), everyone else on the desk staff was horrible. My friend and I were expecting the hotel to be near the Spanish Steps, but the hill it's on is treacherous. If you're thinking of bringing your family, forget it. The Caprice is RIGHT NEXT to a strip joint. You're better off staying at La Docle Vita B&B (that's where I stayed the last timne I went). It costs less and is 1/2 a block from the train, about 1-1/2 blocks from Trevi fountain and about 3-4 blocks from the Spanish Steps.
Small rooms and smelly elevator
This old hotel needs to be avoided at all cost. It is located near Via Venetto which is long over its glory days of the 60s. It will take you an hour to get to the main sites in Rome. The hotel staff has very little information to share with the guests and generally unfriendly. The elevator has a terrible odor. We had to hold our noses each time we got into the elevator!!!! The rooms are small and the carpets dirty. Someos the plaster work on the walls are falling off. The bathrooms are fairly new but very small. A standing room shower with a sink is all you are going to get. No place but the ground to put your personal stuff.