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The Vatican Museum was amazing. There is a stunning collection of Renaissance artwork and sculptures here. The girls were a little grossed out by the 3000 year old mummy in the Egypt room. The gallery of maps and the tapestry room were particularly impressive, but we were most astonished by the Raphael rooms – especially the Stanza della Segnatura, with ...
Day 60 We caught a taxi to PAC GUELL it is a park that Gaudi built and were he lived for most of his life, it has been left to the people of Barcelona, what a wonderful gift, it doesn't cost any money to go there. It's set high on a hill overlooking the city. When you go through the gates there are a couple of small Gaudi houses and then you go up a staircase between mosque walls and in the middle of the stairs is a very large mosques lizard. As we ...
... s tomb, Constantine constructed a massive 4th century A.D. Basilica on this site, right on top of the old Roman necropolis. This old Saint Peter's Basilica stood until the current Basilica was constructed in the 1500s and 1600s. Constantine's massive edifice was sited directly on top of the Roman necropolis, thereby ensuring these tombs would never see daylight again after being buried in Constantinian foundational earthwork. ...
Today we awaken to an alarm, something I dread while on holiday, but it was for good and not evil... We made it to St Peter's square at 7:45am, what we thought would be time for a leisurely americano & a croissant, no way! The streets are packed with people and at 8:00 on the dot the gates were opened for people to start heading through metal detectors. **for 10:00 service mind you!
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... of the former and the later caused me to wet the inner layer of my insulating underwear I had bought in wholesale at Ross a week before the wedding... Finally our train showed up only 22 minutes late... We boarded the train... "Finally, this ship has set sail!" We departed the station and Florence became a fading vision in the distance as we headed towards Rome. It was both of our first time on a high speed train and we were pretty excited despite the mornings delay. Well ...
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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.