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... offered by Mario indicates that the name give to the steps are in fact a mislabelling by allied forces during the war. They had been attributed to then Spanish due to their proximity to the Spanish embassy. In fact, the famous staircase leads to a famous French school in Rome. Nevertheless, the name stuck and it has been known by that name since.
By then we were about midway through our tour. Mario brought us to one of his favourite coffee bars in Rome- Teichner. We had ...
... break so gelati and coffee beckoned, we had been on our feet for 8 hours and we decided that we couldn't make it across the other side of the city to see the Borghese gallery for the 5pm time slot we had booked. Instead we got the metro again and got to the Spanish steps, which we didn't climb using the excuse that there were too many people sitting on them at the end of the day exhausted just like ...
For the first time in almost five weeks I traveled alone. I initially enjoyed my solidarity, but quickly found that traveling in a foreign-language country was difficult. I would have enjoyed some companions with which to explore the city, and struggle with the language, with. I spent two full days in Rome, and flew out on Friday, the 9th of August.
The trip got started roughly. Not only was my plane delayed at the gate, we also sat on the tarmac for ...
... of Rome's historical highlights. It didn't take us long to realize that we need more time in the city to really do it justice. As we drove around there was literally something historical that we should have jumped out of the car to see at every turn and in every piazza.
Now we will relax and recharge for 2 days on the ship - full steam to Athens! The ride thus far has been a smooth one. We are hoping for some sun ...
... airport staff during our layover in Frankfurt and another two hour flight... we arrived in Rome. (More on Germany at another time- please do not judge this country on it's airport staff, trust me, it's a beautiful country with good food, even better beer and very friendly people.)
For those of you that have been to Rome, you know it's quite pricey to stay near the major attractions and the rooms are tiny. This being my mom's first trip to Europe ...
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- Good deal if you don't mind the location
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- Good ending to our Italy trip
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EUR, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $100
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Historic Center, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $199
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Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $132
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Ardeatino, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $105
Castro Pretorio, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $173
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Historic Center, Rome | 5 star hotelfrom $306
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Appio Claudio, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $66
Via Prenestina, 944, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $72
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Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 3 star hotelfrom $71
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Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $84
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- Great hotel
Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $119
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EUR, Rome | 3 star hotelfrom $88
- Great hotel but not for tourists
- Una mala ubicación, un buen hotel
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Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $89
- Great Value
- A great hotel in great grounds
- Simply Fabulous!
Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $88
- Refurbished Rooms
- Come on! It wasn't that bad.
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Historic Center, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $166
- Perfect location
- Very Central
- Great location
Historic Center, Rome | 3 star hotelfrom $88
- Poor time at the Porta!
- Loved our stay here
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Suburbio Aurelio, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $87
- Generally good
- NOt very central to the sights
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