Hotel Gea di Vulcano
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... took 25minutes to get the tickets and to get inside so we were happy we didn't pay extra to go in the express line. The thunderstorms this morning deterred a lot of tourists but still they seemed to be everywhere inside the colosseum. We walked all around the second level, wow in short is the best way to describe it. We were expecting it to feel a lot bigger but it is still astounding to imagine it holding 75,000 people. We explored the lower ...
... the walls of the galleries. There were some spectacular tapestries including one of the nativity which I particularly liked. The Raphael rooms wer stunning and here I appreciated the audio guide we had hired as it helped me to identify the subjects of the frescoes. The Sistine Chapel was of course amazing but again, for me, I did not feel like I was in a religious or spiritual place which was a disappointment. It was very noisy despite the frequent ...
... it was fine. Low and behold, a good old fashioned protest was taking place, passing along the waterfront right before our eyes. Knowing better than to jump in to a protest without knowing what its for we looked around, read the signs, observed the people and decided to walk alongside and ask.
Specifically we wanted to know if it was "anti-fascist," which from our experience here aligns with rights for the people and ...
... team, Napoli, is given a very small area for their fans way up in the top of the stands, completely surrounded by security staff. We grabbed a hot dog and beer and settled in.
When the started playing the team song before the game I thought they were about to play the National Anthem as everyone stood to attention. They all sang loudly, then there were flares being let off with what look like small fires starting. This all happens in the fan areas, so ...
... more time there the places were just fantastic. If the views from Circus Maximus (Maximus is correct! Though it’s really just a BIG field) weren’t enough, once inside the places really come to life…sorta haha. I would suggest an audio guide, despite the horrible map and the fact that many places were blocked, once you got to the correct spot you it really gave you some amazing information and helps to visualise the place as it used to be. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Gea di Vulcano Rome
This is the second time I stay at Gea di Vulcano, and have always loved it. The rooms are clean and the staff pays a lot of attention to details. Plus, for me the most important factor is its location. It is within walking distance to the Quirinale, PLaza Barberini, Fontana di Trevi, Plaza Venecia and other interesting spots. I would recommend this little hotel in Rome.
Comfortable and welcoming
My husband, son, and I stayed at Hotel Gea in March 2005 and had a wonderful experience at the hotel. We had a triple room at a cost much cheaper than many other hotels in the city. The staff was very helpful, particularly Mr. Agron, the evening front desk clerk. Beds were comfortable, the room was spacious and clean, and the breakfasts were very good. The hotel is situated on Via Nazionale, a fairly busy street, but the rooms faced out on much quieter streets.
We definitely plan to stay at Hotel Gea the next time we are in Rome!
Great hotel & location at a great price!
Hotel Gea Di Vulcano is a relatively small hotel (about 20 rooms) located on the Via Nazionale, near Piazza Della Repubblica. We stayed there for a week in July 2004. The hotel is located at a walking distance from the Roma Termini train station, where the Leonardo Express train takes you from Fiumicino airport. The room was very clean, and furniture looked like new. The washroom was quite small, as the sink, shower and toilet took all the available space, but everthing was clean. Staff members were very friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed our stay at Hotel Gea, it's a great value for the money!