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... for lunch and gelato, we went to a place with 150 gelato flavours!! Just as we got our gelato it started raining. Although it was pretty cool to see it raining inside the Pantheon. We all toughed it in the rain as we walked to the colosseum. Luckily it stopped about halfway there. The colosseum. Wow! Just wow! It was so surreal being there and inside it. We got a tour when we arrived which let us skip the ...
... one of those two people bikes but I had no control so I just sat there and enjoyed the wind in my hair. The old bike could pick up quite a bit of speed and even had a motor type contraption that kicked in with pedal power. By the time we had finished there we tried to go to a museum nearby but it was closed. So we headed back to town and it would have been perfect timing to meet Mum and Dad however their flight from Crete decided it just didn't want to leave and instead they ...
... move out of the way each time !! Like most of Europe you have to pay 1 Euro even for a visit to the loo, we decided Elaine would do quite well for charging all night access !
Desert saw David finally get his creme brűlée after waiting for three trips since our first trip to Venice !!! He had been waiting for this every trip.
Finally after a final drink of grappa (wow that was strong, (Elaine chickened out !) we staggered back to the hotel for a good nights sleep ...
... were upset about austerity measures. Once we saw them come around the corner, we slipped off down a side street, so as not to be caught in the action. And managed to time it just right to see the changing of the ceremonial guards. Their marching and pikes stood in stark contrast to the no-nonsense heavy-duty police we'd seen out front.
Next we went to the Pantheon and listened to yet another audio guide. It was just huge and amazing inside. Once a temple to all gods, it ...
Today will be remembered as a day of epicurean delights! After visiting the Jewish Museum and Synagogue I stopped for lunch in the ghetto to sample the artichokes, most people were having the fried artichoke but good sense overcame me and I chose the artichoke salad instead. It was very thinly sliced raw artichoke heart with just a hint of lemon juice on a bed of spring greens. Following a tip I received via email, I strolled across the bridge to Trastevere ...
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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
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EUR, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $98
- Enjoy your stay, don't make a fuss about the distance !
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Historic Center, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $146
- A great hotel for a city break
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Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $110
- Bad impression
- Thank you Trip Advisor! Spot on!
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Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $139
- $$ = what you get
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Ciampino Airport, Rome | 2 star hotelfrom $84
Vatican City, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $182
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- Good hotel
Via Colonnello Tommaso Masala 54, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $125
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Ardeatino, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $99
Castro Pretorio, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $165
- Great service!
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Historic Center, Rome | 5 star hotelfrom $309
- EXCELLENT IN EVERY WAY
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Appio Claudio, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $71
Via Prenestina, 944, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $72
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Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 3 star hotelfrom $76
- Do not go
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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
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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