Hotel Best Roma
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... able to get a sense of scale in the city, as well as see - at least from the outside - the major attractions, such as the Colosseum, Vatican City, and more. At the end of our tour, we came back to the hotel and took a much-needed 2-hour nap. It worked out well, because most Roman restaurants don't open for dinner until 7:00 pm. No early bird here! Refreshed by our nap, we consulted guidebooks and Trip Advisor for dinner ...
... till we had cleared their path, can you believe that in Rome? Our guide was well informed and filled us in on the peculiarities of each site as we motored around with short pit stops. The Colosseum, Italy's number 1 tourist attraction was our first stop. Yes Russell Crowe's hangout. It was quite a site to behold and impressive in stature though we only saw it from the outside. Now a modern wonder of the world, we may return to have a closer look ...
... the fountain it was packed with people enjoying an after work drink, or just catching up with friends. So we parked ourselves there, bought a couple of beers each, and some packets of chips, and enjoyed some people watching. By now our hunger levels were getting up there so we found a restaurant just off the square that we were sitting in. The restaurant was called Gia Angelleto??? We ordered the anti-pasto platter for two and a fennel, pear, walnut and roquefort ...
... and show signs of having been reused. One can almost imagine the builders of the church rummaging about the ruins of the nearby Forum and picking bits and pieces for recycling. Some of the columns, with their fluted carving, seem more appropriate for a Greek temple than for a church. On the 3rd column on the left side there is a carving "A CVBICVLO AVGSTORVM", which means "From the bedchamber of the Caesars". It would be really interesting to know ...
... 3 feet in the air* “Argh! Umm, yes, ok Sir” L ) and Campidoglio, as well as the Pantheon (where we got talked into a couple of photos with some 'Gladiators’... come on, you would too J), Piazza Navona (super pretty flowers, very nice), Mausoleo Augusto and up to the Piazza del Popolo (cool square, nice fountain and view towards Pincio).
We then head around to Villa Medici, but essentially by-passed the inside and ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility