Travel Blogs from Rome
Only 90 mins after leaving Florence we were in Rome!! Took us a little while to find our Hotel but was in good walking distance so all good. As per usual we dumped our bags and headed straight out. We thought we'd get the HoHo bus, the stop was just outside the Hotel, so we could orientate ourselves, and were blown away by the city and everything …
... the whole Vatican grounds tonight, sweep out all the people (I wonder what will happen with all the street sleepers), then do a sweep of all buildings, streets, looking for terrorist stuff.
the area being shut down and swept has a radius of about one mile around the Vatican, so this
sweep is not easy.
Then, they will re-open the area at 5:30 am and the huge crowd will each be security ...
... return Carla to Mr Peugeot. This went smoothly and the inspection when we handed back the car was very cursory – does it still have four wheels? Have you got both keys and the manual? Have you got all of your things out of the car? Do you want a lift back to the airport? All very civilised and took all of five minutes to complete the administration. Much quicker than the pick up process four months earlier.
Back at the airport, we ...
... connection. The train pulls out and we get to see the glorious hilly countryside of Tuscany......but all too briefly we're constantly in and out of very long tunnels. Its very mountainous here and it's the only way a train 's going to get through.
Somehow there's been a delay and we're running 10 minutes late....surprising really, considering we've been going over a 150 miles per hour. I wonder what mussolini would have ...
... could I have worn desert boots for so long as a kid?
I have become quite enchanted with the local Italian beers, Moretti and Peroni (oh and
the women, did I mention the beautiful women? Lol) and tonight’s repast will doubtless be accompanied by beers (if not unfortunately the beautiful women!)
Roast chicken 'n spuds for tea, served with very little panache but it filled the
void. We had a great chat with a couple ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAccademia Hotel Rome
a great location, just around the corner from Trevi Fountain, 5 minute walk to Spanish Steps and easy walk to Roma Termini. The rooms were reasonable without being outstanding, bed was quite hard though!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Accademia Hotel Rome
We just returned from a 4-night stay at the Hotel Accademia in Rome. We had two rooms for our family and both were nice and clean. The staff was excellent, accommodating us in every way. As everyone else says, the location is perfect -- right around the corner from the Trevi Fountain. We really liked this hotel and would stay there again.
La Dolce Vita at the Accademia
We stayed at the Accademia in February 2004 and loved every minute of it. This small, personable hotel was around the corner from the Trevi Fountain -- what more could you ask for? You could re-live La Dolce Vita every night (minus the dancing in the fountain). Breakfast was great, the hotel staff was very accomodating (booked tickets for us, sent out clothing for dry cleaning, always called a taxi for us) and from here we could walk to almost every sight in Rome. And the best part of it all was having San Crispino gelato around the corner in a tucked away side street. We will return to Rome, and to the Accademia.
Saved the day!
After leaving an awful hotel in Rome, I was so relieved that Hotel Accademia had an available room for us. The location was great, right near Trevi Fountain, near bus line, near McDonald's (for 16 yrs. old sake), Internet right next door at cheap rate. The staff was helpful, the room was a nice size and the breakfast was good. I certainly would go there again.
Superb location, wonderful staff.
Just back from Rome. The Accademia surely made our stay even more enjoyable. Perfect location, very friendly and helpful staff, clean rooms, great breakfast buffet. Rooms vary a bit in size, and some of the bathrooms are a bit small. However, this is a hotel we would love to come back to!
My husband and I vacationed in Rome March 2004. We stayed at the Accademia Hotel and had a great time. The place was clean, the people friendly and the location primo! Breakfast was outstanding! We would highly recommend it.
Best location in Rome
Can't beat the location--two steps from ther Trevi Fountain and two steps amy from the Corso, where buses can take you anywhere you wish in the city.
Breakfast is another plus--not just a croissant and coffee!!