Travel Blogs from Rome
... Weather in Rome is messed up lol. The morning was insanely hot and beautiful and then at like 2pm the heavens opened up and there was lightening and thunder and I was drenched within 2 minutes. I've never heard thunder like it before. I thought the skies were going to open up and swallow me whole. I've never eaten so much yum food. The Italians definitely got that right even if they didn't quite get the grip of manners and being ...
... in time for dinner. After dinner some people went to Old Bridge for gelato but I stayed back to catch up on my homework and blogging! So here I am, its 22:58, and I still have a lot to do. Tomorrow I am waking up early to go to a mass in St. Peters and then we have class and we might go to the Zoo or the Pantheon. Oh and it's Casey's birthday tomorrow so we are going out to celebrate! It should be a fun and exhausting day. Wish me luck!!
... We took the taxi to go back to our hotel. Once again, we got home just past 10:00 pm and again we missed swimming. We all washed and packed to get ready for Day 3.....going to Sorrento tomorrow and meeting my Godparents Concetta and Saverio there. Godfather Saverio is driving from Naples to meet us in Sorrento and to have lunch with us. Glad she still loves me as much to make such a long trek to see us......stay tuned for tomorrow.
... fall on him because it was so badly designed.
Jealousy was fierce and long lasting obviously.
We then did a tour of the Colosseum, the Forum and the surrounds with a fabulous local guide. She lived locally, loved Rome and brought the history to life. Fantastic.
After arriving at the hotel, we did a solo walk to the Church around the corner.
The Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore.
Owned by the Vatican, it ...
... since the resignation of the pope. With the closing of the Sistine Chapel last week culminating in the beginning of Conclave today, all eyes have shifted to Vatican City. The enormous crowd, made up of devout Catholics and simple tourists, now wait in Piazza San Pietro, watching and waiting. You truly feel like you have become a living part of history, simply by being here in the city of Rome. This is a momentous occasion and one which I feel very fortunate to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hiberia Hotel Rome
Just returned from 2 nights in this hotel. One front desk man was very rude and not very helpful. The only good thing is the location. Small baths, water leaked all over the floor. No view but quiet, nice buffet breakfast. No help with the luggage. Look elsewhere there are a lot nicer hotels in the area.
Hiberia is the perfect spot for your trip to Che Bella Roma! We arrived at Hiberia 11-21-03 for a 5 day stay. No problema! Everyone was very helpful, we had a great continental breakfast every morning with plenty for everyone. Walk out the front door and to the left is the Quirnale Palace and to your right you are just 3 blks. from Piazza Venezia and many historic Roman sights. You are smack in between 2 of the greatest shopping areas in Rome, Via Nazionale & the Via Del Corso. I found the hotel quite comfortable and very clean. In my opinion I would defintely stay again at Hotel Hiberia. They set up a wonderful tour for us to the Tivoli area and we were picked up right at the front door. Just be aware that Rome traffic can be very noisy no matter where you stay!
My wife and I spent 5 days in Rome at the Hotel Hiberia. We were finishing our honeymoon in Rome. I must say we were extremely disappointed with this hotel. The staff was rude and unwilling to accomodate us. We had no help with our luggage the day we left for the airport. Our room smelt as if there was a sewage leak in our room and our floor. The room was incredibly small and there was no bath tub.
We spent 3 days at the Hiberia in May 2003. The hotel is extremely quiet, tastefully appointed and located in a very historic section of Rome. We hardly ever saw anyone else, the breakfast was very satisfying, the staff was professional. Also, there is a wonderful and friendly snackbar/cafe across the street called Quirinale. We would absolutely stay there again.