Travel Blogs from Rome
... of Archimedes; a history of Carthage and Syracuse and the Punic Wars; ancient sculptures, statue heads of Roman emperors, frescoes, and tapestries.
We walked around the Roman Forum, and saw Trajan's Column and his Forum. Still raining, we made our way back home to our hostel and ended up doing the inevitable grocery shopping we had been putting off. Tonight will be spent staying dry in our hostel with our new friends.
... Piu, which is the cafe linked to Volpetti delicatessen. There we bought a pistachio arancini ball and a croquette to take away for later. We went back to Barberini because it was so good yesterday, and had another espresso and chocolate. I think this finally did the trick and woke me up proper. From here we walked up the hill to Aventino district. There is a place called Piazza Cavalieri di Malta where there is a locked door belonging to the church there. When you ...
... built on the site of a once magnificent stadium, the square became a public space used predominantly as a market place. It's most impressive attribute is its grandiose Baroque Roman architecture and the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers) by Bernini at its centre. We took in as much of it as we could before needing to revitalise with another Italian classic - coffee! We follow our directions to nearby ...
... the Rome and Dacia (north of Greece) a few years earlier. Apparently it has inspired many copycat triumphal columns.
Stopped for a ****** lunch of lasagne and pasta, which we didnt realise until we started tucking in. Didnt think it was possible to get **** carbs in Italy but we just proved that wrong.
Onwards to the Pantheon, where we rescued our lunch impressions by having gelato - pistachio, nutella and limonchello (fave). originally built as ...
... of construction for it's period. It's even bigger than I imagined. Afterwards we walked to the Forum. I had in my mind that the Forum was a singular building, but after searching through the very large area covered by ruins, it turns out that the Forum Is the whole area of ruins! The area is huge, and the sun was very hot (it feels much hotter than at home), and I got sunburned again. By this time it was noon, so ...
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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.