Travel Blogs from Rome
Charlotte was the usual early bird while Angela and I slept in. Lots of birds and activity in the streets to encourage you to get up. Another issue: no hot water. But we mastered the Italian washing machine! Yeah! Best of all we found the car! We ventured out into the town mingling with the natives. Still doing quite well with our Italiano. Not …
Angela arrived in Richmond the afternoon of Wednesday, May 1, 2013. We celebrated with dinner at Eva's after repacking Angela's bags several times. Kristen took us to the airport. Issue # 1: We unexpectedly had to check our bags at the gate as too many other people had too much luggage leaving no room for ours. We took note to just walk up and get …
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Anyways there are many incredible things about the ancient city. The city was supposedly founded in the 4th century BC! That is incredibly old! Initially, it was founded as a military outpost since the city was at the mouth of the Tiber River on the Mediterranean. If any invading navy got past Ostia, they could sail right up the Tiber into Rome. Another very interesting fact, one that a student of the liberal arts might appreciate, is that ...
... hand over my camera bag. I must have looked like a complete weirdo but it kept the potential thieves away.
We found our hotel after what felt like hours of map reading. It was probably only 20 minutes. Instantly we were taken aback by something we had read about in guidebooks but didn't possibly believe could be true. In Rome, you can step out wherever you desire into the street and traffic will screech to a halt allowing you ...
... function was to stage gladiatorial and other games. We were able to see the maze of tunnels and shafts under the stage which were used to bring the animals and gladiators to the stage. Again it's amazing to actually see a part of history!
Our next stop was Capitolino which was the center of the city's military, religious and political life. Today this area is occupied by Piazza del Campidoglio, a square laid out ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Lirico Hotel Rome
We picked this hotel based on the reviews from Tripadvisor, and we were not disappointed. This is a great little hotel that is about 5 minutes from the termini train station. The hotel is extremely clean and has a wonderful help staff that spoke very good english. The breakfast room was very quaint and served a wonderful breakfast every morning. Our room faced on to the Opera house across the street, a perfect view. The decor was the best we had been at in Italy. Fabric covered walls with big drapes and perfectly accented furniture. The Lirico web site does this hotel justice. We got the best deal through the web site when we scheduled the room. We are real walkers, and the time it took us to get to most of the attractions was a little longer than those mentioned in the other reviews, but still close. It took us about 20 minutes to walk to Trevi Fountain and about 45 to walk to the Vatican. This hotel is definitly not for the disabled or the elderly, although most of Italy is not. As other reviewers have stated, there is a long stairway that leads to the hotels lobby on the second floor - no elevator. Otherwise this is a great spot. On a side note, even though it looks cheesy with its neon lights, the little pizzeria at the end of the via delle Viminale (a 20 second walk from the hotel) is great and served a great pizza for only 5 euros. Another side note, we stumbled upon what looked like a great restaurant over by the piazza di spania called Restarante 34. This place was packed and looked to have amazing food. We had reservations for the night before we left but were unable to make it. Definitely give it a try.
We based our choice of the Hotel Lirico on the reviews from the trip advisor site and we were not disappointed. The hotel staff were extremely helpful and the room was well decorated, clean and comfortable. Rates were very competitive.
Excellent location, 5 minutes walk from Termini rail station. The hotel is on the first floor at the end of Via Viminale (parallel to Via Cavour). The hotel is 5 minutes walk from Maria Maggiore and 8-10 minutes from the Colleseum/Forum, 10-15 minutes walk from the hotel to Trevi and another few minutes to the Spanish steps. The reception is small but cosy, the room was medium size but in perfect condition and very nicely decorated. The bathroom was small but in perfect condition, with bath/shower and bidet. Air conditioning also. Small bearkfast room with nice continental breakfast. There is a handy small cafe/bistro beside the hotel and a small supermarket a few steps away in the next building(in the basement). The hotel room wasn't cheap but was well worth it. We read the other reviews before we booked it and concur with the them. We would recommend this hotel to our friends if visiting Rome.
We stayed at the hotel between 2nd and 5th Feb 2004. Prior to arrival requested info on transfers from airport to hotel. E mail received within 24 Hours arranging taxi and giving train alternatives. On arrival we were given a map of the city and details of tours available.
A Very good hotel, totaly refurbished. Good location , welcoming staff.
Good breakfast in a nice breakfast room. Room nicely decorated with very good bed. Recommended
We stayed in February 2003. The hotel was very clean, the staff was friendly and always at the desk, and the breakfast was better than most at hotels. The room was slightly smaller than the standard American hotel room, average for Italy. It's only a few blocks from the main train station (and right next to the opera hall), so we were able to walk there with our luggage. It's also easy to walk to any of the sites in the Colosseum area, or back to the train station for the subway.
Very nice - recommended
Nicely-decorated, clean, but small rooms. En-suite full bath with hair dryer and towel warmer.
You have to climb one flight of stairs on entering the hotel, then there is a tiny elevator up to the rooms.
Friendly, English-speaking staff. Beverages, wine, beer, some liquors available 24 hours - just ask at the desk. Breakfast is included, but its not great. Just have some coffee or capuccino and a croissant to get going, and get some real food elsewhere. Skip the "orange juice", which is really orange Kool-Aid.
Very convenient location within walking distance of Stazione Termini. We walked pretty much everywhere from this hotel. Lots of restaurants/shops nearby.
Overall, would recommend.