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... which just about as amazing as everything else. We decided to climb the dome of St. Peter's Basilica, which was one of the most terrifying, yet exhilarating thing I've ever done. I am completely terrified of heights, and claustrophobic as well. We had to climb up 320 stairs that were very very very narrow. I was terrified and actually started crying because we were so high up. When we got to the top though, all of those terrifying thoughts left my mind ...
... and went straight to the huge Villa Borghese gardens, very pretty and quiet with just a few joggers around. Strolling past the Villa Borghese Art Gallery I headed for the Vatican, intending to visit St Peter’s Basilica.
Just outside the Castel Sant Angelo I was asked for directions by a French bloke who’d pulled over in his car. After I gave him directions to the Colosseum he gave me a leather jacket and polo shirt in a plastic bag as a ‘gift’, claiming that ...
... here in Rome so I’m guessing they are a part of the catholic tradition.
As always, I loved the flooring (beautiful patterns worn smooth) and the lighting, but I think my favorite part of this church was the 12 bigger-than-life statues of the apostles that line each side of the main center of the church (just looked it up, it’s called the nave). The white marble is brilliant and the detail is amazing. And can you imagine, you can arrange to ...
... to get in the way of my idyllic beach shot! (See photo titled "what's that **** doing in my photo"). There is a lovely beach just around the corner called Arienzo. You can get a wooden motor boat from the jetty (a free shuttle) and then rent an umbrella, towels, beach chairs for about 8 euro. It has a great beach bar and restaurant so easy to spend the whole day there. We ,did visit Herculaneum on the Thursday, which was good because it is not a big area and we walked around and ...
... second biggest in Rome, and it is well-used by all. Families and kids cycle and drive around, old couples walk hand in hand and young couples canoodle in what appears to be a snapshot of the Roman psyche. I feel a little like I’m in, or watching a film. A phonecall from David disturbs my daydreaming, and I’m making off hot-foot to the rendezvous, where he tells me that the bus has been broken into and much of the luggage is gone, and worse still the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Villa Morgagni Rome
We stayed at the Villa Morgagni on April 29th 2005 for 6 nights. We wanted to have a"quiet" hotel and this was excellent. The hotel is set back from the street and with double glazing the rooms are very quiet - some travellers in other hotels told us of horror stories with all night noise - but not here.
Exelent hotel, nice people, great room
We stayed at this hotel for three nights at the middle of May . The reviews we read beforehand were enthusiastic, to say the least. The reviews didn't exaggerate, the hotel was really excellent. The room was lovely. We stayed in room 310, which has a little balcony. Highly recommendable! The service in the hotel is great. They serve a nice breakfast (very nice waitresses - service with a smile). On the downside, the hotel is not in the center.of the city. We suggest you rent a moped which you can do for € 35 per day. The company we used brought the moped to the hotel. You can really use the moped for 24 hours. Great to move around in Rome by day and by night.
We heartily recommend this hotel to you!! Sally&Frank Wermenbol, Holland
Il bel hotel in roma
Villa Morgagni is located nr the University so not right in the centre of Rome but nevertheless there are bus stops and a metro station just over the road even the main bus terminal is only a 20 minute walk.
The hotel is lovely, nice rooms and decor throughout and there is a covered roof terrace for breakfast.
The staff are super helpful too.
Great value all round.
I would definitey recommend it and we will go back and stay there again.
Loved Rome! And I stayed at this hotel for a long weekend (3 days). As a single female traveller I found the location to be safe both night and day. The hotel is just across the street from a subway station and only two stops on the subway to Termini. I had a single room with a double bed and bathroom with massage shower. The room was decorated immaculately and the bathroom was marble. I particularly enjoyed the rooftoop breakfast. Room was cleaned everyday, and minibar kept stocked.
I would definetly recomend Villa Morgagni to anyone, and will probably stay there again when I return to Rome!
And an even better hotel at the price we paid. My wife and I spent the early part of our recent stay in Italy at the Villa Morgagni. What a find!
5 star luxury for a 4 star hotel
Having read the previous reviews, I couldn't agree more with them.
I booked the hotel up with Ryanair hotel services, who were fine. However, after I went into the hotels own web sight and noticed that they had "superior rooms", I contacted Ryanair hotels to see if they could upgrade me. They said they could, but it would cost quite a bit more. I declined at the time and contacted the hotel direct. To my surprise, they said it wouldn't cost anything, but it all depended on availability. When my wife and myself arrived, we were given one of the superior rooms. It was stunning.(one hint, never pour bubble bath in a hydro bath, it was like a comedy scene when someone poured a whole box of washing powder in a washing machine by mistake!).
What can I add to the other comments made on this page but to say when in Rome this is the place to stay. The room was not large but it was well furnished and the standard felt very luxurious. The staff Were very friendly and helpful and the restaurant recommended by them was very good. The only possible fault we found was that there was not many restaurants in the immediate area but what was there was good. The breakfast in the hotel was very good as well. The location of the hotel was excellent and appears to be a nice area. Rome is a wonderful city and the places to se appear to be endless, every time you go round a corner something else of interest comes into view to marvel at.
After reviewing many different online resources/recommendations we chose Villa Morgagni for our first stay in Rome (21st - 25th of April) and were extremely pleased with our choice. The location of Villa Moragni is great - just 2 minutes to the next Metro station - and also less noisy than most other areas that we came across in Rome. Our room on the fourth floor was excellent - if a little small (by american standards) - and included not only a beautyful, large terace overlooking some nice roman houses, but also a jacuzzi that made you feel like in heaven after the long strolls through the city. In addition it has a wonderful, very clean and at most times empty turkish bath & sauna in the basement that we highly recommend. Breakfast on the rooftop terace was equally rich (eggs, wonderful italian ham and fine cuts, fresh fruits and obviously great coffee) and of excellent quality. The concierge was friendly, helpfull and well informed in assisting us with restaurant reservations and ticket bookings. Overall we had an extraordinary good time and would come back to this place any time.
Villa Morgagni was excellent!
A friend and I stayed here from March 5-9, 2004. The hotel was excellent. We had a large (by European standards) room with huge windows and a great! jetted tub. The staff was very friendly and gave us a couple of great restaurant recommendations. Breakfast was fresh fruit, yogurt, granola, cheese, meats, eggs, and several kinds of pastries. Best of all, since Rome can be a very noisy city, the hotel was exceptionally quite. It is set a bit off the street in what looked like a largely residential area. The subway (Policlinico) is around the corner and up about a block so it is incredibly convenient to travel from the hotel to the noisy and chaotic city center. Without a doubt I would return.
My husband, son and I stayed at the Villa Morgagni for 6 nights in December. The hotel is one block from the Policlinico Metro stop and bus stop. Very convenient to public transportation. The triple room was spacious by European standards and very, very clean. The beds and sofa bed were comfortable. The bathroom had a jucuzzi tub which was great to soak in after a day of site-seeing. The turkish bath and dry sauna at the hotel was top of the line. The hotel staff was very attentive and helpful. We utilized the hotel's shuttle service to and from the hotel to the airport. The driver was on time and very accomodating. He met us at the airport right after we picked up our bags from the carousel. He pointed out the sites as we drove to the hotel. The morning breakfast was lovely. Good choice of foods displayed beautifully. We highly recommend this hotel. It is set back from the street and is very quiet at night. A wonderful choice!!