Travel Blogs from Rome
... Vatican Museum, and finally to see and hear the pope in-person.
Two weeks in Rome with my very dear friends, Dee and Mitch, seemed to fly by. Our tour guide (and blogger) was very informative wherever we wandered each day. We covered a lot of territory, mostly on foot, which gave us the opportunity to see the many shops and to watch the amazing variety of people we encountered along the way. Everywhere we went, whether to ...
... midnight you can see the girl carrying her head.” Every story was, “After midnight, you will see the ghost of ………” Sounds like the Italian ghosts only come out after midnight. Gia said Italians aren’t really keen on being out and about after midnight – must be the ghosts! By the way, I had lots of indications of ghosts floating about from my ghost radar but not too many spoke to me in English!
Long day. Must sleep ...
anyhoo craning your neck backwards to gaze in awe at the paintings is no easy feat with a dodgy back....luckily I had a heap of people hemming me so I didn't topple backwards because that would have been awkward!!!
Now St. Peter's Basilica was everything and more.....so very beautiful, so very opulent, so very big and in some places just a little it creepy like the dead pope in a glass case covered in wax!! The artwork in there is ...
... alongside the boat and removing the steering wheel cover. She moved around the boat with ease, a real natural.
Anita and I sat and watched and took in the cool breezes and sunshine.
Before long we were observing the Civitavecchia coast line from a distance and going in between the large cargo ships that dot the water like planes in a holding pattern. It was so wonderful being out on the sea, especially when Mario ...
I have rewritten the beginning of this entry at least twice, struggling to find a way to play catch-up. It's been about two years (!) since my last entry. I haven't looked at the exact date, but it's definitely been a long time.
So today, after going to see "The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey," I decided to 'pick up the pen' again and check-in. On this same date in 2003, I went to see "The Lord of ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Villa Morgagni Rome
Great hotel -very quiet - would definitley recommend
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.
The rooms and the whole hotel made for a really nice stay.
The roof top breakfast area made a great start to the day with the sunshine - and dont forget to ask for cappcinno coffee in the morning - they will make it specially for you.
The hotel is just two stops from temrini and a short distance form the metro station - very easy to get about. Although it looks as if it is far out, the Metro is so close this is not a problem. Some people have commented that the Metro was not of much use but we found it very good and helped you get across the city very easily - dont forget to buy the pass for several days as it makes the fares much cheaper
Staff were very pleasant throughout our stay.
Must also recommend the local restaurant "Emilio" - I think or something similar - a couple of blocks away, the hotel staff recommended it - not the most palatial setting but really nice food and lovely people and great value. We went three times!!!
We really enjoyed staying here and would recommend it wholeheartedly.
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!
Great Hotel At Any Price
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!
We booked one of the hotel's "Smart Rooms" for $160 Euro a night direct through their web site and could not have been more pleased. The room was large, recently renovated, clean and stylish. The room has a 27" flat screen plasma TV, hardwood floors, fabric wall coverings, and lovely decorations, all apparently new. The bed is confortable and the linen is new and clean.
The bathroom was large and clean and the "Smart Rooms" contain a much appreciated jacuzzi tub.
All this is housed in a lovely building that has Italian charm.
The breakfast on the roof top garden contained many options including hot eggs and ham.
The hotel is located in a quite neighborhood near the university. This means that it IS NOT within walking distance of most attractions. However, there is a Metro station across the street with stops at the Colloseum, St. Peters, and other hot spots. There is also good access to the bus routes. It never took us more then 10 minutes to get to where we wanted to go.
The location also means that the neighborhood is very quite and relaxing. Of the 4 hotels we visited in Italy, this was by far our favorite. I can't believe that they are not charging twice as much.
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.
The only down point to Rome was, like any large city, pickpockets. Be extra careful on the Metro at rush hours. My experience was of a young girl between the ages of eleven and thirteen who first came against me and tried to unzip my bum-bag and then came blatantly back several several times when I had seen her first trying and the only way to stop her persisting was to shout out to draw the attention of others around and at that point she ran back off the Metro without any reward this time. They are persistent.
Anyway, back to the hotel , we would certainly use this hotel again and recommend it as an excellent 4 star hotel.
Villa Morgagni - an excellent choice!
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!!