Travel Blogs from Rome
... and we all got given roses at the end of the evening.
A full day again with visits to the Vatican Museum, St. Peter's, where Annie arrived in time for Mass, the Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum and Forum. Sistine Chapel ceilings were painted by Michelangelo, and other famous artists and architects, such as Bramante, Bernini and Raphael, resided for some time in Rome, contributing to its Renaissance and Baroque architecture. The building ...
... how do you trash such a historical city?!" There are also a lot of men selling items along the streets, everywhere you go. They run up to you, get in your face, and are basically relentless (the homeless beggers were the same way). A couple times, dad got pulled into pictures with street performers and people selling things. We kept telling him, don't make eye contact!
... Michelangelo's brilliance. What a sight to behold! The Chapel is huge, and it looks a magnificent sight covering the entire ceiling. Makes you wonder how he ever managed to paint that story standing having to look up the entire time which was 4 years! It truly was an honour to see that with my own eyes. Next on the agenda was The Roman Forum which is the old Ruins of the once mighty Roman City. Amazing to think they built Rome on top of Ancient Rome. We walked ...
... you some stuff but the Internet is so bad it wouldn't let me do that let alone Skype. Sorry but hopefully we will make it up to you in October. Tomorrow, we are on our way to Florence, I really don't know what to expect but if anything else in Italy it will be amazing. We have consumed our body weight in pizza, pasta and gelato (yesterday we had 3 gelato's!) which had been fun all on its own. When we get back to some decent wifi we will ...
... and even J.P. Morgan who helped finance this church. It turns out this church is the first Protestant church in Rome, built after the Italian State was unified. Today it is part of the Episcopal Church's Convocation of American Churches in Europe, together with other Episcopal churches in Florence and in Orvieto. No wonder everyone gets so confused, but in truth, who else woud they name this congregation after other than Saint Paul?! ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Livoti Hotel Rome
Other places to stay in Rome
Viale Castello Della Magliana 65, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $112
- Good deal if you don't mind the location
- Spacious, convenient, affordable way to start/end trips
- Good ending to our Italy trip
Vatican City, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $116
- Central to all the major sites in Rome
- Hot, Noisy, You Can Do Better
- Nice but noisy
EUR, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $98
- Enjoy your stay, don't make a fuss about the distance !
- Good hotel, very friendly staff
- Depends on your priorities -- I liked the hotel a lot
Monte Mario, Rome | 5 star hotelfrom $264
- Treated like royalty
- The Cavalieri Hilton is Outstanding
Historic Center, Rome | 5 star hotelfrom $305
- Top Notch Hotel
- Westin Excelsior March 2004
- Fantastic Empire stile hotel
Historic Center, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $146
- A great hotel for a city break
- If you want to be next door to the station...
- Not really a 4* hotel
Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $110
- Bad impression
- Thank you Trip Advisor! Spot on!
- Good hotel, questionable location!
Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $139
- $$ = what you get
- Near city with a pool
- Acceptable but not great
Ciampino Airport, Rome | 2 star hotelfrom $84
Vatican City, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $182
- Visconit Palace - Excellent Value
- Good location & Reasonably priced
- Good hotel
Via Colonnello Tommaso Masala 54, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $125
- Very Nice Hotel Outside Center of Rome
- Really outside town
- Disorganised expense
Ardeatino, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $99
Historic Center, Rome | 5 star hotelfrom $309
- EXCELLENT IN EVERY WAY
- Loved it
Castro Pretorio, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $165
- Great service!
- Rome Is Calling Me Back
- What a Load of Rubbish
Appio Claudio, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $71
Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 3 star hotelfrom $76
- Do not go
- This hotel is hell on Earth
- Great for tour group
Via Prenestina, 944, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $72
- A good stopping point - on your way to city centre
- One miserable experience after the other
- Not recommended
Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $82
- Great Hotel! Loved it!
- Great hotel
- Great hotel
Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $132
- Very good hotel in a quiet place!
- Nice, but too far from major attractions
- The Villa in the Pines
EUR, Rome | 3 star hotelfrom $88
- Great hotel but not for tourists
- Una mala ubicación, un buen hotel
- Un hotel muy bueno
Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $100
- Great Value
- A great hotel in great grounds
- Simply Fabulous!
Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $78
- Refurbished Rooms
- Come on! It wasn't that bad.
- Not a **** hotel!!!!
Historic Center, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $170
- Perfect location
- Very Central
- Great location
Historic Center, Rome | 3 star hotelfrom $88
- Poor time at the Porta!
- Loved our stay here
- Very noisy hotel
Suburbio Aurelio, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $68
- Generally good
- NOt very central to the sights
EUR, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $82