Travel Blogs from Rome
... in the north is smooth (albeit pricy with tolls), as we get closer to Rome we can tell that the infrastructure here is just not as good. What you pay for up north with the constant tolls is quality; as we get south, potholes and bumps become more frequent. Colleen's attempt at sleep as we enter the road to Rome becomes fruitless, and she peers out the window and watches the wheatfields pass by.
After dropping off the car at the Rome airport , our ...
... tour. It was worth the extra money to start early and in a small group.
We entered around 8am and whipped down the hall of the Vatican Museums to get into the Sistine Chapel before it gets busy; which it does. Standing or sitting in silence it is an unforgettable experience to see the work of Michelangelo and others on the walls and ceiling.
Then back to the Vatican Museums where the artwork and sculptures come at you from every direction. Is it a ...
... d'Este. Hadrian's villa is course in ruins but Villa d'Este gardens are intact. The highlight is the fountains throughout the garden which are all fed by gravity. I could have stayed there another couple of hours but, had to catch the bus back to Rome. With traffic it takes over an hour for the trip back. After arriving back I had a beer and the best pizza in Rome yet, right next to my hotel. It was Saturday night a lot of locals were eating there, which is always a good ...
... to Gladiator school. As we arrived it looked a lot like a dodgy paintball place in the middle of nowhere, and inside wasn't much better! Then our Doctori, Valentino came out and my opinion changed. I was sweating to death in the first 5 mins after some warm up exercises, then it was into the solo drills with the gladus (short sword), followed by using ...
... as on the main streets which made it an even more pleasant and enjoyable walk!
Along the Tiber River, we came across several ancient bridges, some dating as far as 62BC like the Ponte Fabrico (Fabricius Bridge) or the remains of Ponte Aemilius originally built in the 2nd century BC. I was quite impressed with these bridges’ magnificent stone arches with lots ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Miami Rome
The hotel's location is perfect. The hotel is centrally located and made it walkable to all of Rome. I walked to and from the Stazione Termini without any problems. The staff was very accomodating and spoke excellent English. I will stay at this hotel again the next time I'm in Rome.
Have just returned from a 5-day stay in Rome and can thoroughly recommend the Miami Hotel. The staff are exceptionally friendly and the hotel spotlessly clean - it has recently been refurbished to a very high standard. The only negative comment I would make is that the breakfast room is too small when the hotel is busy (especially over the weekend), and the choice of food is a little limited, although adequate. Would definitely use it again if going back to Rome.
Several things that make it great:
1) the central location - all the major tourist attractions are within walking distance of the hotel 2) the room itself - the air conditioning in the summer of 2003 was a godsend! v. good furnishing and comfortable interior decor as well.
3) Close proximity to Stazione Termini was v. helpful to first-time visitors to the Eternal City (like myself) 4) The generally friendly and helpful staff really makes the stay enjoyable.
A few minor lags like the little variety of food in the breakfast table but that does not detract from my opinion that H. Miami is a great place to stay in when in Rome. Highly recommended.
Very good hotel
Excellent hotel. Good location, friendly staff. Only negative was breakfast - cramped room and poor quality. Coffee was from a machine.
Hotel Miam's Excellent Location
On arriving in Rome, we found the Miami Hotel without any problem as it is located right in the city centre. It really is, as the hotel's website states, within walking distance of all sightseeing. We easily found the Colliseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, the Vatican etc. The hotel's reception staff were very friendly and helpful and the hotel room was very comfortable and spotlessly clean. We enjoyed our continental breakfast. We look forward to returning to the Miami Hotel in the future.