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Mario was there at 10:00 as scheduled and we took off to find a taxi and head to Vatican City. He said that people on their 5 ½ hour tour of the Vatican walk 8 miles. Ours was a 5 hour tour of the Vatican and Castle San Angelo and we must have walked close to that and lots of steps.
Started in the …
And the fun begins. After a slight delay, boarded our flight in Atlanta and were told there'd be a bit more delay. No problem. But Oh what’s that? An incessantly yipping dog directly behind us. This is going to be fun – 10 hours of yip yip yip. Delta to the rescue. The owners were given the option of …
All roads lead here, and so - here we are, in the eternal city of Rome...the sky is always blue here, the women are always beautiful, the people are always happy, and wine - not water! - is flowing in the Tiber river...no wonder all the roads lead THERE!
Well, maybe I exaggerated a little...but only a little!!! ... …
Two Quick Passes at Roma Our belly-belts were stuffed with documents, currency and credit cards for our first to Italy (and Europe). We'd planned for months: airline tickets in December, hotels in January, train seats in February, guide books, maps, and traveler's Italian. Rome, Tuscany and Venice were everything we'd hoped they'd be, and much more …
... internationally recognized sovereign city-state. We will include details of our visit today to St. Peter's with our entry tomorrow, after we've gone back to the area to tour the Vatican Museum.
But to fuel up after our first day of touring the city, we ate supper at the witch themed La Mela Stregata bar and gelateria. Dishes ordered by our table: lasagne, cheese and cream tortellini, lemon and red fruit gelato, chocolate, vanilla and pistachio gelato. Then we ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Modigliani Rome
What a great start to a vacation
My mother and I just returned from a three week vacation traveling around Tuscany, but we started in Rome. We too had room # 603 with the balcony looking out at the Quirinale, Vittorio Emmanuele and St.
Peter's. What a fantastic way to start the trip- The room was the perfect size and the hotel staff was very welcoming and even let me practice my Italian on them. The sounds of the bells every day was very restful. The only thing I would say not in favor of the hotel is the walls are very thin. We heard all of the conversations the room next to us was having at all times of the day and night. Perfect location and amenities- great local restaurant around the corner on via degli artisti.
Todd & I recently spent 8 nights in Rome in the most delightful hotel! The Hotel Modigliani is a small hotel on Purificacione, just off the Piazza Barberini, near the Spanish Steps. It's less than 4 years old and nicely, if simply, decorated in a more modern style. We splurged & stayed in the best room...on the top floor, looking out from the balconey onto the beautiful city in front of us. It was just the 2 of us and we had plenty of room. You really could sleep 4 people if you needed w/ the 2 couches being more like day beds. The bathroom has a toilet, bidet, sink and a small shower. (When I say small, I mean small, but a normal size person will be fine w/ it). The room was immaculate and quiet. The hotel includes breakfast and we were more than happy with the chioces-pasteries, cereal, juice, fresh fruit (we had blood oranges evry AM), yogurt, bread, cheese, meat! It was a great way to start our busy days in Rome. All of the staff in Hotel Modigliano was wonderful. I can guarantee that we will return there the next time we go to Rome. We loved Rome & we loved the Hotel Modigliani!
I found this hotel on the one of the internet and although their web page does not do them justice, decided that this hotel was in the right spot for us. The staff were very helpful in providing directions to the hotel via the bus and metro and if you do decide to travel this way it is very cheap and easy to find the hotel as it is only a two minute walk from the metro station at Barberini. On arrival, we were greeted by Maximo with a huge mile and made us feel very welcome. The hotel reception at first glance was small but my first impression was it was extremely clean and modern with artistic paintings on the wall of the lobby.
We chose this hotel for price, location and because we usually stay at B&B's recommended by Karen Brown. Our large deluxe superior room with private balcony was exactly as described, the staff was extremely helpful and courteous, and we had a very pleasant 5 night stay. We couldn't leave the balcony doors open all night because of occasional street noises, but with the doors closed it was quiet enough to get a full night's sleep. The private bathroom was very small, something we expected in this prime part of Rome, and it was difficult to move around in it, especially if 1 were in the shower and another at the sink. The A/C for the building had also been turned off (or wasn't working, I don't know which) because it was mid November, and the fans for our room were quite noisy, so our air circulation was less than to be desired during half of our stay. All things considered, the redeeming values here outweighed the negatives, so we would recommend Modigiliani for an intimate experience while in Rome. If you also enjoy walking, this is a great place to be.
We arrrived at the hotel early and whilst our rooms were being finished we were greeted with a wonderful cappucino. We had a 5th floor room and whilst relatively small, they had everything you required - and more importantly were very clean. Would have liked coffee and tea making facility only because after walking the beautiful city it would have been nice to have relaxed in the room with a cup of tea before heading off again in the evening...but hardly a complaint worth mentioning really. The staff were very friendly Massimo, Stefano and Rachelle making us very welcome and yet not intrusive in anyway. Thankyou for a lovely few days - you are superbly situated to enjoy all the beautiful sites of Rome - we'll need longer next time.
I had considered changing our reservation, as I was not familiar with this hotel, but, in the end, I couldn't because the staff of the hotel is so incredibly nice and responsive. You email, and within minutes you have a response. You need help? They give it to you subito. You want a suggestion? They have one for everything. Walking into the hotel, I was a bit disappointed, but, when I got to our room, the disappointment vanished. Here we had a top floor room with a comfortable bed and large bath with a terrace which overlooked St. Peter's and Vittorio Emmanuele. The way the hotel faces into a courtyard allowed us to sleep undisturbed with the french doors open all night--no noise! Clean, clean, clean, comfortable, comfortable, comfortable with a lovely breakfast in the morning and with a smiling face at all hours to greet you. What more could you ask for? Oh, yeah, the location is perfect. It is places like this that you hope will make it for the long run.
Great Location, but noisy
This is a great little hotel in an almost perfect location. The staff is very friendly and extremely helpful. There is a wonderful little breakfast area as well. The only thing keeping me from giving the hotel an above average rating is the noise factor. The walls and floors transmit every little sound. If your neighbors are walking above you or moving a chair around, you will hear it. Seriously. Someone on the floor above us was wearing heels and we heard every step on the marble floor all night long. In addition the elevator is very close to all the rooms (the rooms basically surround it), and you'll hear every move it makes. If these types of noises and sounds don't bother you then the Modigliani will satisfy.
A Terrific Small Hotel with a superior location
The staff (Emiliano, Stefano, Silvio, Massimiliano, Claudia, Rachele) enhanced our visit from arrival to departure (8 days).You couldn't find a better location in a modest hotel.Trattoria/osteria recommendations were good and a short walk away. We chose to eat al fresco at La Scala practically every night. La Scala is delightful. Ask for Carlo. Osteria Giulia is a good value.The hotel is new and modern with many artistic touches. Beds are very, very narrow. The lighting is not good for reading. No CNN or newspapers; Just enjoy the view from your window. Breakfast is quite varied and satisfying. I can recommend it highly for seasoned travelers.
My husband and I were honeymooning in Italy July 2003, and stayed at Hotel Modigliani. I'ts a small, fairly new hotel (taxis don't recognize it) but, it's clean, excellent location, and the service is great!! You can walk to the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and so much more.. It's affordable. Highly recommended.
This place was wonderful and in a great location. The rooms are not large, but they are comfortable. From our room on the fifth floor there was no street noise. However, the walls are not thick and we could hear everything said in the room next door. Fortunately our neighbors kept their voices down and turned in for the night early, as we did. It's just a lovely place with lovely people working there. There's a great restaurant next door that serves all pasta dishes. Delicious! We would absolutely stay there again. Loved it.