Travel Blogs from Rome
... the tomb of the Italian unknown soldier, then trekked back to the hotel for a bit of R & R.
The kids were spent, so Colleen and I decided to head out to the hotel's rooftop terrace for a drink and a little food. The night view from the top is just as spectacular as the morning view, and we had fun talking about our trip, and looking forward to our next adventure: the flight ...
... for the Trevi Fountain. The kids had such joy and wonderment in their eyes when we walked around the corner and there it was...it is huge- standing 26 M high and 49 M wide and is the largest fountain in Rome and one of the most famous in the world. The fountain is located at the end of the old aqua-duct that supplied water to Rome for more than 400 years. We made sure we all threw at least one coin over our shoulder into the fountain to ensure that we ...
... bands performing at the restaurant. One of which was a Janice Joplin cover band. We were surprised that even existed, not bad though.
After Rome we zipped on up to Venice. This is the coolest, most unique city probably anywhere. No cars, I still can't get over it. Literally no roads. It was wack.
Raoul and Ol' flippity-flop
... s called the “eternal city”. No-one can sleep due to the continual sound of the ambulance sirens which seem to be going whatever the hour. It’s not surprising considering how Italians drive, Romans were meant to be the great road builders but hardly any of the streets in Rome have pavements. However, this doesn’t stop the Italians flying down them at ridiculous speeds with wing mirrors missing ...
... at the end. Everything close very early around 15/16ish so it is much better to start early in the day and eventually leave other activities as shopping at the end. For dinner we decided to try "Ba' Ghetto". If you have ever tried the Jewish cousine this is the time to do. Roman cousine is inspired by the jewish tradition. I can absolutely recomend to have "carciofi alla giudiaca"; couscous and the shish kebab. Food was so so tasty and delicious. This is ...
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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!
Modern Hotel in a Great Location
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.
The staff were always keen to help and were more than friendly. They made our stay in Rome a pleasant experience and I would definitely recommend this hotel for this reason and it's great location - 2 minutes walk from the Spanish Steps.
There was some noise early morning, people walking above and we could sometimes hear the lift but not enough for it to become a nuisance. I would also recommend tea/coffee facilities to be put in the room as after a long day of visiting the sites, it would have been nice to relax in the room with a hot cup of cappacino!!
Beautiful people, great location at a reasonable price..
Terrific value in prime location
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.
Who could refuse such nice people?
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.