Carlito's Way Hotel and Hostel
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We woke up early today with a view to get lots of sightseeing packed in because we were both so excited to see as much of Rome as we possibly could. However, it didn't quite work out how we wanted it to due to the torrential downpour that decided to hit Rome just as we wanted to leave - we ended up waiting for it to pass until around 11am and then …
We woke up extremely early (around 7.30am) today to catch our train to Rome at 9.30am. After a cheeky Burger King breakfast in Munich station, we boarded the train. We ended up stuck in a compartment with a nice, old German lady and 2 insanely irritating German designers who were very pedantic about their seats, even though they were in the wrong …
... but good for posterity) the fountain at the base of the Spanish steps and the trevi were all being renovated. Our route was; Spanish steps which give great views, the Cavour and umberto bridges for views of the Vatican, chiesa de Francisco with three beautiful Caravaggio paintings (the calling of Matthew has a variety of symbols incorporated and demonstrated the light/dark approach so well), piazza novena with its ...
... restoration work being done when we visited. Most of the buildings one sees today were built in the two centuries each side of year Zero and some have stood up to the rigours of time [and abuse of Man] remarkably well. Possibly because many were built of brick rather than stone/marble so the structure was less attractive/useful to subsequent builders.
... has an intense taste, probably like a combination of cauliflower-broccoli-artichoke flavours. Holding its bright lime green colour after cooking, it is simply delicious. I think even George Bush ["I don't like broccoli"] might consider this one.
At this point, a quote here from "Sir Fred":
"Porchetta: Roast suckling pig. This is a wonderful dish in central Italy, particularly in Lazio and Umbria. Many Romans leave their city on ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCarlito's Way Hotel and Hostel Rome
It was an unusual set up as the reception is separate from the main hotel, but the staff were so happy to help - they walked us over our room, showed us around, showed us places to go on the map and how to get there and recommended an amazing local restaurant to us (so delicious and not bad prices!). The bathrooms were shared but this was not a problem as they were clean and the rooms were really lovely with a TV in them.
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