Travel Blogs from Rome
... t do anything halfway. The occulus in the ceiling has a window in it now, but the ceiling looks the same. The building probably would have been torn down hundreds of years ago, except it was turned into a church and then allowed to stand. So the inside is decorated with sculptures and tombs and paintings. The floor has marble panels in patterns, and the diameter of the cylindrical base is the same as the height of the building in the center, and also the same as ...
... good look at the Roman forum accross the way.
Next a drive through Rome towards the Vatican City walls. Here, some free time to explore and grab some lunch. The bruchetta pizza bread we ate at a local cafe was extremely average. The gelato around the corner was excellent! Huge serves and great value too. Next, time to pass through security and enter the Vatican, technically another country, independent and self governed. ...
... tend to be open most anytime during the day, so getting lunch at any time is generally not a big deal. If you want lunch at a restaurant. Dinner, however, at least at a restaurant, is probably going to 7:00/7:30 at the absolute earliest. 8:00 or later is more realistic. It is not uncommon for folks to start dinner at 9:00 or 10:00. We have tried to "train" ourselves as best as possible, but it often requires a fairly substantial snack in the ...
... apartment to make lunch.
Out then to revisit Trevi and the Spanish Steps, but Lou, Cheryl and I peeled off to avoid the climb, and I asked Amy and Matt to guide the rest up to Borghese Gardens and them back down to meet us in Piazza del Poppolo. Cheryl continued to the circular piazza, while Lou and I peeled off to shop.I found some boots, and Louise ...
... a great decision as the line for the plebs was so long I don't think it ended this week. Our guide gave us a history lesson on the entire life of the area, and even though it was an avalanche of info. it was fascinating never the less. The Forum, long buried, is absolutely amazing, especially when you can see what was believed to be there originally. So much history ...
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- 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 $125
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EUR, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $100
- Enjoy your stay, don't make a fuss about the distance !
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Historic Center, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $199
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Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $91
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Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $132
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Ciampino Airport, Rome | 2 star hotelfrom $95
Vatican City, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $144
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Via Colonnello Tommaso Masala 54, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $139
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Ardeatino, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $105
Castro Pretorio, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $173
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Historic Center, Rome | 5 star hotelfrom $306
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Appio Claudio, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $66
Via Prenestina, 944, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $72
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Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 3 star hotelfrom $71
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Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $84
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- Great hotel
- Great hotel
Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $119
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- 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
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Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $89
- Great Value
- A great hotel in great grounds
- Simply Fabulous!
Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $88
- Refurbished Rooms
- Come on! It wasn't that bad.
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Historic Center, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $166
- Perfect location
- Very Central
- Great location
Historic Center, Rome | 3 star hotelfrom $88
- Poor time at the Porta!
- Loved our stay here
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Suburbio Aurelio, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $87
- Generally good
- NOt very central to the sights
EUR, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $72