Park Hotel dei Massimi
Travel Blogs from Rome
... but it is great to be going home to my family. I can hardly wait to see them. Billy James Saint Peters Square Saint Peter’s Square is the most famous square in the world. It is also an architectural and engineering masterpiece and no visitor to Rome should miss visiting it. The square was redesigned between 1657 and 1667 by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, who was already working on the Basilica. Pope Alexander VII wanted the piazza in front of St Peter’s Basilica to be a ...
We hoped we would be in Rome for my birthday! We started it by getting up bright and early, back on the minibus and off to the station to get to the Vatican. (We have got the hang of this now ) knew exactly which station we needed to get to the day started a lot easier. When we got to the Vatican we expected it to me a lot busier, as the previous day when we had been past on the bus tour the queues ...
... bustle all around.
My mission for visiting the Vatican is to pay homage to my husband's Aunt Margaret at Saint Peter's Basilica. Arriving early via bus (#492 for those in the know), I find St. Peter's square fairly quiet and a short line to pass through security. They are working on Bernin's columns and statues on one side of the square so there is scaffolding.. surprise! You will always find scaffolding in Europe; you just never know what they are working ...
Arrived at the Rome airport and and then took the train to the Termini station only to find a demonstration holding up buses so we had an excursion on Rome public transit ti get to our accommodations at Villa Maria.. It included the Metro and 2 buses. I have to say it was exhausting! We went to Trastevere for dinner and found a great little restaurant and walked home...up the hill. I had a great tomato salad and spaghetti carbonara ...
... under a cliff so there was absolutely no wind and really hot sun. And the third day we walked around the main town (Fira) and relaxed. Our original plan was to take a ferry to Athens the next day but because it was so windy, they shut down all ferries for 48 hrs. Luckily there was an overnight one that night so we packed our bags and bottles of wine and jumped on the boat at 1:30am. The boys came with us since they didn't have any concrete travel plans. We all just ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service