Travel Blogs from Rome
... jam - easily fixed, just take to the wrong side of the street where there is no traffic and speed along that for a few hundred metres! Pedestrian crossing - what's that, just decoration on the road, nothing to do with people trying to cross on foot!! After arriving, safely thankfully, we went for a walk to get our bearings, took in some amazingly ornate architecture, visited the Pantheon - wow, the Trevi Fountain and had our first real italian pizza for dinner beside the Lindt bunny ...
Travel tip: If flying with connections, make sure the ticket agent checks you in for all flights and gives you boarding passes for all flights.
Transportation from FCO (Rome, Fiumicino Airport): I was solicited by a private car driver while walking towards the taxi stand. Because I was exhausted and upset from losing my coat and my baggage, I went with him. It was less expensive than ...
... to behold, hairs standing on the back of our neck and drenched to the bone (although armed with umbrellas and waterproofs) we marched into the arena with much the same feeling as those that would have walked in on it's opening 1941 years ago. In-case I haven't bored you enough, a few stats; could fit 60,000 spectators, but engineered to allow their entry and seating within 10-15 minutes!. 3 massive arched walls ring the elliptical shaped stadium with ...
Breakfast arrived a little earlier today, around 0815; more of the same. Croissants followed by croissants. By now we were grateful for the small box of cereal we bought yesterday! Sam had pre-booked entry to the Vatican Museum and we had a midday entry time so no real rush. Although we were only about 10 minutes from the Vatican City, the museum was on the opposite side so it meant another half hour plus walk to get there. We passed enormous queues in St Peter's Square waiting ...
Two weekends ago, I was able to get myself to Rome where an old friend, Alessandra, showed me around. Ale lives in Rome, but is originally from Milan. I met her through an exchange that she did at SDSU. The first day I got there (on the train), she took me sightseeing right away. I was so surprised at how close everything was. I literally saw everything I needed to see in one day, but since I was there two full days I also went to the Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica ...
Other places to stay in Rome
Viale Castello Della Magliana 65, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $112
- 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 $116
- Central to all the major sites in Rome
- Hot, Noisy, You Can Do Better
- Nice but noisy
EUR, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $98
- Enjoy your stay, don't make a fuss about the distance !
- Good hotel, very friendly staff
- Depends on your priorities -- I liked the hotel a lot
Monte Mario, Rome | 5 star hotelfrom $264
- Treated like royalty
- The Cavalieri Hilton is Outstanding
Historic Center, Rome | 5 star hotelfrom $305
- Top Notch Hotel
- Westin Excelsior March 2004
- Fantastic Empire stile hotel
Historic Center, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $146
- A great hotel for a city break
- If you want to be next door to the station...
- Not really a 4* hotel
Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $110
- Bad impression
- Thank you Trip Advisor! Spot on!
- Good hotel, questionable location!
Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $139
- $$ = what you get
- Near city with a pool
- Acceptable but not great
Ciampino Airport, Rome | 2 star hotelfrom $84
Vatican City, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $182
- Visconit Palace - Excellent Value
- Good location & Reasonably priced
- Good hotel
Via Colonnello Tommaso Masala 54, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $125
- Very Nice Hotel Outside Center of Rome
- Really outside town
- Disorganised expense
Ardeatino, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $99
Historic Center, Rome | 5 star hotelfrom $309
- EXCELLENT IN EVERY WAY
- Loved it
Castro Pretorio, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $165
- Great service!
- Rome Is Calling Me Back
- What a Load of Rubbish
Appio Claudio, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $71
Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 3 star hotelfrom $76
- Do not go
- This hotel is hell on Earth
- Great for tour group
Via Prenestina, 944, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $72
- A good stopping point - on your way to city centre
- One miserable experience after the other
- Not recommended
Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $82
- Great Hotel! Loved it!
- Great hotel
- Great hotel
Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $132
- Very good hotel in a quiet place!
- 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
- Un hotel muy bueno
Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $100
- Great Value
- A great hotel in great grounds
- Simply Fabulous!
Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $78
- Refurbished Rooms
- Come on! It wasn't that bad.
- Not a **** hotel!!!!
Historic Center, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $170
- Perfect location
- Very Central
- Great location
Historic Center, Rome | 3 star hotelfrom $88
- Poor time at the Porta!
- Loved our stay here
- Very noisy hotel
Suburbio Aurelio, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $68
- Generally good
- NOt very central to the sights
EUR, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $82