Travel Blogs from Rome
... the Jewish district was especially cool, apparently there was this small jewish population, and for some reason the emperor guy at the time tried to contain them in this walled community. But their population kept growing, so they just kept on adding more and more floors until it was too much, and their living conditions were terrible. Now the jewish district is beautiful and they have some of the best and most expensive restaurants! I met a really nice Quebec woman on ...
Wednesday, Oct 2
Sean, co-owner of "The Roman Guy" picked us up with a driver in a Mercedes to take us to tour the catacombs, underground Christian tombs dating from the Second to Fourth century when one could be killed for being a Christian. Romans believed in cremation, so Christians had to hide the graves of their dead. They dug about 375 miles of tunnels with graves four deep that were like shelves cut out of ...
... of expansive residences of many emperors but the grandest being of Roman Emperor Septimius Severus. Nearby is a smaller but similar arena to the Colosseum and direct access from Emperor Septimius Severus residence was "Circus Maximus' which was a race track for chariot racing capacity to hold 300,000 people!! Absolutely amazing!!.
From here we jumped back onto the Big Red Bus to find a place for lunch. Just near the Vatican we enjoyed a ...
... By now we had been walking for about 8 hours so had no energy left to do any more of our hop offs, so called it a day. We got back to the station, had dinner (we had no lunch as we were too busy), spent some time checking out the tourist stalls, and back to the hotel to do this blog. Surprised to find that there was free wi-fi, so here we are. Tomorrow we will head out ...
... the port that you can access Florence and Pisa from. Since we had visited both on our European bus tour over a decade ago, we decided to explore other areas of Tuscany. Rick Steve's guide walked us through taking bus and train to Lucca, a medieval town surrounded by a massive wall and ramparts. The inner city is intact, not destroyed during World War I and II. Trip was actually quite easy. ...
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