Travel Blogs from Rome
... was a lot of fun. I had the most delicious potatoes, eggs and ham thing ever. Went out after and met a fun group of guys from Manchester. It was fun to be out in a group speaking English : )
After packing in the morning I walked over the Madrid Palace. Its the biggest, most opulent Palace in Europe and it certainly lived up to that description. It made Versailles look middle class! No pictures allowed inside though and there's just no ...
... we saw the tapestries depicting events taken from the bible. Again so much detail and so beautifully made. They stretched from the high ceilings to the floors and about five or so meters wide. Next was the main event, the chapel. Our eyes had to quickly adjust to the change in lighting. The chapel was dim with only very low lighting and some natural light coming in from the high windows. The room was huge - and crowded. It is extremely high and very ...
... pants, made in Italy of course, but resisted with the "just fit" feeling...what if I gained 10 pounds eating pasta every day? Instead I bought scones...a bit dry but good.
I was to meet Giuseppe after work in the square at the Vatican where we had another walk through a different part of the city. My first "real sighting" of the Colosseum which was great to see up close and personal, remnants of ancient ruins, beautiful cathedrals and observance ...
... give it justice, and without even realizing it we spent a couple hours just walking around inside and seeing everything there is to see. When we were done admiring, we went to the Vatican museum to see the Sistine Chapel. We spent a few more hours walking around the museum seeing as much as we could until we were too hungry to continue. We left the museum and went to one of the near by restaurants where we had pizza for lunch. After satiating our hunger we ...
... to dinner and then the disco-pub again (where we never saw those Californian guys who owed us drinks! How rude). We had a pretty fun night together but still ended up in bed not long after midnight because we were quite tired from the heat and sight-seeing.
The next day we decided to go and see The Vatican. When we got there, we got roped into a tour for the Vatican Museum, but Sasha wasn't feeling very well so she got the Metro back to the camping place so she could go and ...
Other places to stay in Rome
Viale Castello Della Magliana 65, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $93
- 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 $149
- Central to all the major sites in Rome
- Hot, Noisy, You Can Do Better
- Nice but noisy
EUR, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $106
- 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 $465
- Treated like royalty
- The Cavalieri Hilton is Outstanding
Historic Center, Rome | 5 star hotelfrom $340
- Top Notch Hotel
- Westin Excelsior March 2004
- Fantastic Empire stile hotel
Historic Center, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $174
- 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 $101
- Bad impression
- Thank you Trip Advisor! Spot on!
- Good hotel, questionable location!
Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $140
- $$ = what you get
- Near city with a pool
- Acceptable but not great
Ciampino Airport, Rome | 2 star hotelfrom $92
Vatican City, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $150
- Visconit Palace - Excellent Value
- Good location & Reasonably priced
- Good hotel
Via Colonnello Tommaso Masala 54, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $132
- Very Nice Hotel Outside Center of Rome
- Really outside town
- Disorganised expense
Ardeatino, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $210
Castro Pretorio, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $96
- Great service!
- Rome Is Calling Me Back
- What a Load of Rubbish
Historic Center, Rome | 5 star hotelfrom $305
- EXCELLENT IN EVERY WAY
- Loved it
Appio Claudio, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $62
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 | 3 star hotelfrom $67
- Do not go
- This hotel is hell on Earth
- Great for tour group
Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $70
- Great Hotel! Loved it!
- Great hotel
- Great hotel
Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $115
- Very good hotel in a quiet place!
- Nice, but too far from major attractions
- The Villa in the Pines
EUR, Rome | 3 star hotelfrom $80
- Great hotel but not for tourists
- Una mala ubicación, un buen hotel
- Un hotel muy bueno
Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $159
- Refurbished Rooms
- Come on! It wasn't that bad.
- Not a **** hotel!!!!
Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $92
- Great Value
- A great hotel in great grounds
- Simply Fabulous!
Historic Center, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $124
- Perfect location
- Very Central
- Great location
Historic Center, Rome | 3 star hotelfrom $66
- Poor time at the Porta!
- Loved our stay here
- Very noisy hotel
Suburbio Aurelio, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $85
- Generally good
- NOt very central to the sights
EUR, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $71