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... more than anyone else had.
Jeff and I had purchased a minimal amount of data for his phone to use if we ever needed it and we hadn’t really needed it and I had sort of forgotten. At the same time, we both had the idea to turn on the data and use a GPS to find the address. When he first pulled it up, it said we had a 9 minute walk. We knew we could do that so off we went.
Not having used the app before, we were ...
... br> Okay, you know you are going to get a history lesson here, but it is the last one of this blog. This land was originally the spot of Emperor Nero's Circus. This is where the chariot drivers would race around the obelisk, which was transported by emperor Caligula from Egypt. The square itself dates back to Pope Alexander VII who wanted an area where more solemn occasions could be witnessed by the faithful. There are 284 columns with 140 statues of the ...
... for the main course. The server’s eyes grew wide, but he said "Si!" and away he went.
Later he brought back a metal stand (kinda like what some restaurants
put a pizza tray on” and said “it’s a big dish.” He wasn’t joking! He brought out the biggest platter of meats I have ever seen. Salame! Prosciutto! Capoccolo! It was like we were in paradise. Along with the meats were bread ...
So when in Roma do as the Romans do Does this mean I have to don all black with a ring of white around my neck, if so I want to see the girls with (bad) habits as they are also all over the place. Train to Roma then just a 10 minute walk to our apartment on busy via Merulana 215. We waited for just on an hour which is the problem when you are dealing with third parties, anyway the time not lost as it is an experience just ...
... I saw my chance, and I took it. 'Take me to the best pizza restaurant in Rome'.
If anyone was to ask me what the quintessential Roman experience is, then I would probably reply with something like 'a ride on the back of a Vespa past the Colosseum on the way to a fancy pizza restaurant.' Which is exactly what happened next. Without any hesitation, Davide handed me a helmet, sat me on the back of his scooter, and drove out into the night. We whizzed past the Forum ...
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 $78
- Refurbished Rooms
- Come on! It wasn't that bad.
- Not a **** hotel!!!!
Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $100
- Great Value
- A great hotel in great grounds
- Simply Fabulous!
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