Travel Blogs from Rome
... that I did not follow what she meant. To me 'The big V' is Victoria, the state of origin football team, I didn't even connect the dots, yet I've probably said Victoria's name so loud now that it's very suss. I tell myself that I will make a move if she comes to watch Lego Movie with me, otherwise it will all be forgotten when the eleven new girls join us in Mykonos. All I wanted was what Reece had with Paige, perhaps it isn't for me though, good things rarely are.
... need a plan for visiting Rome, just a map, a starting point, and a destination - the journey will take care of itself and will always be filled with wonder.*
Here’s what we found ‘by accident’ on our way to Piazza Navona...
-the gardens of the Villa Borghese
-the Villa Medici
-Piazza del Popolo (with it's fantastic fountains, ancient gate and Rome's oldest obelisk as well as two stages set ...
... square. Usually the speaker would say the name, pause for a second for shouts, and move on. But, with us, he said our name, we shouted, and he tried to move on but realized he wouldn't be heard. So, he stopped speaking as we continued to have our moment, and still continued, and still kept shouting. At around noon, we heard shouts, saw the televisions light up, and knew the Pope was coming. Before long he was rounding the corner with a huge grin on his face, and came ...
... to Scott - have a look of the photos and see what you reckon.
After wandering through the museum we headed over to the cafeteria as Scott was in dire need of some "tannin".
After lunch we finished our stroll back through the area viewing old temples, roads, an amphitheatre, houses, etc., and headed back to Rome on the train.
That night we ate out "al fresco" at Ristorante Condor ...
... up inside! It was the loudest busiest place I'd ever been to! Dramatic organized chaos!!! I was overwhelmed at first and then adjusted it was... Awesome!! Our waiter was fantastic and a bit sexy! Not your typical beautiful man but there was something about him, in Sinisas words "charisma" (Italians have charisma!) he also brushed against you held your back or shoulder while you were speaking... In every sense of the word he ...
Other places to stay in Rome
Viale Castello Della Magliana 65, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $112
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