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Sunday 11th May.
I successfully found my way to Tivoli today to visit Villa d'Este. There are actually three well known villas at Tivoli, which is about a 45 min train ride from Rome. It only cost €5 return on the train, which I thought was very cheap. The other Villas are Villa Adriana and Villa Gregoriana. I only went to visit the first one, but upon discovering Villa Gregoriana as I was leaving, I ...
... sleeping, so cute! There was a lot of information to go through. One thing I learned was that these celebrations and/or games lasted long enough for people to cook their own food on the steps next to them.
There were small oil burners they would cook their meat on. There was water a plenty due to the fountains and certain tokens suggested a limit on wine, so there would be no public drunkenness. I also learned ...
Woke up at 7:30am to get to our 9:07am train. Got to the station, had an orange juice and a chat to people, then boarded our train. Arrived in Rome at around 1pm. Got to the hostel and put our bags away. Then went back into town for a 4pm free walking tour. We began the tour at the Spanish Steps (which are the widest steps in Europe, and connect Piazza Spagna to the church above it. There is one thing in this whole area that ...
... women, called the "virtues". So this pope is buried in the midst of a bevy of barely dressed women! His ring was also on display- it was so big I at first thought it was a bracelet with a giant stone. Hmmmm. We left as the crowds arrived and went to a cafe nearby to have cappuccino decaffeinado and cafe freddo. We took a taxi back to the square that has our morning market nearby so we could ...
... the government of the rich and powerful Venezia. For 4 centuries (about 1150- 1550), this was the most powerful 1/2 acre in all of Europe. The doges wanted their palace to reflect the wealth of secular values of the Republic, impressing visitors and serving as a reminder that the Venetians were #1 in Europe!! I love the Scala d'Oro (Golden Staircase) with the 24 carat gilded ceiling and as you go up the stairs, you look back and marvel at the ...
Other places to stay in Rome
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- 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
Castro Pretorio, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $165
- Great service!
- Rome Is Calling Me Back
- What a Load of Rubbish
Historic Center, Rome | 5 star hotelfrom $309
- EXCELLENT IN EVERY WAY
- Loved it
Appio Claudio, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $71
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 $76
- Do not go
- This hotel is hell on Earth
- Great for tour group
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