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... than old newspapers. The skies open up and it pours with rain. We wonder how our families are faring in the Forum, which has no shelter at all.
Cesar and Suzy have a US telephone plan that allows them to communicate between each other just about anywhere in the world, so Suzy phones Cesar and tells us that they are all drenched, sheltering under a tree. Poor things, while we are comfortably consuming fish and chips with a tasty Peroni birra by ...
... every time somebody said how Rome was founded by the brothers Romulus and Remus, I still go back to Star Trek.
Now we make it around the back to Circus Minimus. That is not a mistype, it is no longer Circus Maximus because there is nothing there but a hole in some dirt. I have watched Ben-Hur 23 times and this was the greatest arena ever, and now all that is left is some dirt, and a dog running around, and some cargo truck. ...
... turns out, it was a large group of college kids from Loyola University in Chicago. They run a program in Rome over the summer with about 100 kids. I was able to pass most of the time by talking to them about their experiences so far. Finally at 10:30, with the Pantheon filled to the doors with sweaty church goers, mass began. The bishop celebrated the mass, so that was a neat surprise, although the real surprise would come at the end. After communion, and the bishop gave the ...
Wednesday April 2 I spent the day with the ancients in the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill... Wellllllll...I finally got to explore the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, and the Colosseum! I splurged on the audio guide and spent hours wandering around the very unlevel stone pathways. I thought it would be fun to ride my mountain bike around there - that's how unlevel it is. I started in the Forum...but I don't know how to start putting into words what ...
Since my last entry nothing too crazy has happened, I took my Italian midterm, I got a terrible European haircut because of the language barrier between me and the barber, and I survived the Lazio-Roma derby at Stadio Olimpico. The Italian midterm was fine, I will probably get it back tomorrow and hopefully I did well. After the midterm, I decided to get my haircut because it was getting a little long for my liking. Unfortunately, the barber at the place I decided to go ...
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
Innenstadt, Rome | 5 star hotelfrom $124
- 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
Sannomiya Station, Rome | 5 star hotelfrom $69
Via Principe Amedeo 3, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $189
- 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