Travel Blogs from Rome
... town called Albano. Many UD students visit this town since it is only a couple of bus stops up the road and there is free wifi there. We spent a good chunk of the afternoon at a cafe relaxing and catching up on homework we hadnt been doing....oops. Dont worry mom, we got all of it done. I was glad we were able to explore the town because it has a few nice cafes and shops and it is a super easy destination for a relaxing/lazy afternoon.
... to the Vatican. Once we arrived and spotted the huge line up we were informed that it would take approximately 3 hours to get through the ticket line-up. We didn’t feel like standing in another line-up so we admired the Vatican and St. Peters Basilica from afar. While we were there they were setting up thousands of portable chairs in front of the Basilica because the Pope would be addressing the people tomorrow. Kind of neat. After a quick bite to eat ...
When I woke at 6 AM this morning I actually got up and was out the door by 7:30! When I was reading up on the Vatican area in my book I discovered that Wednesday at 10:30 is the regular weekly papal general audience. I decided to head there first so I could get into St. Peter's before the crowds showed up.
Too late! The papal general audience is when the Pope addresses the public who have entrance to St. Peter’s Square. It’s free ...
... probably the first modern running shoe in New Zealand. I still get goose-bumps thinking about them. An adidas shop in Rome still had the old brands available for purchase. I was tempted to buy them for nostalgia reasons & even tried them on but then thankfully slapped myself as the old body needs more padding these days. Sign in the ...
... Rome and made our way by small coach to Hadrian's Villa. I knew nothing about Hadrian, or his Villa, but Rebecca was a passionate fan, and her commentary on the way had me falling for him too. Hadrian was Emperor of Rome and was an incredible man with a lot of foresight into the future. at the age of 24 he was in an arranged marriage with Sabina, who was 14. He never loved Sabina though, as he was not attracted to women, and instead the love of his life was an Greek ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Torino Rome
We stayed in the Torino for 4 nights - there were 14 of us staying there as my son was getting married on 10th July 2004 in Basilica San Silvestro. The staff were most helpful, the rooms were lovely with everything you would need. The location is excellent just a short walk from the Termini station - do not take a taxi - our friends were charged 25 euro for a 4 minute walk! . I would definitely recommend it and would stay there again on my next visit
Fine hotel for seeing the city
I stayed in this hotel for 5 nights in April 2004. The hotel delivered all that it claimed on Expedia and I did not find any negatives worth mentioning. It was only a short walk to the Termnii in an area which has many hotels. It was a good base from which to explore the city. The building is well presented and the room was smallish but clean. The room was made up each morning including Sunday. Breakfast as advertised was on the top floor with an outside area where you can eat. The food was fresh although selection was limited. Overall reasonable value for the price.
We found the location to be great. It was right in reach of everywhere we wanted to go and all the taxi drivers knew where it was, which is great when you've had a few beers at 4 in the morning!
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LOCATION: The hotel is located within steps of the Rome Termini train and Metro station. The location is great if you plan to hop on a rail and visit other parts of Italy unless of course you're traveling light and don't mind hauling your luggage around town. The Roman Forum and Piazza Navona areas are both within 20 minutes walking distance.
Conveniently located near the Termini train station, if you are travelling by train. You would never guess this is a 4 star hotel by its interior and service. Unpleasant staff at the reception, rude even.
Rooms small, furniture depleted, bathroom ancient, shower miniature.
Clean. Very nice roof deck for breakfast, although the breakfast leaves a lot to be desired.
The hotel was in a great location if you are using the trains to travel around. It was HOT in Rome in July, and the AC worked really well - I'll remember the hotel for that if nothing else! The rooms were small and the showers were microscopic, but we had a nice balcony with a lime tree on it so...we were happy. I wouldn't spend a long time here, but a few nights' stay is OK. The rooftop deck is wonderful for breakfast, though the breakfast is nothing special.
This hotel was in a good location, close to the main train station, Roma Termini. However, I was disappointed by the service at this apparently 4* hotel. The reception desk was maned by an extremely miserable Italian man, who didn't smile once or even welcome us to the hotel. Breakfast on the roof terrance was reasonable, but no better than the breakfast we had staying at a 3* hotel in Rome. Luckily we paid a discounted rate otherwise I would have been very disappointed!