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... to the Roman Emperor Hadrian. We then made our way up the steep dark corridor, maybe it was the rain but the smell of the dank stone lingered as we walked not knowing were we would find ourselves. Small wooden doors tempted us to venture off our set course but Ej wiser then her years urged us to press on. Small replica lanterns sparsely lit the passage upward. As light grew greater we reached the rampart. Ej learned in the epic films 'Lord of the Rings" remembers how the elves ...
... hemispherical roof, if inversed, would fit perfectly within the rotunda, suggesting a perfect sphere. The 30 feet in diameter oculus, which illuminated the interior, allowed one to contemplate the heavens from within the Pantheon.
The floor in the rotunda is curved with drainage holes, since rain water would come in through the open oculus. The geometric designs of the floor are made from different colored marbles representing regions of Roman ...
... took hold in Rome, St. Peter's Basilica was built stripping much of the impressive marble and gold from the Roman Forums.
Even so, the sheer density and amount of ancient structures still left in Rome isn't like anything I have ever seen. The Romans invented concrete and used it to build some of the most impressive buildings of all antiquity. The massive Colisseum was thrown together in only 10 years. I think it will take the City of Victoria ...
... the city for lunch, which meant over-priced tourist food at the museum's restaurant. How disappointed we were when we discovered that the exits all (save one, in the Chapel) led back outside to Rome. (Taking the Basilica exit from the Chapel would have been a bad idea as well, since I had checked baggage.) As we grumbled, we walked along the wall of Vatican City and stumbled at last upon St. Peter's Square, which swarmed (at 14:30) with people trying to get in for mass ...
... time to sit down and read through your lonely planet travel guide over a coffee, or even get out a map at a street corner to check directions and plan a route. Your focus instead is on the kids safety, knowing where they are, holding their hand, feeding them when they are hungry, getting their drinks out, answering their questions, picking them up when they are tired....... So what does one do? Get out and go for it!! Jump in a taxi to get to your destination, or go ...
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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!