Trajan's Forum Mansion
Travel Blogs from Santa Marinella
Many of you may have been to Rome or want to go and many more will have a different view point than me.
Catholic or not, I found the Vatican itself to be this little piece of Eden among the ancient and bustling City of Rome.
Luckily enough, my partner had the foresight to book us an early morning tour. And by early morning I mean we met the guide at 7:15am (how unholy) before evryone else. It cost us 45 euros each to be ...
... had a good wander of the forum and the ruins then headed into town in search of the famous Trevi Fountain. Rome is a very clean and pleasantly smelling city, it is nice to not have the constant smell of urine when walking through the narrow side streets. There are also fountains throughout the city for drinking water – fantastic! When we arrived at Trevi Fountain it was as beautiful as we both had imagined. We sat on the bench for quite some time enjoying watching ...
... 8217;s Square, it was obviously incredibly crowded because the Pope’s blessing was soon! The Pope appears from a random window on the right hand side of the square. Therefore, you really have to be positioned correctly in order to see him at all. I was squished up against multiple people, but I had a good view even though I am a little short. Right on the dot, the Pope appeared at the window, and the crowd went wild. It was like a rock concert with ...
Thursday 14th July 2011
Venus to Rome
Up early this morning to pack up and
get away. Caught the vaporetto to Santa Lucia station and the
expensive (74 Euro) Eurostar to Roma Termini. Our hotel in Rome is
The Assissi. It is relatively cheap for Rome at E70 per night B&B.
And quite good for the price. Aircon that’s fairly quiet ( a must
at 35C) ...
... new world--back into a gorgeous day. From here, we took the walk to the Appian Antica--an ancient Roman road still lined with the cobblestone used in the time before the common era. The scenery was painted with remnants of the Roman walls and watchtowers with fields of olive trees in the background. The road itself was shaded by a continuous row of trees and pines that seems to stretch on for eternity. We stopped at a cafe on the row and ordered a hand crafted salad and some ...
Other places to stay in Santa Marinella
Lungomare G Marconi 64, Santa Marinella | 2 star hotelfrom $118
Via Aurelia 164, Santa Marinella | 3 star hotelfrom $139
Via Aurelia 383, Santa Marinella | Hotelfrom $105
Via Aurelia, 30, S. Marinella, Santa Marinella | Hotelfrom $98
Piazza Trieste 6, Santa Marinella | 2 star hotelfrom $109
Lungomare G. Marconi, 23 , Santa Marinella | Hotelfrom $116