Hotel Villa Pinciana
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... not many people around. Perfect as you get a real sense of the history and loneliness of the spot. I wander for 45 minutes along the road and then back again. There are pkenty of interesting artifacts and tonbs along the side of the road. Enjoyable and I think I have the pictures I wanted. I head back to catch the 660 bus, while I am waiting at the bus stop a flock of sheep wanders up the road being led by a shepherd who is carrying ...
... and then over to The Spanish Steps
At the steps a very nice lady asked if we wished her to take our photo, so we thanked her and she did. Then she asked for us to use her camera to take her photo. As she passed me the camera, the strap caught on her hand and the camera hit the ground, never worked gain.
Bought 3 paintings on our walk back from the Spanish Steps
Found a great restaurant nearby and their Tiramisu was superb.
mike and Karen
... cordonata, a large staircase leading down to Via del Teatro Marcello.
After all this walking and learning about Rome we have worked up an appetite so we walk down the cordonata and across the street and buy some panini and sodas and then walk back and sit on the cordonata to enjoy our lunch. While we are sitting there a newly married couple is walking up the stairs with the groom carrying the bride's gold spike heels. It's not easy to climb ...
... said the number of the train that I had found to Tiburtina, the original departure station, and it's destination of Tiburtina, but I couldn't understand the rest of the message. I returned to the Italians and asked them what the message was saying. The said that the train to Tiburtina was leaving from track three. We had to run across the tracks (permitted at this small station) and made it onto the train just before the doors closed! Not sure why the lovely Italians hadn't told us ...
On our way to the Spanish Steps, we accidentally found the Trevi Fountain first and decided to give it its due attention. We were delighted to find that the two sites were so close together, since we had both on our list of things to see in Rome.
The fountain was amazing. The sculptures were so intricate, and the highly worked stone, blended in perfectly with the rough natural looking stone. Incredible! It was so crowded, ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking