Villa Spalletti Trivelli
Travel Blogs from Rome
What was Rome like?
Rome looks very old but is very cool because it was nice to learn about gladiators and ancient history. There was an old city buried beneath a new city. Sometimes, though, it smells funny and I don't know exactly why.
- The Colosseum
- The ancient history and learning about …
Originally, the Colosseum was called the Flavian Amphitheater--named for the family of Emperors that constructed it.
The Emperor Nero, who was believed to by insane, caused a fire in 69 BC in the residential area in which the Colosseum now stands in order make space for his own personal lake that was decorated by a gigantic statue of …
This would be the Randal-Powell style of touristing, once again in play: get up late due to jet lag (JP) or to travel sleep meds (LR). Look at time in horror, throw selves together, rush downstairs to elegant breakfast room and choose way too much food because cannot resist, plus rich Italian coffee. Stagger upstairs and spend a lot of time …
Easter Sunday in Rome was completely unreligious as far as we were concerned, although we saw a photo of thousands in St. Peter's Square worshipping with the Pope. We heard no church bells, just a single car alarm that Jerry thought was a whistling tea kettle (!). Nobody seemed dressed-up, but there were lots of family groups on holiday, many of …
A slow start this morning, in recovery from losing a day and requiring much sleep. The buffet breakfast at the hotel was sumptuous (any breakfast that includes a brownie cake--what can I say?), including numerous kinds of bread, 8 fruit preserves, natural yogurt, several kinds of honey, cereals, slices of mozzarella, prosciutto, and cheese. Strong …
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking