Travel Blogs from Rome
... oldest public museums in the world. From the southeastern portion of the piazza, there are panoramic views of the Roman Forum, and the Colosseum just beyond.
We strode up the stepped ramp (the Cordonata) to reach the Campidoglio, the entry to which is guarded by statues of two vigilant knights and their steeds, which date from the late Roman Empire. In the center of the piazza is a huge statue of Marcus Aurelius, and to ...
... was served with the meat and it was too very tasty but I think Andrea got a bit carried away seasoning them because it was quite spicy even for me. The dessert was last and Andrea surprised me with a yummy fruit salad because I couldn't eat the tarts. Everyone else really enjoyed the Nutella filled ones but my fruit was very good as well and I definitely prefer fresh ingredients over baked goods anyways.
He is kind enough to send the recipes to us after ...
... and made for a perfect first meal in Italy. We started out by visiting the colosseum, we ended with the Vatican, and we stopped at 15 of the other 17 tourist destinations that Rome has to offer. We walked all day long, and was looking forward to doing this really cool that we heard about. You take an underground tunnel from the Pope's safe house to the Vatican (where the Pope goes during a crisis, and where the valuables are stored). The tour guides leads ...
... our rooms were available so could dump our stuff and head out on a wander. Margaret mentioned that Pope Francis would be giving a blessing in St Peter's square at noon so Ange and I headed in that general direction...pretty much followed the crowd because we had no map!
The crowd there was amazing!! Neither of us were sure where or how this blessing would take place but Ange noticed a red carpet thingy hanging from a window ...
... and the "Nice ride" nod. Had to giggle....then she peeled off on the green. We are doing good...but the scooters are narrower....so little trickier and you have to be aware of whats going on....but no one gets mad for the most part at all. Its expected...even go by Policia cars....no worries LOL
So the only issue is naving.....not friggin intersection has two streets meeting at 90 degrees it seems.....its bonkers at times....so the B#$%ch is babbling ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Zone Hotel Rome
ONLY MISSING A RESTURANT
Excellant hotel some way from centre which is easily accesable via the metro (station 5 mins away) or free shuttle bus(hourly)no resturant but staff recommended a stunning resturant only 5 min walk away.
Inexpensive, clean & quiet but in the burbs
A cousin living in Rome booked the hotel for us and we would definitely go back so that says it all. It was like a north american mid range business hotel and far out but the price couldn't be beat (100 euros a night with breakfast for 2)and was so quiet we slept like babies. Next time we would rent a scooter for the whole time to do the back and forth into town even though there is a free shuttle. Loved all the diversions in the city but was happy to get a good nights sleep.
We will return to the Zone
A very nice clean modern hotel with nice cheerful and helpful staff.
The mini-bus service, every hour to the Centre of Rome, was extremely helpful. I would, in future, return to the Zone.
I stayed at this hotel for 4 nights while in Rome. Generally, the hotel was fine. Modern, clean, spacious rooms. However, we were a little disappointed with our stay. The hotel website is misleading. The hotel is 2km from the Vatican, not the centre of the city. Walking took about 25mins, but it was not a flat walk. If you plan to walk around Rome all day, then you probably don't want to walk to the city as well. There is a shuttle bus that goes hourly into Rome, but it is only an 8 seater.
Once full, it seemed to leave, so first in best dressed (don't get caught out). The bus drops off at Piazza Cavour, and picks up too, however the last pick up is 7.30pm going back to the hotel. The local transport is okay, but is still abit of a walk from the hotel. There is a bus, and overland train within about 10min walk, and the metro (line B) is probably 25 min walk. Found the bus the best bet. If you want to be close to the action in Rome, this hotel is not for you.
The staff were friendly. However, we had a problem using the hotel internet. They charge 3 euros for half an hour. It is very slow- we sent 2 emails from a yahoo account in half an hour. When we complained we were told it was a problem with the internet and not their computer.
Too many people using the internet at one time (it was 10.30pm at night)However, it is not broadband, and is running off an external model. Think that had more to do wih it. Definatley a rip off, and despite complaining, they weren't interested and still charged us for the internet.