Travel Blogs from Rome
... in, if you don't book a tour with someone. Luckily, the guides through Dark Rome tours are actual historians and archaeologists who seem to know a decent amount of history on the subject (though, I never put all my trust in the academic community, particularly because history was written by people with their own biases, and sometimes it may be difficult to sift through what they're saying to find the real truth of the matter). But good the tour was, and well worth the ...
Left Istanbul to go to Rome ....we were picked up and taken to the Asian side airport. We arrived in Italy..Fiumicino airport .,. yeah, Italian soil at last.....from the airport we caught the train to Tiburtina then changed onto the metro to St Giovanni station from there we walked finding the address ...
... or Plaza of the People, for lunch. There is a big church there and lots of statues we wanted to see. While we were walking around the plaza and trying to take a photo of ourselves a man approached us. He was holding a bouquet of flowers and offered to take our photo. We said "no graci," which means no thanks but he wouldn't leave. He kept trying to talk to us and give me flowers. We kept saying no, but he shoved the flower in my hand and kept telling us to ...
... also provided me with some interesting facts about this small nation of over 550 citizens headed by the Pope and of its sightseeing complex beyond compare.
Michel and I eventually retrieved our steps and left the Vatican City. The sky was pitch dark and a few stars shone high above us. The streets were very deserted but occasionally a few couples ...
... one pair of shoes later, we get back to our place, shower and then head back out with my friends for round 2… This night we had the addition of another Bucknellian who is studying in Florence, but obviously felt the need to come join our Bucknell brigade in Rome… Needless to say, Bridget has faced and conquered several Bison stampedes, probably wanting to move on to a different herd of species… Don't worry, I thanked her excessively and apologized for being young ...
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.