Hotel Geo

Circonvallazione Casilina, 41-49, Rome, Lazio, 00176, Italy | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Rome

Day 38 Rome

A travel blog entry by cherylpaul

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... crypt is decorated in an artistic display of bones. No bone has been forgotten or remained unused. The priests still hold holy worship in this crypt today, although there was a government decree that stated the "brothers" could no longer continue the practice of " bone decoration" if a bone falls down now, it cannot be replaced. Although it all sounds quite gruesome it really was more fascinating than anything else. The only problem with all of ...

20/05/13 - Day 62 - Colosseum and Forum

A travel blog entry by adamis

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... although we weren't required to fight to the death before being able to leave! Next we headed down to the underground area, and ended up under the part of the floor that we'd just been standing on. Much of the hypogeum is still undergoing excavation, or restoration from damage from water and humidity, so it is only this small section that is open. It's still impressive though, and an oddly eerie feeling to walk down the same tunnel that the ...

Italian Art: Bernini

A travel blog entry by salaney1

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... brak covers most of her body, but according to Ovid's lines, Apollo's hand can still feel her heart beating beneath it. Tua the scene ends by Daphne being transformed into a laurel tree to escape her divine aggressor. The presence of this pagan myth in the Cardinal's villa was justified by a moral couplet composed in Latin by Cardinal Maffeo Barberini (later Pope Urban VIII) and engraved on ...

Rome is the best history lesson ever!!!

A travel blog entry by chunhin

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... of statues that were collected from around Rome and the Papal state, to more ‘modern’ tapestries, maps, and paintings and even the rooms painted by Raphael. I was never a big fan of the older Renaissance period art and never felt I could appreciate its symbolism or its style….save on two occasions, the first was with El Greco in Madrid, the second was with Raphael in the Vatican. The audio guide helped a lot to explain what each fresco ...

Dem bones, dem bones....

A travel blog entry by gallopmonkey

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... dead, for they create art that can be appreciated by thousands in the years following one's death. They are on display, we can see them. They are made real by this art.

Not only that, but they provide plenty of fodder for bone freaks Jacqueline and I to ooh and ahhh over. It provides food for thought. Personally, I'd rather be artistic than locked in a mouldering grave, but then again, I always have tended toward the somewhat outlandish.
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This hotel, located in the Prenestino Labicano area of Rome, is near Castelluccio, Roman Walls, Porta Maggiore, and Grauco.
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