Travel Blogs from Rome
Sob sob sob these are our tears at having to leave Rome! What a magnificent place, with such a rich history that you can find on every corner (actually probably every second building!). We did some fantastic, interesting tours, which I will tell you about. I am stuck as to where to even begin as we saw so much and were really quite moved by Rome ( …
... little creepy when you get down to the low-lit Roman-era level and you realize the walls supporting much of the structure above you are 2000+ years-old.
Past visits to Rome have not left me with a very good impression of its food. So, I decided to give Rome a fighting chance and take a food tour. Best decision ever!! The tour in my guidebook was full, so I went with Food Tours of Rome. Bruno, our guide took us through the Jewish Ghetto ...
... the former, we set off in search of the latter...but ended up with black truffle gnocchi instead. It is official. I am going to be the size of a house when I finish my European tour! After stuffing our faces we headed back to the coach for the final trip into Rome.We went on a walking tour on the first evening, taking in sights such as the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Roman Forum and the Colosseum. We then headed back to the resort for the Anything But Clothes ...
... it was a slow walk back to the hotel passing the Castel San Angelo on the way where Pope Clement escaped to when Rome was sacked in 1527 and as Henry V111 was trying to divorce Catherine of Aragon.
Our last day was the Vatican City museums visit and of course the renowned Sistine Chapel. We had been told to expect huge queues and to go early, but we are not early risers these days so decided to go lunchtime instead. We strolled through the narrow streets ...
I'm still sooo tired from no sleep... I'll def be crashing tonight... Fingers crossed its not too much of a early start in the morn.
Excited to meet a new group of people!!!
Finally arrived at the hotel, stupid Topdeck thought I was coming in the morning so the trip leader seamed annoyed... That's one thing they all need to work on communication from Oz to here!!!!
Was soooo good to lye down and relax. My new roomie is nice. It's actually just nice to have 1 roomie!!
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Pets allowed