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Rome - My First Taste of Italy

An April 2002 trip to Rome by KerrBerr

Piazza Venezia Photo, Rome, Italy More Photos
Quote: Rome was my first taste of Italy. You'll find something to love in this city, whatever your interests. If you’re into art, architecture, mythology, religion, history, fashion, or food, you’ll find a favorite here among the many piazzas, fountains, ruins, temples, churches, gelato, coffee, wine, pizza, and various shopping areas.

Rome - My First Taste of Italy

Overview

Piazza Venezia Photo, Rome, Italy
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See the major sights: Coliseum, Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Piazzas complete with fountains. Lots of luxury shopping and of course the world's best food.

Quick Tips:

Get a metrobus map and find your hotel. Then start walking. You don't have to be headed for anything in particular to find some amazing sights. Take time each day to relax with a coffee or gelato.

Best Way To Get Around:

Walking. When you get tired, hop on the metro or take a taxi or bus back to your hotel.

Oxford Hotel

Best Of IgoUgo

Hotel

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The Good: The breakfast was the best we had in Italy - and our first taste of the amazing coffee. Our room came with the breakfast buffet, but we arrived at 7am, so we couldn't yet check in to our room. We killed some of the time having breakfast that day (which we had to pay for). I found the room very comfortable, but I was completely exhausted once I got there. There was a minibar, which we appreciated in the middle of the night when we woke up parched (probably from our bottle of wine at dinner every night). The staff at the front desk was very helpful. The Bad: Like most European hotels, everything seemed to be in miniature. The room ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 18, 2003

Oxford Hotel
89 VIA BONCOMPAGNI
Rome, Italy
0039 064 203601

Hard Rock Cafe

Restaurant

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Let me start by explaining the situation. I had a rough overnight flight to Rome, which landed 1/2 hour early at 6:30 am, before anything in the airport was open and we couldn’t figure out where to meet our transfer to the hotel. We were hounded by taxi drivers who didn't speak English, which made me realize how terrible my Italian was. Once we finally found our ride and survived the erratic Italian driving to our hotel, we couldn't check in for 4 hours. We didn't know where to go or what to do at that time. Once we were allowed into our room, we both fell asleep until evening, when we woke up famished. We remembered driving past the Hard Rock Café and thought we could find it again. We weren’t ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 26, 2003

Hard Rock Cafe
Via Vittorio Veneto 62 A/B
Rome, Italy
3 (906) 420-3051