Rome Journals

To Roma, To Roma...

A June 2002 trip to Rome by Jglassb311

Quote: Roma! The city of stone, as I like to call it. If you are a historian, a roman culture enthusiast, a romantic or just seeking some good old fun, go to Rome! Its beauty, and history are almost indescribable...but I can always try.

Hotel Dolomiti

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Hotel

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We arrived in Rome on an overnight train in the blistering heat at 6AM. We carried our huge packs the 6 blocks from the station to Hotel Dolmiti, where we were warmly greeted and allowed entry to our room. Although we had a reservation, our room was the only room that didn't have air conditioning. Let me tell you this - at 7AM, Rome heats up. Our room was ridiculously HOT. I showered and fell asleep for a few hours. The next day they were able to move us to a nicer room with air conditioning, which was welcomed with open arms. The room was spacious, clean and had a great shower. There was a balcony and a king-size bed. We couldn't have been happier. We were within cabbing or walking dista...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 11, 2004

Hotel Dolomiti
Via San Martino della Battaglia 11 - 00185
Rome, Italy

Any Gelateria

Story/Tip

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Gelato! You can always count on close-to-sickeningly-sweet gelato to cool you off on a hot Italian summer day. Rome boils over in the summer and gelato cools you right off, and fills your tummy with delicious sweets. Every stand has different flavors, and variations on the same flavor. I found that strawberry and coffee flavors were consistently delicious, while chocolate was usually hit or miss. Try cioccolato... an interesting mix of chocolate and vanilla.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 11, 2004

Trevi Fountain

Attraction

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The Trevi is a sight not to be missed in Rome. It is a fountain that was carved into the side of a building and finished at around 1751. It is intricate, cooling, and huge. To snap a photo of the fountain in its entirety, one has to go WAY back. The carvings consist of people, horses and details too small to speak of. Do not miss this enchanting plaza. It is romantic, and special, and worth the walk. Turn around and throw your euro in and wish to come back to Rome.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 11, 2004

Trevi Fountain
Piazza di Trevi
Rome, Italy 00187

The Colosseum/Coliseum

Attraction | "Colosseum"

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Tigers, Spectators, Gladiators, oh my! On a hot summer day, we undergrounded it to the Colosseum to see the spectacle the Romans used to enjoy. If you enjoyed the movie Gladiator, and have an affinity for violent history, then the Colosseum is for you. It's an amazing feat of architecture, and is a sight to behold. Walking through it was incredible, as if you could imagine being there during the actual time. Go with a tour - you always learn more, and you don't feel like you cheated your way through the history. There is always a group looking to recruit a few extras outside the gates, and then you don't have to wait in line, like we did. Also, try the restaurant across the street outside of...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 11, 2004

The Colosseum/Coliseum
Piazza Del Colosseo
Rome, Italy 00184
+39 (06) 7004261

Vatican

Attraction | "Vatican City and St. Peter's"

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We almost missed Vatican City, and thank God (no pun intended) we didn't. We made our way to the Vatican by underground. It was easy and painless, and went on a day when it wasn't too warm. After a prerequisite gelato, we got in line to go into the Sistine Chapel. Oh my gosh! What an amazing place. While not a religious person, I can admire the beauty in religious art, and can only say that the work housed within the chapel is truly amazing. My neck still hurts from looking up! Be sure to go, and bring your camera. I would go back again and again, because I am sure there is always something else to see!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 11, 2004

Vatican
Vatican City
Rome, Italy