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Roma!

A September 2009 trip to Rome by Grundsu

Waiting for my cab Photo, Rome, Italy More Photos
Quote: In September, I finally ventured outside my comfort zone of the UK and spent a week in Rome! I couldn't have asked for a better trip - it was an exciting, busy week. What a city . . . everyone should go!

Trevi Fountain

Attraction | "Not necessary to see, but why wouldn't you?"

Trevi Fountain Photo, Rome, Italy
Quote:
I wasn't all that interested in going to Trevi Fountain. I knew what it would be: masses of people crowded around a fountain, throwing coins over their shoulders and having their pictures taken with big grins on their faces. But I've seen "Three Coins in the Fountain," and knew it was another Roman icon that shouldn't be passed by. So I went. And now that I'm home, I'm glad I did, and I'm thankful that I had the opportunity. And it was worth it, not just for the opportunity to see the fountain, but for the people watching.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 18, 2011

Trevi Fountain
Piazza di Trevi
Rome, Italy 00187

The Colosseum/Coliseum

Attraction | "An ultimate "must see" in Rome!"

The Colosseum/Coliseum Photo, Rome, Italy
Quote:
What can be said about the Colosseum that hasn't already been said? Probably nothing. Do I really need to write a review to convince someone visiting Rome for the first time that they must go to the Colosseum? I certainly hope not! I feel an urge to go back a second time, and spend even more time wandering through the labyrinth, trying to envision gladiators and wild animals, cheering crowds, vendors selling food and drink. Seeing this structure must be an architects dream.The biggest drawback is the number of people, and unless you book your tickets in advance you could end up standing in line for a long, long time. I personally found the gladiators who were strutting around, posin...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 18, 2011

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

Target Restaurant

Restaurant | "Great recommendation!"

Quote:
When someone recommended that we go to Target, I thought, "I didn't know there were Targets in Rome!" Well, there is a Target in Rome and lucky for us, it was a restaurant where we had one of the best meals of the trip! The ambiance was energetic and friendly; the waiter we had was wonderful, made great recommendations which I'm so glad I listened to. We began with a shared cheese plate and even between four of us it was difficult to finish. There were several different types of cheeses with appropriate fruit or crackers. Truffles were in season, soon to be out of season, and our waiter recommended the veal with a truffle cream sauce, which was delicious. If you're in Rome, do visit this restaur...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 18, 2011

Target Restaurant
Via Torino, 33‎
Rome, Lazio 00184
39 06 474 0066 ?

Hotel Aberdeen

Hotel | "Great Hotel in a Great Area"

Hotel Aberdeen Photo, Rome, Italy
Quote:
I loved staying at the Hotel Aberdeen. I found out quickly that in spite of being on a small "side" street, it was in a prime location in the middle of the city. It doesn't look like a typical hotel, in fact, it's housed in a large building with, I believe at least one other small hotel, and can be a bit hard to find.I felt welcome the moment I entered the building. There is a small courtyard complete with a fountain and ancient sculpture. The place is bright, clean and airy. The room I had was lovely, small, but not tiny (though the shower was tiny!). It's a basic hotel room, with a television, small refrigerator, and a hair dryer in the bathroom. There was a/c (thank goodness), an...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 19, 2010

Hotel Aberdeen
Via Firenze, 48
Rome, Italy
+39 06 4823920

Getting out of Boston and into Rome

Best Of IgoUgo

Story/Tip

Waiting for my cab Photo, Rome, Italy
Quote:
Flying to Italy was a much different experience than flying to the UK. First of all, there was no pre-check in security check at the airport - Virgin stops you when you're in line to check in and asks a bunch of questions and puts a stamp on your passport. That didn't happen with Alitalia. And all I needed was my passport - they just swiped it through their machine and out came my boarding pass. Very efficient. I can't say they're "warm and fuzzy" the way Virgin is - you take the seat they give you, people traveling together get split up, big deal. And really, what is the big deal? I will admit, I missed some of the comforts that Virgin gives you - the seatback videos for one (Alitalia still ha...Read More