My trip no 6 to Rome has been great as usual - except the quality of the
hotel. There were some 20 pictures of that so-called hotel in the InterNet
and it looked like a good offer for 150 Euro per night. But that place in
reality was close to a slum. Normally a clear case of fraud, I just would
like to know where they took the pictures.
If anyone can recommend a hotel close to the center please let me know by email. However, it should really be no more than a mile from Piazza Navona or Piazza Campo de Fiori.
Except for that the journey was perfect, we had blue sky everyday and temperatures of more than 75F. We experienced many culinary and cultural highlights. Together with Christians study comrade Pascal, who studies at the Gregorian university, we had a great vacation without a single minute of bore.
Christian and myself in front of the spectacular monument "Monumento Nazionale A Vittorio Emmanuele II"
The colloseum is very impressive at sunset.
Christian and Pascal in the Gregorian university.
Everyone knows "Fontana di Trevi" from broschures. It is just beautiful to sit here and to see all the sculptures. One specific thing we did not do here: Throwing a coin over the left shoulder in order to return to Rome as a saga says. First because I am not superstitious and on the other hand someone has permanently been fishing the coins with a rod and magnet pin. No sense to raise his income!!
That is almost a must: Visit of churches. Rome has appr. 700 churches, here is an example, S. Carlo al Corso.
View on the emperors hot springs. (I have my doubts whether this translation is ok!!!!)
Another pretty church: Santa Maria in Trastevere
The basilica Giulia in the Forum Romanum.
On the way from the hotel to St. Peter:Castel St. Angelo
During the Sunday´s mess with the pope Anna Katerina Emmerik and the austrian emperor Karl I. were blessed-spoken (in the background you can see their pictures on the wall of cathedral St. Peter).
In the Museum Villa Borghese: Here the sculpture of the Paolina Borghese by Canova.
In the Museum Villa Borghese: The marble sculpture of Gian Lorenzo Bernini
shows the chaste of Daphne pursued by Apollo, she suddenly transforms into
a laurel tree - and by this escapes Apollo!.
It is a pitty that you get these marvelous works of art in this museum as a kind of Fastfood because each visit of the Museum Villa Borghese is limited to 2 hours.
We copied this habit from the Italians: Picnic at the Piazza di Spagna
: Salame, formaggio, panini e di vino in this beautiful atmosphere! In the
evenings we compensated that and used to visit one of the numerous
restaurants in Trastevere.
I do not give any links here. It is really easy to get tons of info about each topic using Google or other search engines.