Where we stayed in Rome. It's a hostel just a couple blocks from the main Train station "Termini" It was recommended by my friend, Arynne, and we're SO glad! The Beehive. You may think of hostels as dormitory style bunk beds, with bathrooms down the hall. Yes, those type of accomodations are available, but most all hostels these days also have private rooms with in-room baths. There is also a communal kitchen which is great. We picked up some eggs and cheese from a nearby store and Jim used the kitchen to make us omelettes!
|Our Hostel in Rome - just 2 blocks from the main train station: Roma Termini|
|Jim took advantage of the communal kitchen at the hostel to make us breakfast|
The second night we were there was game night. We got together in the garden with one of the volunteer staff, and a few other guests. We answered some trivia type questions, drank some wine and got to know each other. What fun.
|Gabby on the left, works here and was posing the questions. She is from Chile. The woman in the middle is from France, the fellow is from Queens, NY, and there were a couple of guys from Netherlands. What fun.|
It was roughly $100/night, plus taxes, and we originally were only able to score 2 nights. But, we enquired about extending when we were there and got 2 more nights. Someone must have cancelled. Our other choice was to leave Rome and head towards our next stay at Castiglion Fiorentino. We had heard there were hot springs at Chiusi along the way. I would love that! But, we were told a car would be necessary to get there - it wasn't close enough to the train station. So - maybe next time. Now let's enjoy Roma.
Jim booked the Hop-on Hop-off bus for 3 whole days, so we used that as our basic transportation and walked the rest. We saw all the basics:
|You could fill your water bottles for free with still water or frizzante! Also notice the phone charging stations.|
|Famous fresco - Philosophers - by Raphael|
|The Tiber River|
We did a live stream on YouTube while we were here at the Pantheon. Check it out: https://youtu.be/SeGhk3KgqXc