After a 6 hour overnight train ride of sitting in the aisles, we finally arrived in Rome. Italy's transport went on strike that day and our only option was a full train. I couldn't even sleep. Exhausted beyond care we spent 70€ on a taxi to get to our Hostel. But don't worry, it got better.
The Hostel where we stayed is called Plus Camping Roma. There are some ups and downs to it.
Pros: Great price, Staff available to help answer questions, Shuttle to popular sites, Other young people to meet, Restaurant with pretty tasty cheap food, Supermarket, Laundry mat, Nice clean bathrooms & Showers, Swimming pool, Bus stop very close, free Wifi & an internet room with computers to use with a fee.
Cons: College party atmosphere, Not real family friendly (yet there were families there), location is about 30 minutes away from down town, wifi connection is terrible
|We stayed in the tents|
|Restaurant at Hostel|
|Dinner first night at the Hostel, pasta and flatbread|
|Do yourself a favor and don't eat at the stands right outside of the touristy sites. This is what we got when we asked for "pizza" (tasted like a pudgy pie)|
|This statue was just recently found buried nearby|
|Marco (the waiter) and I|
As I was looking for a place I had read about online, I stumbled upon this unique restaurant/museum called Museo Atelier Canova-Tadolini. Loaded with statues (even surrounding the tables), gold-cushioned chairs, & fancy decor... this restaurant is classy! It is definitely very pricey, but not unusually pricey for a nice restaurant. The food tasted very fresh and was presented elegantly. I loved it! I had a hard time deciding what to eat because there were several dishes to choose between that sounded so good. I had a salad and ravioli. We had to order a cappuccino for dessert because I had read that Rome is known for the best. It was an excellent capp but I would have enjoyed it so much more if it was soy or rice milk. I really don't like the taste of milk. When asked for the leftovers "to-go" they put it in a cute reusable cloth bag! I would definitely recommend this restaurant! It was a great time.
We had fun, enjoyed amazing food, found neat gifts for family, and most of all were amazed by ancient Rome. We were now ready to head out to Barcelona for one last adventure before returning to the States...