Working in the travel industry, I have an opportunity and obligation to see the world. Though most of my travels last only a day or two at a time, I manage to swig an espresso (or three) and get on with the party. Follow me as I shamelessly devour the foods of the land, (over)indulge in the local beer and wine, and discover new cities with old friends.
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This time in Rome, we stayed at
Hotel Ponte Sisto off of Campo de Fiore in our favorite part of the city. Location is most important to me when choosing a hotel. I'd rather pay a bit more to be walking distance to where I want to go, than have to take a bus to a train then walk a mile to get there! For
$285/night we had the junior suite; a room with two twin beds and a room with a
single bed. Simple, bare, and exactly what we needed. The price of the room included free wifi in the lobby and complimentary breakfast. I was able to have my morning cappucino and cornetto in the room, a beautiful thing.
I woke up each morning
to the sound of mopeds and church bells, just as I do at home in my recurrent Roman
dreams. It was absolute heaven to wake up to those sounds. I think I would even
find the sound of an Italian ambulance to be a pleasant wake-up call as long as
I’m in my favorite city.
The view of Via dei Pettinari out my window
The room was spacious and comfortable, as well as the bathroom. The staff was English-speaking very helpful. There was a beautiful courtyard I would've enjoyed more if it were a bit warmer out. My
only complaint was the room key. We had a hard time getting into the room
because the key just wouldn’t work. If I jiggled it just right, we would
eventually get in. But let me point out, it was in fact the key, and not the fact
that I had been seeing double since my 3rd round of
post-dinner-drinks. Yes, that's my story and I'm sticking to it...