Rome, Italy
Date:
04/11/1999

PHOTOS
 
We felt a little safer knowing that this building for the Antimafia Institute was just a few meters from our hotel in Old Rome.

Fodor's 99 gives the Cardinal Hotel a star and says staying here is 'like stepping inside a Renaissance painting'. Well, both Jim and I think Fodor's needs to visit again since no Renaissance painting is as second-rate as this hotel.


 
Vendors line the streets outside tourist attraction

Scalinata di Spagna (Spanish Steps) draws thousands of people to the Piazza di Spagna. Ironically, French funds built the steps in 1723.


 
Inside the Pantheon

The Pantheon is amazingly well preserved dating back to AD 120.


 
More than 50,000 spectators could sit inside the Colosseum to watch the circuses and animal/human matches.

Colosseo (Colosseum) is ancient Rome's most famous surviving structure.


 
Food for sale outside many of the tourist attractions


 
PAIGE'S OBSERVATIONS
 
4 November 1999 - Fodor's Italy 99 gives Rome's Cardinal Hotel a star (their 'special recommendation') and writes, 'Staying at this hotel is like stepping inside a Renaissance painting'. Well, both Jim and I think Fodor's needs to visit again since no Renaissance painting is as second-rate as this hotel.

 

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  Rome
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  Sights of Rome (Jim)
  Amazing history of Rome (Jim)
  Rome, an eternal city, and the Pantheon is evidence (Jim)