Rome trip and photos: oh solo mio

Mar 27th, 2006, 01:59 PM
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Welcome back SeaUrchin..Great photos..Enjoyed reading your short, concise, witty and funny report about your trip..
I will be in Rome August 28th, any chances of you being there at that time?
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Mar 27th, 2006, 05:40 PM
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Hello SeaUrchin, Great report and photos! I am so glad to finally stumble onto this forum. Your restaurants are on my short list, as they all seem to be two to three blocks from where we will stay. Just one question - do you have a favorite nearby gelateria? Grazie tante! Gianni
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Mar 28th, 2006, 07:03 AM
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Thanks!

Kismet, I will be there late Sept, it would have been great to meet you over there!

Gianni, I kept having pistachio gelato late at night at the little Sicilian place adjacent to Hotel Genio just above P. Navona. I thought it was very tasty, along with other flavors.

Also on the corner by Hotel Genio there is a nice little restaurant with a pizza oven, a pizza chef and good pizza, Fiammetta, I took a picture of it (its on www.pbase.com/seaurchin) too. Good if you are in the neighborhood. Where will you be staying? Welcome to Fodors!
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Mar 28th, 2006, 08:37 AM
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Thank you for all the info SeaUrchin. I saw the photo, we'll definitely eat there, too. We'll be at Residenza Zanardelli which I believe is very close to Hotel Genio. Gianni
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Mar 28th, 2006, 09:01 AM
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What a great report. Brought back happy memories of Rome last year. But when I was there in March it was so hot!!! Guess we were just lucky with the weather. Wonderful pictures. Love the tuna story.
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Mar 28th, 2006, 11:29 AM
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Thanks, Sharon! Yes, you just can't tell with the weather, I took a skirt and there was no way I was going to subject my legs to that icy air!!

Gianni, I looked up your Zanardelli and it looks wonderful. Please write us a report when you return.
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May 18th, 2006, 02:27 PM
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May 18th, 2006, 02:51 PM
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We had lunch at Le Streghe in April, and unfortunately it was the worst dining experience we had in Rome. They forgot my primi, my sister's was lukewarm, and they completely ignored our inquiries about my food. We even had to chase down someone to give us a check!!
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May 18th, 2006, 04:10 PM
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Great photos!
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May 27th, 2006, 03:45 AM
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Yes, great photos!!

Please tell me, what kind of camera you used. Ours just died and we need a replacement before Rome in Sept!
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May 29th, 2006, 12:48 PM
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Hi wanderer, I posted on your other thread last night but I have been using the Canon Powershot A95 and I am very happy with it. Sorry your camera died but look forward to a brand new one, let us know what you decide on buying!! Thanks for the compliment too!
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Jul 17th, 2006, 02:08 PM
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SeaUrchin,

How did I miss this!?

Wonderful report, stories and photos. Thanks for posting.



Leely,

I couldn't agree more. When anyone says Rome is dirty, chaotic, etc., then they obviously stayed in the wrong 'hood and need to see SeaUrchin's photos and try again.
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Jul 17th, 2006, 03:47 PM
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That is really nice, thanks.
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Nov 19th, 2006, 11:03 AM
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topping for ahmed.

Have fun!
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Nov 19th, 2006, 02:23 PM
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Thanks for bringing up your post SeaUrchin. We'll be in Rome for a week over Christmas - your photos are beautiful and I've made a note of your restaurant recommendations.
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Nov 20th, 2006, 06:42 AM
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Loved your post. My family and I ate at Ristaurante Tre Archi because Res. Canali is right around the corner. We loved it and had an incredible spinach souffle with our meal.
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Nov 20th, 2006, 08:11 AM
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Hi SeaUrchin. Great restaurant and shopping tips. Saving for my trip in February.
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Nov 20th, 2006, 09:50 AM
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wow, spinach souffle, that sounds so good. His specials are tasty, it is a good no frills restaurant.

samsmom, you will have to write us a report! have fun
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Apr 1st, 2007, 08:28 AM
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SeaUrchin, I'm not sure how I missed posting on this before (I know I read it). Great report. I was wondering about the tour to Tivoli & Hadrian's Villa. I see that it's four hours. With the driving time involved, did you feel you had enough time at each place? I like the fact that they pick you up at your hotel!
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Apr 1st, 2007, 08:51 AM
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Hi, glad you liked it! I think if you want to see Tivoli in depth you would not have time. I mean if you want to explore every cave and every fountain and make a half day of it. We had the guide who was very good, she walked us through the house and told us about each room and the history which was really interesting.

She took us to the deck and told us about the grounds and then we had about 45 minutes to explore on our own.

I have to say if it had been nice warm weather I would have liked to have had a coffee and watched the view for a bit and I would have liked to have climbed up to the Organ Falls or whatever the name is (musical organ, lol).

I think we spent just enough time at Hadrians villa.

I was glad to have a guide to bring the sites to life, telling us about Ippollito's love life, etc. I would recommend the tour. And it is nice to be picked up and dropped off, by the way you can ask to be dropped off at a place other than your hotel too.

Have fun!
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