Planning a trip to Italy? Unless you're lucky enough to have family, you'll have to find accomodations. This series of articles focuses on Rome budget hotels but often includes Rome bed and breakfast accomodations. On the way we describe multiple tourist attractions in the neighborhood. Each article includes beautiful photos of both a tourist attraction and the reviewed budget hotels or bed and breakfast accomodation. Each hotel mentioned has a live link (we test them just prior to posting) to its English-language website. Keep coming back, we are adding new destinations all the time. Let's find a Termini Railway Station, Rome budget hotel.
The Termini Railway Station is situtated a bit east of central Rome. This area manages to hold its own in terms of tourist attractions. A major site is the Baths of Emperor Diocletian, the largest baths of all Rome. It once englobed more than 30 acres (13 hectares) with changing rooms, gymnasiums, libraries, meeting rooms, theaters, concert halls, sculpture gardens, vast basins for hot, lukewarm and cold plunges, as well as mosaic floors and marble facades. Not much is left, but part of the Bath has been incorporated in the National Roman Museum, a favorite place for housing newly found antiquities, and in the Renaissance Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli. The neighborhood also is also home to the Piazza della Republica with a McDonalds in case the kids or you get homesick and the Fontana delle Naidai (Fountain of the Naiads) which you may prefer viewing while the kids are elsewhere. For your convenience we have listed neighborhood hotels in approximate order of cost, starting with the least expensive. We have personally verified all website addresses making sure that they include English-language pages.
Beehive Cafe Rome.
The Beehive is quite an alternative place to stay with its vegetarian café and garden hosting art exhibitions and yoga sessions in the summer. It’s ecological so there is no TV, no air-conditioning, and the bathrooms are shared. The lounge provides free, high-speed Internet access. Breakfast is not included. There are 6 rooms, 1 dormitory that sleeps 8, and 3 off-site apartments. It is owned by an American couple who moved from Los Angeles to Rome in 1999. The address is Via Marghera 8 - 00185 Rome. The Beehive Hotel website is www.the-beehive.com
Yes Hotel Rome.
The Yes Hotel is also a budget choice but one that offers flat-screen TVs. On the other hand, there is no Internet access. The reception is open 24 hours a day. The public areas are all air-conditioned. The hotel has a bar and 22 smallish rooms and 1 suite. The address is Via Magenta, 15 - 00185 Rome, Italy. The Yes Hotel website is http://www.yeshotelrome.comAnd wherever you go and whatever you do, check out the fine Latium or other Italian wines.
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