Around Rome

Italy 2017: Introduction
Alitalia Business Class Chicago to Rome
Hotel Lungarno (Florence)
Around Florence
Dining in Florence
Il Falconerie (Cortona)
Around Cortona
Dining in Cortona
Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria
Around Rome
Dining in Rome
Alitalia Lounge Rome (FCO)
Lufthansa Business Class Rome to Munich
Lufthansa First Class Lounge Munich
Lufthansa First Class Munich to Chicago
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Around Rome

We had the opportunity to see some of Rome’s most famous sites. Here I am just going to touch on a few things.

Coliseum Tour

We had a great guide who was born and raised in Rome.  He had lots of props and materials to show us and knew many details of the Coliseum. He made the experience very seamless.  No waiting in lines with him, just stand here for a moment and he would be right back with our tickets and getting us right in.  There was a quick security check (metal detectors and such) at the entrance and once inside we took an elevator to the top and worked our way down. Continue reading

Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria Review

Italy 2017: Introduction
Alitalia Business Class Chicago to Rome
Hotel Lungarno (Florence)
Around Florence
Dining in Florence
Il Falconerie (Cortona)
Around Cortona
Dining in Cortona
Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria
Around Rome
Dining in Rome
Alitalia Lounge Rome (FCO)
Lufthansa Business Class Rome to Munich
Lufthansa First Class Lounge Munich
Lufthansa First Class Munich to Chicago
_____________________________________

Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria


Waldorf Astoria Rome front entrance

We spent our three nights in Rome at the grand Waldorf Astoria Rome Cavalieri. We were dropped off by our driver and greeted by the bellmen. We were invited inside to the reception desk and after a very short wait we were helped by a front desk agent.


Waldorf Astoria Rome Cavalieri lobby

Immediately you can sense the overall “grandness” of the property.  It feels very regal and formal. Perhaps its all the unique renaissance paintings on the walls in the lobby and hallways. Continue reading