Hotel Raphael (Largo Febo 2, Rome) - A matter of meters from Piazza Navona, the Hotel Raphael is ideal for people who desire / require an excellent location in Rome especially over a short period or a weekend away which. We've always found the reception and restaurant waiting staff to be very efficient, helpful and courteus. The restaurant is excellent with a regularly changing menu - the chef does a mean berry parfait. The roof-top terrace is an excellent place for a cup of coffee, lunch or dinner and enjoying the views it command over the Roman rooftops which to St Peters, the Pantheon and Vittoriano.
Borgo Pio Apartments (Piazza delle Vaschette 13, Rome) - The Borgo Pio Apartments are fantastically located equidistantly between Basilica San Pietro and the Castel Sant'Angello and the historical centre is a short walk across Pont Sant'Angello. The apartments are spacious - the larger apartments will sleep 6 with ease - and comfortable. During the summer months, they're also quite cool which is a real bonus during the mid-afternoon sun. There's a supermarket right on the next street along - a few minutes walk away and a take-out pizza place downstairs, which is nice.
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Rome - great places to eat - My personal recomendations on places to eat in Rome
Rome - church of Santa Barbara dei Librari - A brief history and notes on Santa Barbara dei Librari
Rome - Castel Sant'Angelo - Castel Sant'Angel on the banks of the River Tiber by night
Rome - interior of St Ignatius Church - Interior of the baroque Church of St Ignatius with it's 'false' cuppola in central Rome
Rome - Chiesa Della SS Trinita Degli Spagnoli - Historical information about Chiesa Della SS Trinita Degli Spagnoli in Rome
Rome - Chiesa di San Marco - Information on and about the Chiesa di San Marco at Piazza Venezia near Vittorano in Rome
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Mark Sukhija is a travel and wine blogger, photographer, tourism researcher, hat-touting, white-shirt-wearing, New Zealand fantatic and eclipse chaser. Aside from at least annual visits to New Zealand, Mark has seen eclipses in South Australia (2002), Libya (2006), China (2009) and Queensland (2012). After twelve years in Switzerland, Mark moved back to London in 2012. You can follow Mark on Twitter or Facebook