I found some old pics from our trip to Rome back in 2007. It was part of a larger trip returning from Greece. Do not even question how, airline miles and hotel points of course. We stayed at the Cavalieri in Rome back when it was an awesomebargain with Hilton HHonors points. Good memories and good times! There is lot here, I should add this to the Trip Reports section…
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Picking it up in Athens airport about to board the Alitalia flight to Rome
on board the Alitalia plane
in the Rome airport waiting for our driver of the car service a fellow Flyer Talker recommended to us
The first two nights we stayed at the magnificent Hilton Cavalieri Hotel (using Hilton points). Dad is a Gold Elite with the Hilton program so we were upgraded to a nice large room on the Executive floor which allowed us the use of the SUPERB lounge, more on that below.
With the hotel shuttle bus we were dropped off at Plaza Barberini
The Spanish steps area
this is a real person working by posing for pics for tourists
this is the famous Trevi fountain where everyone throws in a coin and makes a wish
here is mine, health for all of us
Back to the Cavalieri Hotel, hanging out at the lounge balcony with the view at the back of Vaticans’ St. Peter
the amazing food in the Lounge never stops, and everything with just super service!
we decided to do a bus tour, so lots of pics taken from this bus follow
Republican Square, magnificent site
Colloseum, more of that tomorrow
this was where Ben Hur was filmed
our favorite location, the Lounge
After some rest we got back on the bus. Here is the Termini train station where all trains to Rome stop.
more pics from around the city
Of course we had to go inside the Colloseum
we saw at least 8 weddings while in Rome
Hilton Cavalieri bathroom
We were going to take lots of pics at the Vatican but our digital camera died before we got there, sorry!
The next day KLM took us to Amsterdam and then Dusseldorf!
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FIRST, before the Maldives, before Vendoming, there was the Cavalieri. Blogger fodder all.
The kids’ memories must be so full.
Hyatt is thinning the elite herd and the whining in the blogosphere is heartbreaking. Good for those of us who still earn status the old-fashioned way: head-in-bed rather than via shiny bits of plastic…
Is there some kind of irony that Buzz is in Shiraz and not a drop of that fine grape to drink?