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Mornings In Rome- A Glorious City At Its Best

The following pictures were taken during the summer of 2010 throughout various mornings in Rome, Italy. Needless to say, it was a surreal experience to be standing at the heart of such incredible ancient history and inspiring European life.  Expect another photo essay soon on Rome at night!

There is no better way to kick off the morning. Clearly, Cappuccino is love in Rome!
One of many delicacies to start the day right. Food is truly art in this city.
The Italians love. This was a typical scene at cafes in the morning, lovers saying goodbye as they go to work.

Piazza Venezia – A gorgeous tribute to Victor Emmanuel II
At the Vatican
Temple of Antoninus and Faustina
Everything is geometrically intriguing in Europe if you just tilt your head!
Arch of Constantine between the Colosseum and Palatine Hill
The Colosseum, where history was built.
The majestic Colosseum beneath the morning sun.

Domus Victoria – A No-Nonsense, Comfortable Bed and Breakfast a Stone’s Throw From the Colosseum

Room at Domus Victoria

By Lakshmi:

By now, as you may have realized, we will use absolutely any excuse to travel.  We had already taken a couple of recent trips when my brother and his family announced that they were going to a few cities in Europe for the summer and it would be nice if we could join them for a part of it.

Since we had never been to Rome (the kids had never been to Italy till that point) and had enough miles in our accounts, we decided to fly out to Rome for a week and join part of their journey.  Since our budget for lodging was low for this unplanned trip, we looked for creative ways to stay comfortably in the city.  Our search landed us on the Domus Victoria website and after noticing that the property included breakfast, was close to the Colosseum, and walking distance to both the local metro and Termini, we made our booking there.

Domus is a small, clean bed and breakfast with a very supportive staff.  From the girl who checked us in and gave us our breakfast tokens and tips on Rome to the staff who responded to an emergency request, the place was so much more supportive than many fancier places we had stayed at.  The breakfast provided at a nearby cafe included coffee and a baked treat and ample people watching.  With a lively immigrant community, a park that screens movies in the summer and the Colosseum and other attractions for close company, the Domus presents good value for money.

To learn more about Domus Victoria, click here: