Cristoforo Colombo Hotel

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Via Cristoforo Colombo, 710, Rome, Lazio, 00144, Italy
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69%

Satisfaction Poor
Excellent
13%
23
Very Good
31%
54
Average
24%
43
Poor
19%
34
Terrible
10%
18

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Costs 34% less but rated 19% lower than other 4 star hotels

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Good For Families
  • Families60
  • Couples58
  • Solo52
  • Business44

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Airports

by Jmill42

Major airports normally have the best rates, in addition to the most variety of flight times. Here is a list of the major airport names, cities and airport designator codes:

* Aeroporto di Ampugnano - Siena (SAY)
* Aeroporto Amerigo Vespucci - Firenze (FLR)
* Aeroporto Marco Polo - Venezia (VZE)
* Aeroporto Cristoforo Colombo - Genova (GOA)
* Aeroporti di Roma (Fiumicino, and also much fewer flights to Ciampino) (FCO) and (CIA)
* Aeroporti di Milano (BGY or MIL)

The Roman Sun, Sand and Sea

by Jeannkelly

Most of you might think that your stay in Rome ends only in the city....

Take a 30-40 minute drive off to Uscita 27 (Exit 27 from the Racordo-Circumferencial Road of Rome). This heads to Ostia. From Uscita 27, take Via Cristoforo Colombo, then head for Castel Fusano by taking Litoranea. Litoranea is actually the park that is dedicated to the Pres. of the Republic and off limits to the public. However, along that beach line are also the public beaches.

There are 8 gates, you can choose which you want to take, all lead to the public beaches. Should you wish to go further, you will head for the Brazilian beach (famous for topless women) and the nudist beach as well.

The sun, sand and sea of Rome are fantastic you should not miss it. Though I should say nothing beats the Philippine beaches. But for a beach freak like me, Rome beaches are better than none ;-)

Take a breath of fresh air

by merak

If you are staying more days at Rome and want to see the nearby beach and/ or taking a breath in a nearby mediterranean landscape, follow this tip!

Near Rome it is very difficult to walk free in the countryside, because all the fields by the roads are closed by fences. Also the seaside is closed by private holders.

Here a tip to see both seaside and a mediterranean forest:

Take the train to Lido from Porta S. Paolo (Piramide) until Castelfusano or the last station Cristoforo Colombo. The metro ticket is valid until there. At Castelfusano, go out of the station to the left side and cross a bridge to the left side. There you enter a vast park in which once pine trees were planted to grow pignoli (pine nuts). It is an area to walk, and going down from the asphalt way you will breath very fresh air.
Seaside: If you go out from Cristoforo Colombo, you can wait for the 61 to drive further the littoral road. Some way further the non privatised area will begin to walk free to the sea. But if you don' t have so much time, step ahead and enter the Venezia. Before entering the pub/ bistro, go down the left side and find the way between two lions to the beach.

One more green site is the Valle della Cafarella:
http://www.parcoappiaantica.it/en/default.asp
Take the busses to Appia Antica, leave the bus at Domine Quo Vadis and step further on the left side. There you will find one of the entrances. The next one would be at St. Urbano.

Nice to visit places are also Albano (by train) and Rocca del Papa (bus 85). For both, the metro tickets are valid.

the best way to get to 5Terre...

by liguria

the best way to get to 5Terre ,is by car and then moving here by train.
low price and one train every hour.

Also take a tour of the coast renting a small private boat or the big tourist boat.How to get to Liguria
You can get to Liguria from all of Italy, also by boat or ferry

The most important airport is the Cristoforo Colombo of Genova (www.airport.genova.it) placed at 6 km from the middle of the city.Daily fly from Milano,Trieste,Roma and Napoli.

From Milano Malpensa (4 times a day:10.25-13.15-17-20.05) and it takes about 50 minutes.From Trieste (once a day)start at 6.25 and land at 7.30.From Roma Fiumicino ( 5 times a day) 8.45-12.45-17.20-20.40-22.10 and it takes about 65 minutes. From Napoli Capodichino (2 times a day) 16.35-20.20. The prices in economic class is about: From Milan about 350.000 lire, from Trieste and Rome about 510.000 lire, from Napoli about 620.000 lire.

From the airport to the city:You can take the Volabus from 6.15 to 23.45 every half hour.the ticket cost's about 4.000 lire for person.



BY TRAIN:The most important stations from witch you can take the train to Genova are ,Roma,Milano,Torino. When you are in Genova you have to take a 'diretto ' train that stops in Levanto or La Spezia. If you destination is one of the 5terre,you have to take a 'regionale' train that stops in every station. For more info when you are in Italy you can contact the phone number 848888088.From Rome to Genova ,about 500km for 5 hours of travel.The one way ticket cost's about 44.000 lire.
From Milano about 150km for 2 hours, the one way ticket costs about 15.000 lire.From Torino about 170km for 110 minutes of travel,the one way ticket cost's about 16.000 lire.

BY CAR:From Milano to Genova about 133 km on the A7 hightway,the price is about 14.000 lire to Genova . To get to Levanto or 5terre,80km more ,the price is about 9.000 lire . For 5terre take the hightway exit 'Carrodano' and then follow for Levanto and 5Terre. Other way,take the A1 hightway to Firenze Nord , then take the A11 and when you are near Lucca change to the A12 for La Spezia and Genova,then take the exit 'Carrodano' for Levanto and 5terre.
When you are in italy for info and newes about hightways, call 0643632121

BY BUS:Milano Malpensa to Genova ( info: 010561661).From Genova the Società Autostrade's bus stops at Genova Nervi,Bogliasco,Sori,Recco and all other villages to Sestri Levante but to get to 5terre or Levanto you need to change for a train in Sestri Levante (that's not the best way to get to 5terre!)

Rent a Car:At Cristoforo Colombo Airport the price for weekend is about 200.000 lire all inclusive. More info, call : Avis 0106515101,Europcar 0106504881,Maggiore 0106512467

By BOAT:From Genova in July and August ,take the boat near the Famous Aquario di Genova for San Frutuoso di Camogli,Monterosso or Portovenere(start at 8.30,price 45.000lire)Info contact 'Alimar' 010255975..From 18 June to 16 September from Genova to Portofino and 5terre take the boats of 'Coperativa Battellieri'the price is about 45.000 lire.
(MORE INFO? PLEASE CONTACT ME )

Beaches within an hour of Rome

by milliturtle

We know we wanted a day at the beach to relax (i.e. fight off the jet lag). Originally, we wanted to go to Sperlonga, which is more than 1.5 hours away. True to our frugal selves though, we decided to take advantage of our 3-day transit pass (included in the Roma Pass) and visited the beach at Castel Porziano, which is supposed to be nicer than the public beach at Ostia Lido.

First things first: Directions! You can take the metro to the Pyramide station. From there, follow the signs and change to the Roma-Lido line. This is covered by the transport pass. Take the train to the Cristoforo Colombo Station (end of line). Based on the directions from one website, we were supposed to take the 61 bus. When we got there, we couldn't find the bus (it is actually there, just farther away from the entrance). We ended up hoping on the bus called "Mare 1" (The real number is 07). I don't think it really matters, basically, all these buses with the "Mare" name run along the beaches.

Unfortunately, we had no idea where to get off to get to the beach (apparently the beaches near Castel Porziano are famous for sand dunes), so we just followed the beach going crowd and got off when they did. Afterwards, we found out we got off at the Litoranea (Cancello 2) and arrived at "Free" Beach. Yes, that's the name of the beach, and we confirmed that it is indeed free to enter as well. We rented a decent sized umbrella for 5 euros and spent a few hours just laying in the soft sand and chilled. The beach was quite nice, maybe the sea isn't as blue as hoped (it is sort of near the airport), but the beach goes on forever. All in all, it was a perfect remedy to our sleep deprived, whirlwind tour of Rome on Day 1. Most of the beach-goers that day looked like locals. The place wasn't very crowded, although it could be a result of it being a Monday. We saw people windsurfing and para-gliding (?), so there is definitely other stuff you can do.

There isn't much around that area, so you probably want to bring a picnic and some drinks with you. If you feel obligated to do some sightseeing (since Rome seems to be the first stop for a lot of people I know), you can combine this with a visit to Ostia Antica a few stops before C. Colombo. Just make sure you don't go on Mondays. We did, and was promptly turned away by not 1 but 2 staff sitting at the ticket booth. Ostia Antica is one of the participating sights on the Roma Pass.

P.S. I found out from a sign at the lifeguard station that we indeed made it to Castel Porziano, though we did not see the dunes. There is also a naturalist beach in the area, but we did not come across that either.

Forum Posts

summer sales

by Eeriebo

Hi all,
I know now is the season of big summer sales but i was wondering untill when..i will be in Rome on 28 july.
Any idea if there is H&M in city center?
Thanks in advance.
A

Re: summer sales

by ffffffra

Hi

the sales have already started at the beginning of July and they will go on till around the 15th of August.

About H&M I am pretty sure all stores are in big shopping centres very far from the city centre.

I hope this helps

ciao
Francesca

Re: summer sales

by Eeriebo

Thank you for your helpfull answer :)
I was afraid they would be somewhere out of the city..if you recall some mall that is reachable by metro/train/bus, please let me know.
Thanks again.
Hv a good day.
A

Re: summer sales

by ffffffra

Hi again

I have never been to any of these shopping centres but I think the easiest to reach is:
Centro Commerciale Euroma 2, located in Via Cristoforo Colombo 714
You can catch the metro line B and get off at EUR Fermi. Then catch the bus 777 and ask the bus driver to drop you off at the shopping centre.
Otherwise you can take metro B to Eur Palasport. Just outside the stop Eur Palasport there should be a shuttle bus for the people going to the shopping centre. You will see a big bus terminal on the square (Piazzale Nervi) and there you can ask for the shuttle bus. I never went there but I checked on the web how to reach it.

Please allow me a little suggestion about shopping in Rome...In my opinion the best is to search for small local brands. They offer clothes for good prices , very good quality and they are more original than the brands you can now find all over the world....few tips: local designers in the street Governo Vecchio (close to Piazza Navona square). They are more expensive than the average shops but you can have a walk there and look. A shop called Catenella which is in Via del Corso (close to the spanish steps) and also just outside Metro Ottaviano (on the way to St Peters church). Deep is a shop in via Cola di Rienzo (btw this street is a great shopping street very close to st Peters church) and has casual clothes for young people. And of course Fornarina, Diesel, Benetton etc etc

ENJOY!
Francesca

Re: summer sales

by Eeriebo

Thank you Francesca!
A great help with your detailed answer.
I will check also the places mentioned by you as i will have lots of time to walk around/1 entire day between 2 flights/.
Looking forward to visit again my favorite city..
Wishing you a nice day.
A

Is this hotel well located?

by dmcder

Please could someone tell me if this hotel is in a good location for historic attractions and a safe area?

Hotel Caravel, Via Colombo Cristoforo 124, Roma, 00147, Italy

Thanks

Re: Is this hotel well located?

by Lacristina

Well, it's not a great location. It's definitely outside of the historic center and about 3/4 of a mile walk to the closest metro station. You're about 3 miles south of the Colosseum which is the closest major sight in Rome to your hotel.

As to safe, most locations in Rome are quite safe...but I just don't know this area at all.

Personally, I'd keep looking. Try using www.venere.com. It's probably the best booking site (with reviews you can trust) for hotels in Italy.

Re: Is this hotel well located?

by tango_jd

Hi - It looks rather far-out to me. However, I don't know about transport - trains or buses - so maybe it will be OK?
See if you can find th elocation here and see what you think.
http://www.romanholidays.com/rome-map.htm

Many people find the hotels near the Terminii station very convenient.

Re: Is this hotel well located?

by mccalpin

I know where this is, but I am also not real familiar with the exact location. This spot is about equidistant between the Roma Ostiense rail station (and Metro station not far away) to the northwest and the catacombs of St. Sebastian (and a number of others) to the southeast. It looks like a kilometer and a half walk to either.

Actually, the Garbatella Metro stop is just over a kilometer to the west, and the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls is less than a kilometer to the south (which has its own Metro stop).

There is a university to the west, and I have heard vague comments about problems in the area, but that is all very third hand, as I have only driven through the area rarely.

However, as the hotel's website notes, there are several buses that run up and down this street as Via Cristoforo Colombo (note that the names are switched) is a major street that runs down to EUR, the 'modern' city of Rome (in Mussolini's eyes).

But, I think that they're right - look somewhere else...

Bill

Re: Is this hotel well located?

by dmcder

Thanks people I'll look for another place you've confirmed my impressions of the loc.

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Address: Via Cristoforo Colombo, 710, Rome, Lazio, 00144, Italy