Galileo Hotel

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Via Palestro 33, Rome, Lazio, 00185, Italy
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Value Score Great Value!

Costs 24% less than similarly rated 3 star hotels

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Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II

by Ellle

Hi, it seems not easy to choose a place to stay in rome :p. I found this new hotel and its in Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II. (according to the address). Is it near to walk to termini station from there since i'll leave rome by train to venice? because it only says a few steps from termini station, but it doesnt tell how many metres etc. Thanks

Re: Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II

by Ellle

sorry, it says a few minutes walk from termini train station

Re: Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II

by hawkhead

You could look it up on Google maps and then you'd see how far it actually is.

Re: Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II

by leics

Yes, just put the hotel name + 'rome' into google maps and you'll see exactly how far it is from Termini.

It's actually about 10 minutes walk, although may take a bit longer when you are first navigating (I have stayed nearby ,more than once). You could take the Metro but by the time you'd bought the ticket, got to the train, travelled and got out of the station you'd have been at the hotel if you had walked.

So walk..but make sure you have a map with you!

Re: Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II

by puerto_lover

I know that I have said it before but worth mentioning again. On Google Maps you also have the Street View facility so if you are not familiar with a location AND it is shown on Street View then you can get a much clearer idea of the location.
And you can also 'walk' down the street to see more.

Re: Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II

by Ellle

thanks. it's good to know that it's not that far to walk. is it a good area to stay?

Re: Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II

by leics

It's certainly convenient for exploring what is a very walkable city (around 25 mins to the Colosseum) and for accessing public transport (Metro in P. Vittorio Emanuelle, trams nearby).

When staying nearby, and on the other side of the Termini tracks, I did not use public transport very much: I walked and explored so much more. But the Vatican area and Trastevere are quite long walks (perhaps 40+ mins) so I tended to use the Metro/bus/tram one way (usually at the end of the day, when my feet were giving up!).

It's quite a culturally diverse area, with lots of Chinese-owned textile shops in the surrounding streets and many colourful characters: it's an area where ordinary people actually live, rather than one full of offices and shops. Plenty of places to eat, from fast-food to 'proper' restaurants.

Re: Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II

by Beausoleil

Yes, it is a very good area to stay. We're seniors and had no trouble walking to Termini from the Piazza. In addition to Google maps, you can go to the Michelin map web site. Put in your two addresses, stations, etc. and then underneath that, choose "on foot" to get a walking route with distances. You will also get a little map you can print out.

Enjoy your trip.

Travel Tips for Rome

Magnificent architecture

by meteorologist1

My favorite thing about Rome was enjoying looking at the Colosseum. It is such an awesome piece of archtecture. It is probably the most recognized symbol of Rome and perhaps all of Italy. Having seen it everywhere in television, books, and magazines, I finally got to see it myself.

Street Procession - Peruvian Festival

by icunme

Rome is international - Rome is inter-cultural. The scent of incense in the air conveys to you that there is, very likely, a procession forming somplace near. Today our noses guided from Piazza Republica to Via Cavour where we were delighted to see this procession of Peruvian people honoring the Madonna of the Miracles.

the daily bargain

by AlexDJ about Via Sannio market

It's a open air market, same style as Porta Portese, but here clothes and shoes are the main items sold on the banks. There is a wide variety of stalls sellings loads of new and second hand clothes, military and camping equipment. The market is open from monday to saturday 8.00-14.00. The biggest bargains are the leather goods and accessories which sel at much lower prices than in the department stores.

Using the public transit system's website

by mccalpin

Rome has a great public transportation system, which goes everywhere around town. However, it does this through its bus and tram system, as the two Metro lines only go to certain places.

Unfortunately, the ATAC website (the public transit system) is mostly in Italian, including the landing page. The following discussion will show English speakers how to use the website.

The Metro Lines A and B run from 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., except on Saturday, when they run until 12:30 a.m. There is sometimes construction that forces riders to use the bus instead.

Normal buses run all day until midnight or so (I am not sure of the exact time), then they switch to night service, which means that many routes stop running but some routes still run with reduced service.

You can actually have the ATAC website (the public transit system) calculate your routing, if you want to test how long it takes to get from a proposed hotel address to the city center. Go to . ***Note that this link has been recently updated, the older link is no longer valid***

Put your hotel's address at the depart from address (note that the street number goes in the separate box to the right of "No"), and put "Piazza Venezia" as the arrival at address (or any other address you'd like to try, like "Piazza San Pietro" for the Vatican, or "Piazza dei Cinquecento" for Termini. Then update the date and time. Actually, you can probably leave the date alone, but note that the time defaults to the current time in Rome, which may not be what you want. Then hit Calculate.

If you do this and compare day time versus night time (after midnight), you'll see the solution change as things shift to night service.

Note that this is one solution, but frequently not the only solution. But it will give you an idea of how long it will take to get places.

DO NOT MISS! Coffee in total grandeur

by ATLC about Antico Caffe Greco

Caffe Greco (in the most expensive fashion street in Rome, near Spanish steps) has the fin-de-siecle atmosphere, bohemian, artistic and high society all in one.
Expect to pay a lot for your coffee but remember that it is also an experience!
I had the most delightful thick hot chocolate. The waiters were all very formally dressed and there was an artist in a corner, drawing. Many old photos and paintings on the wall. You can wander around, take photos, nobody minds. I had the hot chocolate which was thick, lusciously creamy and whatever other Nigella-like adverbial comments.


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