Day 2: Hotel Artemie and San Vitale, Rome (Basilica of Sts. Vitalis)
Good morning, Rome from Room #301!
The main elevator only fits 6 skinny people:
7:00am – stay at Hotel Artemide includes an AWESOME Breakfast Buffet includes: choices of drinks from: coffee with hot milk, hot chocolate, apple juice…; scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, beans, mushrooms…; to sandwich meats: salami, ham…; a variety of cheeses: mozzarella, swiss, …; cereals – rice crispies w/skim milk for me; pastries – croissant w/powdered sugar for me… Mmmmm! Energizing for a predicted long hike around the Rome.
The Piazza della Repubblica, also known as Piazza Esedra is located a short distance far from the Hotel Artemide and Termini Station.
“Pope Pius IX built the staircase to the 5th century portico in 1859.” -Wikipedia
“Walls frescoed with scenes of martyrdom, among which a Martyrdom of St Ignatius of Antioch” – Wikipedia