My wife and I spent our honeymoon driving through Italy. One evening, we were struggling to find somewhere to spend the night and were fearing having to sleep in the car when we happened upon the Foro Appio. It is a truly magical place.
It is located right on the Appian Way and has been serving 'tired and dusty travelers' (as they put it in the hotel's literature) for centuries. As we turned onto the cobbled drive, we saw the stunning candlelit courtyard restaurant and prayed they had a room which fortunately they did, and for such fantastic value! Our room was a perfect combination of old meets new: simple, spacious, minimalist design with all the 'mod cons' including a jacuzzi bath and a sophisticated key entry system. Having taken our bags out of the car we went exploring and found the swimming pool and gym! We couldn't believe that such an amazing place could be found right on the Appian Way. We then went to dinner and what a dinner it was: delicious classic Italian cuisine with mammoth portions: our starters of gnocchi and antipasti were so big we actually had to cancel our mains and go straight to the scrumptious desserts.
The original plan had been to stay for one night but we loved the Foro so much we decided to stay for two! In the morning we discovered that the hotel is perfectly located for trips to the beach and various nearby towns including the fairytale town of Sermoneta, as well as being only a short drive away from Rome. We returned to the hotel from our day out to have flambé steaks cooked in front of us - another superb meal. As we checked out the next morning, the kind man on reception gave us a small parcel of food for our journey, keeping alive a centuries-old tradition. Our time at the Foro Appio was the highlight of our honeymoon and we can't wait to go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Foro Appio Mansio Hotel is a delightfull 4 stars Hotel recently opened, unique in its style, that join the old charme with the modern facilities. The rooms and the interiors show original architectural elements and ancient furnishings that join the modern design. The 37 rooms, Suite and Junior Suite, are equipped with Jacuzzi or shower, international tv programs, telephone, minibar, internet wi fi ... more less
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