When eating out in Rome

Here our some simple advice and tips when eating out in Rome but before don't miss out to follow on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM your best stay and best guide for the most beautiful city in the world.


1 - Need to get an idea of how much you're going to spend? Have a look around: restaurant, bars, cafés, etc are obliged to display their price lists. This also applies to hotels and other such establishments.

2 - The menu you are given should include the price of each individual item and also those of the dishes of the day.

3 - Remember it costs less to have something standing at the bar than it does to be served seated at a table.

4 - Bread is free of charge and there should be no cover charge.

5 - In Italy a tip is appreciated but not compulsory.

6 - Always ask for a receipt and check that the prices correspond to those stated in the menu.

7 - Frozen foods should always be identified on the menu (they are often indicated by an asterisk).

8 - Certain wines can be very expensive. Ask for the wine menu and check the prices in order to avoid any unwelcome surprises-

9 - In the event of a disagreement over the bill, call the municipal police (vigili urbani).

10 - Remember that you are perfectly entitled to ask for just one course and are under no obligation to consume an entire meal.

11 - For more information, details and questions call the Hotel Montecarlo staff at + 39 - 06 44 60 000 or send an e-mail at: info@hotelmontecarlo.it in every moment, 24h no stop

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When taking a taxi

Here our some simple advice and tips when taking a taxi in Rome

1 - Do you need a taxi? Ask the concierge or you can get one at a taxi rank or by calling the many taxi companies in Rome (ask the concierge)

2 - Only use licensed white vehicles which display the TAXI sign on the roof

3 - If the meter is off ask the driver to switch it on before setting off

4 - There is an extra charge for late-night circulation and luggage

5 - Are you travelling to or from the airport or one of the other standard destinations? You may take advantage of flat rates which may be viewed inside the taxi or on the internet site www.turismoroma.it or call Hotel Montecarlo at + 39 - 06 44 60 000 in every moment

6 - For more information, details and questions call the Hotel Montecarlo staff  at + 39 - 06 44 60 000 or send an e-mail at: info@hotelmontecarlo.it in every moment, 24h no stop

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The Tiber River

The Tiber is the third longest river in Italy, rising at Mount Fumaiolo, in the Appennine Mountais, in central Italy, and flowing 406 km (252 miles) through Umbria, Lazio to the Tyrrhenian Sea






 It has achieved lasting fame as the main watercourse of the city of Rome, founded in 753 BC, on its eastern banks



According to the legend, the king Tiberinus  ninth king of Alba Longa, ancient city destroyed by Rome, in the middle of 7th century BC, was drowned while crossing the river, which was afterward called Tiberis river



After his death Jupiter made him a god and guardian spirit of the river, named Tiberinus (god)



This gave rise to the standard Roman depiction of the river as a powerfully built reclining river god, with streams of water flowing from his hair and beard



The Tiber river was also believed to be the river into which Romolus and Remus (the former founded Rome) were thrown as infants. The rest is history


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Castro Pretorio

L'Hotel Montecarlo si trova nel cuore del rione di Castro Pretorio, in uno storico edificio di stile neo classico umbertino, edificato nel 1885.



Il rione di Castro Pretorio è il XVIII rione di Roma e prende nome dalle caserme delle Coorti Pretoriane: i soldati scelti per la difesa dell'imperatore romano.




Tramontato l'impero la zona si popolò di ville aristocratiche e di vigne. Dopo l'unità d'Italia (1870) al posto delle ville e delle vigne sorsero i palazzi del nuovo governo in asse con il Quirinale, la reggia del re e ora sede del Presidente della Repubblica.


Attorno ai ministeri governativi sorsero tra il 1870 e il 1910 le abitazioni dei governanti, dei funzionari statali e di tanti nobili e aristocratici venuti a risiedere nella capitale del regno al seguito del re.



Per questo motivo il quartiere è popolato di tanti villini dallo stile più variegato: si va dallo stile neo-classico allo stile barocco, rinascimentale, allo stile liberty dei primi del novecento.



Insieme ai villini e chiese in stile romanico e classico sorgono palazzi condominiali nel tipico stile umbertino (Umberto I, secondo re d'Italia, 1878-1900). E' lo stile di Roma Capitale.




Delle antiche ville con giardini, terreni e viali alberati rimane in particolare Villa Bonaparte dove visse nei primi decenni del 1800 Paolina, la sorella prediletta di Napoleone.



Parte dei terreni della villa sono stati venduti dopo la fine dello Stato Pontificio per la costruzione di palazzi abitativi.

Il nucleo centrale della villa con l'edificio (in cui abitò Paolina Bonaparte) e i giardini che lo circondano è rimasto alla Francia e vi ha sede l'ambasciata di Francia presso la Santa Sede.



Dove erano le caserme dei Pretoriani ora sorge il modernissimo complesso della Biblioteca Nazionale.


Questo quartiere è il primo quartiere di Roma Capitale, il più elegante.



Vi hanno abitato i personaggi che hanno fatto grande la nuova nazione: statisti, celebri docenti universitari, scienziati, artisti, scrittori non solo italiani ed europei, ma anche provenienti dal Nuovo Mondo, l'America.


E' il quartiere più sicuro e meglio amministrato e collegato più comodamente di ogni altra parte di Roma con i trasporti pubblici e ferroviari in quanto è prossimo alla stazione Termini, la stazione centrale dei treni, della metro e degli autobus. Tutto questo perché qui risiede la classe governativa della nuova nazione


Ecco che vi mostriamo il simbolo del rione Castro Pretorio raffigurato in questo quadro che potete trovare già nell'ingresso del nostro storico albergo


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Vittoriano

When Vittorio Emanuele II died, on 1878, it was decided to erect a monument celebrating the Father of the Nation, and with him the entire period of Risorgimento. In 1880 he was banished the first international competition, won by the Frenchman Nénot, to whom however did not follow an enforcement phase of the project. In the next competition, launched in 1882, participation was reserved only for Italian designers. It was also drawn up a detailed list of recommendations for the project, that prescribed “a complex to be erected on the high north of the Capitol, in line with the Via del Corso; a bronze equestrian statue of the King; an architectural background of at least thirty feet length and twenty-nine in height, left free in form but adapted to cover the buildings behind and lateral Church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli. “The competitors had one year to deliver the project. The proposals submitted were 98 and of the three selected for the final choice the royal commission voted unanimously Giuseppe Sacconi, a young architect from Marche

Victor Emmanuel II always had the goal of making Italy unified. Then there arose a unified Italy in 1861 and he came to be the first king. When he died in 1878, he was buried in the Pantheon

The monument was started in 1895 and was later finished in 1911. The whole area in which it is now situated, underwent extreme demolition and so it was said to be a grandiose edifice on top of dead grounds. There were even ruins and rare finds excavated upon its construction

The focal point of the monument is the statue of a horseman. This was made as a representation of Victor Emanuel II. It was completed in 1889 and was inaugurated in1911.

It also has its famous detail, the Altare della Patria, or the Altar of the Fatherland, which is where the tomb of an unknown soldier is found. This soldier was killed in the 1st World War and became a symbol for all unknown fallen soldiers of Italy. So, the monument is not just to commemorate Victor Emmanuel II, but also all war casualties during the medieval world.

Although hurled with numerous criticisms as to its architectural finish, the monument remains a popular spot for sightseers. For some, the structure is similar to a wedding cake, because of its wide stairways. Others would see it as a typewriter because of its odd and huge shape.

The opening of the monument as a public place created accessibility that made it very popular among Italians and now even tourists from other nations.

Easily reachable from Hotel Montecarlo, when in Rome don't miss out to visit it! Check our official website www.hotelmontecarlo.it discover all the fantastic offers and come to visit us! Wonderful Roman Holidays are waiting for you!

When shopping in Rome

Here our some simple advice and tips when shopping in Rome

Ecco alcuni semplici consigli e suggerimenti quando fate shopping a Roma



- The items exhibited in shop windows must be accompanied by their prices

- The price must be indicated on any article, whether it be a small souvenir, an item of clothing or any other product

- If it is not given, always remember to ask for a receipt for your purchases

- Changed your mind? The article may be exchanged if you have kept the receipt and return to the shop son afterwards



- In vetrina devono essere riportati i prezzi degli articoli esposti

- Che sia un piccolo souvenir, un capo d'abbigliamento o qualsiasi prodotto, ricordatevi che il prezzo d'acquisto deve essere sempre indicato su ogni articolo

- Se non vi viene fornito, non dimenticare mai di richiedere lo scontrino dei tuoi acquisti

- Hai un ripensamento? Puoi cambiare l'articolo, basta conservare lo scontrino e recarti al negozio entro breve tempo dall'acquisto

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Non dimenticate di visitare la nostra pagina di Facebook dove ogni giorno potete trovare interessanti informazioni, eventi, curiosità e foto per scoprire qualcosa di più su Roma. Inoltre l'Hotel Montecarlo è anche su Instagram


Check our official website www.hotelmontecarlo.it, discover all the fantastic offers and come to visit us. Wonderful Roman Holidays are waiting for!


Visitate il nostro sito ufficiale www.hotelmontecarlo.it, scoprite tutte le fantastiche offerte e venite a trovarci. Le più belle Vacanze Romane vi aspettano!