My first morning at the hotel Exel Roma Montemario. This is a comfortable and modern hotel in surroundings of Montemario Natural Reserve. It was kind of confusing to find it at first (because I took a public bus from the Lepanto metro station) but now it’s fine already. Though it was funny, when I asked how to get to the hotel at the Tourist Information center, got info that I have to take a bus #913 and it’s 20 stops…
I was not lucky enough to get a room in upper floor to enjoy nice views over the Rome. But I like it anyway because one of the reasons I did choose this hotel was outdoor pool.
I know for many it sounds not smart, but for today the main thing is … shopping. I decided go to the Castel Romano Designer Outlet. It is located 25 km outside of Rome. This outlet is easy to reach by car but there is no connection with public transport. For customers convenience there is a direct shuttle bus from Termini Train Station or From Piazza Risorgimento (near Vatican).
Some can wonder why to go shopping, if there are so many things to do. Well, the thing is that on Mondays many museums are closed, therefore I leave sightseeing for some other day. Besides I had great evening program because during the summer there are several cultural events & festivals going on in Rome. I was lucky to see opera singers at first at Trevi Fountain, but later near Spanish Steps.