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A freelance travel and motoring writer and photographer since 2004, living in UAE since 1999 (Al Ain!) Paolo Rossetti has published over 200 articles in The National, Gulf News, and Khaleej Times, as well as Arab Wheels, Middle East Car, Top Performance, and Wheels magazines. This love for cars and travel has taken him on an amazing journey of discovery in the UAE and Oman - and in this blog, Paolo wants to share his knowledge of great places to visit with you, just like numerous good buddies have shared their stories with him. Paolo is sad to hear of UAE expats (and nationals!) who spend their weekends bored in malls, when he knows there are awesome adventures to be had if only people knew where to go. Check out the photos and you will be astounded - is this really in the UAE? You betcha! On this website Paolo provides a lively travel article on a monthly basis, with description, photos, route, GPS file, and even a Google Earth map for you to follow at your leisure. It's free of charge because Paolo is not motivated by profits but by his admiration of the UAE and by helping you make the most of your stay in the UAE, be it a few months or a lifetime. To adventures!

Weekend at Palazzo Manfredi in Rome, Italy

This is the ultimate view one can aspire to when visiting Rome: the world-famous Colosseum!

Around 4 million people strain for a glimpse of the colosseum each year, and hotels throughout Rome jostle for having the closest distance to this UNESCO world heritage site.

Palazzo Manfredi

I would suggest that during your visit to Rome the above be the actual distance from your hotel to the Colosseum, and the below be the actual view from your room window!

Palazzo Manfredi

And this be the view from your breakfast table:

Palazzo Manfredi

Because this is what Palazzo Manfredi offers its guests, and this unique view is what will make your visit to the Italian capital so more special and memorable.

If I can be any more clear, the building on the left is Palazzo Manfredi, and the building on the right is…well, you know that one!

Palazzo Manfredi

But Palazzo Manfredi is one of the great luxury hotels of Rome not only for its most fortunate location.

A historical building in its own right, from the 17th century, Palazzo Manfredi offers five-star rooms and service, in a modern and fully-renovated boutique hotel.

Attention to detail is part of the Palazzo’s DNA.

And the elegance in the decor is fresh and inspiring.All in all, I would be very much surprised if there exists a better luxury hotel so close to the Colosseum in Rome – Palazzo Manfredi is number one!