As I look around for the places in Roma that interest me, I again come to Maximillain Kolbe. At first I resisted this hotel. It was way too expensive. I took a walk around the block and heard my father tell me to go for it. So this is where we will stay for our seven days in Roma. The Kolbe Hotel which is right in the center of the Roman ruins (the colliseum, the Roman forum). It is an old (16th century) Franciscan convent, turned into a 4 star hotel. I could have never justified the expense but for the missive from my father: “Go for it”.