Post # 1
The hard worker that he is, Kingy earned us a trip to Rome through his work! So we’re going next week for 4.5 days. Its partly dominated by parties and events thrown by his work but I want to take advantage and see everything I can!
I definitely plan to go to the Vatican City, attend church at St. Peters Bascillica, walk through the museum and Sistine Chapel, and hopefully catch a peek at the pope (if I can make it on a Saturday)
We have a private tour of the Coliseum, so I’ll have that covered
Here is a list of other things I found– can you tell me if any are not worth it or if I should replace them with another activity??
-Piazza di Spagna
ALSO- we have a vintage sports car one morning/afternoon to drive around wherever we like.. any suggestions? Something within a 2 hour radius or less?
Gah- I’m so excited!
Post # 3
We were in Rome 2 summers ago and it was approximately 10 trillion degrees. We spent most of our time looking at old stuff and day drinking. I can recommend good bars that I remember, but from the looks of it you have the big things covered. I really liked Piazza Navona in the evening–there were tons of street preformers and artists. Fun for a post dinner strole.
Post # 4
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You’ve covered most of the big stuff – use the Metro system to get around, it’s fairly basic (compared to London or Paris, anyway) but it’ll take you to the big sights, and you can usually stroll your way around from there. 🙂
For cities near-ish, you’d be sometimes better off catching the train: Florence by train is about 1.5 hours each way. From what I’ve found online, to drive down to Naples, it’s about 2 hours each way. There’s SO much to see in Rome, seriously. I’m so jealous you get to go there – I was there in October & I miss it already!
Post # 5
Lucky dogs!! For 4.5 days, you already have an ambitious schedule. If you are OK physically, make sure you go up to the top of St Peter’s dome–amazing views but don’t do the stair part if one of you is not in great health–it is strenuous. Regardless, take the elevator to the rooftop level (good gift shop there) and the stairs from there.
The Spanish Steps are touristy, but there are some great shops if you stroll down the side streets.
I am going to second the Piazza Navona.
Give yourself some time to sit around and people watch–do what the Romans do:)
Post # 6
A good day trip out of Rome is to Villa D’este in Tivoli. It is an estate with beautiful gardens and fountains in a little italian town. GORGEOUS views!
Post # 7
Rome is my favourite city in the whole wide world! much better than Paris 🙂
I would recomment:
1. Trevi Fountain
3. Piazza Navona (great ice-cream!)
5. The Vatican of course!
we stayed at the Intercontinental Hotel at the top of the Spanish Steps… it’s a great hotel 🙂
have fun! I am super jealous!!!!! 😉
Post # 8
For an afternoon outside of the center city, definitely check out the Appia Antica (the Old Appian Way). I don’t know so much about driving a car, because it’s paved with these huge ancient stones, but a friend and I rented bikes and had one of the most beautiful, relaxing days. You can also check out some very cool catacombs while you’re out there. Have fun!