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A Girls' Weekend in Rome

A July 2006 trip to Rome by travellinrabbit

Quote: Showing my mum the sights of Rome.

A Girls' Weekend in Rome

Overview

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Strolling around the Palatine area in the sun, watching my mum get vertigo at the top of the dome in St. Paul's, stopping every half an hour for a coffee and cake!, Italian bus drivers (NOT like the ones in England!), shopping for shoes...Quick Tips: Don't join that huge queue for the Vatican early in the morning—best to return later in the afternoon as you're more likely to walk straight in. Similarly, when visiting the Forum area, go and buy your combined ticket for the Palatine and the Colosseum from the ticket office at the Palatine area, much shorter queue than at the Colosseum. Crossing the road - this can be a hair-raising experience - traffic will not stop if you stand and wait at ...Read More

Arena Guest House Rome

Hotel | "Arenahouse"

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Small, friendly guesthouse situated down a quiet side street around the corner from the Colosseum. Have been there twice now and cannot fault the place. It's very clean, cheap, safe, friendly and also has free unlimited Internet access in every room so you can research restaurants/places to visit etc before stepping out the door. Obviously don't expect a luxurious 5 star hotel standard but if you want to do Rome on a budget, this place is highly recommended. Just don't tell everyone...

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 7, 2006

Arena Guest House Rome
Via Marco Aurelio, 37
Rome, Italy 00184
+39 (06) 97615384