An April 2006 trip
to Rome by Ghost Train Rider
Quote: Give Rome a chance. Some find it overwhelming and crazy, but I found it intoxicating!
A few notes on the ancient sites:
Buy your Colosseum tickets at Palatine Hill (no lines, and tickets sold at both locations automatically include entrance to both sites). If you spend too much time at Paltine Hill, your Colosseum ticket is good until 1:30pm the next day (but be careful if you're planning to visit Vatican in the morning, you'll never make it back in time).
Don't leave sight-seeing too late... the Pantheon closes at 7:30pm Mon-Sat and 6pm on Sundays.You'll want to dedicate a good portion of the next day in Vatican City. Keep in mind that the Vatican Museum closes early, so do this first.
Another hint about the museum:
The lines to get in can be horrendous. I suggest reserving a space in the tour group fax 06-6988-4947. After a Vatican City gelato go to St. Peter's or take the "Group only" exit at the back of the Sistine chapel to go straight to the basilica and skip the line.
Hotel | "Hotel Pensione Italia"
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 12, 2006
Via Venezia 18
Rome, Italy 00184
+39 (06) 4 828 355
Hotel | "Albergo Sileo"
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 21, 2006
Via Magenta 39
Rome, Italy 0185
+39 (06) 4450246
Attraction | "Vatican Museum"
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 21, 2006
Rome, Italy 00165
0039 06 69884676
St. Peter's Basilica
Piazza San Pietro
Vatican City, Rome 00193
Attraction | "Roman Forum, Palatine Hill"
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 22, 2006
Largo Romolo e Remo
Rome, Italy 00186
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