Rome Journals

When in Rome

A June 2006 trip to Rome by jphil

Roman Ruins Photo, Rome, Italy More Photos
Quote: An attempt to see as much as possible in less than one day in Rome.

When in Rome

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Overview

Roman Ruins Photo, Rome, Italy
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There is so much to do in Rome, that I was only able to see a few of the essentials in my 1 day in Rome. Of these, the sites not to be missed are: Roman ruins—including the Colosseum, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, and the Spanish steps. My recommendations: take a tour at the Colosseum—I found ours to be highly informative and interesting; sit at a café in the Piazza Navona and soak in the atmosphere; enjoy some gelato while sitting on the Spanish steps.Quick Tips: If you want to go to Vatican City, either be prepared for an extremely long wait for entry, get there early, or pre-book a tour. We drove by the entrance to the Vatican City museum on our way to the hotel. O...Read More

Visconti Palace

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Hotel

Visconti Palace Photo, Rome, Italy
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This American style hotel seems to cater to mostly groups and business travelers. It has most of the creature comforts and comfortable beds. It is located in a less touristy, fairly quiet area of Rome.We arrived at the hotel around 10am exhausted and hoping to check in early. Our bags were promptly removed from the taxi and brought into the hotel by the porter before I even had a chance to pay the taxi driver. The hotel was very accommodating and had a room ready for us. We gratefully checked in and were able to take a nap after the long flight before exploring the city. We had difficulty trying to figure out how to turn on the lights in the room and embarrassingly had to ask the front...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 4, 2006

Visconti Palace
Via Federico Cesi 37
Rome, Italy 00193
+39 (06) 3684

Tre Scalini

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Restaurant

Piazza Navona Photo, Rome, Italy
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By the time we made it to the Piazza Navona, we were absolutely ravenous. We decided to find a café to grab a bite before moving on. This was not a difficult feat. We had waiters trying to tempt us to eat at their café at multiple restaurants. We decided on one and sat down at an outdoor table in front. We were given menus and decided to split a couple of sandwiches. Our waiter took our order and then returned to inform us that they no longer had one of the sandwiches we wanted. We decided on a pizza instead. Having ordered our food and drink, the waiter brought over our iced coffee and lemon iced tea, both of which were terrific. The iced coffee came to the table with two miniature flags sticking out...Read More

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Tre Scalini
Piazza Navona, 28
Rome, Italy 00186
39 0668801996

The Colosseum/Coliseum

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Attraction | "Colosseum"

The Colosseum/Coliseum Photo, Rome, Italy
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We took the train to a stop near the Colosseum and walked through some other Roman ruins before arriving at this site. As we walked towards the structure, we were approached by a young man promoting a bar crawl that evening. We accepted his postcard knowing that we would not be joining him and continued on. As we were waiting on line to purchase tickets to enter the Colosseum, a woman asked us if we would like to join an English language tour that was about to start. The 20 euros cost (including the 11 euros entrance fee) was for a 1 hour tour outside and inside of the building. We decided to join the group.The tour began on the outside of the Colosseum, where our guide discus...Read More

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The Colosseum/Coliseum
Piazza Del Colosseo
Rome, Italy 00184
+39 (06) 7004261