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An Awesome Week in Rome

An April 2008 trip to Rome by Sask99

Quote: Rome is a city that is rich in history. While in Rome I saw many of the famous sites and did some shopping, of course.

Il Gelatone

Restaurant

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Il Gelatone is one of MANY places that sells gelatto in Rome. This one is off the beaten path and is frequented by locals. It is about 2 blocks off of Via Cavour.There are MANY flavours to choose from. All of the names of the flavours are in Italian, however the if it is a fruit or vegetable, there is a piece of the corresponding item in the corner of the container. They also have sherbert in the far corner.You can get the gelatto in a cone or in a cup. Be careful when asking for the size, as the 3 Euro size is about twice the size of the 2 Euro. I always ordered in the price range I wanted versus saying small or medium as they have a large variety of cup sizes.We l...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 1, 2008

Il Gelatone
Via dei Serpenti 28
Rome

Borghese Gallery and Museum (Galleria Borghese)

Attraction | "Galleria Borghese"

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For this museum you have to book ahead, whether it be by phone, in person, or over the internet. However, they did not make us pay ahead of time. You are given a 2 hour time frame in which you are allowed in the museum. We went at the last time of the day. When our time was up the cafe and souveneir shop were closed - if we had wanted anything we would have had to go their first. There is a coatcheck available.The amount of artwork in this museum is extensive - just like everywhere in Rome though. Since your time is limited and the art is everywhere (don't forget to check out the ceilings) some type of guide is highly recommended. We took a guide book with us that gave some of the hig...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 15, 2008

Borghese Gallery and Museum (Galleria Borghese)
Piazzale Scipione Borghese, 5
Rome, Italy 00197
+39 068413979

Vatican Museums

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Attraction | "The Vatican Museum is Unbelievably Awesome"

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The Vatican Museum houses a large collection of artwork. Large is an understatement. There is no way to see everything. I recommend reading about the museum before you go to decide if there is anything you are especially interested in viewing.Take a guided tour or a guidebook with you. It is easy to miss things as there is art EVERYWHERE - on the walls, the ceilings, the floor. A map is especially useful. There is a sort of one-way direction you are supposed to follow. There aren't many signs and things aren't really labelled, which makes a guide of some sort useful. My favourite section was the Egyptian rooms. There are artifacts that are from about 2000 BC, a mummy, ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 10, 2008

Vatican Museums
Viale Vaticano
Rome, Italy 00165
0039 06 69884676

The Colosseum/Coliseum

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Attraction | "Tour the Colosseum"

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The Colosseum is one of Rome's most famous landmarks. It is centuries old (like most things in Rome) and a huge man-made feat. Originally it could hold 50,000 people to watch gladiator contests and other public events. Over the years it has been damaged by earthquakes and people(stone was taken for other projects, at least some of them government sanctioned).It is a large structure to see, but there are very few signs inside explaining what you are looking at. As always, I recommend some sort of guide - either a book or a tour. We tried booking the audio tour for just one person (reasonably priced) and the one listened and repeated to our group. It wasn't very practical and if money ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 11, 2008

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

Trevi Fountain

Attraction | "Trevi Fountain at Night"

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Trevi Fountain is a fountain, don't expect to see more than that. It is a popular tourist place, which means it will be crowded (watch out for pickpockets). The saying is you are to throw a coin over your shoulder into the fountain so that you will come back to Rome one day.

We went here just to say we saw Trevi fountain. We tossed our coin, took our pictures, then moved on to something less crowded.

If you are a people watcher this is an excellent place to go.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 27, 2008

Trevi Fountain
Piazza di Trevi
Rome, Italy 00187