Rome Journals

Rome pt. 1

Best of IgoUgo

A travel journal to Rome by linzeeloulabelle

Vacanze Romane 2 Photo, Rome, Italy More Photos
Quote: Things to do in Rome

Circus Maximus

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Attraction | "A waste of what could have been!"

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Knowing that the Circus Maximus was once home to chariot races in Rome, I was quite excited to go and see what it all used to be about. The area is clearly shown on all maps of Rome and the route to get there easy to see. The Latin translation for Circus Maximus is large circus so from this, I was expecting to get to see something quite spectacular. == Getting there == Getting to the Circus Maximus is extremely easy. The site is just across the road from the Circo Massimo metro stop which is on blue line B. To get here, usually you will need to change metro lines at Termini which is on red line A. From here, the metro will only take roughly 5 minutes to get to Circo Massimo. There ar...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 2, 2012

Circus Maximus

Rome, Italy

Ciampino Airport

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Attraction | "Most boring airport I've ever been to!"

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Choosing to fly to Rome with Ryanair meant that we had no choice but to fly to Rome-Ciampino Airport. Ciampino doesn’t deal with larger airlines so if you find you are flying on a budget; this is probably the airport you will arrive at. Getting to and from Rome is very easy from Rome-Ciampino Airport. With a pre-booked shuttle bus, we were able to be in the center of Rome only 40 minutes after our flight. On the way back to the airport, it only took 30 minutes as there was a very small amount of traffic. Our bus cost €8 each for return tickets although one way will cost €6. Taxis to and from the airport can be expensive and still take the same amount of time in most cases. == A...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 1, 2012

Ciampino Airport
Via Appia Nuova
Rome, Italy
06 65951

Trevi Fountain

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Attraction | "A stunning fountain!"

Trevi Fountain Photo, Rome, Italy
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The Fontana di Trevi or otherwise known as the Trevi Fountain was another on my top things to do while in Rome although it was one of the last things we went to see. At our B&B we were given a map of Rome and shown how to get to certain places although we already went armed with guide books. The Trevi Fountain can be found by travelling to the Barberini metro stop which is on red line A and only 2 stops away from Termini. If you haven’t seen a picture of the fountain before, don’t be confused by the fountain right outside the metro stop. This isn’t what you want to see. The Trevi Fountain is about a 10 minute walk away from the metro stop and with the help of a good map, is easy enough...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 1, 2012

Trevi Fountain
Piazza di Trevi
Rome, Italy 00187

The Colosseum/Coliseum

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Attraction | "A must do in Rome!"

The Colosseum/Coliseum Photo, Rome, Italy
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Although there were other things that I wanted to see while I was in Rome, the Colosseum was definitely at the very top of my list. The Colosseum is probably the best known attraction in Rome, next to maybe The Vatican, and I couldn’t wait to see it up close. As this was something that my boyfriend and I was so excited to see, we booked tickets for a tour well in advance with www.tickitaly.com. Our tickets cost around £30 each and they consisted of a three hour tour with added access to lower and upper levels which you cannot see with a regular ticket. Our tour guide met us across the road from the Colosseum and soon began our tour. Deborah, the guide, spoke really good English and was ext...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 1, 2012

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

Vacanze Romane 2

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Hotel | "A cute B&B in Rome!"

Vacanze Romane 2 Photo, Rome, Italy
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When it came to booking a hotel for Rome, I had no idea where to start. I didn’t know where any of the best areas were to be or what would be the most decently priced. After looking at a large hotel just outside of the city which was really cheap, I stumbled across the Vacanze Romane 2. From looking at a map, this Bed and Breakfast looked to be pretty central and for €75 a night, I hadn’t found anything similar. The Vacanze Romane 2 is only a couple of blocks walk away from Roma Termini, the main train station although it did take some figuring out. The train station has 2 sides to it and street names aren’t clear so it took a while to even be able to find where we were supposed to be. Onc...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 30, 2012

Vacanze Romane 2
Via Cairoli 31
Rome, Lazio 00185
877-662-6988