Rome Journals

Roma in August

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An August 2012 trip to Rome by Fiver29

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Quote: A week in Rome for a mother and two children.

The Colosseum/Coliseum

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Attraction | "Throwing them to the lions."

The Colosseum/Coliseum Photo, Rome, Italy
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The Colosseum was the first attraction we visited on our trip to Rome. When I booked the holiday with Expedia, I booked tickets for the Colosseum at the same time, and I'm so glad I did. The queue for entry was approximately an hour and a half long, much of the queue being out in the heat of the sun. Anyone who has bought tickets in advance can bypass the queue, go straight to the reservations window and go straight inside. Even though we were a bit early (12 noon rather than 12:30) there was no problem with going in early.For those who haven't bought tickets in advance there are plenty of people trying to sell you tours on the premise that they will get you in without waiting. This m...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 22, 2012

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

Public transport in Rome

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Overall I found the public transport system in Rome was extremely good. Our accommodation was just outside of the city centre, so it was necessary to get a bus and then the metro into the centre. The buses ran reasonably regularly, approximately one every 20 minutes (as there were two routes we could choose from), and the bus stopped at the metro station. Again the metro was a regular service, approximately every 5 minutes.Paying for the bus was somewhat different to England. Here we buy a ticket from the driver as we get on, and I was expecting something similar. However, when the first bus we used arrived, everyone crowded on, and there was no way to get to t...Read More

St. Paul Outside the Walls

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Attraction | "A gem hidden away"

St. Paul Outside the Walls Photo, Rome, Italy
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When I bought a map of Rome centre this basilica was barely visible on the edge of the map, however there was a stop on the metro of the same name, so I decided it must be of some importance, so we popped off the metro at the station and went looking.It turned out to be a two or three minute walk from the station, and it's clear to see why it has it's own stop.Whilst in no way as big as St.Peter's Basilica, it is a large church, one of the four biggest in the city I am led to believe.As with many of the churches in Rome, shorts and skimpy t-shirts are not acceptable dress, however, unlike at St.Peter's, the guard on the door didn't seem as concerned about it....Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 21, 2012

St. Paul Outside the Walls
Via Ostiense, 186
Vatican City, Rome

St. Peter's Basilica

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Attraction | "Even the a doubting Thomas can't help but be impressed"

St. Peter's Basilica Photo, Rome, Italy
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We visited the Vatican, or more specifically St Peter's Basilica, because it's expected, I mean who goes to Rome and doesn't see the Vatican? I'm not the religious type at all, so it wasn't Catholicism which took me there. When we eventually found it (you might think that's easy, but that's a tale for a story review) and walked though into St. Peter's Square, I almost turned back. The queue looked horrendous, and I thought we'd be there for hours. But after a minute or two I noticed that people were continually walking in the queue, so we decided to join the end. And sure enough, the queue which looked to be a least an hour long moved up quickly, and within 10 minutes we were at the sc...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 20, 2012

St. Peter's Basilica
Piazza San Pietro
Vatican City, Rome 00193
+39 0669883462

Camping Fabulous

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Hotel | "Nice site, shame about the accommodation."

Camping Fabulous Photo, Rome, Italy
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Firstly the good things; the site as a whole was nice, the staff were friendly and couldn't do enough to help, their grasp of the English language was far superior than my grasp of Italian! The site consisted of bungalows (one of which we had hired), tented accommodation to hire and plots for people to pitch their own tents and caravans. There was also a restaurant, a bar and a supermarket all in the same area, a bar beside the pools and an ice-cream bar. For campers there was a toilet and shower block and laundry room in the centre of the park. Entertainment consisted of two pools; one just calf high at the deepest points, used by the kids for playing games and adults for sitting arou...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on August 20, 2012

Camping Fabulous
Via C. Colombo, KM 18
Rome, Italy 00125
+39 06-5258062