Saturday, March 7, 2015

Rome/Italy

Rome & Vatican City 



Rome is a fascinating city in terms of historical places, ruins, art and museums. If you are interested in any of these, Rome is the right place to be in. During your visit you will witness the history. The city includes so many places that shouldn't be missed. Here are the major ones:
  

Colleseoum
Palatino
Foro Romano
Piazza Venezia
Piazza Cavour
Quirinale Palace
Piazza Barberini
Spanish Steps
Villa Borghese
Fontana de Trevi
Pantheon
Palazzo Farnese
Piazza Navona
Piazza repubblica
Stazione Termini
Piazza Dell'esquilino (santamaria maggiore)
Via Nazionale
Piazza Agusto Imperatore
Via del Corso
Via Condotti (the most famous shopping street)
Piazza del Popolo
Castel S Angelo
Palazzo di Guistizia
Piazza Cavour and the garden
Circo Massiomo
Parlemento
Piazza di Pietra
Piaza S Giovannini
Piramide.





Vatican City (the Pope's speech is every Wednesday at 10:00am. Keep in mind that the speech is free and open for everyone. On the other hand, you will see many ticket sellers on your way to the Vatican Basilica.)

Also in Vatican city :

San Pietro, Piazza San Pietro, Vatican Museum, Vatican Garden are must be seen places.










Tips:
- The central historical  part of Rome can be walked but if you want to go to different parts of Rome that might be tiring. Keep in mind that in Rome transportation is a bit problematic, using tram can ease this difficulty. The available 2 metro lines are not sufficient enough and not well managed. The buses doesn't have AC and they can be unbelievably crowded :) Hop on hop off buses are another alternative for tourists, as well.
- Get ready to taste hundred different types of pizzas and and pastas. Don't forget the ice cream ("Gelato").
- For the airport transportation, take the train called Leonardo express, it takes 30 minutes to reach the airport.
-  For the Vatican Museum and the garden you have to take an appointment in advance at least 3 days ago.














I give the list of all the museums since they are too many to list, however you can obtain the list from any tourism information office with their pre-appointment requirements.

Keep in mind that Rome itself is an open air museum.




Ciao!