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1. Posted by JJforever (Full Member 114 posts) 10y

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Well we will be in Rome on September 6th at 9:42am. We leave Rome on the 9th at 8:55am. Im wondering if you guys can(again) help me out with my list of places i want to see here? I want to visit:

1)Colliseum
2)St.peters basillica
3)Vatican**
4)Roman Forums
5)Trevi fountain
6)Spanish Steps
7)Pantheon
8)Capitol hill

If there is anyother major sights im missing here please let me know!! Im wondering if you guys can kind of give me an itenerary of which places to see on which days and which places are good to see at night and at day. thanks again so much!!

2. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

I'm sure you can fit all that in for the time you're there. Some places - like the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps - you can drop by for just an hour or so. The Vatican is the only tricky one. The vatican Museums take a good chunk of the day, and that's not counting all the stuff you can see when visiting St. Peter's. Still - I was there 4 days in all and saw pretty much everything on your list. Enjoy!

3. Posted by rasberries (Inactive 154 posts) 10y

circus maximus..

i'll be there in august. if i have time ill get to that place.

4. Posted by traveler1 (Full Member 190 posts) 10y

hey . . 3 days is perfect for Rome . . did 3 days last year in Rome . . saw all thats is to see . . as you have mentioned.

When u say vatican I assume that includes the Sistine Chapel too. . .u cant miss that . . n u need to go there first thing in the morning to avoid the rush.

A few nice streets to stroll through would be

Via Condotti a bit of luxurious/window shopping
Via Margutta a street of famous for artisits

Trastevere for some authentic italian food

think u have covered all.

enjoy ur holiday
cheers!

5. Posted by lugosi (Budding Member 28 posts) 10y

A couple of sights worth checking out have not been mentioned, so...

SANTA MARIA DELLA CONCEZIONE (near the Barberini metro station) - a church or chapel filled with human bones and skulls... really frightening, but the entrance is free (I however recommend you to leave a few coins to the nuns, the money is used to maintain the chapel).

ETRUSCAN MUSEUM (Museo Nazionale di Villa Giulia, near the Flaminio metro station) - http://www.frommers.com/destinations/rome/A20682.html

LA BOCCA DELLA VERITÀ (near Circo Massimo, or Circus Maximus) - according to the popular legend, a traveller needs to stick his hand into the mouth of the marble mask, and should he swear falsely, he wil not be able to withdraw his hand.

TEATRO DI POMPEO (Theatre of Pompey, situated at the square Lago di Torre Argentina) - the place was Caesar was murdered in the year 44 BC.

TERME DI CARACALLA (near Via Appia, in the southern parts of Rome) - the ruins of ancient Roman baths

[ Edit: Edited at Jul 20, 2006 11:17 PM by lugosi ]

6. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 10y

That sounds perfect! Can't add any recommendations (apart from my favourite restaurant- Crab) but just thought I'd say that Rome is my favourite city in the world and you'll have a fab time whatever you do!

7. Posted by JJforever (Full Member 114 posts) 10y

thansk alot for the help so far guys! im wondering though if you guys could help me out with which sights to see from my last on which days. i need to know if i can mostly walk to these places from the roma termini station or what. thanks alot

8. Posted by grhi (Budding Member 20 posts) 10y

We'll be arriving in Rome on Thursday! I can't wait. Hopefully we'll be able to see most of the things on your list!

9. Posted by JJforever (Full Member 114 posts) 10y

okay our hotel is REALLY close the the termini,like within a block or so. I really need to know if i should take trains or walk to all of these destinations!! Im thinking the first day to walk and see: Colliseum early morning,the forum, and the pantheon. Are these 3 all close together? also is capitole hill right by the forums? I dont know what to see in the evening though, what would you guys suggest?

second day im thinking the whole day devoted to vatican city,sistinechapel(i know it in it) and st.peters basillica. should i take a train or bus to here? or walk? This is prob a whole day event right?

Only thing left to see on our list is: Spanish steps(which we cannot miss my wife really wants to see them) and the trevi fountain. What is the Piazza Navona again?

So if you guys could please give me help pn these following ideas and qustions that would be so great!!thanks:)

10. Posted by lugosi (Budding Member 28 posts) 10y

Quoting stayhungry

okay our hotel is REALLY close the the termini,like within a block or so. I really need to know if i should take trains or walk to all of these destinations!! Im thinking the first day to walk and see: Colliseum early morning,the forum, and the pantheon. Are these 3 all close together? also is capitole hill right by the forums? I dont know what to see in the evening though, what would you guys suggest?

second day im thinking the whole day devoted to vatican city,sistinechapel(i know it in it) and st.peters basillica. should i take a train or bus to here? or walk? This is prob a whole day event right?

Only thing left to see on our list is: Spanish steps(which we cannot miss my wife really wants to see them) and the trevi fountain. What is the Piazza Navona again?

So if you guys could please give me help pn these following ideas and qustions that would be so great!!thanks:)

Colosseo, Foro Romano & Pantheon are quite close to each other. However, I recommend you to use public transport system, otherwise your legs will be VERY sorry. ;)
For a nice walk in the evening, go to Piazza Navona. There are many kinds of shows and artists displaying their paintings, and a beautiful view over the piazza.
You can combine a visit to Castel Sant'Angelo with your trip to Vatican City. I did it this way: quite early in the morning I took a metro from Termini to the station nearest to Castel Sant'Angelo, and went to see the castle. After that I walked to Vatican City (it's about half a kilometre walk) and queued for entrance. There was like 6 hours time to see St. Peter's Basilica and the surroundings, so I was in no hurry at all. :) Then I went to Trastevere by bus and found a nice place where I could fill my empty stomach. After dinner, I suggest you take a bus to the centre and go to see Circo Massimo + Bocca della Verità + Teatro di Pompeo. Those places are close to each other.
Third day: go and see the nothern-most sights in the morning and around noon. First to Barberini metro station --> Santa Maria della Concezione [chapel made of human bones] --> Etruscan Museum --> Spanish Steps & maybe Caffè Greco [the famous café visited by Goethe, for instance] --> Fontana di Trevi
And finally, if you're not too tired, take a metro south and go to see the Terme di Caracalla! :)