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1. Posted by mooooo (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

Hi!

Im planning a trip with my boyfriend to Rome for about 6days. Im trying to decide if we should go on a day trip to perhaps naples/sorrento/pompeii (I would have visited Florence, but did that few easters ago) or would it be too rush?

What other places are there to check out outside of Rome?

Any suggestions would be really appreciated...

:)

2. Posted by Lia 80 (Budding Member 6 posts) 7y

Naples is about 2 hours away from Rome, but I think it's too big to give it just a day - unless there's something in particular you want to see: personally, I would go there even just to have a walk on the "lungomare" and see the Vesuvio, the castel dell'ovo on the sea and the gulf, and to have a Pizza, but I love Naples too much to be reliable
Moreover, Rome has got so much to see that you could easily spend 6 days there without having seen it all! Anyway, Pompeii would be a 2 and a half hours trip, from Rome - it is southern than Naples. That can be seen in a day - and it's gorgeous!

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4. Posted by LaurenLolz (Respected Member 226 posts) 7y

Seriously, I did 5 days in Rome. Boring! I saw everything... all the sites, shopping, food.. what have yous. I took a day trip to Sperlogne. It's about 60k outside Rome. Hop on the train for an hour or so and then a bus for about 20 mins, and you're at an awesome little beach town. Wanna swim in the Med?!

5. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 7y

Quoting LaurenLolz

Seriously, I did 5 days in Rome. Boring! I saw everything... all the sites, shopping, food.. what have yous. I took a day trip to Sperlogne. It's about 60k outside Rome. Hop on the train for an hour or so and then a bus for about 20 mins, and you're at an awesome little beach town. Wanna swim in the Med?!

To each his own, I guess.

6. Posted by LoreleiLee (Budding Member 70 posts) 7y

There is plenty to do and see in Rome I spent a whole day just looking at the Vatican!! However I also went to Pompei which is amazing!! Its about 2 hours away by train although it took me about 4 hours because I got on the wrong train

7. Posted by techie1983 (Budding Member 40 posts) 7y

Hi!

You said that you have been in Vatican. Can you tell whether it is advisable to book the entry tickets earlier or collect them on the day of the visit????

Please help!

Travellingtechie!

8. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 7y

Quoting techie1983

Hi!

You said that you have been in Vatican. Can you tell whether it is advisable to book the entry tickets earlier or collect them on the day of the visit????

Please help!

Travellingtechie!

We went with a tour group, got there 2 hours before opening, and the lineup went round and round the block. I'd say book early and get up at the crack of dawn!

9. Posted by LoreleiLee (Budding Member 70 posts) 7y

Quoting techie1983

Hi!

You said that you have been in Vatican. Can you tell whether it is advisable to book the entry tickets earlier or collect them on the day of the visit????

Please help!

Travellingtechie!

I stayed not to far away from the Spanish steps and just found my own way there on the trams. Its pretty easy if you ask the receptionists in the hotel they usually have maps that they can mark for you.
I didnt book any tickets in advance I just turned up in the morning, it wasnt that busy though I had to queue up for about 30 minutes to get inside to see the Sistine Chapel etc.
A word of advice though make sure you are covered up when you go especially if your a girl. I saw lots of people being turned away for having shoulders and legs on show. There were also alot of beggers around when I went also and I know a few people who have been pickpocketed so be careful. Other than that it was beautiful!!
I also visited the colusseum, the area surrounding it is very beautiful, so if you have any spare time I would recommend having a walk around. I would also reccomend going with a tour around it- I didnt do this and regretted it because from what I heard they sounded interesting! There are often students willing to take you around for a small fee or there are larger tours advertised outside.
Enjoy your time in Rome!!

10. Posted by OHCarlos (Budding Member 38 posts) 7y

I was in Rome for 8 days and really loved it. Their is so much to see over there, just take your time to appreciate it.
Obviously you should go to the Coloseum, the Forum Romanum, the St. Peter & vatican museum (those two will fill a whole day if you really like to see everything), the Pantheon and all those tourist places. Normally I am not such a big fan of touristic spots but in the end.. They are touristy for a reason.

If you want to leave the city I can advise you to go to Ostia Antica. It is a large archeological site; it used to be a roman harbour city. There are many buildings there that are preserved very nicely and you can see many original fresco´s amongst other things.
Maybe I am a little prejudiced because I am a huge fan of Roman history but I really enjoyed this place and it is less then 30 minutes by train to get there. I also remember having a picknick style lunch there just sitting on and in between old roman walls and floors, can´t get much closer then that.

If you are looking for a nice restaurant, in one of the smaller streets next to piazza Navona (halfway the square if I remember correctly) was an Italian restaurant that was cheap, with good service and delicious food. After we discovered it we ate there the rest of the week.

Another tip for a short visit is the Santa Maria Della Concezione, and especially the five rooms underneath the church because when the monks moved to this location they decided to bring the bones of their ´brothers´ with them. The five rooms underneath the church are decorated with those bones, even the lamps! It is a little gruesome but one the other hand very impressive as well.

Enjoy your time over there!

OHCarlos
(Oh-Barcelona)