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11. Posted by JJforever (Full Member 114 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Can someone tell me what a Tram line is?? also how much doesit cost to ride the bus and the metro? tjhanks

12. Posted by JJforever (Full Member 114 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

okay so this is what i have thought up for my trip, you guys let me know if this is resonable for the 3.5 days. thanks

Arrive in rome at 9:42 am. start sight seeing around lunch. I plan to see the Trevi fountain and spanish steps that day. I dont know if i have time to see the pantheon with that cause i dont know when they close. Maybe i should go to the pantheon at lunch and then the steps and fountain?(let me know)

2nd day- Vatican city and then piazza navona for night stroll.

3rd day-Colisseum forums and capitole hill and circus maximo.

How does this look?PLEASE let me know. I want to be done my rome plans by this week! Im leaving for europe in 33 days:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

13. Posted by amanecer (Respected Member 203 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

maps of transports:
select:"muoversi a roma" (on the top-left hand side of the web page)
then select "percorsi e mappe" (on the top-left hand side of the web page)
under the voice"mappe del trasporto" you can download the following maps of rome public transports:
Roma città: Rome city
Roma centro: Rome centre
metro e ferrovie regionali: underground and regional railways (some railways stops are included in urban routes)
rete tranviaria (=tram): trolley car routes
linee notturne-: night buses
linee periferiche: peripherical routes
(underground and regional railways map is very useful)

tickets: I suggest you to buy the 3 days pass ticket, or if you wish to visit 2 museums maybe could consider Roma pass card:

Single ticket costs 1 eur, you can use both in buses and underground, lasts 75 min.

1 day: from termini you can take underground B direction "Laurentina" and get off at Colosseo station.(5/10 minutes) Outside the station you've colosseo just in front of you , and you can walk through fori, reaching circo massimo, bocca della verità and -if you want- climb up to Aventino hill, where are located some beautiful medieval churches -such as S. Sabina and S. Saba- and two nice gardens to relax (rose garden and orange garden. From both of them you have a nice view over the city.)
From Circo Massimo you've another underground stop.
From Colosseo you can also walk to Vittoriano (big monument in Venezia square) and capitolin hill.
I suggest you to climb the stairs of Vittoriano monument, from the top you've one of the best views over roman Forum.
Bocca della verità is located outside the church of S. Maria in Cosmedin. Give a look inside the church, it worth.
trastevere is not too far from here, you can take a bus. I suggest you to visit also the old jewish quarter, in front of Trastevere.

2 day: vatican city: from termini underground A direction Battistini, stop at Ottaviano-s.pietro station.(15/20 minutes) .
outside the station take via ottaviano straight on until Risorgimento square, and proceed right (you'll see Vatican square and st. peter). You can also climb st petr's Dome, I still haven't done, but I heard the view is amazing from the top.
I don't remember exactly where Vatican museums are, but the following underground stop Cipro-musei vaticani should be very close to them.
streets around vatican city, for example Via Cola di Rienzo, Via Ottaviano, Via giulio Cesare, are shopping streets, and you can find nice clothes and affordable prices (via condotti and surroundings are only luxury streets)

3 day piazza di spagna and surroundings: from termini underground A direction Battistini, stop in Spagna station (10/15 minutes). from here you can walk to piazza navona, pantheon,trevi fountain, Via condotti, via margutta..

14. Posted by voyagerG (Budding Member 5 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!


Don't miss Monte Palatino! It's very close to the Roman Forum, and it's worthy! Although it's in a bad condition, it's very nice.

I've been to Rome twice, and I always enjoy it. If you want, you can visit my travel guide, which at the moment it's written in Spanish but I'm planning to translate it into English soon.

Here it is:


It expalins what to see in Rome in three days! Hope you find it useful.



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15. Posted by JJforever (Full Member 114 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Man you guys are the greatest!!! thanks so much for the help!! Amanecer thanks so much!! is this plan according to my arrival at 9:42 am the first day? so i will have time to see all of that in the first day and they wont be closed?lol.

16. Posted by JJforever (Full Member 114 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

its saturday and i really have to be done my rome plans today:(. Just wondering if aemncer post is done to the last question i posted??? i really need to know if that first day if it will all fit in if im only starting sightseeing at lunch the first day. thanks so much again!!!

17. Posted by Uncle_J (Full Member 73 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

One of the best museums in all of Roma is the Villa Borghese. The grounds are peaceful and the art is fit for a cardinal as in Cardinal Borghese.

Roma is a wonderful city to experience as long as you take the time to breath it all in and not feel obligated to see every tourist spot. Lunch at Campo di Fiori or have a cappuccino at Cafe Greco or wander down Via Condotti or get a gelato along the way. Relax and watch how the residents of Rome live and perhaps you will find yourself sitting in an outdoor cafe in Trastevere enjoying life in this great old city. Addio,


18. Posted by Gillis (Budding Member 8 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

(Sorry, stayhungry -- I meant to reply to you here only, but I fear I may accidentally have sent you this same message via e-mail.)

I don't wanna be a killjoy . . . but good luck with that!!

I've been to Rome a few times, but because I never stayed more than 3-4 days at a time, I never got to really "SEE" it . . . so THIS year (I go to Italy every year, but down south, where I have family), I decided I'm going to really sink my teeth into Rome:

I'll be there from August 31st to September 7th.

Now, for Italian residents (or anyone else who really knows what it is to try to "do" Rome), I'm sure my week-long stay still sounds like a complete joke, but at least this time I won't have to do the turbo-tour through the Vatican. I'll actually have time to go see a museum...or three. I'll be able to explore the catacombs. I won't just be streaking through the city like a crazy person, holding my camera out in front of me as I blow through the strees, clicking the shutter furiously, chanting, "As long as I get it on film, I can always look at it when I get home . . . just get it on film before I have to leave!"

Dude, you will LOVE Rome . . . but after only three short days, all you'll be able to tell your friends is that you've BEEN to Rome, not that you've SEEN it! (Guess you'll just have to go back...)

19. Posted by Gillis (Budding Member 8 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

P.S. If you have 30 minutes to sandwich in there somewhere, within just a few minutes' walking distance of the Fountain of Trevi is a little place called the Church of the Capuchin Monks . . . ask anybody to point you in the right direction.

I don't want to spoil it for you and tell you EXACTLY what it is, but it is guaranteed to blow your mind. You've never seen (nor will you ever again see) anything like this . . . all I can tell you is that it is NOT the traditional Italian church, where the sheer beauty of it takes your breath away . . .

This place will take your breath away, alright, but for a whole different reason...

20. Posted by emmabro (Budding Member 12 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi Again Joey as your hotel is in the Termini area your plans for sightseeing on your first day are fine to get to the Colosseum from the area is only about a 15mins walk and there are lots of things to see on the way the Forum is next to the Colosseum ..The Pantheon is not too bad a walk from here or you could catch the Metro to Barberini and walk past the Trevi Fountain on your way to the Pantheon...Then maybe walk a little Further to Piazza Navona for a spot of "people" watching and have a nice coffee ? Rome isn't really spread across a large area ..The exception is the Vatican/St Peter's which is a "good" walk from most area's so you'll need to use the Metro or bus :)... i have mentioned in another post to you (i think !) St Clemente church and Piazza del Poppolo two of my favourite places :)
Ciao XxEm