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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 06, 2017
Pope audience  (6 Answers)

I got tickets for Wednesday, Pope audience but I don't know what to expect. Any advice on that experience. Also, what's a good location for hotel- walking around. Thank you.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 02, 2017
Rome and Venice  (6 Answers)

me and my wife planning to visit 2 days rome and 2 days venice in march, can somebody help me how to organise things so i can visit important places.
i want to know how to travel from Campiano airport to Via Felice Grossi Gondi, 87, 00162( that's where my hotel is)
Also in venice what's best way to go back to airport from Via Felice Grossi Gondi, 87, 00162. I mean taxi or any shuttle buses.
how to cover venice attractions in a day, what I can see?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 05, 2017
Rome for Easter  (9 Answers)

I will be in Rome for Easter Sunday.What should I know -Im not catholic but I want to visit the Pope place
any ideas?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 04, 2016
may 1 and train travel to and from civitavecchia  (18 Answers)

will be in port in civitavecchia may 1. wanting to get to rome to tour on our own using the rick steves "heart of rome walk" as a guide. the best and least expensive option is for us to take the train in to rome and then use the metro and walking as a way to accomplish just a bit of sight seeing. my question: is using the train/ metro a viable option on this holiday day or should we spend way more money and use the ship's transport in to rome (which guarantees we will arrive back at the ship for departure). we will be in port for about 10 hrs and i realize it takes an hour or more to get in to the city from civitavecchia. opinions? we know most all the big tourist spots are closed this day.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 15, 2016
Colosseum Tickets/Tour  (2 Answers)

Hi All,

I am hoping for a recommendation for a tour company to book with to take a tour of the Colosseum(inc underground and third ring)?

It seems the recommended "official" ticket website sells tickets online which are only valid until the 31st December- we would like to book for the 9th Jan.

Any suggestions??

Thanks in Advance

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 14, 2016
Romantic restaurant in Rome  (2 Answers)

Hello everybody.
I will travel to Rome with my family next month. It is my first time in Rome, and I would like to find a really nice restaurant, not too expensive, to celebrate my birthday. Any suggestions will be wellcome.

Our hotel is near Teatro dell´Opera.

Thanks in advance.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 03, 2016
Can anyone name the church?  (4 Answers)

Hello friends.

I know this may be inappropriate, or better posted in miscellaneous, but I take a chance and try here.

Anyone up for a challenge? I visited Rome some weeks ago, and going through the photos, there is one I/we cannot identify. It’s the interior of a church. The photo was taken during a walk from Piazza Navona, via Mausoleo di Agosto ending in Piazza del Popolo. Can anyone name the church?

I’ve uploaded the photo in my Italy Travel page.

Grazie mille!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 18, 2016
Travel to Montefalco  (1 Answer)

We will be staying in Rome for a couple of days without a car. We will then be renting a car to drive to Montefalco. Is it easier to rent and drive from Tuburtina rail station or the airport?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 17, 2016
round trip Naples-Pompei in one day from Rome  (9 Answers)

Is it possible to go to Pompei and Naples by myself on one day trip ? I don't want to use the excursion from agency! Can i go by train directly to Pompei early in the morning, and then spend the afternoon in Naples?
thanks in advance

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 07, 2016
Soccer game in the first days of November.  (2 Answers)

Interested in going to see a soccer game in Rome between Oct. 31 and Nov. 4. Doesn't have to be First Division game; we'd just like to get the flavor of the local fans.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 20, 2016
suggestion for hotel and hotel area  (4 Answers)

Hello,i and my family are going to Rome for first time in march,does any one have suggestion for family hotel and area of hotel in Rome?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 14, 2016
Take taxi from Hotel Hassler (at uphill of Spanish Steps) to St Peter's Basilica  (3 Answers)

Hi I would like to have lunch at Osteria Barberini and then take taxi to St Peter's Basilica.
i've searched that there is a taxi rank across the Hassler Hotel which is 5min walk from Osteria Barberini. Anyone knows if there are many taxis waiting at the taxi rank and easy to catch? No need to wait for a long time? because i only have limited time and scared it's hard to catch the taxi there and will be late to St Peter Basilica. (as i will book the entrance)
Please help!! thank

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 08, 2016
Need something special in Rome  (1 Answer)

Hi Everyone,

My boyfriend and I will be in Rome in January, during which time we will be celebrating his birthday. I want to make a plan ahead of time as a surprise, most likely booking in somewhere that we can have a nice romantic dinner.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 02, 2016
Hotel accommodation in Rome and venice?  (8 Answers)

Hi all - we are looking for a hotel accommodation in Rome, Italy for my wife , one yr old baby girl and myself for 3 nights next March 2017. Would like to be central so we can go and walk to the sites, and to the metro station. The next 2 days we would like to take the train towards venice, where we can have a romantic accomadation close by the river. Any recommendations?
Thanks in advance.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 19, 2016
Where to buy ATAC CIS tickets (in vicinity of Tiburtina station?)  (4 Answers)

Hello. I am treating my wife and myself to a week's holiday in Rome in September (Last time I was in Rome was 37 years ago (!!) when I was young and single. Interesting times politically and socially in 1979, between the Moro kidnapping and the Bologna bombing. All I can really remember of that holiday was being searched (properly body searched) by carabinieri armed with sub-machine guns, before getting into the Olympic stadium to watch Roma play Bologna - Roma lost 1-2 despite a humdinger of a goal from Roberto Pruzzo...)

Anyway... Our hotel is near Piazza Bologna, and so near Bologna Metro station, and not too far from Tiburtina station. Since we are in Rome for 7 days, and arrive in the morning of Day 1, my intention is to buy 2 ATAC CIS 7-day tickets as soon as possible and to start using public transport from the off. Our first journey will be from Fiumicino to Tiburtina by FL1 - for which I realise we will have to buy separate specific tickets. But when we arrive at Tiburtina, where will we be able to buy CIS tickets (so that we can make our first journey by Metro, Tiburtina to Bologna)? I am getting confused by suggestions seen on the web that CIS tickets are only available from a limited number of ATAC outlets. Is that really correct? For example, can't you buy them from ATAC ticket machines? Does anyone know Tiburtina station and its environs? If you stepped off the train from Fiumicino, where would you go to get a CIS ticket? Thanks in advance for any advice.. PS. Sorry if this sort of question has been asked before - I haven't had time to scan previous forum questions and replies. PPS. Assume I can speak reasonably good Italian - although it may take a little while for me to crank it up again.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 17, 2016
accomodation within walking distance  (7 Answers)

looking for accommodation in Rome for my hubby, 8 yr old and myself for 3 nights next August. Would like to be central so we can walk to the sites, Spanish steps, Trevi, Roman Forum etc. Would love (but don't think budget allows for) somewhere with outside space like a terrace/balcony. Thanks in advance.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 14, 2016
4 days in Rome - second visit  (9 Answers)

We are returning to Rome, and we are interested in seeing some of the "less touristy" sights. We have seen all of the "must sees" on our previous trip, and are looking forward to exploring other areas.

Any suggestions will be welcome.

Thank you :)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 07, 2016
gym availability in Rome, Italy  (1 Answer)

hi i am visiting Rome in Sept. can you tell me where there are some body building gyms open to tourists please?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 11, 2016
campo de fiori, October visit  (11 Answers)

We will be two women visiting Rome for three nights in early October, 2016. The Campo De Fiori area seems to offer what we want for a hotel/pensione/airbnb...the question is which? The few hotels I've checked show a much higher rate once I plug in the dates, in fact almost triple what initially shows up on the search. We'd like a nice place, but keeping a decent budget in mind (up to $225. for a nice place). Does anyone have suggestions for possible places to stay in the area, or if you'd suggest looking in a different area. We're looking for an area we'd feel safe walking around in the evening, not highly congested, nice restaurants, interesting,not stuffy and boring but safe. Thank you in advance.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 10, 2016
train between Tivoli and Rome Tiburtina  (3 Answers)

Does anyone know about the schedule between Tivoli and Tiburtina? We are interested in how long it takes and how often it runs.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 07, 2016
Spagna Pedestrian Tunnel  (4 Answers)

My map shows a pedestrian tunnel from Via Vittorio Veneto to Spanish Steps. I've never noticed this and am wondering if it is a convenient (and safe) short cut? Where is the entrance? Is it anywhere near Harry's Bar?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 06, 2016
Areas near sightseeing  (4 Answers)

Planning to rome next sep.pls i need to know the names of centrals areas to stay at as the most famous sightseeing to reachable by foot or by short ride ......Thankx

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 04, 2016
Should we book a pass?  (7 Answers)

My boyfriend and I are travelling to Rome for three days in January. I am wondering whether we are better off booking tickets to attractions individually or whether it is worthwhile booking a pass? I know that some offer a 'skip the queue' option but as we are going to be there during an off-peak time I am unsure whether this will be needed or not? Any suggestions for what/where to buy tickets would be much appreciated!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 28, 2016
2 days Rome  (28 Answers)

My daughter and 2 friends arrive at Rome FCO airport on 16th July Saturday, about 10.00 am, by flight from Milan. They will fly back to Milan on Sunday the 17th July, evening (about 7 pm flight). They are staying the night at a hotel near Rome Termini station.

Now, What is your best advice to them for touring this Amazing Eternal city in this short period. Transport, sightsee etc., whatever possible. Evening??

Also any safety tips.

All help will be welcome and really appreciated. Thanks in advance friends.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 22, 2016
Rome in the morning before Florence  (4 Answers)

Hi Everyone. I am arriving in early in Rome on a Tuesday morning before i take the train with a friend to Florence. We really want to go for breakfast / brunch and some bubbles before we take the train - any recommendations or suggestions for where to go? Thanks!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 01, 2016
Airport bus shuttle  (5 Answers)

Hello. I am travelling to Rome next week and I would like to use airport bus shuttle to go to Rome Termini station . Do I need to pre book bus for my arrival or are there busses available all the time?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 31, 2016
Private tour  (13 Answers)

Can we see Rome in a day? If so how?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 30, 2016
Colosseum tours  (8 Answers)

I'll be purchasing my Colosseum tickets in advance online, but can I purchase the guided tour tickets upon arrival? I want as much flexibility as possible. Do the regular guided tours sell out? Thanks, and I'm sorry if this is a repeat--I'm new.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 25, 2016
Game of Thrones.  (5 Answers)

I am going to Rome, 10th to 15th June, and by being away from UK, means I will miss episode 8 of Game of Thrones, although I will be recording it, I am terrified of 'spoilers', and would like to see it on 13th June. Now you know what a nerd I am, :-) can anyone out there tell me of anywhere in Rome that will be showing it (in English) on that night. All the TV bars seem to be just for sports....Thankyou in advance.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 19, 2016
Regarding hotel Suite Paradise  (13 Answers)

Hi am travelling next week and have booked this hotel called SUITE PARADISE near temini station. Anyone have any idea about it. The reviews in show that its ok, but still confused abit

And it's first time to the place. Does speaking in English work or should i need to learn a bit basic italian?

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