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    Things to do in Rome

    Just booked cheap tickets for Rome in Jan from the deal posted on here and am trying to find out good places to see as alongside the Colosseum and the Piazzas, thanks

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    Is this a serious post

    Vatican is a must see. Apart from the main tourist attractions just wander the city and soak up the atmosphere, enjoy some amazing food.

    If this is a serious thread the more you tell us about you the more we can help you ie how long you going for whats your budget what specifically you looking at ie museums places of interest etc

    have tea with the pope

    Original Poster

    Going for 5 Days and around £250 pp

    siawu

    Going for 5 Days and around £250 pp


    Ok these are a few of things apart from the vatican etc i have already done and recommend
    i normally go to rome in march-april so as your going in january just make sure the places are open etc
    viator.com/tou…OLI
    viator.com/tou…EST
    viator.com/tou…PTS
    viator.com/tou…ESE
    Also recommend get an underground tour of the colosseum.
    Also heres a starter list from tripadvisor
    tripadvisor.co.uk/Att…tml
    Here is a tripadvisor thread for rome in january etc
    tripadvisor.co.uk/Sho…tml
    Also there are some very good guides etc on youtube
    Any other questions just ask






    Edited by: "archer1204" 19th Sep 2016

    Original Poster

    archer1204

    Ok these are a few of things apart from the vatican etc i have already … Ok these are a few of things apart from the vatican etc i have already done and recommend i normally go to rome in march-april so as your going in january just make sure the places are open etc https://www.viator.com/tours/Rome/Tivoli-Day-Trip-from-Rome-Villa-dEste-and-Hadrians-Villa/d511-3058TIVOLIhttps://www.viator.com/tours/Rome/Best-of-Rome-Walking-Tour-Pantheon-Piazza-Navona-and-Trevi-Fountain/d511-3731BESThttps://www.viator.com/tours/Rome/Skip-the-Line-Crypts-and-Roman-Catacombs-Small-Group-Walking-Tour/d511-3731CRYPTShttps://www.viator.com/tours/Rome/Skip-the-Line-Borghese-Gallery-and-Gardens-Walking-Tour/d511-3731BORGHESEAlso recommend get an underground tour of the colosseum.Also heres a starter list from tripadvisor https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attractions-g187791-Activities-Rome_Lazio.htmlHere is a tripadvisor thread for rome in january etchttps://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g187791-i22-k5718532-Rome_in_January-Rome_Lazio.htmlAlso there are some very good guides etc on youtube Any other questions just ask


    Thank you

    roam

    5 days is a long time to spend in Rome.

    Get yourself one of the DK books guides to Rome dk.com/uk/…ome
    A metro pass is a must and I would advise eating at the Pizza places that you can buy it by the weight/piece during the day and a nice meal out at night at the restaurants down the side streets as they are cheaper.
    If you see Italians eating in them then you know its good and cheap.

    Be careful as there are loads of refugees sleeping on the floors around Rome, specially near the Termini train station and don't let them help you with the ticket machines.

    Just do as the Romans do.

    Be very careful on the metro and do not anyone help you as the other post says or they will demand money and can get very aggressive and they are dressed like the staff. This is the cheapest way to get around but you can use an unlimited hop on hop off bus ticket for the day, these buses are all parked just down from the Vatican.
    I would do some research on trip advisor as to what you like, coliseum is a must IMO but get a guided tour, I can't remember what it is called but opposite the coliseum there is another place to visit that is free with your coliseum ticket and that's worth a visit.The Vatican is nice if you are into painted ceilings but when we went after queuing for 1hr 20 mins to get in I was disappointed but it was so hot and busy.

    Be aware of pickpockets as I had my phone lifted a few years ago.

    siawu

    Thank you


    Have you been to europe etc before

    Original Poster

    archer1204

    Have you been to europe etc before



    Yeah i have been to France

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    markvirgo

    5 days is a long time to spend in Rome. Get yourself one of the DK books … 5 days is a long time to spend in Rome. Get yourself one of the DK books guides to Rome http://www.dk.com/uk/search/?searchterm=rome A metro pass is a must and I would advise eating at the Pizza places that you can buy it by the weight/piece during the day and a nice meal out at night at the restaurants down the side streets as they are cheaper.If you see Italians eating in them then you know its good and cheap. Be careful as there are loads of refugees sleeping on the floors around Rome, specially near the Termini train station and don't let them help you with the ticket machines.


    Are the train routes complicated?

    siawu

    Yeah i have been to France


    Well in that case just be aware when using public transport especially when getting on and off and if you are suddenly blocked a known tactic as the squeeze.I used the most pickpocketed bus every day and never had any issues..Also do be aware of babies being used by mothers as shields so they can get close to their intended victim.Definitely invest in a bodywallet.I am sure you will have a great time rome is an amazing city to explore day and night.
    I am sure everything will be fine and have a great time.

    siawu

    Are the train routes complicated?



    The train routes are easy to work out and there are plenty of staff to ask if you need to.

    I go almost yearly as I have family in Italy.

    Rome is a bit like London in that it's not a true reflection on the country.

    This should help me too. I'm also going in January but I will only get around 2 full nights!
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