Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 3 months in Switzerland this summer, need suggestions on weekend trips
  2. 2 I cuisine vs Cookin With Class
  3. 3 England + France 12-day itinerary
  4. 4 Ephesus - Tour A or B??
  5. 5 credit and debit cards
  6. 6 Labor Day in Paris
  7. 7 Drive from MXP to Lake Como (Moltrasio)
  8. 8 Help with Transportation Options in London
  9. 9 Sardinia or Corsica??
  10. 10 Trip Report Ger’s Paris Trip Report: February 2017
  11. 11 Morgan Hotel London for solo female
  12. 12 Trip Report Short Trip to Paris
  13. 13 Driver"s License & Language
  14. 14 Road trip to Spanish Pyrenees - Suggestions?
  15. 15 New notes and coins and death dates for old ones
  16. 16 Train up the Jungfrau
  17. 17 Late april early may or october for paris and italy?
  18. 18 Trip Report BARCELONA! Tapas, tours & towers - flamenco, festas & food!
  19. 19 I may be wrong....
  20. 20 Which 2 towns as base for Brittany and Normandy
  21. 21 8-Week Itinerary in Europe (for my 40th Birthday)
  22. 22 Nowhere 'safe' : London attack
  23. 23 National Parks close to Malgrat de Mar or Barcelona recommendations
  24. 24 Tips / stops on drive from Munich, Fussen, Salzburg
  25. 25 Transport from palace of versailles to Grand Trianon
View next 25 » Back to the top

Dolce Vita on a Budget?

Jump to last reply

My wife and I, 60 and 70, plan to meet German cousins, 72 and 77, to spend the last four days of March in the Infinity Hotel St. Peter, in Rome, a few hundred yards from the Vatican. We've all travelled a bit but have never been to Rome.

We would like to have a tiny taste of the so-called sweet life while lacking the big bucks to do it right. And we want to do whatever we can do sensibly, without rushing from one touristy sight to another. Our questions are:

1) What would be the recommended "sensible" way to get from Fiumicino Airport, with luggage, to our hotel, if not by taxi?

2) Is it "sensible" (or insane) for people our age, though reasonably fit for our ages, to think about walking from near the Vatican to most of the "standard" attractions, as opposed to fighting crowds and/or pickpockets on buses or in the metro?

3) Is there some "sensible" right way/wrong way, best time/worst time, to more fully appreciate walking through the streets, piazzas and important attractions of the eternal city? Again, we'd like to do things in a leisurely manner, taking time to smell the roses and to appreciate at least the mid-afternoon tiramisu and cappucino, if not the priciest cuisine.

Any advice along these lines would be sincerely appreciated!

7 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement