Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 seat reservations
  2. 2 Trip Report 스위피 주소 ※연결 :≫vvn67.com≪
  3. 3 Trip Report 오션릴게임 ◐ 도메인 :≫vvn67.com≪
  4. 4 Really true that US passport needs 6 months left to enter Schengen zone?
  5. 5 Italy in a week
  6. 6 Private car transportation from FCO to Central Rome
  7. 7 European Sampler, 4 weeks, 6 countries?
  8. 8 what is this Copenhagen building?
  9. 9 Tips for 2018 Eastern Europe trip
  10. 10 4 Nights Sevilla/Cordoba in Nov; How to split up
  11. 11 Germany-Car or Train
  12. 12 Trip Report 2 Weeks in France: Rouen, Normandy, Dordogne and the Loire Valley
  13. 13 Trip Report 3 Weeks in Scotland and Ireland
  14. 14 SURPRISE TRIP
  15. 15 Jewish Vienna
  16. 16 Lisbon to San Sebastián to Madrid itinerary help!
  17. 17 Reaching the Lake District
  18. 18 Positano Hotel in September
  19. 19 Preliminary trip planning for Portugal April 2018
  20. 20 Scotland itinerary advice
  21. 21 Tips for tour company tour guides
  22. 22 Brussels flower tapestry
  23. 23 14 days from Frankfurt to Paris by train
  24. 24 Paris to Switzerland to Venice in 2 weeks?
  25. 25 HELP: 3rd trip to France - where should I go?
View next 25 » Back to the top

Random Rome Questions

Jump to last reply

My husband and I are traveling to Rome this mid-March for a week and I'm looking forward to it since I have never been to Roma! We are staying at the Hotel Portoghesi, happily conveniently located but in the older part of Rome where I have heard there's less traffic. We have been to other parts of Italy, are both academic-ish and love art and sculpture, and I am also a writer and thus, an avid people watcher.

My husband has bad feet but loves museums so we may take cabs more than buses to save his walking for the sights, but are buses easy to get to and not as dangerous as all the guidebooks make out?(Rick Steves could send one screaming for the hills.) Is a cab stand easy to find?

I've been through the whole money conversion question and am bringing enough euros for a couple days but will be counting on getting to a bank machine by day 3. Are there accessible and working bank machines nearby? One of my friends told me she had bad luck getting euros that way (broken machines). I'm hoping that was a fluke.

I read this online for the Borghese: "It is compulsory to deposit every kind of bag, purse, camera, video camera, umbrella." You have to check a PURSE? I guess just bring money in a pouch and check the purse without credit cards and anything valuable? Sounds very weird, no purses...Is that true any where else?

What about the Roma Pass? Doesn't really seem worth it to me unless you KNOW you're going to be on public transportation, since 36 euros for 3 days would be more than the cost of two museums and the pass gives you 2 free entrance fees.

I know I am a bit of a nervous Nellie, but I want to get all my anxiety out of the way so I can relax and enjoy the trip. So any details I have forgotten that would be good to deal with ahead of time, bring em on! I'm pretty OK with weather/clothes/shoes/food/ but that doesn't mean you won't have tricks of the trade.

Thanks so much ahead of time. Or let me say Grazie.

67 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement