100 Best Things To Do In Rome

Aug 31st, 2003, 09:37 AM
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100 Best Things To Do In Rome

The one on Paris is awesome. I did a search and still can't find something like this for Rome. Can someone post a previous thread or should we start a new one?

 
Aug 31st, 2003, 09:47 AM
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Bouon Giorno, vivaldi! I just topped Dean's post. Maybe people will add to it, and add to this one, too.
 
Aug 31st, 2003, 10:03 AM
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1. Take a night walk across Rome. Weave together campo de fiori, piazza navona, the pantheon, piazza colonna, the trevi fountain and the spanish steps.
 
Aug 31st, 2003, 10:09 AM
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2. Gaze in awe at the greatest work of art - the Sistine Chapel.

3. Hang out with a bunch of other romantics at the Spanish Steps
 
Aug 31st, 2003, 10:16 AM
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4. Visit the greatest church in Christendom - St. Peter's Basilica

5. Get a great city view by climbing to the top of the Dome at St. Peter's
 
Aug 31st, 2003, 10:26 AM
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6. Take an evening stroll at Holy Angel Castle (Castel Sant'Angelo).


The Castel Sant'Angelo's is a distinctive round building, nestled between the Tiber and the Vatican. It was built in A.D. 135 as Emperor Hadrian's mausoleum. Later it was used as a fortress and a prison, even providing an escape route for popes via the connected corridor running atop the wall encircling the Vatican. Inside, the castle not only serves up fabulous views of the city, but also houses medieval cells, frescoed halls and a museum of arms and armor. And if you want to experience the romance of Rome, you can't beat a stroll across the Ponte Sant'Angelo at night. Newly installed floodlights dramatically illuminate the 10 angel statues flanking this approach to the castle.
 
Aug 31st, 2003, 10:29 AM
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7. Admire the Pantheon - Rome's best preserved monument.

An architectural wonder in simplicity, this domed temple was built in 27 B.C. as a tribute to all gods and then rebuilt in the second century A.D. by Emperor Hadrian. It is one of Rome's best-preserved monuments, despite the removal of its marble walls, and bronze ceiling during the Renaissance. The round temple includes a series of columns topped by a dome, which boasts a 30-foot opening to let in light. It remains the burial site of the first ruler of the Kingdom of Italy, Victor Emmanuel II, and artist, Rafael.
 
Aug 31st, 2003, 10:32 AM
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8. Be a romantic and toss a coin over your shoulder at the Trevi fountain.

Its brought me back to rome three times.
 
Aug 31st, 2003, 10:35 AM
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9. Imagine yourself as a fearless gladiator at the Colosseum
 
Aug 31st, 2003, 10:38 AM
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10. Climb to the top of Palatine Hill where legand says Rome was born
 
Aug 31st, 2003, 10:41 AM
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11. Explore the grounds of the Roman Forum at sunset
 
Aug 31st, 2003, 10:46 AM
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12. Be a pilgrim and visit four great basilicas: St. Peter's, Santa Maria Maggiore, San Giovanni Laterano, and San Paola Fuori le Mura.
 
Aug 31st, 2003, 10:51 AM
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dln - You are off to a great start with the language, and you have yet to arrive! You are such a sharp cookie and so so good at your research that it wouldn't surprise me if you already had the language mastered too! Sorry if I sound patronizing - just an observation.
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Aug 31st, 2003, 12:59 PM
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Enjoy a roman sunset from the Terrace of the Pincio and admire a beautiful view of Rome,

Take a romantic stroll at Villa Borghese with your loved one ,or if you are single with a handsome guy or gal,of course it will be more sentimental if they were italians,
while at the villa stop at the Casina del Lago, and take the little boat ride.

Buy roasted chestnut from a street vendor..
Stroll in Via Margutta, the Latin Quarter of Rome,
have a granita con panna at the famous Coffee Greco, in Via Condotti

Visit the 920 plus churches of Rome

Eat a gelato a sit in the evening at La Barcaccia, Piazza di Spagna, while there have your portrait taken from a starving artist,
Spent a glorious evening listening to a opera at Le Terme di Caracalla,
and for an Egyptian touch, take the metro and see a Pyramid built by a rich ancient roman merchant,outsite the wall of Rome...
And the list goes on....


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Aug 31st, 2003, 01:01 PM
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Read Angels and Demons by Dan Brown and you will surely find a great beginning to this list--maybe even the whole list.
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Have conversations--either in English or Italian!--with the Romans.
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Aug 31st, 2003, 01:39 PM
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21. Go to the Porta Portese flea market on Sunday and bargain for little treasures
 
Aug 31st, 2003, 01:50 PM
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23. Take a Dolce Vita Stroll from Piazza Popolo down Via Del Corso to Via Condotti and on to the Spanish Steps.

(HowardR's input was #22)
 
Aug 31st, 2003, 01:55 PM
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24. Go to the morning market at Campo de Fiori

 
Aug 31st, 2003, 01:57 PM
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25. Walk along the Ancient Appian Way (Via Appia Antica), and visit the catacombs
 

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