Day Trip from Rome suggestions?

Nov 1st, 2004, 08:31 AM
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Day Trip from Rome suggestions?

Requesting suggestions for comparatively short and interesting day trip from Rome this January. Last winter in Vienna we took one-hour tram ride to small town of Baden and did the mineral baths at Grand Hotel Sauerhof. It was great! Saw the casino, walked around town, met nice locals, had delicious lunch, shopped and then returned to Vienna. Looking for something as interesting out of Rome. Also need info on booking Opera or Symphony tickets, please.
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Nov 1st, 2004, 08:45 AM
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How long will you be in Rome? If you do a search here ,you'll find many possible day trips.
Florence, Orvieto,Ostia Antica and even Pompeii (loooong day)are all possible.

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Nov 1st, 2004, 08:55 AM
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Also
Assisi, Pisa,Paestum, Lucca...
search on any or all of these


article from the Times of London on visiting Pompeii:
http://travel.timesonline.co.uk/arti...080163,00.html

Washington Post article on some daytrips
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp...tart=15&per=15

this includes Subiaco, which has a monastery founded by St Benedict, and some beautiful frescoes

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Nov 1st, 2004, 09:05 AM
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Florence is only 90 minutes from Rome with the ES..check trenitalia.com for schedule.

I plan to take a day trip there also , my little grandaughter never been there.
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Nov 1st, 2004, 09:09 AM
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Since you are looking for a "comparatively short" daytrip, similar to your one hour trip to Baden, I would suggest the towns of the Castelli Romani like Frascati, Castel Gandolfo and Nemi. Ostia Antica is also a good choice as is Orvieto. All of these places can be reached in an hour or less by train.
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Nov 1st, 2004, 11:45 AM
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Tivoli, with Hardrian's Villa, is another good one.
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Nov 1st, 2004, 11:45 AM
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Tivoli, with Hadrian's Villa, is another good one.
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Nov 2nd, 2004, 02:34 AM
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Cleo -

Until 28 January 2005:The Opera Soloists - I Solisti dell'Opera

Dressed in clothes of the 18th Century nobility, the orchestra and singers of the Italian Opera Academy and the Rome Opera Philharmonic will perform the most beautiful operatic arias.

The performances will take place on the following days:
Oct: 1-6-8-13-15-20-22-27-29; Nov: 3-5-10-12-17-19-24-26; Dec: 1-3-10-15-17-22-29-31 / Jan: 1-12-14-19-21-26-28.

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From 9 November to 29 January 2005: LA TRAVIATA
By G. Verdi. Orchestra and Choir of the Rome Opera Philharmonic.

The performances will take place on the following days: Oct: 2, 9, 16, 20 e 27; Nov: 6, 13, 20, 27 ; Dec: 4-11-18 ; Jan: 15, 22, 29

For concerts here's the programme for Santa Cecilia

http://www.santacecilia.it/italiano/...io/gennaio.htm

Hope this helps ...

Steve
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Nov 2nd, 2004, 03:28 AM
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Assuming from previous post that you are interested in music:

http://www.stpaulsrome.it/english/music/concerts.html

This church has very well attended concerts in Rome.
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Nov 2nd, 2004, 04:20 AM
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Naples is only 90 minutes or so on the Eurostar; Monte Cassino is only an hour. I have done the Pompeii thing in a day 3 or 4 times, it is not that bad a trip. Also, my suggestion is to continue on the Circumvesuviana train to Sorrento and have an early lunch, look around then come back and visit Pompeii. You can catch the 8pm Eurostar back to Rome. Grab a couple of beers on the club car while holding a post mortem on the trip.
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