First Time in Rome

Aug 18th, 2007, 10:36 AM
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First Time in Rome

Two Seniors, making a visit to Rome in October for the first time. Looking for Lodging for 3 days near the Visconte Hotel(Too Expensive). What to see? Where to go? Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.Leaving from Florida. Any help. Thanks.
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Aug 18th, 2007, 10:52 AM
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To find a hotel in the same area as the Visconti Palace, go to Click on Rome. Then click - in the column at the left - on "Vaticano". The list of hotels will come up with average price given. To see exactly where each hotel is, click on the hotel's name and then on the tab "Lcation".

"What to see? Where to go?" You could start by clicking on Destinations above and reading a bit about Rome.
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Aug 19th, 2007, 03:45 PM
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Thank you Serlina for pointing us in the right direction. Got It.
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Aug 19th, 2007, 03:56 PM
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If you'd like, check out my streaming video itineraries. I have 3 days worth posted.

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Aug 19th, 2007, 04:19 PM
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Tripadvisor now has a Google map (mashup) feature. This link will take you the map of Rome hotels:

You can then zoom in, center it on your desired location (I think the pull-down for "castel sant'angelo" will get you close), then hit "reload map" and see all the hotels in that area. You can set dates and prices and see just the ones available in your price range, and you can read reviews, get quotes etc. Pretty cool.

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Aug 19th, 2007, 10:40 PM
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I highly recommend visiting the Borghese Museum. You should try to get tickets in advance. There is a 2 hr time limit once you are inside.

It is considered one of the world's most beautiful museums.
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Aug 19th, 2007, 11:22 PM
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Must see churches Santa Maria Maggiore then S. Giovanni in Laterano and then Saint Peter's. If you go in this order the first two will not be anti-climactic. Between the first two is a great bakery called Arte del'pane. A final church is the Carlino; great architectural effects without color.
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Aug 20th, 2007, 04:07 AM
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I can't really give you advice when it comes to the hotel but maybe you can find some useful general information in my trip report with pictures and links on my homepage Get in touch if you have any questions or comments. Have a great trip.

Gard - trip reports and pictures
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Aug 22nd, 2007, 11:15 AM
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Thank ya'll for your help. Is really appreciated. We are looking forward to our trip
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