Rome on a Sunday...?

Old Oct 25th, 2006, 10:38 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 76
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Rome on a Sunday...?

Will shops and restaurants be open on a Sunday? Will they be open on a Monday? Will the time restaurants serve lunch and dinner on a Sunday differ from other days of the week? I know the Vatican museums will be clossed - but will the other sites be open on a Sunday?
Caramia79 is offline  
Old Oct 25th, 2006, 10:45 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 4,717
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Shops will not be open on Sunday, and many will only open in the afternoon on Monday.

Many restaurants will be closed on Sunday; those that are open will serve at the same time as on other days. Many Italians go out for Sunday lunch, so it is best to reserve. It's not a bad idea to reserve for Sunday dinner either.

Most state museums are closed on Monday. Many archeological sites are open seven days a week.
Eloise is offline  
Old Oct 25th, 2006, 05:22 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,301
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Isn't Sunday noon when the Pope gives his address and blessing from the St. Peter's balcony? Although not a Catholic, I found it to be very moving.
nyse is offline  
Old Oct 25th, 2006, 05:38 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 952
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Sounds like I should rethink my April trip--would have been in Rome Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Guessing we would be limited in our sightseeing...correct? Is it any better in Venice?
ccrosner is offline  
Old Oct 25th, 2006, 06:56 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 1,177
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
......in September we shopped on a
Sunday afternoon in the Coin department
store near P. REpubblica. Great quiet
time to shop.
llamalady is offline  
Old Oct 25th, 2006, 07:03 PM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 1,177
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
In September we spent a lovely Sunday
afternoon shopping at La Rinascente
near P Repubblica....and I was in
the Coin in Verona Visa-ing on a
Sunday.
llamalady is offline  
Old Oct 25th, 2006, 07:06 PM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 45,322
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Hello Caramia, I believe the Vatican Museum is open on the last Sunday of each month with free admission.

Some supermarkets and some touriest oriented stores should be open on Sundays.

A lovely way to enjoy an afternoon in Rome on a Sunday is at the Borghese Park if the weather is cooperative. Taking long walks is so enjoyable also. You will find restaurants open.
Just check the open times for Sunday at various restaurant before Sunday.
LoveItaly is offline  
Old Oct 25th, 2006, 07:21 PM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 118
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
As Eloise said, many of the archeological and tourist type sites ARE open even on Sundays and Mondays. I know that the Vatican Museum is open on Mondays (unless a holiday) and the last Sunday of each month is free (although the lines are staggeringly long). And museums such as Galleria Borghese ARE CLOSED on Mondays, but open 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday thru Sunday.

If you plan on visiting mostly touristy areas, you shouldn't have a problem finding restaurants and even shopping. I lived there for several months while studying at the university and NEVER had a problem finding a restaurant (even in the early morning hours).

The things I remember being closed where supermarkets and other similar stores catering more to locals than tourists. Plus, there are many sights that don't close such as Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, Campo de Fiori, etc.

Therefore, I think you would be fine with your scheduling. However, if you want to be safe, take Eloise's recommendation about making reservations for lunch and dinner on Sunday and plan to visit areas that will definately be open (such as the Colosseum which is open every day from 9:00 a.m.).

Another website you might want to check out for useful information is http://www.italyheaven.co.uk/rome/home.html. Have a great trip.
capkirk1 is offline  
Old Oct 26th, 2006, 04:49 AM
  #9  
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 193
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
We were in Rome two weeks ago on a Sunday. Many, many shops were open.
takemealong is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Elainee
Europe
7
May 22nd, 2011 06:21 AM
rr229
Europe
13
Oct 30th, 2007 11:31 AM
lovesroses
Europe
9
Jul 16th, 2007 05:19 PM
larrainebp
Europe
17
Feb 11th, 2006 11:17 AM
JC4UnI
Europe
10
Mar 18th, 2005 07:01 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:12 AM.