What to do on a Monday in Rome?

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Aug 26th, 2003, 08:58 AM
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What to do on a Monday in Rome?

We will have seen all the sights(Vatican, Colosseum, forum, pantheon, borghese gallery, etc.).

I have a free Monday in Rome before my flight home on Tuesday. What's open, what can I do on a Monday? Thanks!
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Aug 26th, 2003, 09:10 AM
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Shop! Also, maybe Ostia (the preserved ancient town near Rome) would be open. Lots of people say it's a great place. You could also try to catch a night time concert. I saw a great violin recital last week. Just look in those tourist book listings available at hotels. Tivoli gardens, Domus Aurea (that one is closed on Tuesday), a stroll through Borghese gardens,... some other thoughts. Enjoy.
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Aug 26th, 2003, 09:12 AM
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Rick Steves' book "Rome 2003" lists everything that is closed on a Monday, as well as other days, too. It's in his Orientation chapter.
 
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Aug 26th, 2003, 09:17 AM
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Most shops are closed on MOnday mornings, but they open in the afternoon. BUT... at Termini Station Shopping Forum you will be able to find all the shops open. There is UPIM, Benetton, Edam for clothings, Lindt for chocolates, Ricordi for cds, Sephora (my fave!!!) for perfumes, Bottega Verde for cosmetics, Calzedonia for underwear and Libreria Termini (2 floors) for books. Plus a lot of bars, restaurants on both levels of the Forum Gallery. Enjoy
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Aug 26th, 2003, 09:19 AM
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Amp322 gave a great idea,

The "Santa Cecilia" orchestra perfoms on Monday night at 21H00 at the new auditorium by Renzo Piano.
Check on their website on www.santacecilia.it
Also www.musicaperroma.it
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Aug 27th, 2003, 01:21 AM
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Villa d'Este at Tivoli (the fountain gardens) is CLOSED on Mondays, - but Villa Adriana is open.

You could take a trip out of Rome ... into the Colli Albani, for example. Castel Gandolfo and nearby Lake Albano is a 40 min. train ride ...

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