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What to do with a day and a half near Civitavecchia

Aug 17th, 2011, 08:49 PM
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What to do with a day and a half near Civitavecchia

We are flying to Rome FCO and spending 3 days in Rome prior to a cruise from Civitavecchia. We return on a Saturday morning and don't fly out of FCO until 8 pm on Sunday evening. We can't decide where to stay or what to do. We will be relying on public transport so that will limit our options somewhat. We have considered going back into Rome, staying near the beach in Ostia, or something else...any input would be greatly appreciated.
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Aug 18th, 2011, 12:41 AM
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If you've not been to Rome before, I've a feeling you'll discover the answer to this quite soon after you arrive!

There are attractions near Civitavecchia, particularly the towns with Etruscan tombs, and these two may be of interest...

Where history meets the sea - Lazio's coastal archeological sites
http://www.italiantouristoffice.se/sv/docs/81.pdf

Walking through time - Lazio's Parks, castles, monasteries etc
http://www.italiantouristoffice.se/sv/docs/82.pdf

... but it ain't Rome!

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Aug 18th, 2011, 03:14 AM
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eurcheapo.com Roma lots to do there if you have not been

Recently in May stayed at the Sheraton Roma hotwire.com

$69/nt it is their secret south Rome hotel shuttle to downtown

and airport for a couple of euros or hop the metro for 1 euro

www.ostia-antica.org nearby more intact than Pompeii...

seat61.com hopping regional trains

cheapest for me from port to Rome.

Happy Planning!
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Aug 18th, 2011, 03:27 AM
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www.eurocheapo.com sorry for typo www.virtualtourist.com

Have stayed for more money at the Aran Blu at the beach

pretty ugly beach nice hotel also Intercontinental Vill Roma

on top of the Spanish Steps for $180/nt bidding priceline.com

www.betterbidding.com for me was a great value downtown Rome

is EXPENSIVE plus a new guest tax makes it even worse so hold

on to your wallet if you stay downtown.
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Aug 18th, 2011, 03:30 AM
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Also went to Orvieto not far from where you will be

cheap train over cute little Etruscan hill town

Hotel Grand Italie was great there for me 100 euro/nt

enough to do for a couple of days otherwise Rome for me

I never run out of things to do there.
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