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Why is Rome so crowded October 10-16? Is anybody here going then?

Why is Rome so crowded October 10-16? Is anybody here going then?

Aug 4th, 2003, 05:16 AM
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Why is Rome so crowded October 10-16? Is anybody here going then?

We are planning a trip to Italy in October and had no problem getting good reservations in Venice and other cities, but Rome seems unusually booked up. I did get a reservation near Piazza Navona, but it sounds like it will be a small room with a high price.

I know that on October 19, there will be special activities to commemorate Mother Teresa, but is something else special going on before then?

I am even considering skipping Rome on this trip and going there at a less crowded time. Last time we went was three weeks before Christmas, and it was lovely and uncrowded.
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Aug 4th, 2003, 10:02 AM
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Has anyone booked apartments in the Piazza Navona/Pantheon area?
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Aug 4th, 2003, 02:46 PM
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I'm going then and have heard from many places. Go to venere and see what is available. We are arriving the 16 and leaving on the 19. Now that I know what will be going on, I guess we will leave early on the 19.

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Aug 6th, 2003, 06:17 AM
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The Pope celebrates 25 years on October 16. Maybe there are festivities surrounding this anniversay. We decided to plan for our 10-day trip to have us back at home before then!
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Aug 6th, 2003, 06:27 AM
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there Could be A beatification of a Saint that week at the Vatican .
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Aug 6th, 2003, 06:38 AM
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October is a very popular month to be in Rome, with or without a special event going on. Everybody who knows Rome knows what October weather is like there.

Yes, the city streets and museums won't be empty but the quality of tourist is usually much better in October. You might actually meet someone with substance. Most of the brainless and tasteless came and went in August.
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Aug 6th, 2003, 10:32 AM
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HI:

I know that : the Beatification of Mother Teresa October 13 - 21, 2003

There are a lot of tour companies offering this pilgrimage!
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