Your 3 Favorite Things about Rome

Old Mar 14th, 2007, 07:43 AM
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Your 3 Favorite Things about Rome

Our first visit to Rome is in April.

What are your 3 favorite things about the Eternal City and its people?

Thanks!
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Old Mar 14th, 2007, 07:50 AM
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cappuccino, pizza and gelato
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Old Mar 14th, 2007, 07:55 AM
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The old, cobblestone streets filled with sites, stores and restaurants.

The history is incredible, everywhere you look.

The excitement of being in a city and being able to walk everywhere!
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Old Mar 14th, 2007, 08:03 AM
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Pasta Carbonara

The colors of the buildings

Gelato at Giloitti

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Old Mar 14th, 2007, 08:09 AM
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Only three? That's difficult but:

The sight of umbrella pines on the hills surrounding the city as you descend into FCO.

Finding a tiny church tucked into the corner of piazza, that's open and you enter to find a jewel box, all to yourself.

The smell of coffee coming from the bars at 7:00 am as I'm walking the cobblestone streets of the centro storico, virtually alone.
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What are you doing up at 7am?
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Old Mar 14th, 2007, 09:11 AM
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The fabulous food (no matter where you eat), the wonderful history (very important for one who has a history degree!) and the NOISE/SMELLS-it is truly unique. Have fun on your first visit and remember that Rome is a city that requires you to go back many many times to see all,do all and eat all!
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Old Mar 14th, 2007, 09:29 AM
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Sidewalk cafes - just sitting and people watching when you need a break

History - particularly the ancient

That intangible feeling of being in a European city. Our last day we walked from the Vatican to the Spanish steps by way of the Parthenon and Trevi Fountain, just meandering through the city with a stop at a cafe in the Piazza Navone (sp?) on the way, making to the Spanish steps in time for dinner. That is actually still the highlight of our first trip to Rome.
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When I want to sleep late, I do it at some beach resort, not Rome. At 7:00 am in Rome, I love walking around without crowds, drinking coffee and finding churches that are open for early Mass. Sometimes, that's the ONLY time they are open.
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The fountains, the pizza in Trestavere, and the sound of all the church bells ringing on a Sunday morning while standing atop Piazza Poppolo (I think that's the place, it's been 5 years.)

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Sitting on steps in the Forum and trying to grasp how many people have sat in the spot looking at the same buildings.

Gelato!

The pieta in St. Peter's.
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Thank you all for the ideas and the great taste of what's in store!
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Relax, savor each day, start early & finish late(sleep at home) & MUST SEE:

San Clemente church
Borghese Gallery
St.Peter's/Vatican Museum
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Gelato

St. Peter's

Sunset from the Palatine Hill
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Hmm... only three things? Where do I begin?

Wandering through cobblestoned streets.

All the beautiful fountains.

The colors of the buildings, and the vines and flowers that grow on some of them.

Sitting at a cafe by the Pantheon and thinking how cool it is that you are sitting at a cafe by the Pantheon!

Knowing that it's okay to eat all of that wonderful food (and gelato!) because you will be walking off the calories!

I love that people take a passagiata (I know I spelled that wrong) after dinner.

Okay, that's more than three. Sorry!

Have a great time!

Johanna
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1. Papal audience
2. Scavi tour
3. Gelato

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Old Mar 14th, 2007, 08:31 PM
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All of these are great! I can't wait for my second visit this October. My favorite thing can be summed up in 3 words: Just Being There!!!!

Tom
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1. the Bone Church
2. the Trevi Fountain
3. the Pantheon
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Walking from our apartment to the city area past the Vatican each day.

Eating lunch in the sun opposite Colosseo.

Walking through Trastevere.

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good looking men
coretto grappa
incredible history

in that order
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