Rome, you just got to do it.

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  1. Billy23

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    image.jpeg Just another week to go before we come to the end of our 8 week tour and arrive at our house in Spain. Today in Rome, fantastic, try to visit if you can, it's well worth it. I would say however, August is not the best time very hot today but other than that wow! Off to see the Pope's house tomorrow :)
     
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    Reminds me of when I walked about the Coliseum as an 11 year old in 1970 :)
     
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    Is the Coliseum fenced off or can one still access the insides & lower levels ?
     
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    Fenced off now, money gets you inside.
     
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    We are off to Rome for a week in February.

    I love the place
     
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    (y) Fantastic City we love it.
     
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    I guess it's the same with every tourist city, the army all over with guns at the ready with van loads of police, reminds you all the time of the terrorist threat. Spoils it a bit.
     
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    Where did you stop in Rome we are hoping to be there in the middle of October, after Bavaria and travelling down through Italy, any tips would be welcome.

    Are you driving back to Spain? we are catching the ferry from Civitivechia to Barcelona and then on to Portugal.
     
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    We'll be in Italy in a few days may have a couple in Rome hoping to get to Sicily.
     
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    I went to Rome 3 weeks ago, absolutely loved the history and ruins. I didn't enjoy being hassled at very corner by a certain ethnic group approaching me and selling selfie sticks, roses, water and umbrellas. It really spoiled a lovely holiday. I recommend a trip to the Domus Romane, best tour of the week.
     
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    That place in the background will look good when it's finished.

    Don't miss The Pantheon.

    On our last trip we used Camping Village Flaminio and took the local commuter train service into the centre. Open in October, supermarket nearby.

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    We are staying at:
    Area Soliola Roma parking
    Via Appia Antics 32
    00100 Roma

    It's on Camper Contact number 19913
    Not cheap....but this is Rome.
    €20 per night plus €4 if you want electricity.
    Water no problem (but the sign says not drinking) toilet dump all good.
    If you put the address into sat have it takes you to the door. BUT, no signs, it is behind the Ford garage, look out or you will miss it and it's a bugger to turn round and come back.

    Woman in office very helpful.
    Out side bus stop to Colosseum just a ten minute ride, €1.50 trip, before you get the bus, turn right out of gate about 100mts on right is a cycle shop, buy the but ticket. €1.50 give you 100 minutes on bus from the time you validate it on the bus.

    Hope that helps.
    We are on the ferry to Spain on Thursday, landing Friday, then over to near Seville.

    Anything else, just ask.
     
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    If you're still there & have the time I thoroughly recommend
    Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini
    It really defies description but basically its what they found under the streets of Rome, updated with modern technology and a sound & light presentation as you walk through the cellar excavations... Makes sense of, and brings all the archeology of Rome together.
    Its brilliant.
    Anyone else planning a trip to Rome, make sure you make time for this - I assure you won't regret it.
     
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    We enjoyed Rome and it's especially good to explore on a Sunday as traffic is banned in a lot of the more interesting bits
     
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    Is that the same ferry/company which does Barcelona to Sardinia? I would be interested in anything you can see about folk carrying dogs on it. :)
     
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    That is where we stayed to, back in March this year. It was about 14Euros then so probably cheaper out of season. Very convenient for Rome with busses running from outside the site every 20 minutes.
     
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    Funny really, the woman in the office at the site said "stay on the bus (118) as far as it goes" , well we thought that the bus would stop at the end of the route and waited.........and ended back at the site. What a pair of twits! Go it the second time though.
     
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    @DBK
    I checked once I was on the ferry.

    You book, when you get to port, although you may have printed out you ticket, you have to go to the office once you have parked and they will give you your ticket for the MH with the cabin ticket you tell them about the dog, they give you a key for the kennel. The kennel is on the 11th deck, you may NOT take the dog on any other deck or your cabin. On 11th deck is a café for fast food, lots of tables and chairs with some sun beds, so you can stay with your dog for as long as you like.

    The boat is NOTHING like Brittany ferries, it is quite run down and desperately needs a refit. Let's put it this way, if it was a plane.......you would get off.:LOL:

    Same boat goes to Sardinia then onto Rome.

    We took kettle and bits with us.

    Hope that helps.
     
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    The ransom cost me a fortune but she was worth it, I think.


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    We did Barca to Sardinia and back to Genoa. Definitely not Brittany Ferries.
     
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