Tuesday April 14
We arrive at about noon. We will take the Leonardo Express from the airport to the Rome Termini station. I originally thought that we would want to buy SIM cards at either the airport or the station. It appears that all the cell providers have shops at Termini. But I was able to purchase cards and activate them in advance, so this shouldn’t be necessary. More on SIM cards and internet.
Pick up Papal Audience tickets between 4:30 and 6:15 at the Parish Office to the right of Santa Susanna Church map.
Wednesday April 15
Thursday April 16
Friday April 17
Saturday April 18
- Depart for Florence, 9:50 am, Termini Station
Places to go and things to do
Rick Steves on things to do in Rome:
On the first day, do the “Caesar Shuffle” from the Colosseum to the Forum, then over Capitoline Hill to the Pantheon. After a siesta, join the locals strolling from Piazza del Popolo to the Spanish Steps. On the second day, see Vatican City (St. Peter’s, climb the dome, tour the Vatican Museum). Have dinner on the atmospheric Campo de’ Fiori, then walk to the Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps. With a third day, add the Borghese Gallery (reservations required) and the Capitoline Museums.
Ostia Antica: “just 30 minutes from the Colosseum, offers ancient thrills to rival Pompeii.”
Rome Walking Tours
- http://www.viator.com/Rome/d511-ttd?aid=facb281 Recommended by Kate Dowd’s friend Sarah. Looks like Viator is actually an aggregator/booking site owned by Tripadvisor.
- http://www.italy.artviva.com/ Recommeded by London Walks, Rick Steves
- http://www.contexttravel.com/ - “walking seminars” in Rome, Florence, Venice. Recommeded by Rick Steves.