Rome 2013

Trip Start Jun 15, 2008
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Trip End Jun 19, 2008

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Friday, December 27, 2013

My daughter and I visited Rome December 27, 2013 until January 3, 2014. Below is a video and itinerary of what we did.

Friday, December 27

2:00 PM Depart Greenwood for Charlotte
4:30 PM Charlotte Arrive
7:30 PM Depart Charlotte on United 3800
8:48 PM Washington Arrive
10:25 PM Washington Depart Washington on Brussels Airlines 516

Saturday, December 28

11:55 AM Brussels Arrive
2:10 PM Depart Brussels on Brussels Airlines 3181
4:15 PM Rome Arrive
5:30 PM Check into the Cicerone Hotel, Via Cicerone 55, Rome, Italy 00183; Taxi to hotel = 50 euros about 40 minutes from airport
7:00 PM Dinner and explore Rome at night (Rick Steves' Rome: pages 43 – 54)

Sunday, December 29

Ancient Rome:  Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill:
Website:  http://etickets.coopculture.it/index.php/en/component/snapp/?view=checkout&Itemid=544
Cost:  14 euros
Open:  Daily
Hours:  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Metro:  Line B fermata Colosseo
Rick Steves’ Pocket Rome:  pages 13 – 42 (tour) and page 194 (lunch)

Actual Activities:
Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Shopping at H&M, and outside the Vatican

Monday, December 30

Tour Rome on Bike or Scooter:

Websites:
www.rentscooter.it  (near Barberini)
www.ecomoverent.com
www.bicibaci.com  (near Repubblica)  Cost:  50 euros/day  Open:  8 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily

Map of Tour: 
http://www.bicibaci.com/images/mappa_roma.jpg

Areas to Tour:

Pilgrim’s Rome:  San Giovanni in Laterano
Ancient Rome:  Capitol Hill, Forum, Colosseum
South Rome:  Testaccio, Appian Way, Catacombs and E.U.R.
Trastevere:  Santa Maria
Vatican City:  St. Peter’s Basilica and Vatican Museum
North Rome:  Borghese Gallery, Villa Borghese, and Shopping Triangle between Spanish Steps, Piazza Del Popolo, and Piazza Venezia
Pantheon Neighborhood:  Pantheon and Trevi Fountain

Actual Activities:
Santa Maria Church in Trastevere, Jewish Ghetto, Pantheon, Campo de Fori, and Piazza Navona

Tuesday, December 31

Vatican City:  Vatican Museums,  the Sistine Chapel and St. Peters Basilica:
Website:  http://mv.vatican.va/3_EN/pages/z-Info/MV_Info_Orari.html
Cost:  16 euros
Open:  Monday - Saturday and last Sunday of the month
Hours:  9 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (9:00 - 12:30 on Sundays)
Rick Steves’ Pocket Rome:  pages 63 – 118 (tour) and page 190 (lunch)

Actual Activies:
Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, tried to find Appian Way, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, New Year’s Eve concert at Circus Maximus, and fireworks over the Colosseum

Wednesday, January 1

Pantheon:
Website: http://www.rome-tour.co.uk/pantheon.htm

Cost:  Free
Open:  Daily
Hours:  Monday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  
Metro:  Spagna
Rick Steves’ Pocket Rome:  pages 55 – 62 and page 188

Actual Activies:
Walked up and down the Tiber River, St. Cecilia in Trastevere, and Piazza Del Popola

Thursday, January 2

Open

Actual Activities:
Piazza Del Popolo, Borghese Gardens and Gallery, shopping at H&M, Capitol Hill, Piazza Navona, and Spanish Steps


Friday, January 3

2:40 AM Depart Hotel for the airport
6:40 AM Depart Rome for Zurich on Swiss International Airlines 1735
8:20 AM Zurich Arrive
12:55 PM Depart Zurich for New York on Swiss International Airlines 14
4:00 PM New York Arrive
6:30 PM Depart New York for Charlotte on US Airways 425
Actual Activity:
Missed connecting flight to Charlotte; spent the night in New York and flew stand by on the 6:00 a.m. fight
8:35 PM Charlotte Arrive
9:30 PM Depart Charlotte for Greenwood
12:00 AM Arrive home



Colosseum Tickets (includes Roman Forum and Palatine):

Website:  http://etickets.coopculture.it/index.php/en/component/snapp/?view=checkout&Itemid=544

Cost:  14 euros

Open:  Daily

Hours:  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Metro:  Line B fermata Colosseo


Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel:

Website:  http://mv.vatican.va/3_EN/pages/z-Info/MV_Info_Orari.html

Cost:  16 euros

Open:  Monday - Saturday and last Sunday of the month

Hours:  9 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (9:00 - 12:30 on Sundays)

Borghese Gallery:

Website:  http://www.tosc.it/tickets.htm?affiliate=T2C&sort_by=event_datum&sort_direction=asc&fun=erdetail&doc=erdetaila&erid=912678
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