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  • Insiders tips to traveling in Rome and Italy (Train Travel)

    Feb 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Clean, comfortable, fast railways
    Cons: Thievery

    Summary: As the saying goes, "When in Rome, do as the Romans do" is not only an understatement but is a necessary. Having been born in Italy, I know firsthand on the ins and outs of traveling in and around Italy. Naturally, if you speak ... read more

  • Rome can't be missed

    Feb 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful, amazing structures, friendly
    Cons: a little crowded

    Summary: I traveled to 5 countries and many more cities while on a month long excursion of Europe in the Winter of '99, and Rome, my final stop, proved to be the best time of them all. Through it's unbeatable history and architecture, it's truly an original that ... read more

  • One of Europe's Highlights

    Feb 2, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful buildings, great food, good shopping
    Cons: Some things are very expensive

    Summary: I went to Rome during the summer. The weather was very nice and the city almost knocked me out with its beauty. Having lived in Berlin, Germany for most of my life, I am used to old buildings and historical sights, but the buildings in Rome left me ... read more

  • Rome-- My adopted city

    Feb 2, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Art, culture, food, sights!
    Cons: Women-- beware going out at night without the company of a man

    Summary: As some one who used to live in Roma, I can't say enough about it. It is perhaps the city with the most things to do on the planet. There are museums, cafes, parks, zoos, palaces, and even places to hike. Every one who visits has several ... read more

  • Magnifica Roma!

    Jan 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sites/history & food
    Cons: too little time in Roma!

    Summary: January in Rome was chilly but being with an organized group with transportation & a tour guide helped! A nice local Chianti wine at lunch always warmed the heart up before taking back to the cobbled streets of Roma! Staying in Rome, may I ... read more


    Jan 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Rome is beautiful, the people are beautiful, the food is beautiful
    Cons: Be careful with your money. Gypsies and some Italians are on the lookout for careless tourists.

    Summary: If there there is only one city to you can visit in Italy, make it Rome. Italy has many beautiful cities, but Rome is definitely a must see. I would recommend at least four days to see all the major sights. If you have more time then all the better to ... read more

  • Visit the Borghese Gardens in Rome

    Jan 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Tranquil setting for a romantic picnic overlooking Rome.
    Cons: Some uphill walking.

    Summary: The "Borghese Gardens", named for the 16th century Roman family, covers almost 1/3 of the northern part of Rome. It is more like an enormous natural park, than a garden.... plan on taking something to eat and drink; it is a great place for a ... read more

  • Rome: Why Go?

    Jan 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: history, lots to do, pizza, architecture
    Cons: polution

    Summary: Rome, the city of eternity. I was there in May of 1999, where I kicked off my vacation. I spent 4 days there and I didn't see half of the amazing historical sites. Upon arriving, I immediately headed for Hotel Piccolo near the Jewish Getto area(by the ... read more

  • Skip Rome and visit the other Italian cities instead

    Jan 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: ruins and history
    Cons: rudeness!!!

    Summary: I had the opportunity to take a trip to Italy a few years back and I loved everything but Rome!! First off the city is dirty and the Italians there are rude. In Italy, especially Rome, it seems that everyone can speak English until you really need ... read more

  • Turno a Sorrento

    Jan 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Art, music, culture, history
    Cons: The money

    Summary: From the song, Return to Sorrento! I love Italy! From top to toe, Italy is divine. Everyone should go to Italy at least once in their life. Like a rich dessert, Italy is intoxicating, thrilling, exciting, and romantic. From the Alps to Sorrento, ... read more

  • when in Rome ice cream

    Jan 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: We loved it all
    Cons: small elevators,

    Summary: Until you visit Rome you don't realize how many relics are in the city. Every block is filled with ancient ruins amazing and beautiful. We traveled to all of the usual tourist places and found them breathtaking and in many cases like the Vatican ... read more

  • Rome from a student

    Jan 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful architecture and art
    Cons: traffic and pollution

    Summary: I was on a cruise in the Caribbean when our boat docked at the port in Civitavecchia, Italy. My group consisted of around 20 students from high school and our guides were my Latin teacher and her husband. It was a brutally hot day and the cab drivers ... read more

  • An intricate city with intriguing history

    Jan 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Surreal in it's ancient/modern mix
    Cons: too much cigarette smoke

    Summary: While I was in Italy I didn't appreciate Rome as much as I do when I look back on my visit. Being very sensitive to cigarette smoke was not to my advantage when taking to the streets of the bustling city. However, I will never forget walking down a ... read more

  • passing through Rome

    Jan 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Exciting learning experience!
    Cons: Could be grievous.

    Summary: Passing Through Rome On my way to Russia on a missionary trip, we had to stay one day and night in Rome. The evening began with a walk to the Mediterranean Sea. My hotel room was about 3 blocks from the coast passing by the ... read more

  • fun,fun,fun.

    Jan 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: beautiful weather and cites
    Cons: watch out for gipsys

    Summary: I travelled through Rome last year visiting Michealangilo's David which I took some pictures of to send to friends back home. Visiting the Garden od Eden, a beautifully carved monument that gracefully flowed itself into a magnificent fountain. Water ... read more

  • Eternally perfect

    Jan 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: beautiful, interesting, fun
    Cons: I can't live there (yet)

    Summary: I've been to Rome several times, for different reasons: business, pleasure (even a honeymoon!) and I can't get enough of "The Eternal City". From its rural outskirts to the madding craze of its city drivers, each aspect is compelling, ... read more

  • go to Rome, but make sure to see the country side

    Jan 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: amazing food, and culture
    Cons: Rome is very crowded

    Summary: Last year I took a trip to Rome. Its an amazing city, and has such a large historical background. Make sure to see the Aqua ducts, colluseum, forums, and other roman monuments. Even though I am not Christian, I recommend a trip to Vatican city. It is ... read more

  • Ciao Roma

    Jan 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: the scenery, the history, i could go on and on
    Cons: don't drink the water in Rome

    Summary: I've been lucky enough to travel to Italy twice now. My father was born and raised there, and goes to visit his family often. So, I have gotten a few chances to "tag along". My father never lived in Rome, he lived in Calabria, down in the ... read more

  • Ruins and jewelry

    Jan 12, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: interesting
    Cons: none

    Summary: Rome is magnificent. It has history that dates back all the way to 80 AD. That is hard to grasp but it holds so much history. When I went their we saw the Forum and the Colesseum. THe were huge roman ruins that have been there for thousands of years. ... read more


    Jan 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review

    Summary: Ah Rome! The Eternal City. It IS eternal. and it takes an eternally long time to visit all that one must see. First of all, Rome is another big city that has all of the traffic, people, hurriedness, confusion, etc. as any other large city. ... read more

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