I would like to give you...
I would like to give you advise: when you are in Rome, try to plan your day in advance and walk around city. I do not like to use transportation. If you want to see city or town – walk. Tourist spots are not everything. Even if you have only two or three days for the visit of Rome, you will see much more walking from one MUST SEE place to another.
OSTIA ANTICA: The Ancient Harbour of Rome
The ruins of Ostia Antica extend on a large green (and quiet) area, spotted with high pine trees.
The ancient Roman city of Ostia was in antiquity situated at the mouth of the river Tiber, some 30 kilometres to the west of Rome.
The shoreline moved seawards from the Middle Ages until the 19th century. Therefore Ostia (Antica) is today still lying next to the Tiber, but at a distance of some three kilometers from the beach. Ostia is Latin for "mouth", the mouth of the Tiber.
The best way to reach Ostia Antica is with the Metro: line Roma-Lido (the one from Piramide to Lido di Ostia) , get off at "Ostia Antica".
Just outside the station cross the highway using the pedestrian bridge. [From here a little detour brings you to the enchanting medieval village of Ostia Antica. Don't miss it! Turn right and in 2 minutes you'll be there: there are pastel coloured houses ad the Giulio II's fortress. The visit is still free of charge and English speaking guides are available on request].Keep walking straight ahead, cross a busy road and after 100 meters turn left to get to the entrance (two minutes). At the ticket kiosk audio guides can be rented (also in English).
There is a bar inside, but I think it is better to buy some drinks and food outside. There is also a museum, opened in the mornings, and a bookshop where is possible to buy guides.
During summer there is a theatre season (in the roman theatre, of course!), usually from 9 July to 30 August, in the evenings. Programme and tickets (for the performance on the same day) can be obtained from the ticket kiosk.
Tickets € 4,00
Closed on mondays and 1 January, 1 May, 25 December
Winter: 08,30 - 16,00
Spring/Autumn: 08,30 - 17,00
Summer: 08,30 - 18,00
My First Photo...
My first photo in Rome was taken at the Fumicino Airport...Just arrived from almost a 12 hours flight from Kuala Lumpur !
I took MAS Airline, pleasant journey...
This photo was taken just outside the airport where I had to have my 'stick' before taking the train to Rome central...
The restaurant look classy and the service is prompt. However, the food looked and tasted rather mediocre. As I had an excellent dinner at Angelo, which is just across the street, the night before, I really regretted being adventurous to try this restaurant.
Market Day in Rome
This is the largest flea market in Europe and we found some amazing finds there. It starts on Sunday morning at 7-8 am, and definitely get there early because by 10-11 am it's packed solid and you can barely walk. I love pashminas, and in the states they're $75-$250. At the market they were 3 euro! There is everything from clothing, leather, purses, glasses, souveniers, antiques, books, chandeliers and anything else you could think of. Definitely worth it!