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Forum Posts

do the beautiful fontains functioning in winter

by Snejina

Hi Guys,

I am going to Rome at the end of February, i chose this time of the year to avoid the waiting queues, lately i start doubting if the beautiful fountains of Rome function at winter time?

as i visit first time Rome, please advise what are the absolute musts to visit in 4 days end of February, i hope on nice weather around 15c :-)

Thanks everybody for its time to advise

Snej

Re: do the beautiful fontains functioning in winter

by leics

Glad you have re-posted!

I think you'll find that the fountains are working, but you may find the weather not quite as warm as you hope for (especially after dark). It may also rain, so bring clothes you can layer and waterproof coat, umbrella, scarf/gloves/hat etc. Rough guide to temperatures etc here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/world/city_guides/results.shtml?tt=TT004000

Most people would want to see the Colosseum and Forum, the Pantheon, St Peter's and the Vatican Museums and the Trevi fountain. To this I would add the churches of San Clemente and Santa Maria Maggiore, the catacombs and the district of Trastevere. http://www.catacombe.roma.it/ for info on the catacombs.

You can buy tickets in advance online to avoid queus, if you want to (you will pay commission of course). Many VT-ers use www.tickitaly.com

Central Rome is very walkable, but also has an excellent public transport system. A 3-day pass costs 11 euro.

There are hop-on, hop-off bus tours too, including the Archeobus which will take you around the main archaeological sites:

http://www.rometoolkit.com/whattodo/archeobus_rome.htm

Have a look at the VT Rome pages, which are full of information, ideas and tips written by VT locals and visitors. Use the searchbox top right of this page to find them.

You could not see all of Rome in 4 weeks, let alone 4 days. You'll find plenty to occupy you, but your 'must-sees' will depend entirely on your own interests.

Re: do the beautiful fontains functioning in winter

by effeti

yes, Snejina... you will need luck, but if you'll have it would be possible to have an outdoor lunch in the sun with mild temps.
For the musts... what better than looking at the "Things to Do" tips of the VT Roman pages...
Ciao
Francesco

Travel Tips for Rome

Enotecas!!

by Jmill42

Rome's enotecas (bottle shops) have historically been meeting places for old men who like to down a glass or two, before setting out on a wandering path towards home. I think it is one of the greatest things to be able to do on a vacation, to catch locals in their own environment. It does not take a lot of effort, all you have to do is wander around, away from all of the hordes of tourists.

Experience REAL Roma!

Walk through a history of Italian interior design

by foodandwinelover

Though not as famous as the Chigi Palace in Rome (now housing the Presidency of the Council of Ministers), the palace in Ariccia was in fact the main residence of the Chigi family. Designed in the 17th century by prolific architect Bernini, it mixes some previous castle elements with Baroque ones such as the blue grey fa?ade which was in fashion at that time in Rome. The real beauty of this palace, however, lies in the original furniture and decorations that have remained virtually the same over the centuries. While you walk through the halls and rooms you feel as though nothing has changed since the Chigi family lived there. The walls of some rooms are still decorated with rare examples of leather ?Cordova? lining, with gold and silver engravings. The large kitchen with its oven reaching up to the vaulted ceiling, or the 17th century furniture designed by Carlo Fontana, both give you the feeling that someone wearing breeches and a powdered wig might turn up any second. This is why films with a historic theme are often made there, the most famous of which was Luchino Visconti?s ?The Leopard?.
After a long restoration, the park is also accessible to visitors, and inside you can find, hidden behind oaks, chestnut trees and cedars, Baroque fountains and an aviary decorated with stone lions and the shield of the Savelli family (who used to reign in Ariccia before the Chigi?s came into power). It is no wonder that this was also a favourite walk of artists such as Turner and Corot when they were staying at Locanda Martorelli (in front of the palace) during the Grand Tour days.

Photos courtesy of Palazzo Chigi

Americans, Australians, Italians

by ccmoira about Campo di Fiori

The first time I went here I had a great time because it was one of my first nights in Rome.
Really, Campo di Fiori is a place everyone must visit for a nice nighttime experience (see "must see tips" to hear about Campo di Fiori during daytime).
There are several bars, including Sloppy Sam's and The Drunken Ship. Last time I was there both of these bars had Australian bartenders! That gives you some idea of the flavor of this place. Usually there are a lot of American students there. But there are also Italians and people from all over. On warm nights, and even on cold nights, people spill out into the piazza with their plastic glasses of beer. Sometimes people bring their own bottle of wine and sit by the statue in the center of the piazza.
It's a lively place surrounded by nice streets and it could be a good place to start a pub crawl! Very mixed - but "la bella figura" is very important in Italia so you might feel out of place if you're wearing raggedy jeans (unless they're designer ;)

Real Italian Restaurant

by tomruth78 about Target Restaurant

A wonderful Italian restaurant (semi posh) where to enjoy some local cuisine. The menu is huge which would account for why we went two nights in a row.

The decor is relaxing and romantic and the staff are friendly and attentive. The pizzas are wonderful and the Creme Brulee is just heavenly

St. Ignazio di Loyola

by Fig33

Beautiful church built in 1626. It was the second church dedicated to the new Jesuit order and in honour of its founder Saint Ignatius. Stunning art and architecture. The central ceiling fresco (Apotheosis of St. Ignatius 1691-94) is 17m by 36m and is the most incredible example of illusionist painting. Note there is a round tile in the floor, the artist Andrea Pozzo put it there so the viewer could get the perfect perspective. Also the church had no dome but Pozzo used a style of painting called trompe l'oeil to give the illusion of a dome and it is amazing. Enjoy the pictures but they can not do justice to these works. Admission to the church is free and open daily except during mass. The staff will be quite forceful in removing tourists during mass, do not take offence over the years they have had to deal with rude and ignorant tourists.

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