I don't think it would be classified as my fondest memory, but I found the traffic and parking in the city to be very intriguing. It seemed to me as though the city was set up with no plan whatsoever....wherever they wanted to put a building, they put it! Consequently, everything seems to be jumbled and crazy. The traffic is amazing, whizzing between these buildings in little alleys, inches from the parked vehicles on both sides---pazzo!! One day my sister and I were waiting for Sergio, and a man came along and proceeded to park in a tiny spot right in front of us. He rocked back and forth, bumping the cars in front and in back of him, for a couple of minutes....when he finally finished and got out of the car, we gave him a round of applause! He naturally took a bow and we all laughed!! It was so silly.....here is a picture of the normal parking in Rome with one of those funny little 3-wheel cars I mentioned previously.
The Fountain with the Turtles.
It is very nice Fountain, in my opinion one of the most beautiful fountains in the whole Rome.
It was projected by Giacomo della Porta but it was built in years 1581- 1588 with the help of Taddeo Landini who did the sculptures of the boys. Almost 100 years later unknown artist did the sculpures of the turtles.
Ciampino airport to Rome city
You will be mislead by the private bus companies at the Rome airport and end up paying 14 Euros to reach rome city. COTRAL runs bus service for 1.5 Euros to Anangina Metro station. From Anangina you can buy metro day pass or Buy ticket worth 1 Euro.
On the quality of food
This is a general tip about restaurants in Rome. They are pretty expensive, and the service is not very good when there are a lot of people eating.
Also, the drinks are way overpriced in Rome and anywhere in Italy. For example, in a restaurant near a tourist attraction, you will have to pay 2 euros for a 0.5 liter drinking water, 5 euros for a 1liter drinking water. And soft drinks..don't expect big American sized and free refills. 2-3 euros for just a can of Coke or Fanta.
It was built by the famous architect Renzo Piano in 2004.It consists of 3 buildings with 700,1200 and 2700 chairs respectively.Plus an open-air anfitheater.All is in brick and wood;the roof in lead.
Address:Viale Pietro Coubertin,30.
How to go:By metro A up to Flaminio stop.Then by tram 2;Piazzale Flaminio to Piazza Mancini.
It is near Olimpic Villa.