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Monument to Victor Emmanuel II, May 2007
Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi
Pza. delle Oro
Tempio di Antonino e Faustina.
Sports and recreation in Rome
Can anyone tell me if there are good sports possibilities in Rome like a really nice gym or fitness studio or swimming pools. Also SPA centres would be of interest;-)
Grazie mille per il aiuto!!!
Tanti saluti da Berlino;-)
Re: Sports and recreation in Rome
I have never had luck finding a gym or training studio in Rome. Those working the front desk at the hotels I have stayed at did not seem to have a clue. I ended up taking a run near the Borghese. The Marriot by the Fiumi airport has a pool. I wish I could be of more help. Karl
Travel Tips for Rome
Rome may be an ancient city, the people you see in this picture are not the real thing. They dress up as ancient Romans complete with their swords and go to the Coloseum.
This is where the tourist can take pictures with them. Ofcourse you pay them in real Euro after you took the picture!
If you like this kind of thing it is OK, but be sure to ask how much it is first.........
The Catacombs are located around the Old Via Appia, just SE of Rome.
You can take metro line B and stop in Circo Massimo , and on the way you will see the Caracalla Baths (I was wrong and took line A and stopped in S. Giovanni and it's ok as well because you can see San Giovanni in Laterano church).
Then follow Via delle Terme di Caracalla and then Via Porta San Sebastiano. The catacoms start over there.
The road is heavy-traffic, so forget about following a pleasant way with birds singing along the way or better try going on Sunday.
The 3 main Catacombs are:
·.¸¸.·´¯`> Catacombe Di San Callisto (closed Wed)
The most famoust, largest and most touristed. 500,000 people is buried here.
·.¸¸.·´¯`> Catacombe Di Santa Domitilia (closed Tue)
·.¸¸.·´¯`> Catacombe Di San Sebastiano (closed Sun)
The oldest ones, and the ones I visited. A church was built on top.
All catacombs open from 8:30 - 12:00 and 14:30 - 17:30.
Rome by Night
Well I guess we walked so much of Rome during the day that we didn't walk too much in the evenings! Most of our evenings we spent in the Trastevere area across the River Tiber. This is the most popular area to eat in Rome - so much choice - and the livliest at night.
Restaurant (dinner on the first floor)on the corner of the street, we had our dinner outside because its not allowed to smoke in restaurants anymore
although it was a little windy we had a great dinner!
I ate my first Artichok here, fried in the Indonesian way, we had pasta and meat and salades and a huge beer:-)
The Trevi fountain, inspired by Roman triumphal arches, is the largest and most famous Baroque fountain in Rome (standing 25.9 meters high and 19.8 meters wide).
In 1629, Pope Urban VIII, asked Bernini to sketch possible renovations of the fountain, finding it insufficiently theatrical. After the Pope's death the project was abandoned. Bernini's lasting contribution was to situate the fountain from the other side of the square to face the Quirinal Palace (so that the Pope could see and enjoy it).
The Trevi Fountain as we know it today, was designed by Nicola Salvi in 1732 and competed in 1762.
The central figures of the fountain are Neptun (God of the sea), flanked by two Tritons. One struggles to master a veru unruly "sea horse", the other lead a far more docile animal. These symbolize the two contrasting moods of the sea.
The site originally marked the terminal at the Aqua Virgo aqueduct built in 19 BC.
One of the firts-storey reliefs shows a young girl (the legendary virgin after whom the aqueduct was named) pointing to the spring from which the water flows.
Appropriately for a fountain resembling a stage set, the theatrical Trevi Fountain has been the star of many films shot in Rome, including romantic films such as "Three coins in a fountain" and "Roman holiday", but also "La dolce vita", Federico Fellini's satirical portrait of Rome in the 1950s.
Tradition has it a coin thrown into the water guarantees a visitor's return to Rome.
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