Maps of rome
We made the mistake of not acrrying one, so we shelled out 7E for a booklet called Rome for you- totally worth it, it divides Rome into 6 zones and suggests 7 itineraries thru it....if you are pressed for time this is a good investment to make.
From my experience, the local people did not hesitate to help or offer advice when we needed it.. All it takes is a simple greeting like "buongiorno" or "scusami"(excuse me), to ask for help. Try to learn some simple phrases to use. I will never forget the wonderful gentleman on the bus to Trastevere who kindly advised us when we had arrived at our stop. A small gesture which meant a great deal to us. I can give you a dozen more examples like this one!
It is located in Trastevere(Via della Settima Corte)
Situated about eight metres below the modern street level, the building was discovered in 1865-66 during the excavations financed by two collectors of works of art: G.Gagliardi and A.Ciocci. The public still remembered the enthusiasm over the discovery in 1849 (in Vicolo delle Palme, today Vicolo dell'Atleta) of numerous, valuable statues.
These included a copy of the Athlete ("Apoxyomenos") by Lisippos later displayed in the Vatican Museums a horse and a bull in bronze now in the Palazzo dei Conservatori on the Capitoline Hill. f the above circumstances were the principal motive for the research, the point of reference was an ancient wall which emerged in the garden of a private home on Piazza Monte di Fiore opposite the square of the church of St. Crisogonos. Both squares were eliminated the recent urbanistic arrangement of the neighbourhood.
Airports in Rome
Rome has at least two airports that I know of:
- Fiumicino or Leonardo da Vinci airport for airlines like Alitalia or our carrier Germanwings
- Ciampino for Ryan Air and other carriers.
Do make sure to check out, which airport you will be flying into!
Arrabiata pasta! mmmm.....
Ok, first let me say that the name of the restaurant was what is on my receipt- so not sure if that was the name on the sign- don't have pic. Anyways, this restaurant is in Piazza Navona, facing the artist side- it has an outdoor seating area with white umbrellas over each table. We had such a great time here- one of the best spots for atmosphere b/c you are right in the middle of the infamous Piazza Navona! I love the penne and arrabiata sauce!