Once you`ve seen these amazing historic sites you will have already travelled over the manic cobbled streets and passed many fountains. Get next flight home cos the rest is repetitive and boring. Taxi ride to airport from hotel - Wacky races travelling 80 mph in traffic 4 vehicles wide in only 3 lanes of road!!!!!
How To Become a Millionaire in Italy!!
News: TUSCAN VILLAGER WINS 148 MILLION EURO ON SAT, AUG 22!
This week, Aug 20, was the 86th draw without a winner and pushed the pot to 146.9 million euros for Italy's SuperEnalotto jackpot. It remains the world's biggest prize. Germans, Austrians and other foreigners are heading into Italy to play the lottery ahead of a record euro131.5 ($186 million) jackpot, including some who flew into Milan for a few hours just for a chance to win Thursday night. Since the last six-number win at the end of January, Italians have bet some 1.5 billion euros in the hope of becoming a millionaire, which translated into revenue of about 700 million euros for state coffers.
The advantage of the Italian game over others, especially those in America, is that SuperEnalotto pays out the full prize almost immediately, while US games give winners the pot in long-term instalments or pays a single, reduced prize.
SuperEnalotto winners also receive interest on their winnings from the time they redeem their slips to when they receive full payment, which usually takes two months for big payouts.
In order to win at SuperEnalotto, betters must choose the correct six numbers drawn from one to 90.
Ironically, this Italian lottery is one of the most difficult to win in the world.
* The odds of being able to win the jackpot by matching all six numbers are 1: 622,614,630!
* The odds of matching five numbers including the ‘Jolly number’ are 1:103,769,105.
* The odds of matching any five numbers are 1:1,235,346
* The odds of matching any four numbers are 1:11,907
* The odds of matching any three numbers are 1: 327
Yet, the Italian lottery has given out some of the biggest jackpots in recent times. A jackpot of euro 72 million went to a single ticket bought by ten people in a bar in Milan. A schoolboy is also known to have won a jackpot once at the Italian lottery.
Of course, there is a catch - you have to buy a ticket!! Buy at any sign-posted lotto seller in Italy or buy on-line from where ever you are.
At 802 mt. on the sea level, on Mt. Fumone there is a splendid and quite unknown little town.
Its castle right on the top has a beautiful hanging garden, and the view from there is breathless !
Fumone is sited in the province of Frosinone, at 90 km SE from Rome.
Highway A1 to Napoli get out at Anagni-Fiuggi.
I used the metro once to get to the Vatican Museum. We got on at Barberini and got off at Ottaviano. It was very crowded and it was also very hot. The one we were on looked a bit old and 'worn'. But I did notice we passed another train and it looked fairly new and very nice - so I guess some of the trains are nice, some not as much. :) To use the metro you get a ticket from the machines at each stop, validate it at the machine and then go through the barrier. As with any public transport where it is crowded, just mind your belongings (purse/wallet, phone, etc.).
Although, for some reason my ticket wouldn't let me through the barrier - and I had validated it and everything, but luckily there was a guard there (who had seen me buying my ticket) and let me through.
To find a metro stop just look for the logo - a red square with a white 'M' on it.
Mi Piace PIAZZA NAVONA
My favorite hangout is in PIAZZA NAVONA.
And I only eat la cucina Italiana (read: Italian cuisine) when I'm in Rome.
I have no favorite cafes here in Rome so long as they are located in the Piazza Navona area (I know, I know... I'm kinda biased when I'm in love with something... Aren't we all?).