Domus Balduina

Via Della Balduina 114, Rome, 00136, Italy
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Side Trip to Orvieto or Assissi????

by MartyAP

I know there are tour companies that offer a full day tour from Rome to Orvieto & Assisi.
They run about $125 pp. lunch included.
Is it possible to do either on your own via train from Rome or is it only worthwhile via a car or
tour bus? I know the trains go there from Rome but I don't know how difficult it is to tour on foot.

Thanks
Karen

Re: Side Trip to Orvieto or Assissi????

by monorailgold

Hello,

You can take the train from Rome to Orvieto in just about an hour. You can get the amica fare for 10 euros each. To get to Assisi it will take from 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours 15 minutes and cost 12.80 euros with the amica fare. Touring either of these towns will be easy to do on your own. Read some of the trip reports here on VT to get some good ideas.

Donna

Re: Side Trip to Orvieto or Assissi????

by Maryimelda

I have never been to Orvieto or Assisi by train although I know it can be done. i have been to Assisi by car the last time I was there and the first time I went on a tour bus from Rome which went to Orvieto as well. I would never do it this way again. The bus company was more about dropping the people off at a pottery warehouse for over an hour, the hotel for lunch for over an hour and a half and hurrying us all up the rest of the time so that we had no free time in Assisi which is the most beautiful place to explore. If they hadn't left us at the Warehouse and the restaurant for so long, there would have been time for us to wander. When we took too long at the cathedral, the guide tore strips off us in no uncertain terms and actually punished us for being naughty by only letting us have a short visit in Orvieto (which by the way was fine because there's really not a lot to see in Orvieto.) Bottom Line is that the bus companies obviously get some sort of commission on sales from the places they take you to whereas you will most probably be more interested in seeing Assisi properly rather than buying some very ordinary pottery. The bus trip was do disappointing that onor next rip to Europe three years later, we felt we had to take ourselves back to Assis, which we did and stayed in a beautiful little hotel right in the middle of the town (on top of the hill). This time we were able to wander aimlessly and endlessly and had a wonderful time.

Re: Side Trip to Orvieto or Assissi????

by Maryimelda

Oh and by the way. The lunch was a very ordinary plate of pasta with a very ordinary tomato sauce and a bread roll. However, the catch is that you have to pay for your drinks and this is why you are left sitting there for so long.

Travel Tips for Rome

Take your time....!!

by Fizzyblond

Please take your time when visiting Rome, it is a fabulous city with lots to look at, but always try and remember to:

Smile - it helps when you dont have all the words to express yourself in their lovely language

Relax - everyone else seems to be so just enjoy your moments, savour the warmth and welcome of a wonderful people

Be mannerly - always take time to be polite - it costs nothing and it creates a wonderful environment of respect and care. Italian people are some of the most courteous I have met.

Be aware of the culture of modesty in churches - many of us are less religious today and when visiting churches please remember this is where people come for solace, comfort and prayer, so I try to be unobtrusive and respect their holy places.

Thombs and sculptures on Via Appia

by globetrott

You may even see columns, old tombs and statues dating back to the roman times there.
In my opinion it is quite unbelievable, that these buildings have survived more than 2000 years and still look great !

A small part of Via Appia Antica is a pedestrian zone all the time, but a bigger part is off limits for cars ONLY on sundays !

Walk, go walking everywhere

by valentinrr

Walk, go walking to everywhere. You'll enjoy of what you'll find every few streets, and you'll be closer to the romans' everyday life. Mix with them. As less tourist you see at a given place, as real and better it will be your experience at that place. Take your time. Take as much time as you can

The best cappucino and handsome staff

by Mmasarech about Terra Satis

This is a cafe & wine bar with a sleek modern feel. The staff are handsome young men -- whether you go for a breakfast cappucino and croissant or an evening wine. The cappucino is yummy. Really creamy. Best we had during the trip. Affordable too. And then, of course, there is the "eye candy" (the staff).

Vatican Museums

by Jehcekah

First of all, please be aware that the Vatican Museums have varying open days and times! Check their website to verify that they will be open when you plan on visiting.

http://mv.vatican.va/3_EN/pages/z-Info/MV_Info_Orario.html

The beginnings of the Vatican Museum can be traced back to 1503, when Pope Julius II put some statues on display in one of the rooms that is still part of the museum today. Because the museums are so expansive, I recommend renting an audio guide to give yourself a complete history of each piece and the Vatican as a whole. The rental of one audio guide costs € 5,50.

Give yourself plenty of time to view everything, especially the Sistine Chapel, which is part of the loop around the museums. You must visit the Sistine Chapel as one of the last parts of the tour, although I have read that people skip ahead to it and are sometimes allowed back into the museums again. However, I don't believe that there is any reason to do that. Just follow the direction layed out for you. We spent about 5 hours going through everything (not including St. Peter's).

Some of the treasures contained in the museums include: Egytian art, Etruscan art, Greek statues and art, jewelry, mosaics, paintings, statues, religious art and the Vactican palaces which showcase magnificent murals by Raphael.

Of course, the most famous piece of the museums is the Sistine Chapel which was painted by Michaelangelo. Some things to note about the chapel are: There are no photographs allowed (but it isn't impossible to sneak one in when the guards aren't looking), there is no talking allowed, no food and everything is pretty forcefully stressed by the guards stationed throughout the chapel. There is a bench which follows along each wall and stretches the length of the chapel. If you can grab a seat, it provides a much more relaxed manner of being able to look up at the masterpieces.

The entrance fee is 12 Euro for adults and 8 Euro for the reduced fee.

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