When walking through Rome you will notice there are not many public bathrooms around. Ofcourse you can go into a bar or restaurant, but maybe it is nice to know where to find some.
The picture is of public bathrooms at the Piazza di Spagna. We were really surprised by the cleanness of these bathrooms and they deserve some advertisement here.
Further more we saw, but not go into, public bathrooms at the square behind the Santa Maria Maggiore (at the other side of the Via Cavour).
The bathrooms in the station Termini were clean, but expect to pay 60 Eurocent there!
Ostia Antica Concerts
If you are tired of a crowd in the center of Rome you should visit an ancient port of Rome called Ostia Antica. There are so much to see that you can enjoy a walk between ruins and pine trees even for a half of the day.
It's open from 9 am till 4 - 5 pm (it depends on a month)
It's close on Mondays.
The ticket costs 4 E or 2 E for students
When in Rome during the summer you can go in the evening to a concert played in the ancient theater located in Ostia Antica. The play is really memorable. We went there for a concert of Gaetano Veloso and it was great.
It's starts about 9pm, remember that the the last train to Rome leaves around 10pm so you should be prepered to take a taxi (40 E)
See the web-site below for concert ticket.
Address: Viale dei Romagnoli, 717 - 00119 Ostia Antica - Roma
Take Metro B Blue Line to Piramide and then take a train LIdo Ostia get off at Ostia Antica Stop.
Don't get stuck!
Rome has a decent transportation system with a subway and buses going everywhere, HOWEVER the subway closes really early (like before 10 p.m.) and you cannot get on the buses at night unless you have a bus pass. There is no way to pay for the bus upon jumping on. My friend and I got stuck really far north two nights in a row and had to walk an hour to our hostel. I would suggest buying a two-ride pass or something early in the day so you can cancel it on the machine inside the bus. The bus drivers will not really talk to you.
Table #6 is where Benedict XVI once visited
Despite of its historical and good foods, the restaurant offers a buffet at €9.50. The table number 6 is where Cardinal Ratzinger, the current Pope Benedict XVI, visited. It's near from Vatican and worth to pay a visit if you are tired of eating pizza and pasta staying in Rome. The restaurant is middle of Vatican to Castle Sant Angelo.
Get in the Right Line for the Vatican Museum
We got to the museum entrance around 9:30. The line was reasonable--around 20 minutes. However, we had by mistake, got into the group tour line, and the security at the door tried to stop us. Fortunately, we had a Japanese tour group in front of us, and since we are Chinese, we just said we were with them and was able to get in. Once we got past that door, we could buy individual tickets without a problem. However, some unlucky people were turned away and had to get in line all over again.
At the end of the line when we first got there, we cannot tell that we were in a group line. The best thing to do is just ask the people around you.