Forus Inn Suites Rome

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Via Cavour 194, Rome, Lazio, 00184, Italy
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Costs 25% more than similarly rated 3 star hotels

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Forum Posts

Getting to the Catacombs

by Dahidh

I was wanting to know how I can get to the Catacombs of San Sebastiano or of Domitilla with a rather large group of students. We do not have a coach/touring car so it would have to be via public transport.

Does anyone know if there is a good bus or train connection with either of these 'venues' ?



Re: Getting to the Catacombs

by mccalpin

Well, you don't say where you are starting from, so that limits the answer.

The 118 bus runs right outside the Catacombs of San Sebastian. The 218 runs close to the Catacombs of S. Domitilla. The Catacombs of S. Callisto are between the 2 bus routes. All three of these are fairly close to each other.

The 118 bus route originates next to the Piramide Metro station. The 218 route originates near St. John Lateran.

You can use (see English flag on upper right) to do route planning from your point origin.

There is also the Archeobus, which is a hop-on/hop-off bus that takes you out to these catacombs, among other places along the Appian Way. However, this goes to a lot of other places, so is not the most direct. See

However, I don't know what 'a rather large group of students' means. The Archeobus has only 16 seats, which you are unlikely to get all of at one time in any case. The city buses are certainly larger, but you still may find your group scattered.

And, yes, you could take the Metro to some place sort of nearby (along the Via Tuscolana), but it is indeed a long walk with no sidewalks in some places...on some roads near S. Sebastian, there are walls practically right up to the street - not so good for a large group of students spilling out into the roadway.

So tells us how many students and adults you actually have and where you are starting from...


Re: Getting to the Catacombs

by leics

The ordinary bus is the best way by far, but beware: each time I have visited I have seen similar groups waiting for buses. You might not all fit on the first bus which arrives, if there's another group waiting.

Catacombs info here:

The Archaeobuses are big now (ordinary open-top tour-bus size) so you might find that's ok too (though more expensive).

Info here:

Travel Tips for Rome

National Holidays Celebrated in Italy

by icunme


On national holidays you may find information offices closed, museums open for shorter hours and public transport running a limited service. Be forewarned by checking the dates of your vacation against the list below.

(Note that Easter Monday is a mobile feast-day, and changes every year, while all the other holidays keep to the same date.)

January 1: New Year's Day**
January 6: Epiphany
April 17: Easter Monday (in 2006)
April 25: Liberation Day
May 1: Labor Day**
June 2: Anniversary of the Founding of the Republic
August 15: Feast of the Assumption (also known as Ferragosto)
November 1: All Saints
December 8: Feast of the Immaculate Conception
December 25: Christmas Day**
December 26: St. Stephen's Day (Boxing Day)
(The dates marked ** are particularly difficult: practically all museums and monuments are shut and many restaurants too.)

As well as the above national holidays, each town celebrates the feast-day of its patron saint, which differs from town to town.

Dates for the major cities are as follows:

Rome: June 29 (Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul)
Florence: June 24 (Feast of St. John the Baptist)
Venice: April 25 (Feast of St. Mark - but also Liberation Day and a holiday anyway)
Naples: September 19 (San Gennaro)

Catacombs - Introduction

by gasca

In Ancient Rome banned burials inside city walls so early Christians dug hundreds of kilometers of tunnels in an area where the rocks are volcanic and easy to dig.

Later on the catacombs fall into oblivion since emperor Constantine around 3 century A.D. issued the Edict of Milan which stablished freedom and toleration for all religions.

The catacombs where discovered in the 16 century by a farmer who described them as a 'world of the dead'.

Everything in Rome is quite prestablished and touristic, so this is not an exception. Catacombs visit is guided and visits last for half an hour

Get on the Bus

by WheninRome

I personally found the Rome bus system to be a trifle intimidating at first. Especially since I live in an area where buses are not a common mode of transportation (though they should be!). However, once we got used to them the bus system came to be relatively easy to use and made the city a lot easier and quicker to get around.

It was our third day in Rome by the time that we felt like we had the bus system mastered. I downloaded a map, link below, from the Metro system website, which showed the various routes and was extremely helpful. I printed a few out on 11"x17" paper and took them with us in case a couple were lost or destroyed.

For tickets, we purchased a Roma Pass on our first day (the bus/Metro ticket is good for 3 days after validation) and when that expired we purchased another 3-day bus/Metro transportation ticket (11 euros).

Everyone says to be extremely diligent about validating your tickets. I agree and we were, but I didn't see anyone have their tickets checked the entire week we were in Rome and I saw a lot of locals ignore the ticket requirements. However, I would not do that myself and wouldn't recommend it to another tourist.

Note di Birra - Restaurant/Bar

by Webboy about Note di Birra

The 'Note di Birra' is located just 2 minutes walk from the Daniela hotel where we were staying for the weekend.

For those of you not staying in this area, just get the Metro Line A to Manzoni. The bar is right next to the metro station.

We ended up in here for dinner on the Friday and a couple of beers on Sunday. The food was excellent, and didn't seem to expensive. 2 Pizza bread pizzas (over 12 inches wide), q bowl of chips and 2 pints of beer will only cost you around 25 Euros.

Ordering just one glass of beer and one white wine costs as little as 6 Euros. Compare this to a pub we were going to go in earlier that wanted 12 euros for the same order, then 'Note di Birra' is not expensive at all!

The staff are very welcoming, and the atmosphere is very relaxing. We ordered a couple of Pizza Bread Pizza's. They were lovely. Not like the Pizza Hut Pizzas you get all over the world, whoever made these Pizzas hadobviously taken time to make sure it was just right! and just right it was! lovely!

Shopping and gawking

by NedHopkins

Beginning about 8:00 in the morning, vendors set up tables and awnings on and under which they sell fresh and canned foods, fish and meat, household and personal goods, souvenirs, and (especially) flowers.

From lunchtime to late in the evening there are several restaurants with abundant outdoors seating.

In the center of the Campo is a memorial to Giordano Bruno, one of the finest intellects of the late Renaissance. The Church burned him -- alive -- on Christmas Day 1600 for believing, of all things, that the earth revolves about the sun.

At night the Campo is a scene of drinking and partying.


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 Forus Inn Suites Rome

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Address: Via Cavour 194, Rome, Lazio, 00184, Italy