Dress Code in St.Peter's
You will not be able to enter St.Peter's if your shorts are too short (preferably don't wear shorts at all - wear long pants) and your shirt does not have sleeves (i.e. your shoulders are showing). So dress appropriately when you arrive at St.Peter's. The guards are very strict about the dress code.
If you get denied entry, there are shops nearby that sells paper pants, temporary clothes, and scarves that you can buy to meet the dress code.
That's something you don't see...
That's something you don't see in Rome everyday. It's not open for visits either, but if you're lucky you can see it from the outside... THE WHITE HOUSE!
(May 27 2002)
OK... that is Air Force One, I swear.
We went there by car. But we...
We went there by car. But we left our car outside of Rome. We bought a ticket for one day for the busses, train and the metro. I wondered a lot, there are only two metro lines!!! And then we took the train to the centre. It was rather easy to use public transport and rather cheap.
Dino and Tony's- An entertaining night out!
You just must try this place out, mandatory if visiting Rome! A genuine Italian family restaurant but, with a twist. The waiter (Amadeus) and owners Dino and Tony will treat you like family and you will not leave hungry! You walk in the door and Amadeus will practically grab you and sit you very quickly, providing their is room. He will insist on a antipasti and you are suddenly swept into an evening you won't forget. They will bring about 3 types of pasta appetizers along with other small creations from the kitchen. One was a green olive which was stuffed with some type of sausage, breaded and then deep fried. They just keep bringing you great food from their kitchen, all of which is very good and you never see a menu, at least we didn't! They insist on a dessert and an after dinner appertif. I guarantee you will be very full and also entertained! It is quite amusing to look at the other patrons faces while you are enjoying your dinner. Your bill is scribbled on a small piece of paper. I didn't have the correct change so Dino, or was it Tony, went to his coat pocket and pulled out some euro, I believe they have no cash register. This place is not cheap, but it was the best 50 euro I ever payed for a meal, either in Rome or home! This place is a lot of fun, so if your looking for a great meal with a twist, you must give it a try. This place should be called Personality Plus. They have a great passion for what they are doing! Everything was excellent, they want you to try the house wine, my wife did but, I preferred a Italian beer and that's OK with them.
Built around 200 AD , it is the largest dome in the world. It is bigger than St. Peters by a bit, larger than the Duomo in Florence, and larger that St. Paul in London.
Once a pagan temple, today it is a church.
So keep it quiet in there