Romeo al Babuino

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Via del Babuino 46, Rome, 00187, Italy
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Best time to visit Rome and red days in Italy

by marielexoteria

Just wondering if late August is a good time to visit Rome, as I've noticed that for some reason August is considered low season to all the hotels, hostels and B&B's I've seen (middle season to some) and my budget is limited. Also, I'd like to know the red days Italy has.

I'm used to hot weather so that wouldn't be too much of a problem if Rome is hot hot hot then.

Thanks in advance.

Re: Best time to visit Rome and red days in Italy

by craic

i've never been in rome in august - in 2006 i was there from feb until july 30 - and let me tell you in july it was stinking hot - it was packed to the gunnels with tourists in july so i am suprised the tourists just vanish in august - however hotel rates don't lie

i know august is the season all of europe goes on holiday - but rome is such a huge city - it doesn't just close down - there will be plenty to day

i am sorry i can't help you with red days - i presume you mean public holidays?

Re: Best time to visit Rome and red days in Italy

by craic

plenty to do, sorry!

Re: Best time to visit Rome and red days in Italy

by marielexoteria

Yes, thanks craic. I googled "red days" but found nothing, no wonder! I was using the wrong keywords hehe.

July I really really prefer to either stay here or not go too far. Too many people around hehe.

Re: Best time to visit Rome and red days in Italy

by marielexoteria

In case anyone is interested: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holidays_in_Italy

Re: Best time to visit Rome and red days in Italy

by abarbieri

Yes August is low season in Rome( also January and February are considered low season). Most of the locals get out of town to spend their summer holidays by the seaside and it is too hot for visitors to do sightseeing. There are no public holidays in late August for both Italy and the Vatican State.
Antonio

Re: Best time to visit Rome and red days in Italy

by marielexoteria

Antonio: hot, (maybe) full with tourists and what not, it is still a good time to visit, right? I mean, considering my budget :)

Re: Best time to visit Rome and red days in Italy

by craic

do what the romans do - if they can - get up early and do energetic stuff when it is cool - then rest in the middle of the day - then go out again until really late and have dinner and stroll around - Rome is magic at night

Re: Best time to visit Rome and red days in Italy

by craic

and maybe make sure you get a hotel with air conditioning - not all of them have it

Re: Best time to visit Rome and red days in Italy

by abarbieri

Jennifer gave you 2 very good tips! In August the temperature can go up to 41-43 C° / 106-110 F° but only in the middle of the day. At night you get the fresh breeze of the "Ponentino" (from the East) wind and it is so enjoyble to have dinner alfresco.
In Ausgust you also have many less tourists around, especially compared to the high season period (April-May-June or September-October) and still very low car traffic.
Antonio

Re: Best time to visit Rome and red days in Italy

by marielexoteria

Nice, thank you guys.

Re: Best time to visit Rome and red days in Italy

by craic

my pleasure - hope you have a great time

Re: Best time to visit Rome and red days in Italy

by azz8206

August may not be a good time to visit. Like one post said Italians are on vacation and alot of attractions and restaurants may not be open. Go in September.

Re: Best time to visit Rome and red days in Italy

by craic

nah rome is rome - it stays open - more or less

Re: Best time to visit Rome and red days in Italy

by abarbieri

In August all museums, monuments and art galleries will be open as usual. Only few restaurants and shops will be closed till the end on the month. Most of them and especially those located in the historical center will only be closed for 7-10 days between 10-20 of August.
Antonio

Re: Best time to visit Rome and red days in Italy

by Maryimelda

Just be sure to get a hotel with air con. Even though the temps come down at night, so many of the hotels are not well ventilated and will still be stifling when you are trying to sleep. You may well be able to open the windows but then you may have to suffer some really loud noise for most of the night.

Travel Tips for Rome

Buggy Ride Through History

by mrclay2000

Buggies for hire are seen throughout many of the hot spots in the city, from the Piazza di Spagna (Spanish Steps) to the Coliseum and elsewhere. Not the same as a cab which operates at a stiff fare schedule, the buggy drivers must be haggled with and the route selected before you head onward. This is Rome's version of arguing with a gondolier, and for my money can readily be dispensed with.

Walking Tour Down Via Del Corso

by nicolettart

Via del Corso extends from the Vittorio Emmanuele Monument all the way up to Piazza del Popolo, where the twin churches are divided by Via del Corso. If you begin walking from Piazza del Popolo, along the way you will find many shops, as well as sights to see off of Via del Corso, including Via dei Condotti and Trevi Fountain. From Piazza del Popolo you can also take Via del Babuino , which will bring you to the Spanish Steps.

Red 110 Tour Bus - best bet transportation

by icunme

THIS IS DEFINITELY THE PICK OF THE PACK
You will see this big red double decker tour bus right outside Termini at Piazza dei Cinquecento. Although this is officially a tour bus, it could serve you very well with a 2 day pass for transportation in Rome. You board and are free to exit and re-board at any of the major stops along the way. Great photo ops from the top deck also. Do check here on website where you have English language and all the details re price structure:
http://www.trambusopen.com/index.cfm?Id=110

FYI - VT friend lengleng was just here & they took a different tour bus, as there are many - disaster - driver took a half-hour break and there was no other bus.

Right close to Pantheon, but not touristy

by sikorka about "Da Mario" trattoria

I like this restaurant (better to say trattoria) not only because it serves tasty food, but mostly because its location. I really like Piazza delle Coppelle, used to work nearby not so long time ago :)
During my break I wandered in this neighborhood and Piazza delle Coppelle was this special corner where there were not many tourists. Yes, it's just 2 min walk from Pantheon, but instead tourists you will see small farmer market in the morning.
"Da Mario" has a nice patio outside, so you can sit outside and watch everyday Roman life, people buying vegetables etc. I really enjoy it.
As long as it's family run place since more than 30 years the food is really good, real home-made cooking. The prices are lower than in other places in this location and the quality much higher.

Opened for lunch and dinner.
It's closed on Sundays.

Beware of the Sistine Chapel brush off

by vikendall

I wanted to see the Sistine Chapel on my last visit to Rome, but was told the wait was 3 hrs., and that our party (from cruise ship) didn't have the time. I later found out that those passengers who had taken the train in (instead of the cruise ship bus), exited the train right at St. Peters Sq., and walked right in to the Sistine chapel without a wait. I was steamed. I am returning in a few weeks, and I will update my Rome page with more info, and up to date pixs. Investigate for yourself on these matters, as rumor if rampant, even from the tour guide. They were more anxious to herd us to the gift shop, than allowing us to linger in St. Peters, or see the Sistine.

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Address: Via del Babuino 46, Rome, 00187, Italy