People with disabilities in Rome
Please see http://www.romaccessibile.it/en/index.htm for information on movemento within Rome for the disabled.
Notice on the menu on the right-hand side "Links to other sites" which will provide much more information than this site does.
Also, the main train station in Rome maintains a shuttle for disabled people and the elderly. The station's website says
"Free transfer there and back from Rome railway sations and airports to the hotels.
The service is reserved to disabled and elderly people.
Booking everyday from Hotel Reservation desk or calling the call center at 06.69.91.000"
See http://www.romatermini.it/pagine.cfm?cont=m_3&lang=en and look for "Courtesy Shuttle".
Fountain in Pincio Park
Rome has many beautiful famous fountains but some of the lesser known ones are just as interesting and less crowded. This was one in the Park near the Pincio hill and the sculpture of the horses were amazing.
All paths lead to Termini (the...
All paths lead to Termini (the main train station) including the new Leonardo Express train from the Airport.
There are two Metro Lines. Line A (red) runs East-West past the Spanish Steps and Vatican City while Line B (blue) runs North-South past the Colleseum and the Roman Forum. They intersect at the main train station, Termini.
Great "Sweets Parlor"
So there's gelato everywhere in Italy, and tons of them are really good. And if you're not a gelato snob or specialist, many places will satisfy your gelato craving. I am neither specialist, nor snob, I just really like anything sweet in a cone. So, though I have been told the quality of Della Palma is very good, and though it tasted very good to me, I can't really make any claims about its quality or authenticity. However, their selection of flavors is absolutely incredible. It took me at least five minutes to decide what I wanted, and there were so many other things I wish I could have tried. Flavors you never even knew existed will be found under the glass counter at Della Palma, and they will pretty much all be delicious. Ask for a taste if you can't decide! And if you've out-gelato-ed yourself, explore the rest of the "sweets parlor," as they call themselves. The shop is chock-full of every sweet little delicacy, Italian or otherwise, and there is surely something in there to satisfy any sweet tooth. There are also some great gifts. Strange as it sounds, I picked up a tiny bouquet of multi-colored flowers made of glossy jordan almonds that now rests happily on my desk. So stop in, and at least take a look around. There's something for everyone here. Try the Bounty flavor, it's something like a Mounds bar, with chocolate, coconut, and big chunks of actual candy bar!
Coloseum an Architectural Marvel!
The coloseum was probably my favorite site in Rome. It is a vast shell of what used to be a glorious place. When you compare it to the museums and other lively and wonderful places in Rome, the coloseum and the Foro Romano are quiet, sort of desolate, even with tourists around. So everything is sort of left to your imagination. I also loved the fact that there were a few cats roaming around kind of keeping a watchful eye on the place.