What you need to know about taxis in Rome? How much is? Are taxi drivers cheating? Important: this article does not aim to scare you or dissuade you from using a taxi in Rome (public transport is even more fun), my task is to talk about the pros and cons - warned means armed. Today, we will put all the “dots over and”, reveal all the tricks and tricks that an ordinary tourist may encounter, especially without knowledge of the Italian language and the peculiarities of the Italian mentality.
The Appian Way (Via Appia) is an ancient highway connecting Rome with Brundisium (lat. Brundisium). A 540 km long cobblestone path appeared in the 4th century BC. in order to connect the capital of the Roman Empire with strategically important neighbors: Greece, Egypt, Asia. History According to the chronicle "History from the founding of the city", the main part of the road was built during 312 BC.
You can see Rome as it is depicted on glossy postcards while walking in the center. The city looks completely different in the eyes of an indigenous resident who has lived his whole life in the Trastevere area. Located on the right bank of the Tiber River, this part of the capital retained the features of the former city: winding ribbons of streets, small restaurants, ordinary people immersed in their own affairs.
Piazza Barberini is a landmark in central Rome. The name is given to the square named after the ancient Roman genus Barberini. History of the square In ancient times, the site of the current square housed the temple of the goddess Flora, next to which noisy popular holidays were celebrated in honor of the arrival of spring.
Of course, it is worth coming to Rome more than once. We offer you a list of the main interesting sights of the city, which are worth seeing in the first place. Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheater) The Colosseum is one of the largest and most impressive structures of the ancient world preserved to this day. Of course, this is the most popular Roman attraction to visit, which we recommend with a professional guide on excursions SECRETS OF GLADIATORS.
Throughout February 2015, the Romans watched Daniel Craig and the crew of the new James Bond movie, and in October the world premiere took place. As a result, the Roman part of the film takes more than 20 minutes. For all lovers of Rome and Bond, we follow the trail of SPECTRA. James Bond drives to Rome on Aston Martin DB10 via Via di S.
The Holy Staircase (Latin: Scala Santa) is one of the most valuable relics of the Christian faith, located in Rome. 28 marble steps lead to the Holy of Holies (lat. Sancta Sanctorum) - the chapel of the popes, located in the Lateran Palace (Palazzo del Laterano). Old legends say that it was on this staircase that the prosecutor Pontius Pilate escorted Jesus Christ to the court.
Ciampino Airport (Aeroporto di Roma-Ciampino, CIA code) in Rome is small but very economical. This is the “native” airport of the low-cost airline Ryanair. Agree that the opportunity to travel around Europe, buying tickets, for example, from Rome to Barcelona or to Sicily for 11-40 euros is very attractive.
Spring Rome shines on sunny days, attracts guests with the fragrance of parks and the secrets of ancient monuments. The capital is especially delightful on City Day (Natale di Roma), which is usually celebrated on April 21. A series of exciting celebrations begins 3 days before the treasured date and circles the eternal city in a colorful kaleidoscope.
One of the facets of Italian tourism is the opportunity to immerse yourself in the shopping process with taste. In order to enjoy the charm of expensive brands and not overpay a lot of money for them, special shopping centers were created - outlets. Rome has long been entrenched with the glory of the fashionable capital of the world, so it is not surprising that one of the best and most comfortable outlets, Castel Romano, is located near the capital of Italy.
The historical center of Rome and the geographical are completely different places. Rome is a huge metropolis, the largest city in Italy with a population of about 4 million people. Since 5-6 storey buildings prevail in Rome, the area of the city is huge. The ring road has a diameter of about 20 km, and due to the many narrow streets and the relaxed Italians, transport and just everyday chaos reigns in us.
Republic Square (Piazza della Repubblica) in Rome is a famous tourist attraction with an interesting history. At the same time, its modern compositional solution is considered the standard of architectural forms of a new time. For many years, this part of the city remains a favorite vacation spot for both the indigenous people and guests of the Italian capital.
Recently, on the Internet I find more and more sites devoted to online buying, booking tickets to museums, trains and attractions. There is also a clear tendency to intimidate a tourist, saying that you can’t buy tickets, you will stand in lines and so on. Sometimes this is true, but in most cases it is not, and the queues, if they exist, are not so scary.
I am sure everyone in childhood read or at least heard of such a literary character as Pinocchio. Well, this is the naive kid who buried money in the ground in the hope of multiplying his fortune. But not everyone knows that the character of Pinocchio, as well as many storylines of the fairy tale "The Golden Key, or The Adventures of Pinocchio" were borrowed by Alexei Nikolayevich Tolstoy from the Italian writer Carlo Collodi and his work Pinocchio.
How to save on a trip to Rome? Is there a way to simultaneously get benefits for visiting museums and using public transport? One of the possible ways to save time and money is with Roma Pass tourist cards, which promise to make travel by public transport and exploring the sights of Rome cheaper.
How to walk with children in Rome and not be killed? No way, because Rome is a city not very adapted for small travelers. But a good preparation can save your vacation and save your nerves.Let's start with small rules: In the summer it is very hot, so do not plan anything for children from 12 to 16 hours, spend this time in the park, in the museum or just go to sleep.
This is not an advertisement. This is a post born of long thoughts on the topic + very useful reviews from tourists who visited Rome on their own, both with a book / audio guide in their hands and with a private guide. Therefore, I will modestly describe 3 points on my personal list of must see attractions that I would visit with a living person, and not with a book.
The Roman flea market, located in Porta Portese, is a place that attracts European tourists like a magnet. Not a landmark in the classic sense of the word, the flea market is popular for its impressive size. The placers of antiques and vintage are densely seasoned with less valuable goods.
Rome - the capital of Italy is one of the oldest cities in the world. Even in ancient times, the names "Eternal City" and "city on seven hills" were fixed for Rome. The seven hills on which Ancient Rome is located are located on the east bank of the Tiber. The hills are attributed to the symbols of Rome. They are separated from each other by relatively deep but small valleys.
Snow in the Eternal City has always been a special event. Not only because this phenomenon is not repeated every year, but also because the grandiose cultural monuments covered with a soft white veil are a truly unrivaled sight. I will try to tell you everything I know about the real winter "Roman vacation."
What is the weather like in Rome? What to wear? How to stop worrying? We plan your perfect vacation in the Eternal City. If you don’t watch TV, do not read the news and are not inclined to worry at all, stop reading paragraphs 1 and 3 and save your time. Better read other entertaining articles about Rome.