We have visited Rome several times. Each time seems like the first.
There is so much to see, and so much to see again. The city is easy to navigate, and public transportation is easily accessible.
But so much more can be seen just by walking around. The sights, the sounds, the aromas. What a beautiful city.
My fascination with Rome is in the history. We have done organized walking tours, which can be wonderful, but just walking around by yourself is fascinating. I remember the time I had a bit of a disagreement with a restaurant owner about the bill. This was in the day of the Lira, and I miscalculated the currency conversion and shorted them on the bill. But we worked it out after I recalculated. 🙂
Rome is filled with wonderful people. Most are willing to help in any way they can. If you are interested in seeing the Vatican, keep in mind that you can arrange a private tour of the underground catacombs of the Vatican, but you must arrange it and pay the fees well in advance. They will greet you at a specified time behind the Vatican, and give you a tour that most people never see, in your native language. Fascinating.
The main train station in Rome is the Termini station. From here you can catch a bus to the Vatican, the metro to the Colloseum, or a fast train to Naples. And everything in between. It’s a great area to stay in due to the accessibility of public transportation.
And the hotels in that area are very reasonable priced. I could go on and on about Rome, we love the city.
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