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Advice on proposed Rome stay

Hello All and thank you in advance.

My 20 year old daughter and I will be staying in Rome for 4 and 1/2 days. Here is my proposed rough schedule. I would appreciate being told if I am being geographically inefficient (should combine areas in close proximity better) or am neglecting to think of anything else-Like siestas.

Day 1-get to apartment around 12;30-its located right near Trevi Fountain. My plan is to have a leisurely lunch and then maybe go to the Protestant Cemetery by wish-walk around there and then head to Travestere for dinner (recommendations welcome) (will we be able to get an early dinner-is this too much walking in different directions)

Day 2-Morning-Collosseum and Roman Forum

Afternoon-stroll up to Spanish Steps (will the shops be open or are they closed in the afternoon) Can anyone recommend a place to eat dinner near the Steps or on way back to Trevi area?

Day 3

Borghese Gallery-advance reservations required-gardens and Via Veneto-glitsy square

Capuchin Crypt or Catacombs Of Priscilla

Tivoli in evening??? Is this too much

Day 4

Vatican-we just want to do St Peters -not the Museum tour-any suggestions for the rest of the day?

We are also interested in the port city or Orvieto but I just don't see how to fit one of those in-is it doable?

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1. Re: Advice on proposed Rome stay

The Capuchin Crypt is closer, but it is not a catacomb. It is the red sleeper on this map


To get to the Priscilla catacomb from Borghese Gallery you need to take bus 63


gree teepee on map


Why would you go to Tivoli in the evening?

Italian dinner starts at 7 pm and restaurants close between lunch and dinner (3-7 pm). You can get food at a cafe early.

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2. Re: Advice on proposed Rome stay

No Pantheon? Piazza Navona? Campo de'Fiori? I'd try to fit those in - somewhere in your itinerary - at least the first two - Any of the days, you could work one in a day.

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3. Re: Advice on proposed Rome stay

In Trastevere, there's the very good Cesare al Casaletto, Via del Casaletto, 45, albeit it's a tram ride or taxi out a ways. Near the Spanish Steps I like Palatium, a wine bar which focuses on regional food and drink. Address is Via Frattina, 94. Near the Trevi Fountain is the dependable Colline Emiliane, Via degli Avignonesi, 22.

These are terrific resources for finding some restaurants that appeal to your taste buds and budget:





And, I agree with the other posts: add the magnificent Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and more things like Piazza del Popolo and a Via Margutta stroll, or a walk through the old Jewish Ghetto, or the Capitoline Museums.... Also, in my opinion, Via Veneto doesn't hold much charm these days, there are many other places much more interesting.

Hope this helps and enjoy your trip!

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4. Re: Advice on proposed Rome stay

Tivoli is a long trip outside the city. I don't think you intend this really for an evening when the gardens and villa close an hour before sunset.

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5. Re: Advice on proposed Rome stay

Forget Tivoli, it's a nice day trip but in the evening? Why?

The Protestant cemetery is nice but not so important, even if there is the nice Pyramid of Celsio close to it.

And notice you have to take the metro, you can't reach it by feet.

You can add a lot of stuff, I agree with comments above.

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6. Re: Advice on proposed Rome stay

sometimes its fun to just discover stuff you weren't thinking about, planning, or even realized was there. if you like to be on foot, its good to leave some time to just stroll. you do have plenty of time to add segments though.

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