Can anyone recommend a good inexpensive hotel for one night in Civitaveccia for pre-cruise stay? Thanks.
I am traveling to Rome and then to the Amalfi coast at the end of this month and into July. And am wondering if I need to buy my train tickets in advance? Last time I was in Italy, I do not think I did -should it be a problem to buy before boarding so we can keep our days a bit more flexible?
arriving at cruise port in Civitavecchia, need to get to Naples.
(1) what is easiest way?
(2) if train, how do I get from cruise port to correct train to Naples?
(3) I was thinking of taking luggage bigger than carry on, should I re-think that?
(4) if you know approximate EURO costs of these rides, please let me know so I do not get taken advantage of as an English speaker only
In the early 1930's, my mothers brother was a Catholic priest stationed at the Vatican. When he returned to the United States, he brought back with him a marble and alabaster statue of (we believe - Mary Magdeline at the well, though we have always referred to it as Martha at the well). The statue sits on a marble pedestal with an alabaster globe that sits on a column above the statue. When fully assembled, the statue, pedestal and column with the globe is about 8 feet tall. The statue itself is about 3 feet tall and it depicts a woman carrying a small vase which is attached to her left arm by a cord, standing next to a carving that looks like the head of a man that is sending forth the water that is supposed to be the well. We believe the piece is hand carved and that it was made in Italy. About 25 years ago my brother was in Rome and he saw a smaller version of this same statue at one of the Vatican gift shops. We are trying to find out who made the statue and if they are still in business, as well as what the real title / name of the statue is. The attached picture is of the statue without the pedestal and only a short piece of the column that the globe sits on. If anyone can halp me identify the maker of this statue and the name of the statue I would greatly apprecite it. Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me with this search.
Hello, this june/july we are renting a car and exploring tuscany and then dropping the car off at FCO airport and heading to Minori for a few days (near Amalfi). I am trying to research the best/quickest and most affordable options to get there.
1. the train from Roma Termini to Salerno and then take a bus
2. i have found a post about a bus service from FCO to Salerno (which would be the most direct) here is the site they list -I do not see an English option, so I am havign some trouble translating and maneuvering the site. any help would be much appreciated: buonocore-group.it/?partenza...
If any Italian speakers could tell me if the bus lets off in Salerno near the train station -to catch the local bus to Minori and if prices are mentioned online? Also, should I buy ahead of time? Or is this bus a terrible idea?
Could you please tell me the address of this sight? I found Viale Etiopia 18. But when I google this place it shows no trace of it. Besides sourse I read says that it should be somewhere on Esquilino Hill. And this street is far away from it...
Thank you in advance.
My daughter and I are planning to travel to Italy in the beginning of November. We plan to fly to Rome, stay a few days, then travel down the coast to see Sicily. I want to see Pompeii on the way down as well. We thought of driving, but see quite a few admonitions against driving in Palermo, so thought that the train would be the way to go? Thoughts, suggestions? The trip will be approx. 10 -14 days. Thank you!
Hi, In September I fly into Rome (Fumicino) with 3 friends. We are renting an apartment in the Trastevere neighborhood.
I have instructions on how to get to the apartment by train (to Trastevere station) then on a tram for 5 more stops, and a 3 block walk to the apartment.
I have no problem using trains/trams, etc, but my friends are worried they will be rateher jet lagged after the long flight, and think we should just take a taxi. Any idea how much we can expect the Taxi fare to be? is it a 'fixed rate' from the airport, are we expected to haggle over the price?
Hello everyone! Thanks for all of your help for our dilemma which Italian seaside town we should pick. We ended up finding a wonderful little apartment in Rome and we opted out to spend our vacation there at the end of June, begging of July. We would also have a couple of beach day trips to Lido di Ostia and maybe Santa Marinella.
I have done some quick research and roughly planned our 7 days in Italy. I would be very grateful if you guys tell me what you think. I used to live in Rome when I was younger but my memories have faded. My partner has never been to Rome before so I want us to explore the city off the beaten path. Thankfully, we won't be jet lagged as we live in Europe. Our flight is an are early morning one, so we won't be losing any precious time.
We are bad with strictly planned itineraries but I don't want us to not have any idea in what order it's most convenient to explore Rome.
DAY I: mainly just exploring Rome without entering the monuments Walk to the Colosseum, walk by the Roman Forum and look down over the ruins. Walk to the Pantheon then Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, enter both. Get a scoop of gelato and stroll toward the Spanish Steps, check out the Trevi Fountain.
DAY II: Enter the Colosseum, the Forum, and Palatine Hill. Either head straight to Piazza Navona or get back to the apartment, freshen up and then do so.
DAY III: Visit the Vatican City and St. Peter’s Basilica. Relax and spend the evening exploring Trastevere neighborhood, visit Basilica di Santa Maria while there.
DAY IV: Spend the day by the beach in Lido di Ostia. Evening - Aventine Hill.
DAY V: Piazza del Popolo, Santa Maria del Popolo, Villa Borghese. Evening - OPEN FOR YOUR SUGGESTIONS
DAY VI: A day by the beach in Lido di Ostia. Evening - OPEN FOR YOUR SUGGESTIONS
What do you guys think? I would like to add more churches to the intenerary like Church of San Luigi dei Francesi, San Giovanni in Laterano, Church of Sant'Ignazio Di Loyola, Basilica di San Clemente but I am not sure which days I should fit them in... Thank you!
A friend and I travelling to Italy in June and want to visit Genzano to see the Inforiata. We are planning to stay in Rome and travel out a couple of days but I can't find the best way to get there. can someone help us wth this?
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