I wish to finally make a visit to Ostia when in Rome the first ten days of May.
What do they have in the way of guided tours (not private tours) at the site itself?
The info for the transportation from Rome is very good. Anyhing even more recent?
This question is for those who lives in Rome, what is the current weather? I am looking at accuweather.com and wunderground and I am getting two different forecast. I am flying to Rome on Wednesday, 5/15 and I am wondering what should I pack. Should I bring warm clothing? Prepare for down pouring rain?
Thanks in advanced for your help,
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.
Arriving in Rome on 26 Dec. Are transport options limited /reduced at this time of the year.
My wife has mobility issues, but can walk short distances . I will will need to carry 2 suitcases and a portable wheel chair.
Can someone advise costs of taxi, bus and metro from Fiumicino Airport to Vatican Life Hotel, Via Giuseppe Ferrari 2, Vatican City? Bus numbers and metro stations would be appreciated.
I'll be in Rome on June and I only have one free day from my itinerary, that's the only time that I can go to the Holy House. How do I go to the Holy House, leaving Rome early morning and coming back late night. Is there a bus or a train that goes directly from Rome to Loreto? Cause I read that I have to take a train to Ancona and then bus/train to Loreto. I'll be travelling with some elders, and it will be tiring for them if we keep on changing transportation. Please I need your help on this asap as we are leaving at the end of the month. Thanks!
This question has been tossed around here for awhile, but there never seems to be a consesus, but perhaps there isn't one. I have read so many opinions on what to wear while in Rome that I am more confused than ever. I know they are going to know I am a tourist anyway, but I have read that if you are over 19 years old than t-shirts are not appropriate. Some even say that polo shirts are not recommended. For the record I am 39 years old but look younger. I do not plan on wearing shorts or sandals or white socks or white tennis shoes. Now that that is out of the way, are t-shirts really frowned upon? Is it better to sticke with polos and button shirts?
We are planning on going to Rome this coming Monday and we have booked a hotel yet the person seems to rarely respond to emails. I have asked if there was shuttle service and it seems there was when he asked for the flight information. I wrote back and asked if he received the info and he never responded and not we leave in four days. Is this normal for Italians not to respond. I have also read on several sites that this hotel does not accept credit cards yet he assured me it does. I have observed that many B&B's accept only cash. Is this normal as well. Who has hundreds if dollars in cash on them?
Hi it's me again! While in Rome in July of this year
we're debating if it's worth considering the hop on hop off bus as a transportation
method! We chose the hotel Ludovisi Palace because it's very near to the bus route.
We don't want to use the public buses and the metros because it will get very crowded!
We will do some waking too :)
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