I served on the USS Little Rock between 1968 and 1970. The ship at that time was also the flag ship of th sixth fleet. After all these years my wife and I plan to visit Gaeta for one day in a couple of weeks. Anyone currently affiliated , with the US Navy, can supply the following: if we can visit the current flag ship? Can we visit the Navy Community Center and the location please.
We have decided to get the express train from Flumicino airport to the main station(Termini), but how far and how easy is it to find the Metro from there. I've read that where you get to train back to the airport is not near the Main station, is that correct? Again is that easy to find?
Also my partner can not use escalators, so are there always either stairs or lifts at Metro stations in Rome?
We are in Rome for 4 days, is there a travel card that covers us for all public transport including the Metro?
I will be staying on Via Vittorio Veneto and as I can imagine, there will be plenty of restaurants in the area to choose from. I just wondered if there are any particular ones that you would recommend for a nice lunch. I of course want to have a true Roman experience and not the "touristic" one :-)
All suggestions and ideas are welcome!
I'm planning a trip to Gaeta this summer. I'm from LA, and I am wondering if I should bring my paddleboard, or if I can rent one in or near Gaeta. I have searched online, and it looks like SUP is still fairly new in Italy. Only a few places popped up, but none are near Gaeta. Thanks!
Thanks to the people who answered me re my question below. Our son has now told us we can have his Starwood Points for our last night in Rome! Very happy about that. I like the idea of using the shuttle and would presume we can get a taxi from Termini station to our hotel which will be the St Regis or the Westin. Now I have to choose which one. Any suggestions? Never stayed at hotels like these before!
Thanks Goodfish. I read your transport review. Do you think booking our return shuttle when we arrive in Rome for the next morning would be enough time? Or should we book that before we leave home?
We are hoping to catch a train at Roma Termini around 9:30 AM but I wonder if I'm cutting it too close as we arrive at 7:30. Leonardo Express leaves at 8:38 and it takes 30 minutes to reach Roma Termini - I keep telling myself to take a later train - but on the other hand I tell myself we can do it so am almost answering my own question : - (
Also know many times the answer is "it depends"
But in average, how long does it take to go thru passport control in Rome (from a US flight if it matters).
We will be landing in Rome at 10 am. The next day we fly home at 12:35 pm.
We will have spent 2 days in rome with a tour earlier in our holiday so hope we have seen some of the main sights. We plan to do a Segway tour as well to see a little further afield.
We don't know whether to stay at an airport hotel and save on transfers ( approximate 50 Euro each way. Not keen on negotiating trains / buses with luggage) or at a hotel to the west of Rome in between the airport andRome as they about a 20 min drive from the airport and much cheaper than the hotels in central Rome but transfers are about 50 Euro. We would choose one near a metro line. Will it be worth it to go into Rome for the afternoon/ evening and if so what area / sights? Or would another area be better?
My girlfriend and I are booking a trip to Italy for early August of this year. Our plans so far are to visit Rome for 4 days, then spend the other 5 days on a beach preferably in Sicily. Our destinations rout will go as stated.. Fly into Rome-spend 4 days- fly from Rome to Sicily-rent a car (I want to have the opportunity of driving in Europe)-spend 5 days in Sicily-possibly rent a few Vespas. What do you think?? any info on these places will be very helpful. Thank You!
My young niece will be visiting Rome with her husband and family (two boys under ten) and is looking for a kid friendly place with adult beverages. She's leaning toward the Hard Rock, but I'm trying to encourage her to "when in Rome, do as the Romans...". Any recommendations for Pizza or Pasta near the Hard Rock would be appreciated. Ciao,
With our trip to Italy approaching, we are deep into the planning stages. While we will be using a professional tour company for the majority of our Italy trip, we have opted to stay an extra two days in Rome at the end of the tour to take in the wonders in and around the Eternal City that Insight Vacations (the tour company) could not possibly cover in the short day and a half that they are devoting to Rome and the Vatican's major sites.
Unlike the rest of our Italy tour, for the most part, we will be "winging it" on our own while in Rome, which means utilizing taxi, rail or bus to get from point A to point B. I've been trying to familiarize myself with the rail system with the available online maps, etc. Plus some of the posters on this website have been enormously helpful. The bus lines seem way too complicated. Taxi seems to be reasonably priced, so I'm sure we will be using them a lot.
Our biggest concern is time. Will taxis and public transportation get us where we want to go in enough time to do what we want to do. I suppose if we knew the system there well enough we could probably accomplish this with no problem. With the limited time we have, one little hitch could ruin things for the rest of the day.
For instance, one of those days we plan on visiting Ostia Antica in the morning. This entails getting an early start and catching a cab ride to the train station. Then making the necessary rail transfer to get to Ostia. Spending 2-3 hours at the ruins, then doing the same on the return trip with hopefully enough time to make it to De Roma station by 2:15 PM to catch a 5 hour Tivoli/Villa d'Este tour which leaves from there at 2:30 PM. From what I can see, this involves getting from the Metro A line to the B line which I'm sure would involve an addition transfer. How quickly can you get a taxi in Rome? Are taxi stands everywhere? If not, do they respond quickly to a call? Can you hail down a cab in Rome? How much delay is there when you have to make a rail transfer? These are the things that concern us.
The other day in Rome we would like to visit the Ghetto and Travestere districts, have an unforgettable meal somewhere in Travestere (any suggestions?), then catch a nighttime 2-1/2 hour bus tour of Rome by night that leaves from Repubblica Metro stop at 8:45 PM.
I'm hoping we can accomplish this itinerary without a hitch. But I'm wondering if we are we biting off more than we can chew? Are we leaving too little room for error? Any help is appreciated.
We have pretty much decided to use the train between Flumicino Airport and Rome to avoid the traffic. I saw a suggestion that an alternative to the Leonardo Express train was to take a normal train to Roma Tirburtina Sation. This train takes a bit longer but you avoid the long walk from the platform to the entrance and the busyness of Termini Station. The information I read said that Roma Tirburtina station was not far from Temini so taxi fare to hotel wouldn't be much difference. I wondered if anyone had experience using this train, if there are any train changes on the way and if my information is accurate or anything else I should be aware of.
In our upcoming trip, at one point, we need to get from the ghetto area to the St. Regis Hotel (near Repubblica Metro station). I believe I have the Metro train system down, but it looks like there's no easy way to get there by train from where we will be. Having already purchased a 3-day pass, I thought about taking a bus, but when I look at the bus system map, it's total confusion. Plus not being fluent in the language, I'm worried about understanding directions or transfer information. I'm also not sure how long that trip will take. I left open more than an hour for travel time which I think should be enough. We will be making this cross town trip around 5:30 or 6 PM which hopefully will give us plenty of time to have dinner and catch an 8:30 night tour later that evening.
Is anyone very familiar with the Rome bus/tram system to get us where we are going or should we should just break down and take a taxi. The closest taxi stand where we will be (according to Google Maps) is at Largo di Argentina.
I can not eat Nuts so i was thinking of carrying a card around to show at restaurants, so could anyone please translate the following-
I am allergic to nuts so therefore please do not serve me anything with nuts in, Thank You
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