Piazza Venezia Bus Tour
When visiting Rome, many people chose to begin with a tour of the Piazza Venezia because it is central the city of Rome and because it is considered by some as the nucleus of the history of this magnificent city. Bus tours connect here from all parts of the city.
At the center of the square is the Piazza del Campidoglio, which was designed by Michelangelo, and is a geometric paving that signifies the very seat of the government and headquarters for the Roman guilds.
A broad set of stairs leads up to Michelangelo’s Piazza del Campidoglio, which was built by Giacomo della Porta in the mid sixteenth century. The piazza faces west toward the St. Peter’s, which is comparable to a Christian capital. At the very center stands a statue Marcus Aurelius, a Roman emperor who is often made reference to as “the wise” because he is considered one of the most important Stoic philosophers.
The Palazzo Dei Conservatori sits at the center next to Michelangelo’s geometric paving and houses art galleries on the third floor from artists such as Veronese, Guercino, Tintoretto, Rubens, Caravaggio, Van Dyck and Titian. Michelangelo designed the façade of the building.
Transportation by Bus and Rail
All of the sights within the area of Piazza Venezia are within walking distance from the piazza, thus another reason many tourists begin here and name it the meeting point for gatherings. The Piazza is easily reached by bus from all parts of the city and is a stopping-off point for the 110-tourist bus, which is considered one of the most convenient ways to experience the city. For more information on obtaining tickets to the 110 tourist bus, please visit the 110 Tourist Bus - Rome, Italy.
From the Termini station, you can easily catch the 40, 64, or 170. The Termini station is in Piazza di Cinquecento in Central Rome and an easygoing way to get to the old city of Rome. Save up to 50% with Rail Europe
Getting to the Termini Station in Rome
Getting to the Termini station in Rome is a convenient trip from Rome's Fiumicino International Airport. Trans to the Termini station start each morning at 6:35 and run at 5 and 35 minutes after the hour. The final train of the day leaves at 11:37. The Rome Termini Google map will help you to acclimate your trip to the Termini station, which will get you started on your bus tour of Rome.
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Visiting the Rome Colosseum
Evade the Lengthy Lines at the Rome Colosseum
The Rome Colosseum! Everything splendid, and many things unbecoming about the Roman culture of 2000 years long ago can be discovered in its history. Upon first sight, many people are hit with a wave of feelings.
Here are some tips on how to avoid the long lines at the Rome Colosseum.
1. Purchase your ticket at the Palatine Hill entry. A ticket allows you admission to both the Palatine Hill and the Colosseum. The entry to the Palatine is relatively about 200 meters southwest of the Coliseum. Just pursue the path, about the Arch of Constantine, purchase your ticket there. Next, proceed back, past the line at the entrance at which the line will most likely form to the right, but can meander around to the left. Wander up to the turnstiles, put your ticket in the opening, and then - you are in.
2. There are indeed 2 queues at the Coliseum - one for tickets, one for tickets and audio guide, which can cost an extra four euros. Tip: the line for the audio guide line is usually much shorter.
3. Purchase the Rome Archeologia ticket which costs 20 euros and will secure you entrance to many of archeological sites together with the Coliseum, Palatine Hill, Baths of Caracalla, and not to be missed - the National Museum of Rome. You can procure this ticket at any of these sites, and the positive note is that most of these will have shorter lines (some even will have no line at all) than the Coliseum. Afterwards, proceed past the line with your ticket in-hand. The ticket is good for seven days.
4. Secure a reservation by mobile telephone: 39 06 3996 7700. It is recommended that you check the weather first before making your reservation. There is a specific ticket window to collect your reserved ticket, so again, which is helpful because there is no waiting in line.
5. Make a reservation at the following Internet address: http://www.pierreci.it/do/show/list/20. Be sure to read the restrictions prior to completing your purchase.
6. Participate in a retail tour. There are a some tacky tour guides who often barter tours at the exterior of the Coliseum. It is recommended that you choose a reputable company for your excursion to the Rome Colosseum.
A Short Walking Tour of Rome, Italy
A vacation to Italy is not whole unless you include a tour to Rome, the most majestic city, also referred to as the eternal city. Exploring from Florence to Rome is reasonably simple and low priced by selecting as your means of transportation the Italian express train, Eurostar. A second-class token is under fifty dollars U.S. and will gulp up only one and a half hours one way in order to travel from Santa Maria Novella to Rome Termini.
Upon approach at the Rome terminal, you can take the escalator to the Metro. And for a cost of only four euros, you can set out on the Metro for up to six hours and conclude the trip to explore several of Rome's richly famous sights.
The Preliminary Stop in Rome
The primary stop exiting the Metro was the Colosseo (the Colosseum). The tourists look determined and the terrain appears crowded, but after skipping the long line at the "no reservation" queue by going to the Guided Audio Tour for only fifteen euros, one can secure a permit into one of Rome's most time-honored monuments. With camera and notepad in hand, be equipped to marvel and document this glorious arena.
Whereas the Colosseum tour ends, you can roam in the direction of the Foro Romano (Roman Forum), the ancient heart of the Roman Empire. Along the way, you will sashay by temple relics, basilicas and a scant meters more, museums on Capitol Hill. Be sure to meander through this vision of marvel, which stands as a pillar of the power and vigor of the ancient Romans.
Afterwards, proceed towards the Fontana Di Trevi, the Trevi Fountain. There it is busy with people, but a spectacular pleasure to see. The Baroque fountain of Neptune is a renowned congregation spot and a superior area to nab gelato, which is an Italian ice cream. The Pantheon is a brisk 5-10 minute walk from the Trevi Fountain and extended another spectacular vision of the illumination of Rome.
The Return Trip
On the final hour of the Roman tour, you can include a expedition to the Spanish Steps at Piazza Di Spagna, which is a notorious gathering place for tourists who are usually excited and talkative about the astonishment of Rome. The Metro is found nearby and too soon, you can then be transported back to Rome Termini for the rendezvous to Florence.
A walking tour of Rome, Italy is smoothly accomplished with a map of the city, comfortable walking shoes and the inclination to search out what the Eternal City has to offer!
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