The first time I went to Rome (and I have been more than once probably because I threw a coin in the Trevi Fountain), I was lucky to be with someone who was returning to the city and knew a few secrets. Actually more a tip than a secret. When we were heading to Saint Peter’s Basilica, he insisted we did not take the metro or a bus, but that we approached from across the river to get the best experience.
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May 9, 2011
Here’s the thing: I think Segways are hilarious. Whether you’re a tourist or a police officer or Gob Bluth, wheeling around on a Segway always manages to catch a person’s eye, and it usually provokes a smirk or a chuckle. Personally, they aren’t the most, er, dignified way to travel, but man do they look like a ton of fun.
February 18, 2011
After touring thousands of years of sights by day, sit back and relax to experience Rome’s magic by night. Floodlit monuments like the Trevi Fountain and Colosseum are a spectacular sight, and an early-evening visit makes the ideal pre-dinner tour. Rome flicks the switch to light up such essential sights as the Roman Forum, Castel Sant-Angelo and St. Peter’s Basilica. Piazza del Popolo is fringed with open-air cafes, and night-time revelers still flock to the famous Via Veneto, symbol of Rome’s dolce vita (sweet life).