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Stay close to Colosseum in March

 
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Beachcondo



Joined: 16 Jan 2011
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Location: Anna Maria Island, Florida and Sweden

PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:16 pm    Post subject: Stay close to Colosseum in March Reply with quote

My 8 year old son is head over heals about Colosseum, so I plan to surprise him with a visit to Rome March 17-19.

Anyone has a small apartment close by to offer, or know a good website to look for this?

I have already looked at homeaway and vrbo, but would like a bit more to choose from, since most will not rent that short.

Thanks!

Marie-Louise
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Tartuffa



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a wonderful idea!

I'm sorry that I can't recommend a place personally but do be aware that March 17th is a public holiday here - to celebrate the 150th anniversary of unification. People I know here have been quite 'beh' about this but Rome may be even more booked than usual so get your skates on for a booking! To be honest Rome is quite walkable, so anywhere in the Centro Storico would be fine, and there is both a metro stop and a red open-top tourist bus stop right there.

Do you have the Ancient Rome book for kids? It's a guide book for kids by Parisi.

Buon divertimento.
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Beachcondo



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Tartuffa!
It was a surprise that the 17th is a holiday in Italy.
The dates were picked because my son is off from school that day and I figured that it would be better to just have one day to ask for a leave and that way we could avoid the busy weekend - much good that did! Rolling Eyes

I will absolutely check on the kids book to Colisseum and will try to get hold of a Swedish speaking guide. I have been there a couple of times but without someone telling me the interesting things.

Do you have some good restaurants to recommend as well?

Marie-Louise
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Tartuffa



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ummm. Where do I start? The Jewish quarter is good, as is Trastevere, for just wandering around and picking a restaurant for the look of it (it's all good) and maybe 'Gusto' on Via di Ripetta for something different. Just steer clear of anything that has a sign saying 'menu turistico' as they are more likely to rip you off. Rome does have a sort of tourists' charter now but it's still easy to fall foul of those who prey on vulnerable foreigners.
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Beachcondo



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, ever since I happened to stumble into a very small restaurant where you had to be a member to dine, I have loved Trastevere.
Too much grappa and poetry on French (NOT my strong area - neither poetry nor French, that is) - but oh what a night!

But it was gone on my last trip a couple of years ago. Crying or Very sad
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