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25-10-2007, 20:00:29
The bloke and I are jetting off there next week, anyone got any must see/do suggestions??

25-10-2007, 20:03:37
Eiffel Tower

25-10-2007, 20:04:41
You're missing me coming to England. How dare you!?

25-10-2007, 20:13:33
I know I know :( :( what dates are you here?

25-10-2007, 20:14:14
27 and 28th

25-10-2007, 20:16:06
They gotta lotta nice girls.

25-10-2007, 20:16:58

25-10-2007, 20:18:23
nah, post editing

25-10-2007, 20:21:33

now that's funny

25-10-2007, 20:23:27
Don't miss the main historical / archeological sites (Colosseo and the Forum if you must see only two)

If you're into churches and stuff, there's plenty of that... but of course, St Peter and Vaticano is worth the sight

Piazza di Spagna and Fontana di Trevi are worth it too.

If you want a very touristy and expensive romantic dinner, check one of the restaurants on Piazza Navona (worth seeing even if you are not going to eat there)

There are also plenty of excellent ice-cream shops, although it's Oct/Nov so it might be too cold for that...

25-10-2007, 20:26:12
We wouldn't want to miss any of that, and we're definitely into the churches, I'm just worried that we're not going to be able to fit everything in!!!

25-10-2007, 20:34:39
27th to 3rd.

25-10-2007, 21:14:46

The old port of rome is pretty impressive - much less touristy than the forum.

check out the google earth link

25-10-2007, 22:09:05
We fly out on the 3rd so I'm not missing your visit dammit!

It all looks so beautiful, I can't wait!

26-10-2007, 02:52:30
Take one of the tour buses around so you can get a great view of the ugliest building in town.
Walk around a lot. Track down the Piazza Campo de Fiori. Charming.
Don't forget your Dan Brown books.

Greg W
26-10-2007, 04:35:44
Go see the Palantine Hill (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palatine_Hill). It's right near the Forum, and it does have an entry fee, but it's very much worth it.

I'd also put in a huge vote for the Sistine Chapel (I'm assuming Red included it in the Vaticano). It's simply awe inspiring.

26-10-2007, 07:19:47
yeah, and while your there make sure you climb up to the top of St Peters - the view is stunning, if a little terrifying if you don't like heights

26-10-2007, 08:46:14
In Rome daarentegen

27-10-2007, 22:57:43
Is there a lift to the top of St Peters? Not really a big fan of the whole upward walking thing, I'm one of those people you see whinging and wining about wanting a rest and some water. :p

28-10-2007, 01:41:56
Oh, and don't forget to eat, eat, eat.

28-10-2007, 12:16:22
I don't think theres a lift to the very top but there is a lift that takes you to the main roof level - and up there then theres a souvenier shop run by nuns.

28-10-2007, 19:12:03
Originally posted by mr_B
In Rome daarentegen :lol: :lol:

28-10-2007, 19:23:20
i knew you would laugh,
best translation evah!!!

29-10-2007, 14:42:38
Ostia is great indeed, but it's a bit far out and if you don't have much time you're better off staying in the city.

There is indeed a lift to the top of St Peter, but IIRC you'll be up there faster with the stairs unless you're an early bird... the queue was at least 2-3 hrs wait time last time i was there.

11-11-2007, 13:50:53

12-11-2007, 16:55:45
They never got back. Alsie and her bf got fed to the lions in the Colosseo :D

12-11-2007, 22:35:15
I'm just uploading pics tonight, I'll have linkage posted tomorrow ish. I absolutely loved it there, amazingly beautiful, just wish I'd gone with more money!!!! Am annoyed with easyjet, but meh.

13-11-2007, 18:54:56
Here's them pics (http://s4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/alsiebells/Rome/) Some are shaky and or wonky, but there's some good'uns in there!! And I apologize now for the hair.

13-11-2007, 19:06:56
You're both pink!

13-11-2007, 20:26:30
nice snaps!

13-11-2007, 23:44:28
He copied me, I'm so the one with the original ideas!

14-11-2007, 09:00:34
Great pics, Rome looks great.

14-11-2007, 09:23:20
LOL, 2 more CGers now who know Rome much better than I do....


why the pics with the waiter?????

14-11-2007, 20:16:02

Because we were there most of the time!!! Seriously, we'd go off sightseeing or shopping, drop our stuff off, then go there for lunch, spend a couple of hours there, go off again, probably back to our hotel, chill for a while, then go back there for our dinner, stay there another 2 hours min and then do it all again the next day. They were our new best friends!!!

Apart from this japanese guy we saw at the vatican, we were sat outside having a smoke, then he came along and asked if he could take our picture, then had his friend take a picture of him with us. All very random, think it was the piercings and funny hair.

14-11-2007, 21:22:13
who's this????

Greg W
14-11-2007, 22:10:04
Own goal!

15-11-2007, 18:28:57
some pink haired freak tourist we saw along the way. Shortly after this picture was taken she was thrown off the top of the castle and went splat on the bridge

16-11-2007, 11:31:48
Originally posted by alsieboo
They were our new best friends!!!


how did they speak english?

(IF any...)

16-11-2007, 11:55:09
I assume they exhaled air over their vocal chords whilst moving their mouths and tongues to form vowel and consonant sounds.

16-11-2007, 11:59:04
that's how they speak, what about the english part?

16-11-2007, 19:23:33
they had a very basic knowledge of english, just enough to get by. There was a lot of gesticulating and laughing going on with both parties thinking "what the hell are they going on about?!" but we got there

17-11-2007, 01:37:06
I like the last picture.. "ooh you guffed". ;)