Ciao Roma! I have two questions about traveling TO and THROUGH Rome this summer.
The lovely lady and I are taking a honeymoon to Rome and Sardinia this summer, and we have two questions.
How much time should we leave between an international arrival and a domestic connection at Fiumicino? Our flight from the US arrives at about 7:00 a.m. on a Tuesday (July 3). We want to fly from Fiumicino to Algerho’s Firtilia airport that day. There’s a flight that leaves about 9:10 a.m.—but we’d have to get our bags, go through immigration and pass through security in that two-hour window. This seems like cutting it close to me, and leaves no time for flight delays. Any thoughts? There is another flight at 1 or so (and some later), and that feels more comfortable. Am I a being a ninny?
Where to stay in Rome? After a few days in Sardinia, we’ll fly back to Rome. Where should we stay? We’ve been considering the Lord Byron
, which is just north of the Villa Borghese. It looks lovely, and we like the idea of being away from tourist central, but we’d still like to have restaurants/bars/cafes nearby for a nice stroll. An analogy, if you know Amsterdam: we were there last year and stayed at the NH Caransa in Rembrandtplein, and it was ghastly; we would have much preferred staying in Den Jordaan or De Pijp. We’re wide open here on price, style, location. The Lord Byron would be the fanciest hotel I’ve ever stayed at in my life; we’re just doing a little pensione in Sardinia. Fun and hip would be a plus, but I’m not averse to luxuriating, either. Happy to have recommendations for either specific hotels or neighborhoods.
We’ve both been to Rome before, but it was a few years ago. We’ll surely see some of the big sites again, but we’ll probably spend more time at smaller attractions. Proximity to the major sites is probably not of prime concern (but we won't have a car, and don't want to be far out anywhere).