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March 28

Your best Rome adventures for a five year old

We will be traveling to Rome soon with our 5 year old. Thanks to the great answers on my prior AskMe, kid is now sufficiently hyped. SO and I have been to Rome before, but this is kiddo’s first time (and first time to Europe). Do you have any sure hits/can’t miss things in Rome for a five year old? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock around Rome, Italy at 6:13 AM - 14 answers

February 12

Hyping up Rome to a 5 year old

We will almost certainly vacation in Rome this May. It is one of my wife’s and my favorite places. It will be my 5-year-old daughter’s first trip to Europe, which is exciting for her, but she doesn’t know much about Rome, compared to Paris or London. Can you recommend some age-appropriate media to introduce her to the Eternal City? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock around Rome, Italy at 4:19 AM - 18 answers

February 10

which of the 4324737492 different Vatican tours is right for us?

A friend and I are spending a week in Rome, right near Vatican City. We want to see some cool, weird, old stuff, and we need specific advice on how best to do that in the Vatican. We're also interested in more general advice on where to go in Rome and Milan. [more inside]
posted by yomimono around Rome, Italy at 10:00 AM - 8 answers has best

December 27, 2018

Roman Forum tour recommendations

We’d like a tour of the Forum when we’re in Rome next month. Do you have recommendations? [more inside]
posted by veggieboy around Rome, Italy at 5:37 AM - 4 answers

December 14, 2018

Best 2 night side trips from Rome?

I'm taking my mom, who is Italian-Canadian and in her sixties, to Italy for 9 days as a birthday present. She has never been to Italy (or Europe for that matter). I've travelled around Europe a fair bit, but have somehow missed Italy, despite the heritage connection. We're flying in and out of Rome and, while we know we could spend 9 days there and never run out of things to see, we would still like to take a side trip and see a bit more of the country. But where to? [more inside]
posted by 256 around Rome, Italy at 9:33 PM - 13 answers

May 14, 2018

Ride from Rome to fiumicino EARLY on a wednesday morning.

We check out of an AirBnb next wednesday in Rome, near the Colusseum. Because of an airline-induced flight change instead of being at the airport at 9am, we have to be at there at 6am. [more inside]
posted by sandra_s around Rome, Italy at 5:35 AM - 7 answers

April 16, 2018

Rome. Traditional sports. Am I not entertained?

My wife and I will be spending a week in Rome in early May, and would like to attend a smallish-scale, local spectator sport. We aren’t sports fans, but we do enjoy the experience of being amid a community of enthusiasts, cheering on something we only vaguely understand. Scale-wise, maybe on the order of a single-A baseball game? Examples of previous wins: a high school rodeo on Molokai, course camarguaise bullfighting and joute nautique in France. So. Rome, May 2018… is there a regional tamburello championship? An obscure suburban palio? Intense bocce? [more inside]
posted by mumkin around Rome, Italy at 1:22 PM - 2 answers

March 24, 2018

What was your favorite tour guide/tour company for the Colosseum/Rome?

Going to Rome the first week of April and feeling a bit lost with the tour guide and tour company options. [more inside]
posted by rabu around Rome, Italy at 8:48 AM - 4 answers

March 1, 2018

Places to sit down in Rome for a couple of hours?

Help me park my butt! Where can I kill time in Central Rome for a couple of hours in the afternoon while waiting for a ride? [more inside]
posted by bowtiesarecool around Rome, Italy at 12:08 PM - 5 answers

January 2, 2018

How do I visit ancient Rome?

Ever since I listened to the History of Rome podcast, I've wanted to tour the locations in person. Please recommend some ways to do so - more inside. [more inside]
posted by rebent around Rome, Italy at 9:42 AM - 11 answers

December 11, 2017

When in Rome play like the Romans.

My friend is an experienced guitar (and piano) player who had a great experience once when he visited São Paulo. When he was there he found a professional piano player to give him a couple of private lessons in bossa nove. (He started on piano, and then brought his guitar to another lesson.) He learned a lot! Now he’s going to Rome with his guitar. [more inside]
posted by spbmp around Rome, Italy at 12:28 PM - 1 answer

August 29, 2017

When in Rome, stay where MeFites have stayed!

Travelling to Rome at the end of January and looking for accommodation recommendations. I'm looking for something that's away from the most touristic areas, but still within a 5-10 minute walk of public transportation. Open to hotels, guest houses, or apartment rentals. I welcome your recommendations of places you've stayed in the last 2-3 years.
posted by bkpiano around Rome, Italy at 6:04 AM - 12 answers

July 7, 2017

Cooling off in Rome

I'm in Rome tomorrow 7/8 through 7/9 for a concert. Been here before and seen all the "sites". Looking for ways to beat the heat until my concert at 8 PM. [more inside]
posted by Everydayville around Rome, Italy at 4:08 PM - 5 answers has best

June 29, 2017

Visiting Rome: Vatican "Skip the line" tours and day trip to Tuscany.

Recommendations and suggestions. [more inside]
posted by BozoBurgerBonanza around Rome, Italy at 10:53 AM - 8 answers has best

May 30, 2017

Best way to spend a day at the Vatican?

We are heading to Rome in September and I'm in major planning mode. We would like to spend a day at the Vatican/St. Peter's/Sistine Chapel. I've read the past posts. [more inside]
posted by raisingsand around Rome, Italy at 11:26 AM - 7 answers

December 22, 2016

Oh, there's no place like Rome for the holidays

ItalyFilter: What's good in Rome on New Year's Eve for a family of six, who range in age from 22 to 60? [more inside]
posted by woodvine around Rome, Italy at 6:56 AM - 1 answer

May 7, 2016

Where should I propose in Rome?

Next week I will be in Rome with my girlfriend and I plan to propose, but I've never been so I have no idea where to try and make this happen. Looking for ideas! Some criteria inside. [more inside]
posted by Defenestrator around Rome, Italy at 11:32 AM - 16 answers

Help make our trip to Europe amazing, Rome edition

Our family will be spending a few days in Rome in July. We're traveling with kids, so our plan is for a mostly low-key trip filled with lazily exploring the city, relaxing in parks, and eating gelato. But we're also looking for other unique or special experiences we could do as a family that would really make our trip special. [more inside]
posted by quantum around Rome, Italy at 8:15 AM - 12 answers

March 24, 2016

which restaurants in Rome are vegetarian-friendly?

We'll be in Rome for a short break in April. My wife and 10yo daughter are both vegetarians - I & my son eat meat. Can anyone recommend restaurants? [more inside]
posted by rd45 around Rome, Italy at 6:03 AM - 13 answers has best

September 12, 2015

Roman Holiday: Level Advanced

Going on a trip to Rome with my dad. As a serious history/art history buff, he absolutely loves Rome and has been 5 or 6 times before. Looking for advice for some off-the-beaten-path activities for a two week trip in October. [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter around Rome, Italy at 1:47 PM - 25 answers has best