05/03/2016

THINGS to SEE in ROME ITALY: Jubilee, Airport, best accommodations...

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Italy, Rome: useful info
In this article all the info about:


  • How to plan a visit to Rome (go from the airports Ciampino or Fiumicino to Rome center)
  • Rome Main Sights (thing to see in Rome)
  • Rome map Pdf, Rome subway map pdf
  • Rome Apps to download to your tablet / smartphone
  • Where to stay in Rome: hotels, B & B, Apartments...
  • Best practices
  • Jubilee info events





HOW TO PLAN A TRIP TO ROME



Coliseum
Colosseo
Rome, being the capital of Italy, is easy to reach from every city in the world with direct flights, trains and buses.

Flights

Rome has two airports:

The international airport of Fiumicino "Leonardo da Vinci" in which adhere flights from all over the world.

Ciampino airport: equipped for internal flights and low-cost airlines.



    • Trains in Rome

    The Italian national company is Trenitalia. At this site you can enter the station of origin and destination and buy your ticket online. "Le Frecce" is a type of high speed train linking major cities in Italy. From Milan it takes about 3 hours to get Rome.

    How you can go from the airports to Rome center



    Leaving Fiumicino airport, you can take a train to get Rome city center (Hourly trains departing from Fiumicino: from 6:23 till 23:23).

    The railway station is located opposite the Arrivals Hall of Terminal 3. From here you can take the Leonardo Express or the Sabina-Fiumicino FR1, both will take you to Rome center.

    Thanks to its non-stop trains, the Leonardo Express is ideal for reaching terminal peacefully and on time. The price of the single ticket, valid for one trip is 14 Euros (Updated prices to 2015).

    Guaranteed even in the event of a strike (possibly with a bus replacement), the Leonardo Express connects you from Roma Termini to Fiumicino Airport in just 32 minutes. even leaving to remain trapped in traffic.




    Leaving Ciampino airport, you will find the buses parked in front of the international departures. Buses are municipal or private (as Terravision or SIT) they will take you directly to Termini station or to Anagnina station where you can take the subway.

    You can buy tickets online or at the airport, a single ticket costs € 4. This service runs between 08:15 and 00:15 and departures coincide exactly with flight arrivals.





      THING TO DO IN ROME




      1. The old town,
      2. The Palatine Hill,
      3. The Roman Forum,
      4. The Colosseum
      5. The Vatican, including the Vatican Museums,
      6. The Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.
      7. Piazza Navona, the Pantheon and Campo de Fiori.
      8. The Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna),
      9. the Ara Pacis and Piazza del Popolo
      10. Piazza Venezia
      These attractions are all listed here on the map "Moira's Guide to Lovely Rome". It is an App. You can also download it and use offline during your trip. 




      Book online your visit to the Vatican museums



      The most interesting visits:

      • Night opening (an extraordinary opportunity to visit the Vatican Museums after sunset.)
      • Vatican by train (every Saturday from September 12, 2015)
      • Breakfast at the museums
      • Hidden vatican museums
      • Visit to Barberini Gardens and the Museum of the Apostolic Palace, the Pontifical Residence of Castel Gandolfo.
      • Excavation of J.Lateran
      Here is the complete list of the many visits that you can do, info e times.




      BEST PRACTICES



      Cintura PortabanconotePAY ATTENTION: Rome is one of the most touristic cities in the world for this is targeted by pickpockets, often illegal immigrants. To prevent theft, especially in the most populous areas, it is better wearing a pouch in front of you (no backpacks and shoulder bags) and put the money and documents (preferably photocopies) in different places.

      Traveling safely: 

      1. Undercover Money Belt - Protect Yourself From Travel Thieves 




      Rome maps Pdf and Useful Apps to download 



      On this page you can find a list of applications that provide a smart and interactive experience of the city of Rome. (Free downloads.)

      App City Guide and Maps Offline (For Android)




      WHERE TO STAY IN ROME



      In Rome there are about 5000 accommodation available, unless you want to shell out for your perfect accommodation you should choose your category.


      Our selection for you:


      Cheap holidays to Rome: 



      TIP: If you can, don't go to Rome city center by car. Look for accommodation in the suburbs and reach the downtown by public transport. I say this because besides the difficulty of driving in a city so busy, there is a risk, if you park in the street, that a thief will break the glass to steal something inside the car.




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      Pilgrimages and Jubilees



      The Jubilee requested by Pope Francis (Papa Francesco) will take place in Rome, at the Vatican, on December 8, 2015 with the opening of the Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica and will end on November 20, 2016. What better time to visit Rome. In this article I provide you all relevant information to:

      holy doorThe "Via Francigena" has been traveled for centuries by pilgrims. They arrived in Rome by walking on this trail from various parts of Europe. The famous and ancient trail starting in Canterbury (U.K) and crossing Europe.
      On the occasion of Jubilees, make this journey on foot, it takes on a special value because it ends with the crossing of the Holy Door "Porta Santa".

      "The Pilgrim's Credential"

      To make this journey not as a tourist but as a Pilgrim, you need a document called "The Pilgrim's Credential"

      It is document to take with themselves. It attests that the person who holds it is doing a pilgrimage and allows access to reception facilities. In any place where you will be hosted, you receive a stamp, until the completion of the journey.

      Rome is always worth a visit at least once in your life. If you organize a trip during the year in which the jubilee takes place, you can admire a double spectacle: You can visit Rome "la città eterna" and the Jubilee.


      All the Events planned for the Jubilee


      Tuesday, December 8, 2015
      Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. Opening of the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica.


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