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Here is a list of MOST of the posts on this website!


Transportation

Air Travel
The Leonardo da Vinci Airport
Arriving in Rome – Fiumicino (FCO)!
Terminal 3 Arrivals at Fiumicino Airport
Terminal 5 – Departures Only – at FCO
The Train Station at the Rome Airport (FCO)
Lost Luggage at the Leonardo da Vinci Airport
At the Fiumicino Airport… Again
Another Chaotic Morning at the Leonardo Da Vinci Airport (FCO)
Where to Meet at FCO
Purchasing a SIM Card at the FCO Airport…
FCO Terminals Change Names and #’s
Luggage Storage Options for the Traveler

Airlines
Budget Airlines in Europe
Save Money By Booking Alitalia Flights “Like a Local”

To and From the Airport
How do I get to the FCO Airport from Rome?
Early Morning to the FCO Airport from Rome
Transportation From Leonardo da Vinci Airport (FCO) to Rome
The Leonardo Da Vinci (FCO) Airport Train Station
The Leonardo Express – Trenitalia’s Nonstop Train to and from Rome
The FR1 Metropolitan Train To and From the Fiumicino (FCO) Airport
The Terravision Bus Service To and From Rome
The SITBus Shuttle Service To and From Rome
Where to Meet at FCO

Train Travel in Italy
Riding Trains in Italy
The Types of Train Tickets in Italy
The Trenitalia Family Offer
The Differences between 1st and 2nd Class on trains in Italy
Trenitalia Announces Frecciarossa Train With Four Classes of Service!
Italo – An Alternative to Trenitalia
The Leonardo Da Vinci (FCO) Airport Train Station
The Roma Termini Train Station
The Roma Trastevere Rail Station
Buying Train Tickets – Using a Kiosk in a Train Station
Buying Train Tickets – Online Using the Trenitalia Website
Going “Ticketless” and Using PNR Codes on Trenitalia
Ticket Purchasing Issues Using the Trenitalia Website
Trenitalia Changes Fare Structure – No More Mini Fares
Train Connections …in 10 Minutes or Less
Luggage Storage Options for the Traveler
Traveling from Rome to Venice – Train or Plane?
The Leonardo Express – Trenitalia’s Nonstop Train to and from Rome
The FR1 Metropolitan Train To and From the Fiumicino (FCO) Airport

Bus, Metro, & Tram
Riding Buses in Rome
Bus & Metro Tickets in Rome
Kiosks for Bus and Metro Tickets
Riding the Metro in Rome
Metro, Tram, and Bus Maps for Rome
Bus #64 – to Piazza di San Pietro
Bus #64 – to Roma Termini Station
The 116 Bus Routes in Rome
Bus 117 to Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano
The Bus 117 Route to Piazza del Popolo
Tram #8 in Rome
How to Read a COTRAL Bus Schedule
ATAC Raises fares 50% on effective May 25, 2012
Strikes in Italy 
Using the Hop On/Hop Off Buses in Rome
The Terravision Bus Service To and From Rome
The SITBus Shuttle Service To and From Rome

“Cruising to Rome” Tips
Cruising – Getting to Rome from Civitavecchia
Cruising to Rome – What Can You Hope to See on a One-Day Excursion
Traveling from Rome to Civitavecchia
The Roma Termini Train Station
The Roma Trastevere Rail Station
The FR1 Metropolitan Train To and From the Fiumicino (FCO) Airport
Strikes in Italy

Driving in Italy
Car Rental Locations in Rome
What is an IDP and Do I Need One?
Zona a Traffico Limitato – ZTL
And You Thought Your ZTL Ticket Was Expensive?
Parking in Rome
Random Traffic Stops in Italy
Maps For Italy
GPS Usage in Italy
Riding a Scooter in Rome
Riding a Motorino in Rome – A Video Review!

Taxis & Shuttles
New Increased Taxi Fares Go into Effect – New Airport Pricing
The Fixed-Rate Taxi Zone
New Rules for Taxis, Shuttles, and Carriages


Sites & Attractions

Rome Sites & Passes

Passes & Discounts
Should I buy a Roma Pass?
Roma Pass Increases in Price from 25€ to 30€
Discount Passes, Cards, & Tickets in Rome
Return of the Roma&Più Pass

Colosseo, Forum, & Palatine Hill
“La Luna sul Colosseo” – Spend a Late Night at the Coliseum
Avoiding or Skipping the Lines at the Colosseo

Museums & Churches
The Galleria Borghese
Getting to the Galleria Borghese
Cripta dei Cappuccini – the Bone Church
Mamertine Prison – Renovated & Reopened, but it is Better?
What to Pre-Book in Rome
Cruising to Rome – What Can You Hope to See on a One-Day Excursion

Sites & Locations
The Aqueduct Park (Parco degli Acquedotti)
The Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome
Aventine Hill
Rome at Night
The Best Views in Rome
What to Pre-Book in Rome
Cruising to Rome – What Can You Hope to See on a One-Day Excursion

Catacombs of Rome
The Catacombs of Rome
The Catacombs of San Callisto
The Catacombs of San Sebastian
The Catacombs of Domitilla
The Catacombs of St. Agnes
The Catacombs of Priscilla

The Vatican
20 tips on Visiting the Vatican
The Vatican Dress Code
The Scavi Tour – Under St. Peter’s Basilica
The Vatican Museums – Should I Pre-Book Tickets?
Easter at the Vatican
Purchasing Skip-the-Line Tickets from the Vatican Online
Best Accommodations in the Prati-Vatican Area
What to Pre-Book in Rome

Outside Rome
Ostia Antica
Orvieto
Tivoli (Villa D’Este)
How to Get to Villa Adriana
Lake Bracciano
Getaway to Sorrento


Hotels & Resorts

The “Best” Place to Stay in Rome is…
The Top 25 Hotels in Rome
5-Star Hotels in Rome
PANTHEON – Best Accommodations near the Pantheon
PIAZZA NAVONA – Best Accommodations at Piazza Navona
TREVI FOUNTAIN – Best Accommodations at the Trevi Fountain
SPANISH STEPS – Best Accommodations at the Spanish Steps
COLOSSEO – Best Accommodations Near the Colosseo
VATICANO – Best Accommodations in the Prati-Vatican Area
TRASTEVERE – Best Accommodations in Trastevere
ROMA TERMINI – Best Accommodations Near the Roma Termini Station
FCO AIRPORT – Best Accommodations Near the Leonardo Da Vinci Airport
Accommodations in Rome With a Pool!
90+ Hotels with FREE Parking in Rome
The Roma Cavalieri
The Hotel Relais Trevi 41
Renting an Apartment in Rome – Our Experience and Some Tips
Stay in a Monastery, Convent, or Religious House in Rome


Dining & Shopping

Dining
Food in Rome
Why Do We Come to Rome? For the Gelato!
Coffee in Italy
What’s a Trattoria? Dining Options in Rome
Rooftop Bars and Restaurants in Rome
Cooking Classes in Rome

Shopping
Food in Rome
Grocery Stores in Rome
Markets in Rome
Mercato Dei Fio – The Flower Market
Porta Portese
Inexpensive Shopping in Rome
English Bookstores in Rome
Italian Cookbooks
What to Wear in Rome
Lo Spaccio – The Prada Outlet
Via Margutta
Pickpockets in Rome – Protect Your Vacation
VAT Refunds


Resources

Reference & Info
What Should You Do At Home Before Coming to Rome, Italy, and Europe
What should You Bring to Rome, Italy, or Europe
What to Pre-Book in Rome
Pickpockets in Rome – Protect Your Vacation
Tourist Information Booths
Toilets in Rome
Water, Water, Everywhere
TIM International – The Latest Mobile Phone Deal
Calling Internationally: How to Call To and From Italy!
How to Find and Use Free WiFi Hotspots in Rome, Italy
Power Options in Italy
ATM’s in Italy
VAT Refunds
Maps of Italy – Street, City, Regional and Country Maps
The Best Roller Bag for Europe is…
LuggageBase – Luggage at the Best Price!

Events in Italy
SNOW in Rome – February 2012
Flooding in Rome Causes Major Disruptions
May 1st, Labor Day Celebrations – €1 Entry Fees Across Italy
XIV Culture Week in Italy (2012)
Futbol in Rome
17th Annual Rome Marathon
FINA World Championships
Roman Holidays
57th Annual Puccini Opera Festival


Personal Info

About Me
Changes for Ron in Rome – My Latest Adventure!
Ron Phillips Travel


Some Additional Postings

Bruno Bozetto Cartoons – Funny!
Billy & Anne’s Wonderful Adventure
Movies in and about Italy
Andrea Bocelli
Technology has Arrived!
Visitor Tax Impacts Rome


Header: Piazza della Repubblica – Photo by GuoJunjun http://www.panoramio.com/photo/45726787

 

7 Responses to Postings

  1. Victor says:

    Ron – my fiance and I would like to thank you for this invaluable information!! We followed your instructions to get to the Vatican from Cipro and to enter the square by going through the RIGHT door. Not only did you save us time but also alot of pain as we have both fallen ill during our travels and did not want to give up the opportunity to visit the Vatican.

    Mille Grazie!

  2. Ron says:

    Lucky we found your site. We went to the aqueduct on our last day in
    Rome and wow. Thank you.

  3. Malcolm says:

    Just got back from Rome, Coliseum was great and the Vatican can’t say enough. I read all your tips and a big thank you everything went according to how you had it blogged

  4. G.Gunter says:

    Ron,,

    Thank you again, for a wonderful, informative site..
    The tips, comments, photos ,… all have truly enhanced each of my visits to Rome..

    Most generous of you to share these insights.
    Regards,

    G.Gunter

  5. Jaeleen says:

    Today we took Ron’s advice about the Vatican Museum and did not buy the “Skip the Line” Tickets online or from the myriad of street sellers out the front of the Vatican. We did exactly as Ron said, we got there at about 11.30am, walked straight up to the security check, then straight up to the ticket booth, then straight in!!! NO QUEUING at all. After the Sistine Chape we took Ron’s advice about the detour and fell in with a tour group who got us around the massive queue to get into St Peters. AWESOME. Saved us a lot of time and headaches. THANKS RON!!!!

  6. Joost says:

    We just got back from a great stay in Rome. Forget the old saying “When in Rome do as the Romans do”. For us it was “When in Rome do as Ron blogged”. Fantastic tips. Thank you lots for your posts !

  7. Angela Bolt says:

    We took a tour with you in May of 2010 and I still talk about how great you were to anyone going to Rome and recomend your site. I hope to go back someday to visit or hopefully live. Thanks again you were awesome!!

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