By Bruce Murphy
The background of the everlasting urban is completely recorded in its many monuments and ruins. Rome has delights for someone and everyone—art aficionados, structure buffs, background enthusiasts, foodies, and model trendsetters. This consultant eases you into la dolce vita ("the candy life") with details on:
- How to get round the meandering streets and the bustling maze of historical and glossy treasures
- Entertainment to fit your temper, from classical live shows and opera to bars, pubs, and discos to moonlit walks with fabulous views
- Accommodations starting from the lodge Hassler, situated on most sensible of the Spanish Steps, to the inn de Russie with its notable modern design
- Incredible church buildings, museums, and ruins
- Great buys on home made gold jewellery, vintage prints, type add-ons equivalent to scarves, purses, and watches, and numerous non secular goods starting from clothing to artwork
- Five itinerary recommendations and 5 day trips
Like each For Dummies trip advisor, Rome For Dummies, moment Edition includes:
Down-to-earth trip-planning advice
What you shouldn’t omit — and what you could skip
The top motels and eating places for each budget
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Ten days in November. December For the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Roman firefighters decorate the statue of the Madonna on the column of Piazza Trinità dei Monti, at the top of the Spanish Steps, with flowers. Believers and the pope himself visit the statue throughout the day to offer flowers to the Virgin. December 8. For Rome’s Crèche Exhibit, more than 50 nativity scenes are displayed in the Villa Giulia, and many others are on view in churches around the city. Particularly nice are the ones in the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Santa Maria d’Aracoeli (see Chapter 11), Santa Maria del Popolo (Piazza del Popolo 12; % 06-3610487), and Chiesa del Gesù (Piazza del Gesù, off Via del Plebiscito; % 06-6795131).
See Chapter 12. The Best Daytime and Nighttime Outings In our opinion, you shouldn’t leave Rome without taking part in at least a few of the following adventures. Chapter 1: Discovering the Best of Rome 13 ߜ Go for a river cruise along the Tiber. The Compagnia di Navigazione Ponte San Angelo organizes both romantic dinner cruises and day excursions, including a great one to Ostia Antica. See Chapter 11. ߜ Take a walk by moonlight near the church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli and up to the Capitoline Museums on Piazza del Campidoglio for a unique view over the Forum.