Friday March 19,1999
This was our first trip to Rome. If you want a map of
Rome think of your hand. The palm form the bottom of the index finger to the
thumb is the Via Del Foro Imperial along this is the forum. The thumb is toward
the Church of San Giovanni in Laterano. The index finger is the Via Del Corso
which goes toward the Plaza Del Popolo. The Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, and
some impressive churches are located off Via Del Corsa. The bottom of your index
finger is the Plaza Venezia, this is where the wedding cake monument is located
(behind this monument is the forum). Your middle finger is the Via Del
Plebiscito this street changes its name along the way, it leads to St. Peters
and along the was goes past the Plaza Novona. This street has many beautiful
churches along it way. This is the three main streets and areas of Rome history.
Arrive at Rome… Fiumicino airport
Take train to Rome : DIRETTO TO TERMINI This is a train that goes from the airport to the Termini... this worked for us except we had to get our luggage on and off the train. We stayed at the Giobettti Hotel less that a block from Termini. We only took this train this time. It is better to have the vacation deal to include transportation to and form the hotel.
Take tour of COLOSSEUM This was a very interesting place.
Baths of Dioceletian ( close to termini station) This is now a church, Santa Maria degli Angeli, this is a beautiful church. It gives you a feeling of what a Roman bath was like. The interior was designed by Michelangelo in 1563.
Saturday March 20, 1999
Theather of marcellus
Temple of Bellona
Forum Holitorium (produce market)
Temple of portunus
Forum Boarium ( cattle market)
Arch of Janus
Temple of Appollo Palatinus
Temple of cybele
Houses of Liva and Augustus (Palatine hill)
Temple of Elagabalus
Arch of Constantine
Meta Sudans (fountain)
Arch of titus (forum entrance from colosseum)
Temple of Venus and Rome
Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine
Sunday March 21, 1999
Temple of Juno Moneta
Statue of Trajan
Temple of Venus Genetrix
Forum of Caesar
Temple of Concord
(CAPITOLINE MUSEUM) (9:00AM TO 1:30PM) We enjoyed this museum
Temple of Devine Vespasian and Titus
Temple of Saturn
Arch of Septimus Severus
Curia (SENATE HOUSE)
Temple of Castor And Pollux
Temple of Devine Julius
Temple of Vesta (Goddress of Fire)
House of Vestal Virgins
Temple of Anotonis and Fuistina
Temple of Devine Romulus
Temple of Peace (Forum of Vespasian)
Forum of Nerva
Temple of Minerva
Forum of Augustus
Temple of Mars Ultra
Forum of Trajan
Markets of Trajan
Monday March 22, 1999
The Vatican museum
THE SISTINE CHAPEL... what a wonderful place
Clemetine Museum (Greek and Roman Art)
Chiaraminti Museum (Classical Art)
Gallery of inscriptions (record of early Rome)
Early Christian Museum
Castle of Santi Angelo ( Hadrian’s Tomb) We did not go to this site on this trip.
Tuesday March 23, 1999
Florence We took the train to Florence and stayed one day... very beautiful city saw the main sites and churches.
This is doable but i recomend at least one night
and two days. We went back to Florence and stayed 3 days with side trips to Pisa
Wednesday March 24, 1999
Naples and the Isle of Capri We went to the archeological museum then took the ferry to Capri.
( Train to Napoli Mergellina)
Museum of Archeology... Fantastic museum if you like Roman artifacts.
ISLE OF CAPRI... Very beautiful we had a hotel overlooking the bay of Naples.
The Blue Grotto We did not do this went shopping and toured the town instead... took a small bus to the center of the village.
Thursday March 25, 1999
SORRENTO Went through this town to get on the train to Pompii... we can back on another trip and spent a night in this beautiful town.
Pompii A history bluffs holy grail of roman history. What a wonderful place. My fourth grade teacher went to Pompii and told us about how wonderful it was.
I never dreamed i would get to go here, i have
been here twice... it is very hard to see it in two trips, much less one.
Friday March 26, 1999
Fountain of Trevi We went here at night what a beautiful place to watch the people through there money away.
Pantheon This is a wonderful place Emily and I had lunch here, it was a beautiful day. Great place to people watch.
Saturday March 27, 1999
VIA APPIA ANTICA (The Appian Way) Did not go and have not been her yet...we just wondered around the city and shopped.