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Planning for 10 nights in Rome in October

susan

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I really loved visiting the Capitoline Museums. It's in the same area as the Forum.

Another favorite place is the Pantheon. I'm not sure about the lines or best times to visit the Pantheon as I was there years ago, but it's a pretty amazing place and once inside, should not take up that much time from your day. There's a cool elephant statue carrying an obelisk located right behind the Pantheon in Piazza della Minerva.
 

devarae

100+ Posts
I really loved visiting the Capitoline Museums. It's in the same area as the Forum.

Another favorite place is the Pantheon. I'm not sure about the lines or best times to visit the Pantheon as I was there years ago, but it's a pretty amazing place and once inside, should not take up that much time from your day. There's a cool elephant statue carrying an obelisk located right behind the Pantheon in Piazza della Minerva.


Oh that's good to hear about the Capitoline! We were in Rome a few years ago but only for two full days and didn't have time to visit more than a few sites so we have not visited that yet.

We did see the Pantheon on our first trip and loved it, but I would like to go back. From what I can see, you now need to reserve an entry time on weekends though? Hopefully we can visit on a weekday early, perhaps.

I have not yet seen the elephant statue though, and definitely want to seek that out this time!
 

NoSpin

100+ Posts
For any of your unscheduled days I would recommend you download the Rick Steves app. There are numerous walking tours available. In fact for an easy day, there's one of Trastevere.
 

devarae

100+ Posts
For any of your unscheduled days I would recommend you download the Rick Steves app. There are numerous walking tours available. In fact for an easy day, there's one of Trastevere.
Thank you! I just did and it looks very useful!
 

NoSpin

100+ Posts
One thing I will warn you about since there will be 5 of you, each listening in on your individual phone. Sometimes it is hard to coordinate and have everybody on the same section, as it is easy to pause and also rewind. Sometimes it is best not to worry about it and realize some will be a little ahead and others a little behind.
 

devarae

100+ Posts
One thing I will warn you about since there will be 5 of you, each listening in on your individual phone. Sometimes it is hard to coordinate and have everybody on the same section, as it is easy to pause and also rewind. Sometimes it is best not to worry about it and realize some will be a little ahead and others a little behind.
That is good advice!
 

Sharon J

100+ Posts
Sorry if this has been mentioned already, but I highly recommend the Domus Aurea tour, near the Colosseum. We have been going to Italy for years, and no longer visit Rome. However, someone on this board recommended the Domus Aurea tour. It is underground, and you wear hard hats. The history and tour are incredible. I can honestly say, it's the most fascinating thing we have ever done in Rome.

If you decide to do this tour, you will need to reserve way in advance.
 

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