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I'm planning on keeping the missus sweet by doing the Rome trip for the first time in 2019 with her and other couples - this will clear the way for other un-chaperoned trips thereafter! Any advice on travel and reasonably priced accommodation please?


Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:01 pm
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Get a hotel as close to the centre as possible, all the sites are then within walking distance, only drink wine beer is very expensive , on game day vet to the ground early lots going on and the site is worth a walk around. I found it difficult to get a taxi back from the stadium after the game so a bit of planning might help there. Other than that enjoy.
Oh and the Irish pub in the centre is good value, by Rome standards that is.

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Only one ive never done, done all the rest several times...... turned off by the cost and the fact its a couples trip and that doubles the cost of what is already extortionate. But from all accounts those that do, love it. So its kind of on my bucket list.

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Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:12 am
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Blindside wrote:
Only one ive never done, done all the rest several times...... turned off by the cost and the fact its a couples trip and that doubles the cost of what is already extortionate. But from all accounts those that do, love it. So its kind of on my bucket list.


Have you thought about doing a regional match in italy? Has anyone on here, hiw much?


Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:46 am
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I'd suggest the opposite...I stayed a little out of the way and found hotels cheaper

Rome public transport can be a bit of a law in itself so check that if not staying directly in town... and agree taxi prices before as highly variable for the same route

Rome is a great city, also a working city, so enjoy!


Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:28 am
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Cymru am byth wrote:
Blindside wrote:
Only one ive never done, done all the rest several times...... turned off by the cost and the fact its a couples trip and that doubles the cost of what is already extortionate. But from all accounts those that do, love it. So its kind of on my bucket list.


Have you thought about doing a regional match in italy? Has anyone on here, hiw much?



No, not really, ive looked into doing France for about four days, to take in a top rugby match, probably Toulon, flying to Marseilles from Bristol.... but family circumstances intervened. Perhaps this spring.

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Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:49 pm
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I have done a lot of work in Rome. I would always stay within the walls

The place I would recommend is the Forum Hotel

http://www.hotelforum.com/

I have stayed in a load of hotels across the world and this one is my absolute favourite. It can be pricey, but it's position is wonderful, you can walk to pretty much everywhere, the forum is a few minutes away, and the Colosseum about 5 minutes. It's about a 15 minute walk from Termini, so easy to get to from either airport. Staff are excellent helpful to a fault, and suitably rude to Americans. There are hundreds of restaurants nearby including one of my faves La Taverna dei Fori Imperiali, which is a couple of minutes up the road, their pasta with white and black truffles is outstanding. Has been run by three generations of the same family.

The restaurant at the hotel has wonderful views, but I would only use it for Breakfast - I saw Al Pacino eating his cornflakes on one trip, evening meals are expensive, I once entertained a bunch of saffers and got stung for a £600 bill.

Great place to take your wife as well, it has all of the romance of the eternal city.


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Went this February and had a great time. Not too expensive in Feb / March, but I guess the prices get ramped up during the summer months. Me and my cousin stayed in a B&B which was a small little place and the breakfast was served in the room, but a great location (right round the corner from the nearest metro station and about a 10 minute walk from both the main station and the Colosseum). My advice would be to definitely find a hotel by a metro stop, as it makes it much easier to get around. The guy at the hotel suggested we eat in the Trastevere area as that is cheaper and we found a really good restaurant where it was 4 courses for 13 euros. Needless to say it is the bars and restaurants around the tourist spots that are expensive.

The stadium is out of the city centre, but we got the metro to the Vatican City on the Sunday morning before the game and got a bus from there.


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Went this February and had a great time. Not too expensive in Feb / March, but I guess the prices get ramped up during the summer months. Me and my cousin stayed in a B&B which was a small little place and the breakfast was served in the room, but a great location (right round the corner from the nearest metro station and about a 10 minute walk from both the main station and the Colosseum). My advice would be to definitely find a hotel by a metro stop, as it makes it much easier to get around. The guy at the hotel suggested we eat in the Trastevere area as that is cheaper and we found a really good restaurant where it was 4 courses for 13 euros. Needless to say it is the bars and restaurants around the tourist spots that are expensive.

The stadium is out of the city centre, but we got the metro to the Vatican City on the Sunday morning before the game and got a bus from there.


For Christ's sake dont take taxis if you value your life and your nerve ends!

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I took a taxi to the ground , sat in the back and looked at my shoes until we were there.

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I took a taxi to the ground , sat in the back and looked at my shoes until we were there.



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Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:32 pm
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The taxis are fine... blimey

A few options above depending on budget


Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:03 am
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jimcardiff wrote:
I took a taxi to the ground , sat in the back and looked at my shoes until we were there.


If it is a nice day, it is walkable from the metro stop for Vatican City. It's about a 30 minute walk I think. As I said, I had a great trip there and my only regret was not knowing about the 'Peroni village' outside the ground after the game!!


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Good stuff fellas. Any travel advice? A case of just being quick off the mark when flights are released?


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Be nice to the Local's and try their local bread ... learn a couple of phrases and be glad you ain't back home :-)


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