This December of 2009 I have so many vacation days as per
only have the week we went to England with my parents, so I set this
romantic trip to Rome for just me and my wife.
Leaving a Thursday and coming back on Monday are coming from the
Ryanair rates as we don’t have any limits here.
We have clear some visits as they were the source for wanting this
travel. On this list we have famous highlights as Colosseum, Vatican
City, Roman Forum, Fontana di Trevi… but when learning about this city
another new less known must-do’s appeared, as Saint Peter in Chains or
Ostia, for example.
So, we have a long list of visits, with some spread in
different areas and even out of the city.
The spots marked at map are:
0- Grand Hotel Tiberio
1- Ciampino Airport
2- Vatican City
3- Colosseum and Roman Forum
4- Basilica of Saint Paul Outside of Walls
5- Ostia antica
Fortunately, all these visits can be reached by
metro or train and the trip from and to Ciampino airport will need to
combine metro and bus.
We’ve spread the different areas across the days.
Vatican City and Ostia will clearly need a whole day for both. Another
day will go for the historical center, with Colosseum and Forum. So the
other highlights, as squares and fountains, will be shared between the
arrival day and the leaving day which, having a late return flight can,
be taken as a whole day itself.
As have been around 130€ for flights and 270 for
the hotel, the budget for this trip to Rome is finally around 450€ when
adding 46€ from the Roma Pass.
destination was clearly a target for a low cost airline. For the dates
we were after them, only two months in advance, nothing could be
compared with Ryanair rates from Girona Airport. It gives us a price of
68.43€ per person for the return trip and including the bag, the most
expensive by far here.
Finally, then, Ryanair flights are like this, by
12/17/2009 GRO 08:10 CIA
12/21/2009 CIA 21:30 GRO
Allocation is expensive in a city like Rome. I
searched a lot and have to sacrifice location to get what I think is
the best value for money: el Grand Hotel Tiberio.
I booked 4 nights using booking.com
by 277€. Hotel is far from the city center, but close to a train
station which can take us easily to it. Also, it is close to Vatican
City and there is a free daily transfer to it which we’re going to use.
clearest fix expense is the Roma Pass purchase, which now is 23€ each.
It will give us free access to the two first visits and is practically
paid off by the Colosseum visit.
Public transport in Rome is cheap, 1€ each ticket,
so we will get them as we need once there.
Detailed plan, then, is like this: