Rick Steves' Rome 2006

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Who but Rick Steves can tell travelers the best way to see St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, and the Colosseum? With Rick Steves' Rome 2006, travelers can experience the best of everything Rome has to offer - economically and hassle-free. Completely revised and updated, Rick Steves' Rome 2006 includes opinionated coverage of both famous and lesser-known sights; friendly places to eat and sleep; suggested day plans; walking tours and trip itineraries; clear instructions for smooth travel anywhere by car, ...
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Overview

Who but Rick Steves can tell travelers the best way to see St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, and the Colosseum? With Rick Steves' Rome 2006, travelers can experience the best of everything Rome has to offer - economically and hassle-free. Completely revised and updated, Rick Steves' Rome 2006 includes opinionated coverage of both famous and lesser-known sights; friendly places to eat and sleep; suggested day plans; walking tours and trip itineraries; clear instructions for smooth travel anywhere by car, train, or foot; and Rick's newest "back door" discoveries. America's #1 authority on travel to Europe, Rick's time-tested recommendations for safe and enjoyable travel in Europe have been used by millions of Americans in search of their own unique European travel experience.
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Meet the Author

Rick Steves
Rick Steves

Rick Steves is on a mission: to help make European travel accessible and meaningful for Americans. Rick has spent 100 days every year since 1973 exploring Europe. He's researched and written 24 travel guidebooks and hosts the public television series Rick Steves' Europe, now in its seventh season. He also organizes and leads tours of Europe and offers an information-packed website (ricksteves.com). Rick lives in Edmonds, WA, just north of Seattle, with his family.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Planning 3
Resources 5
Practicalities 9
Money 10
Transportation 13
Communicating 13
Traveling as a Temporary Local 18
Back Door Travel Philosophy 20
Orientation 21
Sights 36
Self-Guided Walks
Night Walk Across Rome 69
Trastevere Walk 77
Jewish Ghetto Walk 87
Self-Guided Tours
Ancient Rome
Colosseum Tour 94
Roman Forum Tour 101
Palatine Hill Tour 114
Trajan's Column, Forum, and Market Tour 123
Pantheon Tour 127
Baths of Diocletian Tour 138
Museums
National Museum of Rome Tour 144
Capitol Hill Museum Tour 157
Borghese Gallery Tour 164
Vatican Museum Tour 174
Churches
St. Peter's Basilica Tour 201
St. Peter-in-Chains Tour 222
Pilgrim's Rome Tour 226
Sleeping 241
Eating 256
Rome with Children 276
Shopping 279
Nightlife 282
Transportation Connections 286
Day Trips 291
Ostia Antica Day Trip 293
Tivoli Day Trip 301
Naples and Pompeii Day Trip 304
Roman History 326
Appendix 333
Let's Talk Telephones 333
European Calling Chart 334
Numbers and Stumblers 336
Public Holidays and Festivals 337
Metric Conversions 338
Rome's Climate 338
Italian Survival Phrases 339
Making Your Hotel Reservation 341
Index 342
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