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    When in Rome...

    The Missus treated me (& herself off course) to two ticks for the game in Rome. Any suggestion about hotels & prematch outings? We intended to pay a visit to Benedict... but we'll have to leave that one out..

    #2
    Depending how long you're there for, I'd head for the Forum and other Roman ruins before the Vatican. The Vatican is slightly set apart from the central city, and really needs a day dedicated to it.

    I'd recommend staying somewhere around the Spanish Steps, which puts you within an easy journey to the stadium in one direction and the centre of the city on the other.

    And I'd recommend this as a spot for a very long lunch...

    http://www.anticaenoteca.com/
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      #3
      Would agree with BB re the Forum and other ruins. I have stayed here http://www.hoteltrastevere.net/ a few times. Trastevere, means across the Tiber, is a lively neighbourhood full of bars and restaurants that are frequented by Romans and thus much cheaper than Centro Storico. A great place for food and wine is Cul de Sac http://www.enotecaculdesac.com/ I've also had good meals here http://www.ristorantelacarbonara.it/ A good bar in the centre near Pz Navona is La Botticella, Via Di Tor Millina. The owner is a Canadian reared Roman. Rome isn't, or certainly wasn't, a traditional 6Ns weekend, and none the worse for it.
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        #4
        Jaysus Mace. Accomodation in Rome is going to be a bitch since yer man made his announcement.

        Won't they be in the throes of electing his succesor?

        Good luck with it. I think you'll need it at this stage.

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          #5
          Staying at Hotel Delle Nazioni, near the fontana di Trevi. We'll be doing the architectural stuff & enjoy local cuisine. However, is there a designated "meeting point" for the fans?

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            #6
            Originally posted by 5eight View Post
            Would agree with BB re the Forum and other ruins. I have stayed here http://www.hoteltrastevere.net/ a few times. Trastevere, means across the Tiber, is a lively neighbourhood full of bars and restaurants that are frequented by Romans and thus much cheaper than Centro Storico. A great place for food and wine is Cul de Sac http://www.enotecaculdesac.com/ I've also had good meals here http://www.ristorantelacarbonara.it/ A good bar in the centre near Pz Navona is La Botticella, Via Di Tor Millina. The owner is a Canadian reared Roman. Rome isn't, or certainly wasn't, a traditional 6Ns weekend, and none the worse for it.
            Definitely stay or at least eat out in Trastevere. Lovely part of the city. Have a wander around there every evening and you'll find lovely bars and restaurants
            Marty in the Morning

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              #7
              I was only in Trastevere by day and thought it was a dump. Might be okay if you like graffiti

              Stayed up in the Aventine, short 10min stroll down to the forum
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                #8
                Originally posted by Valencia View Post
                I was only in Trastevere by day and thought it was a dump. Might be okay if you like graffiti

                Stayed up in the Aventine, short 10min stroll down to the forum
                Ask any Roman, or anyone who knows Rome - they will send you to eat in Trastevere and Testaccio.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Balla Boy View Post
                  Depending how long you're there for, I'd head for the Forum and other Roman ruins before the Vatican. The Vatican is slightly set apart from the central city, and really needs a day dedicated to it.

                  I'd recommend staying somewhere around the Spanish Steps, which puts you within an easy journey to the stadium in one direction and the centre of the city on the other.

                  And I'd recommend this as a spot for a very long lunch...

                  http://www.anticaenoteca.com/
                  This place was definitely the biz ! Great atmosphere, food and all. Despite the result we had a great weekend and I’d be looking forward going back to anticaenoteca in future trips. Thanks for the tip, that greatly contributed to our weekend

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