Skip to main content
Try Wikispaces Classroom now.
Brand new from Wikispaces.
Pages and Files
How to Apply
Apply for Engineering Rome
Water in Rome Lecture and HW
Structures Lecture and HW
Final Project Description
Advice and Tips
See and Do
Trains in Italy
Good Italian Movies
Great Italian Music
Day to day life in Rome
See and Do
This page overviews a few of the places I know and like in Rome (and those that I don't). None of this is probably original advice but it's nevertheless relevant.
Places You Must Visit/Do (our class isn’t going to these places as a group)
. Simply the best museum in the world. The Sistine Chapel is a life-changer. Use the
Rick Steve’s podcast audio guide
You cannot see the whole thing so you need a map and a plan. Rick Steves has both
San Pietro Cuppola
. Get the ticket and walk up the 500+ stairs to the top of San Pietro. FABULOUS views of all of Rome and Vatican City. Go on a clear, sunny day.
. Weird multi-purpose facility (mausoleum for Hadrian, fortress for the Pope, and now part museum). The view from the top is great. Go on a clear, sunny day. Dusk is fantastic.
See Rome EARLY in the morning
. Before all the cars and traffic. Get up at 5 am once and bring your camera. I like to go for a run early in the morning before anyone is up.
Walk around Rome
. Best way to see the City. Hands down. Passeggiata’s are so fun. Dress up, walk around near dusk (5-7 pm).
. Bernini sculptures and paintings by Caravaggio, Raphael, etc. You need to make a reservation here IN ADVANCE. So some planning is required.
National Museum of Rome
. Best collection of Rome sculpture anywhere. This stuff used to be all over Rome. Now it’s in this museum.
. Super cool and a bit creepy.
. PLEASE, PLEASE try some good food in Rome and get away from the tourist dumps. There is plenty of excellent food to be had on the cheap. Look here:
. An American ex-pat that makes a living talking/writing about food in Rome. She recommends many super-cheap places and has a kick-ass app for the iPhone.
. Another ex-pat with great food recommendations.
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"