I'm overwhelmed w/ gratitude w/ all of your responses. Thank you. I'm sorry for confusion. Your time & effort is thoughtful & valuable! It makes great sense to avoid touring on arrival day & we were staying left of river to be near daughter...Trying to determine best options w/ availability now...
*Itinerary (3/15 w/ 6:30 AM arrival-3/21 w/ 8:40 AM departure) to work around daughter's classes for Rome, Venice, Florence, & Pisa.*
*Wed, 3/15 Rome*
• Take a taxi to your Airbnb, it is 50 Euro flat fee from the Airport to City Center - Arrive at AirBnb at like 11AM (Ballpark)
• Unpack, nap if needed -the next two days will be very busy! Added this column for notes/questions.
10:15-1 PM Vatican/St. Peter’s Basilica/Sistine Chapel Tour Peter’s (gotta go early or late)…should we go even earlier? Is St. Peter’s Basilica typically closed on Wed morning for papal audience? I dk what that is…
1:00 PM Onward Walk past Castle San Angelo and Senate building while making your way to Pantheon
• Pass through Piazza Navona (20 Minute Walk)
• Grab Snack @ All'Antico (BEST PANINIs IN ROME!!)
2:00ish Tour the Pantheon
3:00ish Grab late lunch at Napoletano
4:00ish Grab Gelato at Giolitti
4:15-4:30ish Head to the Trevi Fountain (8 Minute Walk)
4:30-5:00ish Take pictures/enjoy the Trevi
5:00-5:15ish Head to the Spanish Steps (8 Minute Walk)
5:15-6:00ish Enjoy the steps, take photos, shop
6 to whenever Eat Dinner @ ?
Walk through Downtown/Shopping Area to get Home
Thurs, 3/16 Rome
@1:00PM Start making your way to the University of Washington Rome Center (Piazza del Biscione, 95, 00186 Roma RM)
@1:30-2:00 Explore Campo Di Fiori -the open air market near the UDub building- until my classes end.
@2:00PM Onward See My School!
• Walk to Enzo’s (very popular bar for CIEE students)
• Head to CIEE & check out the school building
• Church across from CIEE
Churches/Area near CIEE
• Basilica of Santa Maria in AraCoeli
• Tomb of the Unknown Soldier/Contemporary Museum
Heading Home to your AirBnb (Different Route!)
• Walk thru Jewish Ghetto
• Get Crostata ricotta e visciole from Pasticceria Boccione
@5:45 PM Taxi to Tonarello’s
there @5 or 6 to beat the line -which apparently moves quickly
After Dinner Head to Pimm’s
• Drinks & live music
@10:30 Head to Drunken Ship & meet my friends
Fri, 3/17 to Venice
7:15 AM Meet at Rome Termini
7:35 AM Train Leaves
11:34 AM Arrive in Venice
Check into AirBnb/Grab Food
Head to Rialto Bridge
St. Mark's Square & Basilica
Librarie Acqua Alta
• Vintage Bookstore on Gondolas
*Sat, 3/18 Venice to Florence*
9:00 AM Breakfast
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM Doge’s Palace/Museums
12:00 PM Arrive at Train Station
12:26 - 2:39 PM Train to Florence
Check into AirBnb
Lunch @ ?
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gucci Gardens (If we have time)
Leather Market to Ponte Vecchio (Jewelry Districts)
Piazzale Michelangelo for Sunset
Dinner @ ?
Sun, 3/19 Flo to Pisa
9:00AM Get Up, Breakfast
Lunch @ Koto Ramen
1:00 - 2:04 Train to Pisa
See the Tower, Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta & Baptistery
Dinner @ Knights Square
Arrive @ Train Station
6 pm Lazio game?
7:38-10:35 Train to Rome
Mon, 3/20 Rome
You get to sleep in, YAY!
Do what you want with the day, maybe check out some vintage stores in Trastevere.
King Vintage, Humana Vintage
Shop, pack to go home, etc.
2:00 PM Colosseum & Roman Forum Tour
6:00 PM Dinner @ La Palapa or Nearby Restaurant
Get Gelato @ St. Peter’s
3/21 fly out
How do you think we should change our tours in Rome? Need place to stay in Rome. We booked train & airbnb for Venice&Florence.
Thank u for your enlightenment, as I make changes!