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30 Dec 2007

EuroTrail - Our Planned Europe Trip

Here is the detailed plan for our three weeks Europe Trip covering 7 countries (France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy) and 18 cities (Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Keukenhof, Koln (Cologne), Berlin, Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, Fussen, Neuschwanstein, Bregenz, Lucerne (Luzern) with Mt Titlis and Pilatus, Interlaken with Jungfraujoch, St Moritz, Venice, Florence and Rome.
It took us around three month to develop this plan and getting all reservations etc. done.


Trip Dates: 05/04/2007 - 05/29/2007
04 May 2007
Paris
Hotels
Hotel Montclair Montmartre
62 rue Ramey, Paris, France
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05 May 2007
Paris
Things to do
Eiffel Tower (Tour Eiffel)
Champ de Mars | Quai Branly, Paris 75007, France
Tel: 33 01 44 11 23 23
URL:
http://www.tour-eiffel.fr/teiffel/uk/
Activities: watching sunrise/sunset, ice skating, dining
Completed in 1889, this colossal landmark, although initially hated by many Parisians, is now a famous symbol of French civic pride.
Napoleon's Tomb
Paris, France
Versailles
Things to do
Versailles Palace (Chateau de Versailles)
Versailles, France
Tel: 01 30 83 78 00
URL:
http://www.chateauversailles.fr
E-mail:
direction.public@chateauversailles.fr
This huge château near Paris was built as the palace of Louis XIV and is a symbol of the lavish life he led.
06 May 2007
Paris
Things to do
Jardin des Tuileries
Bordered by quai des Tuileries | pl. de la Concorde, rue de Rivoli, Paris, France
Activities: walking
Located within the Place de la Concorde, this garden demonstrates the Parisian style of intricate landscaping.
Les Invalides
35, rue du Chevaler-de-la-Barre, Paris, France
Musee d'Orsay
62, rue de Lille, Paris 75343, France
Tel: 33 01 40 49 48 14
URL:
http://www.musee-orsay.fr
Activities: dining
This beautiful museum, once a railroad station, now houses a staggering collection of Impressionist art, as well as other items created from 1848-1914.
Musee du Louvre
99 rue de Rivoli, Paris 75058, France
Tel: 33 01 40 20 50 50
URL:
www.louvre.fr
E-mail:
info@louvre.fr
Activities: group tours/walking tour
Home to Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, the Louvre is considered the world's greatest art museum, with an unparalleled collection of items covering the full spectrum of art through the ages.
Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale de Notre Dame de Paris)
6 place du Parvis | 4th arrondissement, Ile de la Cité, Paris 75004, France
Tel: 33 1 42 34 56 10
URL:
http://www.cathedraledeparis.com/EN/0.asp
E-mail:
info@cathedraleDeParis.com
This famous cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture on which construction began in the 12th century, stands on the Île de la Cité and is the symbolic heart of the city.
Tour Montparnasse
33 avenue du Maine, Paris 75015, France
Tel: 33 01 4538 5256
URL:
www.tourmontparnasse56.com
E-mail:
mailto:visite@tourmontparnasse56.com
This striking black tower affords breathtaking panoramic views of the entire city.
07 May 2007
Paris
Things to do
Arc de Triomphe
Place Charles de Gaulle, Paris 75008, France
Tel: 43 80 31 31
This world-famous landmark structure has served ever since the days of Napoleon as a symbol of victory for triumphant French troops returning home.
Champs-Elysees
Anenue des Champs Elysees, Paris, France
URL:
http://www.champselysees.org/
Perhaps the most famous street in Paris, this wide, tree-lined avenue is home to the city's chic restaurants, shops and boutiques.
08 May 2007
Amsterdam
Hotels
Hotel Abba
Overtoom 120-122, Amsterdam 1054 HM, The Netherlands
Brussels
Things to do
Atomium
Bd. du Centenaire | Laeken, Brussels, Belgium
Tel: 00 32 (0)2 475 47 77
URL:
http://www.atomium.be
E-mail:
info@atomium.be
Activities: city walk sightseeing
Located in Exhibition Park, where the 1958 World's Fair was held, this odd-looking building, 335-feet high, is a perfect replica of an iron molecule enlarged 165 billion times.
Mini-Europe
Bruparck, Brussels B-1020, Belgium
Tel: 02/478-05-50
URL:
http://www.minieurope.com
E-mail:
info@minieurope.com
09 May 2007
Amsterdam
Things to do
Dam Square
Dam Square (end of Damrak), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Activities: people-watching, city walk sightseeing
All roads lead to Dam Square, the real heart of Amsterdam, where The Royal Palace, the Nieuwe Kerk and the War Memorial overlook this vast and bustling open space.
National Museum (Rijksmuseum)
Jan Luijkenstraat 1 , Amsterdam 1070, The Netherlands
Tel: 31 20 6747000
URL:
http://www.rijksmuseum.nl
E-mail:
info@rijksmuseum.nl
This museum boasts the largest art collection in The Netherlands, featuring masterpieces by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals and Jan Steen.
Van Gogh Museum
Paulus Potterstraat 7, Amsterdam 1071, The Netherlands
Tel: 31 (0)20 570 52 00
URL:
http://www.vangoghmuseum.nl
E-mail:
info@vangoghmuseum.nl
The world's largest collection from the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) features more than 200 paintings and 600 drawings.
Lisse
Things to do
Keukenhof
Highway 206-south of Amsterdam, Lisse, The Netherlands
Tel: 31-252-465 505
URL:
http://www.keukenhof.nl
Activities: walking
The Keukenhof and the surrounding Bollenstreek tulip bulb fields have been the most popular Dutch spring destination; in the summer visit the Zomerhof (Summer Garden); in the fall attend the National Flower Bulb Market.
10 May 2007
Amsterdam
Things to do
Artis Zoo
Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, Amsterdam 1018 CZ, The Netherlands
Tel: 020/523-3400
URL:
http://www.artis.nl
E-mail:
info@artis.nl
Botanical Garden (Hortus Botanicus)
Plantage Middenlaan 2a, Amsterdam 1018 , The Netherlands
Tel: 31 20 625 9021
URL:
http://www.hortus-botanicus.nl/index.asp
E-mail:
info@dehortus.nl
Cologne
Things to do
Cologne Cathedral (Dom)
Domkloster, Cologne, Germany
Tel: 0221/92584720
This giant Gothic cathedral, which until its completion in 1880 had been under construction for over 500 years, is perhaps Germany's most famous religious structure and includes two huge towers that serve as the defining symbol of Cologne's skyline.
11 May 2007
Berlin
Hotels
Mitte's Backpacker Hostel
Chausseestrasse 102 | Mitte, Berlin 10115, Germany
Average price*: $68 ( €50 )
Things to do
Berlin Wall Museum (Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie)
Friedrichstrasse 43-45, Berlin 10969, Germany
Tel: 030 25 37 250
URL:
www.mauer-museum.com
E-mail:
info@mauer-museum.com
Museum focusing on the history surrounding the Berlin Wall, including an exhibit of instruments people used to escape.
Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor)
Unter den Linden | Pariser Platz, Berlin 10117, Germany
URL:
http://www.berlin-tourist-information.de/cgi-bin/sehenswertes.pl?id=13340&sprache=english
Located in no-man's land between East and West Germany during the Cold War, this famous monument, built during the 18th-century reign of Friedrich Wilhelm II, has long been a defining symbol of Berlin and both the city's division and unification.
Jewish Museum
Lindenstrasse 9-14, Berlin 10969, Germany
Tel: 49 0 30 25993-300
URL:
http://www.juedisches-museum-berlin.de/site/DE/homepage.php
E-mail:
info@jmberlin.de
This new museum, housed in a remarkable building designed to intimidate visitors, features dynamic exhibits on Jewish culture in Germany, particularly during the reign of the Third Reich.
Kurfurstendamm (Kurfurstendam)
Berlin, Germany
URL:
www.kurfuerstendamm.de
Activities: shopping, dining, nightlife
This famous West Berlin thoroughfare, usually referred to as Ku'damm, offers an exciting array of shops, restaurants and nightclubs.
Parliament Building (Reichstag)
Platz der Republik | Tiergarten, Berlin 11011, Germany
Tel: 49 30 2273 2152
Activities: dining
Situated just north of the Brandenburg Gate, this building houses the German Parliament and was the seat of the Weimar Republic government until it was seized by the Nazis in 1933.
Potsdamer Platz
Berlin, Germany
URL:
www.potsdamerplatz.de
Activities: shopping
Used as a commercial and military transport center before World War I, this famous town square, which was trapped in the no-man's-land next to the Berlin Wall during the Cold War, is currently under construction to become once again one of Berlin's chief commercial centers.
12 May 2007
Berlin
Things to do
Alexanderplatz
Berlin, Germany
URL:
http://www.berlin-tourist-information.de/cgi-bin/sehenswertes.pl?id=13341&sprache=english
Activities: shopping, ice skating
Olympic Stadium (Olympiastadion)
Olympischer Platz 3, Berlin 14053, Germany
Tel: 49 30 306 88 100
URL:
www.olympiastadion-berlin.de
E-mail:
info@olympiastadion-berlin.de
13 May 2007
Austria
Things to do
Riesenrad (Giant Ferris Wheel)
Prater Park, Austria
Tel: (01) 729 5430
URL:
http://www.wienerriesenrad.com
Activities: getting married
Vienna
Hotels
Wombat's The Lounge
Mariahilferstraße13, Vienna A-1150 , Austria
Average price*: $327 ( ATS 3300 )
Things to do
Hofburg gardens
Vienna, Austria
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)
Michaelerkuppel, Vienna 1010, Austria
Tel: 01-533-7570
URL:
http://www.schoenbrunn.at/eng/schloss/hofburg.html
E-mail:
hofburg@schoenbrunn.at
Activities: group tours/walking tour
The city's stately imperial palace once served as the residence of the powerful Hapsburg emperors and today is home to several museums.
Schonbrunn Palace (Schloss Schonbrunn)
Schönbrunner Schloss-Strasse, Vienna 1130, Austria
Tel: +43 (0) 1/81113-0
URL:
http://www.schoenbrunn.at
E-mail:
webmaster@schoenbrunn.at
Activities: getting married
This palace of nearly 1,500 rooms was completed in the early 18th century as a smaller model of Versailles and is surrounded by a large zoological and botanical park.
St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom)
Stephansplatz 1, Vienna A-1010, Austria
Tel: 43-1-515-520, 01/515-52563, 513 76 48
URL:
http://www.stephansdom.at
E-mail:
office@stephansdom.at
Activities: city walk sightseeing
Austria's most prominent national symbol, this magnificent cathedral is known for its intricately tiled roof and its nearly 500-foot-tall South Tower, which provides amazing views of the entire city.
14 May 2007
Munich
Hotels
Wombats City Hostel
Senefelderstrasse 1, Munich 80336, Germany
Salzburg
Things to do
Mozarteum
Schwarzstrasse 26, Salzburg 5020, Austria
Tel: 0662/8894030
URL:
http://www.mozarteum.at/
15 May 2007
Munich
Things to do
BMW Factory Museum
Petuelring 130, Munich, Germany
Tel: 38 24 45 65
This museum includes exhibits and films on the past, present and future of this popular automobile.
BMW Headquarters
AbteilungTM-K, Munich 80788, Germany
Tel: 49 0 89-3 82-2 58 78
URL:
www.bmwgroup.com
E-mail:
produktionsmeile@bmw.de
Deutsches Museum
Museumsinsel 1 , Munich 80538, Germany
Tel: 49 0 89 2179-1
URL:
www.deutsches-museum.de
E-mail:
information@deutsches-museum.de
One of the world's largest science museums, visitors can to this famous institution can easily get lost among the endless floors of interesting exhibits, including a fascinating exhibit on mining.
English Garden (Englischer Garten)
Eastern side of Schwabing, Munich 80538, Germany
Tel: +49 89 38666390
URL:
http://www.schloesser.bayern.de
Very popular scenic park, more internaitonal than its name would suggest, it contains a Greek temple, Chinese pagoda and Japanese tea house.
Marienplatz
Bounded by Kaufingerstr. | Rosenstr., Weinstr., Munich, Germany
Activities: dining, city walk sightseeing, shopping
This prominent public square, the largest in Munich, still stands as the center of social activity in the city, much as it has throughout history.
Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg)
Schloss Nymphenburg 1, Munich 80638, Germany
Tel: 49 89 1790 80
URL:
http://www.schloesser.bayern.de/englisch/palace/objects/ny_schl.htm
E-mail:
sgvnymphenburg@bsv.bayern.de
Activities: city walk sightseeing
Olympiapark
Spiridon-Louis-Ring 21, Munich 80809, Germany
Tel: 089 30 67-0
URL:
www.olympiapark.de
E-mail:
info@olympiapark-muenchen.de
Activities: running
Site of the 1972 Summer Olympics.
Staatliches Hofbrauhaus
Hofbräuallee 1, Munich 81829 , Germany
Tel: 89-92105-0
URL:
http://www.hofbraeuhaus.de
E-mail:
info@hofbraeuhaus.com
Activities: beertasting, drinking
This famous beer hall, founded in the late 16th century, is an extremely popular destination for tourists looking to experience local culture.
Viktualienmarkt
Southeast of Marienplatz, Munich, Germany
Activities: shopping
The city's largest and most famous outdoor marketplace.
16 May 2007
Hohenschwangau
Things to do
Neuschwanstein Castle (Schloss Neuschwanstein)
Neuschwansteinstrasse 20, Hohenschwangau, Germany
Tel: 83-62-939880
URL:
http://www.neuschwanstein.de
E-mail:
svneuschwanstein@bsv.bayern.de
Activities: group tours/walking tour
Yet another of the eccentric King Ludwig II's magnificently odd architectural creations.
Munich
Things to do
Munich Zoo (Munchener Tierpark Hellabrunn)
Tierparkstrasse 30, Munich 81543 , Germany
Tel: +49 89 625 08-0
17 May 2007
Lucerne
Hotels
Youth Hostel Lucerne
Sedelstrasse 12, Am Rotsee, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
18 May 2007
Lucerne
Things to do
Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke)
City Center, Lucerne, Switzerland
Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument
Northeast of Lowenplatz, Lucerne, Switzerland
Mount Pilatus
Lucerne, Switzerland
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz (Swiss Transport Museum)
Lidostrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland
Tel: 041/370-44-44
Swiss Alps
Things to do
Mount Titlis
Switzerland
19 May 2007
Interlaken
Hotels
Youth Hostel Boenigen near Interlaken BE
Aareweg 21, am See | Bönigen, Interlaken CH-3806, Switzerland
20 May 2007
Interlaken
Things to do
Jungfraujoch
Interlaken, Switzerland
This mountain is 11,333 feet above sea level.
Lucerne
Things to do
Lake Luzern
null, Lucerne, Switzerland
Activities: dining
21 May 2007
St. Moritz
Hotels
Youth Hostel St. Moritz Bad
Stille | Via Surpunt 60, St. Moritz CH-7500, Switzerland
Average price*: $41 ( CHF 49 )
Swiss Alps
Things to do
Glacier Express
Switzerland
Tel: 41 (0)27 927 77 77
URL:
www.glacierexpress.ch
E-mail:
info@glacierexpress.ch
Activities: group tours/train
This train cuts through the Swiss Alps, providing passengers with some of the most beautiful scenery imaginable.
22 May 2007
Milan
Things to do
Central Station of Milan (Stazione Centrale di Milano)
Milan, Italy
URL:
http://www.stazionecentrale.org/
Venice
Hotels
Residenza degli Angeli
Santa Croce 2325, Venice 30123, Italy
Average price*: $134
23 May 2007
Venice
Things to do
Academy Gallery (Gallerie dell'Accademia)
Campo della Carita | Dorsoduro n 1050, Venice 30130, Italy
Tel: 39-041-522-2247
URL:
www.gallerieaccademia.org
The city's most important and prestigious art gallery features an impressive collection of Venetian paintings and works by such artists as Bellini, Titian and Mantegna.
Bridge of Sighs
Venice 31024, Italy
This historic bridge connects the Doge's Palace with its prisons and was named for the condemned prisoners who crossed it to meet their executioners.
Campanile di San Marco
San Marco 328 , Venice 31024, Italy
Tel: 39 041 5225205
URL:
http://www.basilicasanmarco.it/eng/basilica_camp/campanilepage_appr.bsm?cat=1&subcat=6
Originally built as a lighthouse to assist navigation in the lagoon, visitors can be whisked by elevator to the top of St. Mark's Campanile or bell tower to savor incredible views of Venice, the lagoon and the Alps in the distance.
Correr Civic Museum (Museo Civico Correr)
In the Procuratie Nuove | Piazza San Marco, Venice 30124, Italy
Tel: 041 522 5625
Civic museum of Venice that opened in 1923, which houses a major art gallery and superb collections of objects-d'art, historic memorabilia and documents regarding the fascinating history of the Venetian Republic.
Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale)
St. Mark's Square, Venice 31024, Italy
The most impressive secular building in Venice, this palace served as the senate house, administrative center, hall of justice, public archive and prison up until the fall of the Venetian Republic in 1797.
Grand Canal
Venice 31024, Italy
Activities: city walk sightseeing
Venice's main water thoroughfare, lined with great Renaissance palaces, is a colorful and busy spectacle of gondolas and vaporetti.
Naval History Museum (Museo Storico Navale) & Arsenale
Riva S. Biasio Castello, 2148, Venice 30122, Italy
Tel: 39 41 520 0276
URL:
http://www.marina.difesa.it/venezia/index.htm
Not for land-lubbers: this museum has filled its four floors with interesting maritime objects, including the banners that were flown by the Venetian fleet at Lepanto.
Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto)
Rialto Vaporetto Stop, Venice 31024, Italy
Considered the true heart of Venice, this landmark bridge, characterized by its 24-foot arch, is built on approximately 12,000 wooden pilings that still support the bridge more than 400 years after it was built.
Rialto Market
Campo San Giacomo/Campo della Pescheria, San Polo, Venice, Italy
Activities: shopping, dining
Saint Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco)
San Marco 328, Venice 30124, Italy
Tel: 39-041-5225205
URL:
www.basilicasanmarco.it
E-mail:
biblioteca.proc@patriarcato.venezia.it
Blending the architectural styles of East and West, Venice's magnificent basilica was consecrated in 832 AD as an ecclesiastical building to house the remains of St. Mark.
San Rocco (Scuola of St. Rocco)
corte dei molini 7, Venice 36100, Italy
Tel: 39 41 523 4864 ,44 430 3450
URL:
http://www.sanrocco.it/
E-mail:
info@ashmultimedia.com
Here you will find some of the beautiful works from the painter Tintoretto.
St. Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco)
St. Mark's Square, Venice 31024, Italy
Activities: city walk sightseeing, dining, shopping
Undoubtedly the most photographed and famous plaza in Europe, St. Mark's is in the heart of the city, surrounded by chic sidewalk cafes and boutiques.
24 May 2007
Florence
Hotels
Bed & Bed Peterson
Via Guido Monaco 25, Florence 50144, Italy
Average price*: $100 ( €73 )
Things to do
Ponte Vecchio
Via Por Santa Maria/Via Guicciardini, Florence 50125, Italy
Erected during Roman times, this is the most ancient and photographed bridge in Florence, which is characterized by three arches and two wide arcades on each side housing the famous and unusual "botteghe" or shops.
Uffizi Gallery (Galleria degli Uffizi)
Piazzale degli Uffizi 6, Florence 50122, Italy
Tel: 055 238 8651
URL:
http://www.uffizi.firenze.it/
E-mail:
info@uffizi.firenze.it
One of the great museums of the world, the Uffizi houses the premier collection of Italian Renaissance art, featuring works by such masters as Botticelli, Titian, Michelangelo and da Vinci.
25 May 2007
Florence
Things to do
Basilica di Santa Croce
Piazza Santa Croce , Florence, Italy
This is the richest medieval church in Florence, which features frescoes by Giotto, a chapel by Brunelleschi and one of the finest of all early Renaissance tombs.
Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Piazza del Duomo | via della Canonica, 1, Florence 50122, Italy
Tel: 39 055 2302885
URL:
http://www.duomofirenze.it/index-ita.htm
E-mail:
info@duomofirenze.it
Designed by Arnolfo di Cambio at the end of the 13th century, the Cathedral's trademark dome is now the symbol of Florence.
Duomo Museum (Museo dell'Opera del Duomo)
Piazza del Duomo 9 | via della Canonica, 1, Florence 50122, Italy
Tel: 055 230 2885
URL:
http://www.operaduomo.firenze.it
E-mail:
opera@operaduomo.firenze.it
For preservation purposes, many significant works have been moved from the Duomo to this nearby museum.
Galleria dell'Accademia
Via Ricasoli 58-60, Florence 50122, Italy
Tel: 055 2388612
URL:
http://www.polomuseale.firenze.it/accademia
E-mail:
galleriaaccademia@polomuseale.firenze.it
Europe's first school of drawing, this museum of art is chiefly famous for its several sculptures by Michelangelo, notably his David, in addition to an extensive collection of 15th- and 16th-century paintings.
Giotto's Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto)
Piazza del Duomo | Historical Center, Florence 10000, Italy
Tel: 055-230-2885
Medici Chapels (Cappelle Medicee)
Piazza Madonna degli Aldobrandini, Florence, Italy
Tel: 055-238-8602
URL:
http://www.polomuseale.firenze.it/english/musei/cappellemedicee/
Opulently decorated in marble, gold and jewels, these chapels are a celebration of one of Italy's most famous and powerful families - the Medicis.
Piazza del Duomo
Florence, Italy
Activities: city walk sightseeing
This large city square contains the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore, the third largest cathedral in the world after St. Peter's in Rome and St. Paul's in London.
Piazza della Signoria
Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy
Since its beginning during the Middle Ages, the Piazza della Signoria has been the political heart of the city.
The Original and Best Walking Tours
Via Sassetti number 1, Florence, Italy
Tel: ( Italy 39) 055 2645033
URL:
www.artviva.com and www.italy.artviva.com
E-mail:
mailto:staff@artviva.com
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26 May 2007
Rome
Hotels
Downtown Accomodation
Via : Cavour 275, Rome 00184, Italy
Average price*: $123 ( €90 )
Things to do
Borghese Gallery (Galleria Borghese)
Piazzale Scipione Borghese 5, Rome 00197, Italy
Tel: 0039 06 8413979
URL:
http://www.galleriaborghese.it/borghese/en/edefault.htm
E-mail:
info.servizimusei@libero.it
Capitoline Museum (Museo Capitolino)
Piazza del Campidoglio 1, Rome 00186, Italy
Tel: 06 82059127
URL:
http://www.museicapitolini.org/en/index_net.htm
E-mail:
info.museicapitolini@comune.roma.it
This museum features the Old Masters of Great Renaissance and Baroque paintings such as Caravaggio, Bernini, Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt and Vermeer.
Colosseum (Colosseo)
Piazza del Colosseo | Via dei Fori Imperiali, Rome, Italy
Tel: 39 06 39967700
URL:
http://www.colosseumweb.org/
Activities: walking, viewing wildlife, group tours/walking tour
Perhaps the best-preserved of the monuments of ancient Rome, this huge marble structure was built to hold more than 50,000 spectators to witness bloody contests of might and the slaughter of wild beasts.
Imperial Forums (Fori Imperiali)
Via de Fori Imperiali, Rome, Italy
URL:
http://www.capitolium.org/english.htm
E-mail:
staff@fabbi.com
These ancient centers of commerce and religion during ancient Roman times comprise one of the largest urban excavation projects in the world, which features the areas of the Forum of Caesar, the Temple of Peace (Forum of Vespasian) and the Forum of Trajan.
Palatine Hill
Via S. Gregorio 30, Rome, Italy
Tel: 06 39967700
URL:
http://www.pierreci.it/do/show/content/0000010141
Pantheon
Piazza della Rotonda, Rome 00186, Italy
Tel: 06 6830 0230
Dedicated to the seven planetary divinities and featuring an interior of gorgeous marble, the Pantheon is one of the most impressive monuments of Augustan Rome.
Roman Forum (Foro Romano)
Piazza Santa Maria Nova 53, Rome 00186, Italy
URL:
http://www.capitolium.org/english.htm
Activities: walking
The commercial, political and religious center of ancient Rome, which features the Arch of Septimus Severus, Temple of Saturn, Arch of Titus and the House of the Vestals.
Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna)
Rome 00187, Italy
Activities: city walk sightseeing, walking
Located in the heart of Rome, this vibrant and elegant square is surrounded by 18th-century buildings augmented by the colorful flowers that adorn the Spanish Steps. The elegant steps by Francesco de Sanctis (1723-1726) consist of twelve flights of varying width, which descend to the scenic Franciscan Church of Trinita dei Monti.
Termini Station (Stazione Termini)
Rome, Italy
Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi)
Piazza di Trevi, Rome 00187, Italy
Activities: people-watching
Certainly the most famous and photographed fountain in Rome, legend has it that whoever throws a coin into the pond will return to Rome.
Villa Borghese
Via Prenestina, 685, Rome 00155, Italy
Tel: 39 06 22582330
URL:
http://www.galleriaborghese.it/borghese/en/evilla.htm
E-mail:
info.servizimusei@libero.it
Activities: walking
Famous villa constructed at the beginning of the 17th century for Cardinal Scipione Caffarelli Borghese, nephew of Pope Paul V, which is surrounded by one of the largest and most beautiful public parks in Rome.
27 May 2007
Rome
Things to do
Castel Sant' Angelo
Lungotevere Castello 50, Rome 00193, Italy
Tel: 06 39967600/700
One of the most historically significant monuments of Rome, this structure was started in 135AD as a mausoleum for emperor Hadrian, then turned into a fortress and a refuge of the Popes during the citizens battles.
Vatican Museums
Viale Vaticano, Rome 00193, Italy
URL:
http://mv.vatican.va/3_EN/pages/MV_Home.html
The biggest collection of art in the city, including Michelangelo's ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
Vatican City
Things to do
Sistine Chapel (Cappella Sistina)
Viale Vaticano, Vatican City, Italy
Tel: 06 6988 3333
URL:
http://www.christusrex.org/www1/vaticano/0-Musei.html
Probably the most famous chapel in the world because of its incredible artwork, notably "The Last Judgment," Michelangelo's stunning fresco covering 10,000 square feet of the ceiling and wall.
St. Peter's Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro)
Piazza San Pietro, Vatican City, Italy
Tel: 06 6988 4466
URL:
http://www.vatican.va
Activities: dining
Arguably one of the finest Cathedrals in the entire world, St. Peter's is the spiritual center of the Vatican and the product of many of Italy's great Renaissance's architects, among them Bramante, Raphael and Michelangelo.
28 May 2007
Rome
Things to do
Barberini Palace
Via delle Quattro Fontane, 13, Rome 00184, Italy
Tel: 39 6 32810
URL:
http://www.galleriaborghese.it/barberini/it/default.htm
E-mail:
info@ticketeria.it
Roman palace worth visiting for its splendor and collection of art, especially its gigantic ceiling fresco of clouds and swirling figures by Italian painter-architect Pietro da Cortona.
Circus Maximus (Circo Massimo)
Between Via dei Cerchi and Via del Circo Massimo, Rome 00153, Italy
Picture more than 300,000 Roman spectators cheering chariot races inside this huge Roman circus, which was built to entertain emperors during the time of Imperial Rome.
Ostia Antica
Viale dei Romagnoli 717, Rome 00119 , Italy
Tel: 06 5635 8099
URL:
http://www.itnw.roma.it/ostia/scavi/showquestion.php?faq=1&fldAuto=3
E-mail:
ostia@arti.beniculturali.it
Present day site of sprawling ruins of a densely populated Roman city at the mouth of the river Tiber.
Palatine
Via di San Gregorio, 30 | Piazza di Santa Maria Nova (Arch of Titus), Rome, Italy
Activities: walking
The archaeological center of Rome contains relics of great palaces and other structures from ancient times, including the Palace of Septimus Severus, the house of Augustus, the house of Livia and the Huts of Romulus.
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