Heading for my first trip to Italy w/ the ladies and not sure about travel around city. Do you recommend a pass, which one? Will be there for a week in Nov at the Rome Central Park. Do you have advice on which tours to take (company) for Vatican Tours and Ancient Rome, (Any others?) We are trying to decide to "do it ourselves" run around from point to point to "save money" but is that wasting too much time? Do you really spend enough time on these tours to the ancient colseum, etc. and thru the Vatican.... or should we try to get tours upon approaching the Vatican and other sites? I'd like to know what I'm doing before I go. I'd like to book tours but others want to to ourselves..... can you provide your take on this please?
I was wondering if you enjoyed your stay at the Central Park Rome hotel. I am considering staying there during our visit to Italy in September 2009. Did you have success booking your tours? Is there anything you would suggest for an Italian newbie? How did you get to the hotel from the airport?