twinn - Answered a Question by fitch (06 Oct 07 14:48)

Just back from escape great time go online and book island weeb went on bike tour from ship it was great u grt to see more than a coach and only 44 pounds .

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martin arvelo - Answered a Question by fitch (13 Oct 07 12:45)

I am assuming that your ship docks in Civitavecchia and is there all day. If so, the train station is a short walk away, and you can get a normal train to Rome. When you arrive atRome's main central station, you will find that there are tourist buses which go aroundRome all day, stopping at different places of interest. It's a hop on/hop off type of bus, so you spend as long as you like at whatever point interests you. It's much cheaper than the ship's excursions. Of course, it always entails some degree of risk . . .strike action, leaves on the line etc . . . . . . have a great timeñ Valerie,.

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ashton - replied to martin arvelo (25 Sep 08 09:03)

Hi we are going next week and are worried if we do our own thing we may not get back to the ship in time or see enough etc what places did you see in rome?

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martinarvelo - replied to ashton (26 Sep 08 19:34)

Hi . the train station is quite close to where the shipdocked . .we went by train, and checked return times before going! Also allowed plenty of time to be sure we were back in time, and spent the free time wandering around civitavecchia, which is quite nice in itself. In Rome, we picked up a tour bus which leaves from right outside the sation, and is a 'hop on, hop off' bus which allows you to visit all the points of interest in Rome. In Rome we saw the colisseum, and lots of other places . .but we had been before, so really wejust soaked up the atmosphere more than anything else .Hope you have a great time! which ship are you going on??We've been on several . .all of them are nice in their own way! Best wishes Valerie.

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ashton - replied to martinarvelo (27 Sep 08 09:46)

Hi thanks for that, we are on the escape, did you get to go in the colisseuum? Thank you.

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martin arvelo - replied to ashton (28 Sep 08 16:15)

We saw the colisseun from outside, but didn't go in, as we had done that in the past. In fact, we went when my children werevery small. Our daughter Diana, who was about 3 at the time, decided she could definitely smell the lions who ate the Christians there! (Well, there are lots of cats around!!!)The bus stops right outside the Colisseum. Of course, if it's your first visit to rme, the ship's tours probably will get you to more places in the time available . . .but the cost is usually pretty high.

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