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Ancient Rome

Italy
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Ranked #152 of 13,954 attractions in Italy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This place is brilliant, for a history fan. Mixed in with all the ruins there are restaurants and shops. It can all be seen on foot, and it's best to plan for a whole day so that you can see it all.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Inside city walls there is so much history its hard to even imagine being able to see it all in such a small area. The best part of this walled city is it is completely walkable to see everything!! It's got first class shopping along the main roads and thousands of restaurants to choose from. You could wander around here... More

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newcastle
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165 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Your vision of travel depends mostly on where you view it from; a couple of days here in a swank hotel and a conducted tour will give one a totally different opinion of Rome than some who stay for 3 to 4 weeks and live in an apartment/buy food at the market/cook it at home/dump the rubbish at the containers... More

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leeds
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Just got back from this holiday with my family. Its not nicknamed the 'red eye' for nothing, so much time on the Italycoach, however it really is great value for money, the hotels were okay and the food not bad but the chance to see Florence Rome and Pisa in one visit was awesome. Our base in Montecatinin Terme was... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Sonia gave us a five-hour tour of "Ancient Rome" - Colosseum, Palatine Hill, Forum, Capitoline Hill, Pantheon, etc. Sonia added immeasurably to the experience. She brings a wealth of professional and academic experience. We lean red the in depth history of the architecture, the politics, the people and the events. In addition, Sonia was warm and welcoming, encouraging questions and... More

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Chester, New York
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I visited Rome the summer of 1972 with my 2 best friends. None of us spoke Italian, but it didn't matter, since English is commonly spoken there. We visited Vatican City and prayed at St. Peter's Cathedral with its gorgeous altar, the Pantheon, the Coloselum (walked the many steps),the Spanish Steps (got breathless, with many stops!), A few museums, and... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

A visit to Rome studded with ancient monuments, buildings, churches etc is very memorable.Dream came true when visited this great city.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

For those who love ancient Rome, this is worth the time. I recommend a tour guide as otherwise, much of the site are piles of rocks. My wife and daughter are not such fans of the Romans, so they were quite bored by the partial walls and such. My son and I liked it as there was such history in... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The famous sights and buildings are well worth the visit but do beware of pickpockets on the Metro and other busy places. I watched them operate for two days in June. They are not what you expect but are young children and adolescents. They play the part of happy go lucky children out for the day but on the metro... More

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Bunbury, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A must see when in Rome. I would definatly recommend that you get a duided tour or audio guide to get insight of the history etc. Otherwise you are just looking at an old building and you would have no idea what happened right where you are standing. I got an audio tour because I'm not too fond of having... More

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