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vinnyf vinnyf
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Living in Rome Jun 09, 2010
A few summers ago I was able to move to Rome for a few months, I worked in the Irish college near the Colosseum. I was told the city is so so expensive. I found however, that if you are not watching your weight, you should be fine, and being honest, you will walk off those extra few pounds in the heat. Firstly, plenty of water, buckets of the stuff, 2/4 lts. per day. I know that sounds excessive but its so necessary. The free water fountains around the city provide free, clean water, don't buy water, its way too expensive. Regarding accomodation, be careful booking online, there are a good few dodgy hotels/motels that pretend to be something they are not, go with what you know, the Irish College provides good accomodation during the summer months and so central and so beautiful. Food wise, the rule of thum is NEVER EAT SOMEWHERE, WHERE YOU ARE LOOKING AT SOMETHING i.e: Colessium, Pantheom, Vatican ; you will pay ridiculous prices for this view. Go across the river to Trastever, all corner restaurants and back street coffee shops provide great pasta/pizza's etc that are ample enough for even the heartiest of apppetites, a good meal that would set you up for the afternoon should not set you back more than e10 max, inc. bread and wine, which is not bad. Be careful when drinking out; Piazza Navona is fairly central and a good hang out for all ages of people. During the day if you fancy a beer, caravans (that act as shops) sell beer in cans chilled for about e1, but you are best getting some mates and goping to the supermarket and getting takeaway, this may sound scabby, but if you have a group (and maybe a few randomers from piazza Navona)you have access to your fridge, to chill etc. Watch nightclubs in Rome, they tend to be not what you expect at home, go in a gropu and try and stay relatively sober, girls watch those Italian lads (THEY TEND TO BE DETERMINED) erm thats about all I can think of. Rome has buckets to offer. For Papal audiences, you can access through them through hope somet of this helps. Cheers.
vinnyf says:
Thanks, hope it helps.
Posted on: Jun 09, 2010
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