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Shaun Graham
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Well, Hi there and Bon Giorno,

Me and my Girlfriend landed in Rome today and will stay here until Sunday evening. We've brought a couple of games and a lot of excitement to see the city! But now I'm asking for your help.

What do we have to see and what not? Do you have any tips where to eat or something special to see (maybe something that is not so crowded).

I would be more than happy if you can help me and point things out for me.
Nect time if you come to Hamburg, Germany - I'll help you out!meeple

Thanks and Happy Gaming,

Shaun
 
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Hi Shaun,

Welcome in Italy and have a good stay in Rome!

I can help you a little, but I can not guarantee you that those places are not so crowded, especially on Saturday and Sunday:

Tiberina isle;
Vatican Museums;
S.Angelo Castle;
Trevi Fountain;
Navona Square;
Pantheon;
Villa Borghese;
A tour of the Seven Hills.

Bye

F.

P.s.: the official site: http://de.turismoroma.it/ in deutsch!
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Shaun - for amazing, authentic Roman cuisine, go to the Tiberina Island, on the river, and go to Sora Lella thumbsup CIAO!
 
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My wife and I returned from 2 nights in Rome yesterday. Very nice city for a tourist as everyone speaks English to some degree and most restaurants have multi-language menus. We found that a good place for restaurants was just off Piazza Navona to the west. However there are good eateries everywhere and the best thing is that you can go to cheap restaurants and still have a good meal. Campo di Fiori isn't bad as well - has a Covent Garden vibe.

There is apparently a decent night spot south of the river but we didn't get down there to check it out.

One word of advice - avoid the Bangladeshi street hawkers around Piazza di Spagna like the plague.
 
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Wow, thank you all so much for your advices.This is going to be a long day =)

We had dinner in Trastevere yesterday and it was beautiful and delicious.
My Geek-Antenna even spotted a game-shop that had boardgames all the way in the back of the store.meeple

Alright, Rome - Here we come!
 
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I read it just now or I could have given you more info. It will be for the next time you pass through Rome.
 
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elgin_j wrote:
My wife and I returned from 2 nights in Rome yesterday. Very nice city for a tourist as everyone speaks English to some degree and most restaurants have multi-language menus.

As Italians, we usually try to speak someone else tongue.
We noted that when abroad, in some nations, the locals try to speak only their tongue and don't even try to speak even some English.
 
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Well, thank you all for your recommendations.
I've had a wonderful weekend in Rome! So much to see and so little time.
I enjoyed a picknick in the park "Villa Borghese" and strolling through the narrow streets of Trastevere. The view from the fontana di viere was amazing!
I'll be coming back ...
 
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ShaunFable wrote:
Well, thank you all for your recommendations.
I've had a wonderful weekend in Rome! So much to see and so little time.
I enjoyed a picknick in the park "Villa Borghese" and strolling through the narrow streets of Trastevere. The view from the fontana di viere was amazing!
I'll be coming back ...
Good, should you wish it, I will give you a personal guide with some adviced restaurants, game shops and places that you can visit.
 
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Cool, thank you Paolo!
I'll definitely keep that in mind =)

If you ever come to Germany (Hamburg in particular) be sure to contact me and I'll give you the complete service meeple

 
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BlackSheeper wrote:
elgin_j wrote:
My wife and I returned from 2 nights in Rome yesterday. Very nice city for a tourist as everyone speaks English to some degree and most restaurants have multi-language menus.

As Italians, we usually try to speak someone else tongue.
We noted that when abroad, in some nations, the locals try to speak only their tongue and don't even try to speak even some English.


I found it actually become a nuisance after a while as we wanted to try and practice our Italian a little but we were never going to get past the locals' English. When we next go to Italy I think we will seek out places a little of the popular trail and hopefully get a less tourist-driven experience.
 
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Paolo Desalvo
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elgin_j wrote:
I found it actually become a nuisance after a while as we wanted to try and practice our Italian a little but we were never going to get past the locals' English. When we next go to Italy I think we will seek out places a little of the popular trail and hopefully get a less tourist-driven experience.

Uncommon,
se vuoi posso anche rispondeti in Italiano, comunque sia, basta che gli dici che vuoi fare pratica e la gente non dovrebbe avere problemi a lasciarti parlare Italiano.
 
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Re: A Geek in Rome
ShaunFable wrote:
Cool, thank you Paolo!
I'll definitely keep that in mind =)

If you ever come to Germany (Hamburg in particular) be sure to contact me and I'll give you the complete service meeple

In case I will. May be I will do it, probably when there will be the sail ships gathering, but don't ask me when, just in future.
 
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