As you may have guessed from the thread title...

I'm going to Rome!

Next month, I am flying from Washington, DC to Rome, Italy for my first-ever trip outside the North American continent. I cannot wait! I'm going with my girlfriend, who has been to Rome before (as well as a bunch of other places in Europe), so she will be my travel guide.

But I'm also interested in hearing from SG. Give me tips about traveling, or stories about Rome or Italy, or whatever you want to share!

See below for a few Level 1 Rome-related giveaways and one that has nothing at all to do with Rome.

Vado a Roma!

If any SGers in Italy want to meet up -- looking at you, Caio! -- contact me on Steam!

Mostly ROME-RELATED GIVEAWAYS

  1. Grand Ages: Rome
  2. Hegemony Rome: The Rise of Caesar
  3. Roads of Rome 3
  4. When in Rome
  5. RiME I know, not technically related to Rome... but hey, RiME... Rome... close enough!
3 weeks ago

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Have you been to Rome?

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1 week ago
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Have fun in the eternal city!

1 week ago
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Have a safe trip and enjoy:D!

1 week ago
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Thanks, I appreciate hearing from a fellow "39"! :D

1 week ago
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Ahahaha long live all 39s:D!

1 week ago
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My girlfriend wanted to go to Rome, so we went last year and stayed there for 3 nights. We liked it. We actually manage to visit the grave of on of the two brothers that create Cyrillic alphabet (the highlight for me). His resting places is in Rome.

One advice. If you visit the Vatican, across the street from the entrance there is place to you can eat. I think it was called Cafe Vaticano. Something like that. Avoid it like the plague! It's extremely expensive, no prices on anything, the food is average and they don't like debit cards. When the waiter saw my card, he was avoiding as for 10 min. They take only cash. I had to walk for 15-20 min to find an ATM. It almost ruined the trip.

Hope you like it there. We did with one exception.

1 week ago
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Be Safe, Have Fun!
"When in Rome, Do what the Romans do."

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1 week ago
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Enjoy!

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live update: they're flying high!

Wishing you have a safe flight and happy journey ahead!

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1 week ago
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Grazie Caio! We're in Virginia, going to bed now. Tomorrow we fly to Rome!

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Be sure to visit the Trevi fountain at night when the tourists are gone!

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I went around 10 PM local time and there were about 500 people there. :)

5 days ago
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a roman taxi driver yesterday said, on the radio, that Rome is a desert, at night. like:

"you can go from northern point to southern in 20 minutes! that's was just impossible few years ago! we're are kinda craving fo' food here!"

(there's no traffic at all, in Rome. cause you're just immovable, fixed on the ground... during the day)
so, or you stop having caffé ammmericano and ti bevi 'n espresso ristretto, so you stay up late or -and that's what i think- he was just complaining (as usual for them)

5 days ago
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Lol. I think I was there past midnight back in autumn 2005 and there was hardly a soul in sight.

5 days ago
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i do -really-care about what you think of Italy (and Rome...)
can you give me three/four words for it?

thanks engine!

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Nessun maggior dolore che ricordarsi del tempo felice nella miseria.

I really like Italy. I've been to Milan (about 4 times), Bergamo and Rome. As a city of such cultural and historical importance, Rome has held up so much better than, say, Athens. It is a beautiful place with so much to see and do. The Forum Romanum, the Colosseum and not to mention the Vatican are immense and need to be witnessed in person to fully appreciate. Needless to say, I love the food, all of it. As someone who has read -- and enjoyed -- the entire Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (although not in Italian, but in English/German) I would have loved to go to Florence and Ravenna, but that will need to happen another time!

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5 days ago
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Dante

let's wait for our canis-come-back-thread, then.

also: lots of kissing your face, lately, at SG... :D

5 days ago
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also: lots of kissing your face, lately, at SG... :D

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You're gonna have to explain that one...

5 days ago
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i was kissing your face cause of Signor Alighieri...

5 days ago
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live update:

Roma!

edit: lol, just noticed all ga's ended... but still.
so hella happy for them!

1 week ago
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I scheduled the giveaways to end before my trip so the winners wouldn't have to wait!

First day was short -- arrived in Rome around 2 pm -- but it was awesome!!

6 days ago
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i just adore the simple fact of being in the same timezone (with someone you talked with before, but lives far away from you)

ricorda il capuccino, domani mattina <--whatsapp

6 days ago
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No cappuccino today -- only caffe americano. But I'm going to have one tomorrow!

5 days ago
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man, what you've asked (and won't share here) is 100% italiano, even more than Toto Cutugno.

so:

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I could tell you everything about Rome...... from about 700 BC to 200 AD.

6 days ago
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Have fun -- I've never been. Take lots of pictures and do a proper thread for SG when you get back!

6 days ago
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I will definitely post some pictures when I get back. It's been great so far.

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