Stefan in Rome,
Vatican as background
Alex and Jayne in Rome,
Angles Castle as background
is a interesting, old city. One should take at least a long weekend to
visit it. It is worth going all year round. One can't see everything in
3 or 4 days, by far not. Just the Vatican Museum takes a full day, that
is why we had to skip it.
We don't think that the summer is the best time to visit, but
rather the winter. Because then there aren't as may tourists and it is
not to hot to walk through the city all day.
Lonely Planet Rome
A flight from Cologne/Bonn is available (with a little luck) from 39,- Euro,
and the flight takes about 1 1/2 hours. The airport Rome-Fiumicino is
quite far out of the city, that's why we got a driver from the hotel to
pick us up for 33,- Euro. Train and bus would have cost about 25,- Euro
for two persons, and would have taken much longer.
As in any other tourist town, one has to be aware of pick pockets. Other
than that, Rome is just as safe as Hamburg, Berlin or Munich.
Rom is absolutely tourism oriented, meaning nearly everybody speaks a
decent English. So, language isn't a problem!