Italy

Traveling by Train in Rome, Naples, and Sorrento

Public transportation around Rome and Naples is an interesting experience. Obviously, being in any new country can be stressful and eye-opening; as a result, I wanted to share my observations and insights (from my trip in 2017) about the Termini Station in Rome, the Campania Express and Circumvesuviana trains in Naples, and bus options from Sorrento to Naples…

A Review of Best Western Hotel La Solara -Sorrento, Italy

  Best Western Hotel La Solara Located on Via Capo, 118 – Sorrento, Italy 80067 GRADING Overall Score: B Staff: A Room: B Amenities: B Recommended?: Yes Overall Impression: Solid mid-level hotel outside of town with clean rooms, ample room to lounge, decent amenities, and a polite staff. Outside of downtown Sorrento, in the lush tree-covered hills, you can find great lodging at Best Western Hotel La Solara. Tucked into the hillside, the Hotel La Solara has only 58 rooms, providing the benefits of both boutique and larger scale hotels; visitors here will find Italian charm and hospitality…

The Perfection of the Pantheon

The Pantheon Located between Via della Rotonda and Via della Minerva at the Plaza della Rotonda, in Rome GRADING Overall Score: A Cost: Free (Guided tours are available for a fee) Fun Potential: C Hours: Monday – Saturday 8:30am – 7:30pm, Sunday 9am – 6pm, and public holidays 9am – 1pm.  Last admission is 15 minutes prior to closing. The Pantheon on closed January 1, May 1, and December 25. Closed for mass during holidays (10:30am) and Saturdays (5pm). Click here for more information. Recommended?: Yes TIP: Because the Pantheon is a functional church, visitors are required…

Touring the Roman Forum

The Roman Forum Located on Via della Salara Vecchia, near the intersection of Via dei Fori Imperiali and Via Cavour, in Rome. GRADING Overall Score: A Cost: € 12 for adults, free for children under 18, plus € 2 online booking fee (Reduced price of € 7.50 is only for EU residents aged 18-25) On the first Sunday of the month, admission is free for visitors during ordinary opening hours. Price includes admission to Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, and the Colosseum. Ticket is valid for 2 days. Click here for more ticket information Fun Potential: C (children and in fact, some…