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When In Rome

Do as the Romans do as they say. It's always great to see the Coliseum to relive the feeling the Gladiators had entering the stadium. Italy never disappoints as we traveled from Milan to Pompeii via Naples and then to Lake Como where the likes of Richard Branson and George Clooney like to go and hang out.


Curriculum based travel gives some basis to where life takes you next. If your children are learning about the Roman Empire, you go to Rome. If they are also learning about Pompeii, why not see the a sarcophagus in person. Unfortunately/Fortunately, there were no slot machines at Caesar's Palace.

April 19, 2017

Wednesday

Air France Airlines (Operated by Oriental Air Bridge/Delta Airline Record Locator: HJNZ4G)

  • Flight: 3559

  • Depart: John F Kennedy Intl Airport (JFK), New York City, NY @ 6:12 p.m. and arrive: Malpensa Airport (MXP), Milan, Italy next day, Thursday, April 20 @ 8:25 a.m.

  • Air France Airline Phone: 1-800-237-2747, www.airfrance.com

  • Delta Airlines Phone: 1-800-241-4141

April 20, 2017

Thursday

Alitalia

  • Flight Number: AZ2038

  • Depart: Milan Linate Airport (LIN) @ 2:00 p.m. and arrive Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO) @ 3:10 p.m.

  • Paid extra for 2 checked luggage (23 kg each total) round trip

  • Airline Phone: From United States 800 223 5730 ; From Italy 89 20 10

Pick-Up by Carla’s Driver

  • Driver Massimo will wait after Customs & Baggage claim. He will have a sign w/ your name.







Tunisi Apartment

  • Address: Via Tunisi, 7, 00192 Roma, Italy

  • Carla’s Phone Number: (0039) 3299783063; E-mail: residenzasanpietroapt@gmail.com

  • http://www.residenzasanpietro.eu/index.html

  • Sleeps 4 +2 (2 bedrooms (double bed) with 2 bathrooms + 2 single beds)

  • Check-in: April 20, 2017 @ 3pm and Check-out April 23, 2017 by 10am

  • Carrefour Express Supermercato (Via Sebastiano Veniero, 10/a, 00192 Roma, Italy)

  • Hours: 8:00 am – 9:30 pm


  • McDonald’s

  • McDonald's Roma Giulio Cesare, Viale Giulio Cesare, 199, 00192 Roma, Italy

  • Hours: 7:00 am – 12:00 am

April 21, 2017

Friday

Pompeii

  • Rome – Naples

  • Take the Trenitalia reserved train (Frecciarossa train) from Rome Termini Station (About 20 minutes from apartment via taxi). Restrooms in Rome Termini Station are only on the underground level.

  • TrenitaliaDeparture: Rome Termini St @ 9:20am; Arrival: Napoli Centrale St @ 10:32am


  • Naples – Pompeii

  • Circumvesuviana Commuter Train (No reservation required)

  • At Napoli Centrale, simply step off the high-speed train from Rome and follow the signs downstairs to the Circumvesuviana Railway station, located underneath the mainline station.

  • Circumvesuviana trains run from Naples to Pompeii Scavi - Villa Dei Misteri every 30 minutes, journey time 36 minutes, fare around €3.20 each way (Cash only). The final destination of the Circumvesuviana train is Sorrento.

  • Get off at the Pompei Scavi Villa dei Misteri station (the station after Torre Annunziata). Don't confuse Pompeii Scavi (Villa di Misteri) with the other Pompeii station on another Circumvesuviana route, or Trenitalia's mainline Pompeii station which serves the new town.

  • Walk out of Pompeii Scavi - Villa Dei Misteri station, and the main entrance to the ruins is across the road a hundred yards to your right.





Hop on the Circumvesuviana Railway, every 30 minutes between Naples, Herculaneum, Pompeii & Sorrento.

Outside Pompeii Scavi - Villa Dei Misteri station, the entrance to the ruins is across the road and to the right.

  • Naples – Rome

  • Trenitalia

  • Departure: Napoli Centrale @ 4pm; Arrival: Rome Termini St @ 5:10pm

April 22, 2017

Saturday

Rome

  • Colosseum (Gladiator’s Gate: Special Access Colosseum Tour with Arena Floor)

  • Walks of Italy Tour Contact 1-888-683-8670 or by email at info@walksofitaly.com (Italy Emergency Number: (0039) 334-974-4274 / Italy Tel: (0039) 069-480-4888)

  • Meeting Time: 8:45am (Tour starts at 9am)

  • Meeting Point: Meet in front of the Main entrance to the Colosseo metro stop next to the green magazine/souvenir kiosk. End Point: Near the Colosseum/Roman Forum

  • Directions: There are two entrances to the Colosseum Metro station, make sure you are at the main entrance which is located across the street from the Colosseum where the busses pass. Taxi drivers might drop you off at the top level, in this case simply take the stairs down to the other entrance. NOTE: There is a new rule at the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill that only small backpacks and regular-size handbags are allowed inside (and there are no storage facilities). All guests must also now pass through a security check before entering the Colosseum.



  • House of Augusto Caesar and Livia

  • Tour Meeting Place: Look for the office of Arco di tito (An arc in front of the Colosseum about 5-minute walk from the Colosseum). Under the Arc you will find the ticket desk for Palatine Hill. Provide the reservation # to the English-Speaking Guide.

  • Arrival Time: 1:15 pm (Tour starts at 1:45pm and last until 3pm)



St. Peter’s Basilica

  • Address: Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City

  • Mass Times: Daily: 7am, 8:30am, 9am, 10am, 11am, 12N and 5pm)

April 23, 2017

Sunday

Alitalia

  • Depart: Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO) @ 1:00 p.m. and arrive Milan Linate Airport (LIN) @ 2:10 p.m.

  • Paid extra for 2 checked luggage (23 kg each total) round trip

  • Airline Phone: From United States 800 223 5730 ; From Italy 89 20 10

Sheraton Diana Majestic

  • Address: Viale Piave, 42 Milan, 20129 Italy; Phone: (39)(02) 20581

  • Check-in: Sunday April 23, 2017 and Check-out Tuesday April 25, 2017

  • Hotel is about 10 miles from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) – Taxi cost about EUR 15

Leonardo Da Vinci Last Supper

  • Date & Time: Sunday, April 23rd @ 6:15 pm

  • How to get there: It's around 3.3 kilometers from Milan's central railway station (Milano Centrale) to the church of Santa Maria dell Grazie. It will take the best part of an hour to walk from the central station to view the Last Supper. To be blunt, don't bother. Milan is not Rome or Florence and does not repay strolling in the way that those cities do. Sure, you could take a cab, but the Metropolitana, Milan's underground railway system, is fast, cheap and efficient. From the central rail station - 'Centrale FS' - you need to take the south-bound green line, the 'Metropolitana Linea 2' and get off at the Cadorna stop, 'Cadorna FN'. Any and all south-bound trains on this line will stop at Cadorna, so jump on the first one. The station mentioned on the signs, and on the front of the train, will be the ultimate destination - usually the last stop on the line. If you're coming from elsewhere in the city then note that you can also get to the church on the red line, 'Metropolitana Linea 1', and you'll be alighting at the 'Conciliazione' stop.

  • Tour Meeting Place: The meeting point for this tour is outside the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, to the west of the center of Milan. Your guide will be waiting outside the church with a 'Tickitaly' sign. He or she will have your tickets waiting (you will NOT be able to collect them at the ticket desk, in other words - only from our guide).

  • Attire: Clothes that do not leave your shoulders/arms or legs above the knee bare. No shorts, short skirts, sleeveless shirts or bare shoulders.





April 24, 2017

Monday

Getting to Lake Como

Lake Como Private Boat Tour

  • Taxi Boat Varenna

  • Phone: +39 349-2290953

  • E-mail: info@taxiboatvarenna.com

  • Central Lake Como Classic Tour. Meet 30 minutes prior to the tour (Tour departs 11am); Picture in front of Villa Balbianello (Used as the backdrop of several Star Wars scenes as well as James Bond - Casinò Royale)

  • Request drop off at Bellagio after the tour





April 25, 2017

Tuesday

Air France Airlines (Operated by Oriental Air Bridge Delta Airline Record Locator: HJNZ4G)

  • Flight: 3554

  • Depart: Malpensa Airport (MXP), Milan, Italy @ 10:25 a.m. and arrive John F Kennedy Intl Airport (JFK), New York City, NY @ 1:30 p.m.

  • Air France Airline Phone: 1-800-237-2747, www.airfrance.com

  • Delta Airlines Phone: 1-800-241-4141


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