Tourists and Beggars are everywhere - Everywhere.
Trains are cheap - Want to go to the beach? €1 on the metro, Lido line. Want to head to the hills? €2.30 on Tren Italia. If you're tired of the tourists and the beggars, you can escape the city for just pennies (though you'll still encounter both at the beach).
|The last sunset of 2011|
Lunch is €12 - I've enjoyed pizza with wine and panini with beer and it always equals €12 for the two of us. Dinner has varied from €20-35 but the a la carte lunch seems to always equal €12 for us.
Loud - Rome is a very noisy city. Horn honking occurs at all hours, street cleaning, window rattling, merriment; it took a good week before we were able to sleep through the night. Now, we could probably sleep through a train crashing through our bedroom door.