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  1. Casey

    Hello,
    Does the museum participate in the free museum Sundayโ€™s on the first Sunday of the month?
    Thank you,
    Casey

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    • Gaia Al Mudarris

      Ciao Casey,

      my name is Gaia and I am the founder of Roma Wonder! Thank you so much for getting in touch with us! I will be more than glad to help you. Could you please tell me which museum are you interested in?

      Thanks!

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      • Casey

        Hello Gaia,

        I was inquiring about the Cloister of Bramante Museum and if it was free on the first Sunday. Sorry for not being specific earlier!

        Casey

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        • Gaia Al Mudarris

          Hello Casey!

          There’s no need to apologize. Unfortunately we cannot track from which page the question came from. But we are working on that and will try to improve.

          As for the Bramante Cloister Museum, the museum is not free on the 1st Sunday of the month. The reason is that the Bramante Cloister Museum is a private museum and not a public one. The cloister itself is free to visit (there’s a really nice cafe with a fine selection of pastries!!!). You will have to pay only to enter the exhibit.

          The museum is currently displaying “Enjoy”, which is absolutely fantastic. I totally recommend it (it’s better to avoid Saturday afternoon due to the crowd).

          For more information you can can check this post where we covered information about the exhibit “Enjoy, Art meets Amusement

          If you need help with anything else, please do not hesitate to ask! Thanks again for reaching out.

          Cheers,
          Gaia

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          • Casey

            Thank you for all the information! I will be sure to check out the exhibit.

  2. Michele

    Hi, is the Colosseum open on Sundays?

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  3. Carolyn

    Where to eat outside on the Capitoline Hill?

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    • Gaia Al Mudarris

      Daer Carolyn! Walk to the Jewish Ghetto Area and have a nice lunch/dinner at “Nonna Betta” ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Mitchell

    Hi Gaia,

    Can you tell me is it advisable to buy tickets at Villa d’Este? I’m not sure what time we will arrive. Do the tickets often sell out in June?

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    • Gaia Al Mudarris

      Ciao Mitchell,
      thanks for reaching out! As for Villa D’Este, tickets do not “sell out”, meaning that there is no restriction to the number of visitors allowed in this site (opposed to other villas in Rome, such as The villa Borghese Museum). That said, June is a pretty crowded month in Rome and surrounding attractions: so my advice is to go as early as possibile in the morning (to avoid the line at the ticket office) and buy the tickets directly on site. If you need help with anything else, do not hesitate to ask! Also keep following us, because we are about to publish a brand new food section with tips about restaurant, street food and so on! Cheers ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Cindy Ferguson

    What is the meaning of the tossing of flowers in the Fountain of the Old Boat at the bottom of the Spanish Steps? We were there in May and wondered what the flowers signify?

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  6. George Collins

    Hello Gaia,
    We were planning to visit in April but now looks like mid to late September. What is the best season to see the Tivoli gardens? Is there a “bad” time?
    Thanks, GC

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    • Gaia Al Mudarris

      Ciao George,
      there is no “bad” time to visit Tivoli. For sure spring and early summer are the busiest time of the year where the most tourist come to Rome and surrounding areas.
      The best time to visit Tivoli is probably between the end of September and October. If I were you I would avoid November due to the rain. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. Eric

    Hello,
    I am interested in touring the Via Triumphalis in February 2019. I know tickets are not available yet for those dates, but when researching on the Vatican’s official ticket website, it shows that there is no availability for Guided Tours for Individuals from November through January. I have tried changing the language, adding the Vatican Gardens or the Museum, all to no avail. They do show availability for Guided Tours for Groups, but it appears they only have one time slot per day for this. Do you know if tickets for individuals will become available for February, or should I just keep checking their website. I appreciate any insight you might have about this. Thank you for your consideration and time.

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  8. Shainna

    Hello,
    I am interested in finding out more about how to visit the Vatican Gardens. When can the gardens be visited during the year? How do I purchase tickets at the site? Is it okay to visit during the winter or very early spring? Thank you for helping me make trip decisions!

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  9. Maria Ostenfeld-Rosenthal

    Buongiorno ๐Ÿ™‚
    I am visiting Rome this May again. – for the 7th time โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
    As a catholic and a Franciscan I would love to visit the Ara Coeli Basilica. However, this time I need a wheelchair, since I have an injured ๐Ÿฆถ:-/
    I have seen you can enter the Basilica with a wheelchair. However, the basilica is very big – where do I find the entrance for wheelchairs?
    Buona giornata,
    Maria

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  10. Isabella Stimac

    Hi I was wondering how accessible the Vatican Necropolis is. My grandmother would like to visit and I just need to know if there are alot of stairs or difficult walking conditions

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    • Gaia Al Mudarris

      Dear Isabelle,
      if you refer to the Necropolis of Via Triumphalis under the Vatican I’d say there are just a few steps.
      But if you are talking about St. Peter’s tomb, I would not suggest it to people with walking difficulties. The pavements is uneven and there’s a long underground walk through really narrow passages.

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  11. Mandy Shepherd

    Hi, can you please confirm the opening times for Villa D’este on Monday April 22, 2019. Their site says it’s closed Monday mornings but various tour companies are stating their tours will start at 8:30am. We’re actually staying near the Roma Termini so I’m considering catching the train out but am unsure how long we’ll have at the gardens during the afternoon
    Thank you!

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    • Gaia Al Mudarris

      Hello Mandy,
      Villa D’Este in Tivoli is closed on Monday mornings. The site is accessible in the afternoon starting 14:00; last entrance is 18:45 but only to visit the palace, because the gardens close at 18:00. My advice is to try to be at Villa d’Este not later than 16:00 to make sure you’ll have all the time to see both the palace and the gardens at your own pace.
      I hope this was helpful! Cheers ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. Mandy Shepherd

    That’s really helpful, thanks so much Gaia!!

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  13. MARILYN WELCH

    Hello, I would like to ask where are the wheelchair ramps to enter the Basicila Santa Maria de Popolo? Also, are there elevators to view the art work on different levels if it is necessary to do so? We are planning to visit in June and my husband has an electric scooter. It folds into a roll up suitcase size.
    Thank you in advance for your reply.
    Marilyn Welch

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  14. Robert Doherty

    I am visiting Rome in summer 2019….what are the Sunday Mass times for Santa Maria in Aracoeli church?

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    • Gaia Al Mudarris

      Dear Robert,
      Holidays and Sunday: 8:00 – 12:00
      Weekdays: 8:00

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