Jessica Wassmer

Italy

Getting There

With the help of http://www.expedia.com/ I found cars with in the rome area. I chose the "mini' with 20$ daily 358$ total. Flying on May 11th then coming back on the 18th http://www.kayak.com/flights/DEN-ROM/2014-05-11/2014-05-18.

Where to Stay

Going to Rome, and staying at the Hotel de Russie. Hotel de Russie is a family friendly five-star hotel. Located in the heart of Rome. "A poet Jean Cocteau described the hotel as, "Paradise On Earth."The De Russie is well-located directly off the Piazza del Popolo and the Villa Borghese gardens. According to http://www.lhw.com/hotel/Rocco-Forte-Hotel-de-Russie-Rome-Italy Hotel de Russsie is one of the most famous 5 star hotel in Rome.

Activities

These days the beautiful Trevi Fountain is also a piggy bank, thanks to all the loose change that tourists fling into the water as they make a wish. It's one of the conduit that supplied water to ancient Rome. It is one of the most famous fountains in the world. Gardens of the Villa Borghese, the city's most central public park.Thwe Villa Borhese was orginially a vineyard. But later a nephew of pope 'Paul V transformed it imto a park.
Where you'll discover the green tree-filled expanse of the Villa Pamphili Park.

http://www.aviewoncities.com/rome/villaborghese.htm

Culture/History

Rome's greatness grew out of its imperial program of conquering others and establishing colonies. Life in ancient Rome revolved around the city of Rome, its monumental buildings such as the Colosseum. The culture of ancient Rome existed throughout the almost 1200-year history. In ancient Rome, gladiators fought, often to the death, to entertain crowds of spectators.

Problems/Solutions

A few of many problems tha may come while traveling are :

1.) Weather.

2.) Getting Sick.
3.) Missing Papers.

The solutions to these problems would be :

1.) Plan ahead, bring a jacket, long sleeves and jeans, even if you're going somewhere warm.

2.) If you have allergies bring you medecine, even if you not planning on using it.

3.) Copy your passport/credit cards numbers just incase you misplace the impotant papers.

Conclusion/Reflection

The experience of Rome, Italy, walking in the Colosseum. Seeing the Trevi fountain, just the excitment of all the pretty buildings. But after a 'long' trip in Rome, Its good to be back home!

About the Traveler

I've never been out of the USA, I've been to Florida, California and many other states. Someday, I wish to go to Italy and visit all of the cities, not just Rome.