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7.5 hour layover in Rome - possible to do any sightseeing?
« on: January 03, 2017, 10:57:16 AM »
Is it possible to do any sightseeing with a layover in FCO for 7 hours and 25 minutes with the flight landing at 8:05 AM and the connection departing at 3:30 PM (without risking missing the connection)?

No kids, just 2 adults.

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Re: 7.5 hour layover in Rome - possible to do any sightseeing?
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2017, 11:04:33 AM »
I would.
time how long it takes you from the airport to your destination
then give yourself double
You'll prob end up with a 9am-12pm or 12:30pm
day

use google maps layout what you plan to do.
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Re: 7.5 hour layover in Rome - possible to do any sightseeing?
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2017, 11:05:32 AM »
Any suggestions of what's good to see with only 3 hours of time in the morning hours?

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Re: 7.5 hour layover in Rome - possible to do any sightseeing?
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2017, 11:12:58 AM »
Coliseum and its surrounding area, vatican city (if allowed...), jewish synagogue is marvelous. Otherwise its just like any other European City, boring and overrun by graffiti :P

You should definitely leave the airport.

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Re: 7.5 hour layover in Rome - possible to do any sightseeing?
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2017, 11:22:39 AM »
I am not an expert flyer but that doesn't sound like a ton of time ... Coliseum is cool but is best with a tour, if you can squeeze that in its a good call. I don't think you have enough time for vatican/sistine chapel... If you want you can keep it simple - walk around rome there are probably some free audio walking tour apps, and see a cpl things like the trevi fountain, spanish steps, pantheon and just general culture. Maybe uber over to Baghetto dairy for a bite.

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Re: 7.5 hour layover in Rome - possible to do any sightseeing?
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2017, 12:01:24 PM »
Just ran 3 destinations into Google:

Collesium - 35 min ride
Trevi Fountain - 45 min ride
Shul/Ghetto- 35 mins

So, if you want to be in airport 1.5-2 hours before, you'd need to leave wherever you are by 1pm latest.

If you assume 30 mins to get through airport, you can be in town by 9:30. For 3+ hours, I say do it if you've never been to Rome.