Cerchio Travel – Rome, Italy

Ciao Roma!

The recommendations are based on my visits to Italy and the hospitality I was shown by the proprietors. Many of them are my cousins, so remember to say Vincenzo from Cincinnati said “Ciao” when you visit!

ChefChierchia Youtube Channel contains converted 8 mm films of Amalfi, Felitto, Rome and other cities and villages in Italy.

Rome Metro (ATAC) Network

There are three lines: A, B, and C covering the City of Rome. Lines A & B meet at Termini Station which is the center of the bus, metro, and railways.

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With Tap & Go your ticket is in your wallet! With a contactless credit, debit or prepaid card that shows the contactless symbol you don’t need a paper ticket for buses, trams, trolleys, and metro lines. You may also be able to use your NFC-enabled devices (smartphones, smartwatches, wearables) if you have payment setup on the device. No need to register for ATAC unless you want an account to track your travels.

You will tap your card or device to the reader and be charged the going rate for your ticket. Each time you board or pass a turnstile, you need to tap before you go. Taps made to change between different means of transport (bus-metro/railway, metro/railway-bus and bus-bus), if made within the validity period of the ticket (100 minutes), are considered as one single tap and there will be no further charge.



If you plan on spending two to three days in Rome, and will be visiting museums and archeological sites, a Roma Pass may be your ticket.

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Need Help with Luggage?

Bags Free Luggage Storage is located in Rome Termini, in Via Castro Pretorio 32, only 180 meters from Termini Station Platform 1.

You can store your luggage there, or they can transport it for you to Rome Stations, Ciampino and Fiumicino Airport, Civitavecchia Port, at the time and day you will indicate us. Rates start a €5 per bag.

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Places to Eat in Rome

Trattoria Veccia Roma
Via Ferruccio, 12b / c 00185 Rome
Reservations are required. Contact me and I can call and make one for you.

Amalfi Ristorante Pizzeria
Via dei Gracchi, 12 00192 Roma
A good place to eat when you are visiting the Vatican. Just a short walk away.

Pasticceria Sal De Riso in Roma
Via di Santa Costanza, 29/31 00183 Roma

VyTA | A window on Piazza Farnese (vytafarnese.it)
This is their location with a view. Via Dei Baullari 106 – 00186 Rome
They also have bistros in the train stations in Florence, Rome, and Naples.

Italian Culture: Customs & Etiquettes | Fodor’s Travel Guide (fodors.com)

Video Highlights

Inside the Vatican – PBS

Trusted Transportation

Visiting the Amalfi Coast?

Owed by the cousin of Vince Cerchio. Provides transportation from to/from Amalfi and along the Amalfi Coast, including pickup in Rome.
Call +39 338-446-0303
 or email mimmotaxi@tiscali.it

Places to Stay 

As a concierge travel planner, I can help you plan an unforgettable trip and make bookings at hotels that fit your budget and meet your dreams.

Hotel President: a 4-star hotel in the historic center of Rome

Class, luxury and functionality are what represents Best Western Hotel President 4-star hotel, the ideal place for your stay in Rome near the Termini railway station and in the heart of its enchanting historic centre.

Situated in the core of the Eternal City, placed near the Basilica of St. John Lateranthe Colosseum, the spectacular Domus Aurea, and few steps away from the shopping area, the hotel is housed in a stately and elegant modern building.

A few metres from the hotel, here is the Metro A subway line and several public transportations stops to ensure you a fast and functional link with the rest of the City, for a comfortable permanence in complete freedom and independence.

Line A (Orange)

Line A runs from the northwest to southeast, from Battistini to Anagnina. The most important stops are the following:

Sites to Visit

Vatican: Museums & Sistine Chapel

Enjoy a comprehensive tour of the Vatican City and see some of the highlights from the papal collection in the miles of galleries that form the Vatican Museums.

Take a stirring journey through art and religious history with skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Avoid the long ticket lines and then enjoy your visit at your own pace.  Wander through the Greek Cross Gallery to see elaborately-carved sarcophagi that might just contain the earthly remains of some of antiquity’s famous kings and queens.

Peek at the Cabinet of the Masks, or tour the Sala degli Animali to see a virtual menagerie of fantastic beasts, real and imagined. Walk the Upper Galleries, including the Gallery of Maps, to see how cartographers depicted the world through the ages.

See masterpieces by Renaissance masters in the Raphael Rooms, and rest for a while in the Borgia Apartments. Then, it’s time to marvel at Michelangelo’s exquisite Sistine Chapel, the crown jewel of the Vatican, and perhaps even of all the world’s art treasures.

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