Welcome to Passage to Roma
This is the companion site to our Day Tours of Rome - Passage to Roma DVD series.
When we decided to begin creating the entire "Passage To" series, we wanted to go far beyond normal travel videos. We did not want to focus on bars, restaurants and hotels. Instead, we wanted to get into the reasons people visit places...to see things, to learn about them and to make their trips as enjoyable as possible. We hope to answer the questions that people constantly ask. We want to show the sites that are ignored or missed by the casual tourist. We wanted to show how to save both time and money. We believe we are accomplishing all of that. Read the below article on the Day Tours of Rome to learn more about this product.
With this website we hope to provide you with a central point for information about Rome. There is a huge amount of information on the web about this wonderful city, the problem is that it is scattered all over the web. We are trying to put it in one place.
It is not necessary to register for this website, as all areas are freely accessible.
The Library area gives you access to categorized information that you can view or download. These include maps for public transportation, MP3 audio guides, a printable guidebook and official Rome tour brochures.
The GoogleMaps menu provides you with a map of Rome where we have laid out the tours and individual locations. Associated with each location is an MP3 audio description of that location. In the Churches map, we have posted the actual locations of over 60 churches in Rome. We use the word "actual", because in many maps, including Google, the printed locations are sometimes nowhere near the actual location. Each location pin has information on the individual church. On both of these maps you will find a link at the bottom of the map which allows you to open the map up in its own page, to make seeing it much easier.
The Online Video Tours are full-length, but reduced resolution streaming videos for all six tours. These allow you to easily view the tours or even download them to a laptop, netbook or smartphone to play while traveling. Let's face it, traveling around any place you are not familiar with can be a daunting task. We hope to make that much easier.
The Favorite Bus Routes is a direct link to Rome's ATAC busline and metro system. We have picked out our favorite routes for getting around the city and seeing the sites using this excellent, although sometimes confusing, bus system.
The Referrals area is dedicated to those companies and individuals that we have had personal dealings with and wish to highlight them. Many of these companies have decided to sponsor us in our "Art, Architecture and History of the Churches of Rome" video series that is now in production. These are not advertisers and they do not pay for being placed here.
The All Things Roman area is a fun section. Be certain to check on the In Rome Now for constant updates on things going on in the Eternal City.
The Photo Gallery is an ongoing project for photographs in and around Rome.
Please be aware that we are continually building and adding to this site. You will see certain features and functions change, we do this to hopefully make it easier for you to find information. This will take a while, but then Rome wasn't built in a day.
Thank you and we hope you enjoy the both the Rome travel video and this site.