We are a family of 4 (kids 11 and 13) visiting Rome for 7 nights from Sept 18. I am attempting to schedule things for the first few days as we will be with extended family for the later part. We will be staying relatively near the Colosseum (think Milano is closest stop)
When we arrive on Sept 18, we will probably just walk around and see the neighbourhood, have to narrow down those plans a little. So I was looking at Colosseum etc on Thursday, Vatican Museum Friday night and Ostia Antica on Saturday.
I'm trying to figure out my Colosseum plans, which to see first Colosseum or Forum/Palatine Hill, what time of day to go, whether I should see everything on Thursday or to save some for Friday morning. Then I started wondering if I should add the underground tour and if so when to do that and how that would impact my touring plans and the way I get my tickets. Is the tour worth it? Can you just book the tour part and buy tickets on site if you want to see the Forum before the tour. Then I notice that Underground tours are only on the schedule until August 31 and past years should it could be a while before the 2nd half of September is added. Any thoughts or suggestions?