We actually had 5 days in Rome but the first and last are only partial because of travelling, so we had 3 full days (Sun - Tue). We used 'Real Rome Tours' for 2 morning trips. Sunday is a great day to see the Colosseum as the main road leading to it is closed. Ferdinando was our guide and he was excellent in every way especially for this tour of ancient Rome as he has a Phd in archaeology so covered the history but also construction and loads of other stuff. Just brilliant! If you can, get him for this tour. We wandered back stopping at other great sights.
Mon was Vatican, and again very knowledgeable guide with loads of expertise and information.
Real Rome Tours are a bit pricey but I would recommend them for the tours we had. For the rest of the time we did all the sights wandering around with guide book in hand.
The sights in the centre of Rome can easily be walked to as long as your are reasonably fit, but your feet really do ache after 8 hours a day! But worth it.
Also I would definitely recommend going in November, might be a bit rainy, but it must be packed in the summer. Was still busy but not too bad. And if you come from north Europe (UK) it is actually quite warm!! Just take a waterproof coat and mini umbrella.
Restaurants are pricey, and I thought especially the wine, but it is a capital city, and quality was very good. So don't worry about the cost, just pay a bit more and enjoy the food and atmosphere.
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March 24, 2013
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I am very glad that you enjoyed your tours with us. Thanks also for the helpful information you have included for future visitors, as they are really great tips that I fully endorse to readers of this review.
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Thanks once again for your kind review, it really is very much appreciated, and is a great help to other visitors, as well as ourselves.
I hope we will see you again in Rome sometime in the future.
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