I'm working on an itinerary for my brief visit to Rome. I will arrive mid-afternoon on a Monday and leave Thursday morning. Not much time I know. Really only two days. I plan on spending one day exploring Ancient Rome (Colosseum and surrounding sights)and one day Sacred Rome (Vatican City and surrounding sights).
Thinking about not doing the Vatican Museum this trip. Would that be similar to going to Paris and leaving out the Louvre? I do want to see the Sistine Chapel. Are the two sights connected or can I see one without the other?
Any thoughts. I'm wanting a slower pace on this trip...not so hurried.