My husband and I are spending 3 days in Rome sometime between March 27-April 1 2010. We are coming from NYC.
I believe it is Holy Week, and I wondered if there is any advice anyone can give us in terms of what to avoid or be sure to see while we are there.
I was hoping to see the Sistene Chapel and areas of the Vatican, but I am imagining this will be close to impossible without standing in lines all day and being surrounded by throngs of people. We get anough of that living in NYC and was hoping to have a more intimate experience of the city.
Looking for off-the-beaten path ideas, any tips for Vatican trip without the long lines, etc. Thank you!