By now the regulars might know my story...my 11 yr old son broke his leg 2 1/2 wks ago, forcing us to cancel our long-planned trip to Italy for this week. I am currently rebooking our trip for mid April, when the dr says he will be in a walking boot and full weight bearing.
Being a mom I am trying to plan for every event and since Rome is the beginning of our trip, i am trying to limit the amount of unnecessary walking/standing in order to allow him to walk and stand for the fun stuff! We'll be taking more taxis and more breaks, I expect, but we won't know exactly how he's doing until we get there!
We are taking a Context tour at 2pm on a Monday. 3 hour family private tour, wheelchair already reserved for the long hallways. We don't have to do the wheelchair route specifically bc he'll be able to get up for stairs etc, but once again, limiting walking if we need to is the main idea.
St. Peter's is not included, and originally we had planned to go through the tour door after the Sistine chapel and do the Basilica on our own at the end.
Context explained that in this scenario, someone would have to go back to the entrance and return the chair if he uses it the whole time! Is it really 30 min? So the rest of us would wait an hour if my husband ran back with it?
Our other option is to go to the Basilica on our own a different day, but I don't want him to have to stand in line for 20-30 minutes+. Our first day, a Saturday, we land at FCO at 8:30 am and have nothing planned specifically for the whole day except perhaps the 110 bus whole route (no hopping on and off, just using it for a tour and a first look at the city). I think I've seen that lines a St. Peter's are short by 4:00ish - should we try to go the first day late afternoon?
Quick last question, can you see the line from the 110 bus stop? If we saw no line during our tour, maybe we would hop off I guess?
Thanks and I apologize for the length I was trying to be thorough :)