Our family of 4 (2 parents, 2 teens) will be in Rome for 3 days before an Eastern Med Cruise. Here is our itinerary with questions if anyone has advice:
1) Thursday, June 27 Arrive Rome FCO 9:30am Pre-arranged car service or taxi to apartment in Campo Di Fiori -- any suggestions for reliable service?
Drop bags and tour the city to get our bearings. Thinking of doing Trevi Fountain and Spanish steps. Any ideas?
2) Friday June 28 Vaitican/St. Peters/Sistine tour. Plan to book semi-private skip the line tour with either Context or RomeWalks. Have also read posts that tell people not to bother doing Vatican tour in late June because of crowds and heat. I know my husband really wants to do this. Trying to decide on 8am tour or afternoon tour.
Need a few ideas for the rest of the day after Vatican tour.
3) Saturday June 29 Colluseum/Forum/Pallatine Hill tour. Will book with same company as above to do a semi-private tour. Any other suggestions for rest of day?
4) Sunday June 30 - travel to Port of Civitavecchia from Campo Di Fiori. Train or private car service?
I'm looking for filler ideas for the afternoons when we're not doing the major site tours. Since we'll have the 2 teens (19 and 16) I don't want to get them "museumed-out" since the cruise will include a lot of museums at the ports as well. Also, any non-touristy restaurant ideas for 3 nights would be very appreciated.