I need some help with my itinerary in Rome. We will be in Rome august 1 till August 6. I am travelling with my family incl 3 kids (18,15,11) and my parents. My mom has a hard time walking and I would like to find a guide who could maybe help us for 2 half days to visit sites and pass the lines. .
1. Can anyone recommend a local guide for the forum and the Vatican, who would allow us to pass the lines and make it exciting for my 11 year old as well as my my mom who is 70 years old
2. Are roma passes a good idea if we book guides?
3. Are taxis easy to catch or should we hire a local guide with a car or rent a car when we visit the sites with a local guide.
3. Please comment on my Itinerary
day 1 we arrive around 6pm, so walk Spanish steps to ara pacis
day 2 fri coliseum, forum, capitol hill, pantheon, trajan column
day 3 sat Vatican city St. peters basilica dome climb and Vatican museum, borgo district in afternoon
day 4 sun Borghese gallery villa Borghese gardens (bike) rent bicycles there, and all sorts of other vehicles, such as go-karts and two-person or four-person bicycle carts.
day 5 Mon The Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere (three hours)
My girls would probably like some shopping not too expensive. We also like some places of the beaten path. Is the monti neighborhood worthwhile?
Thank you for all your recommendations