We will be arriving in Rome for one night on a friday in August at the end of our cruise and staying in a hotel near the Vatican museums. We currently have a reservation to meet our Romecabs driver for 8 AM.
2 quick questions:
1) Have seen a couple of conflicting reports of how long it actually takes to get to Rome from Civitavecchia. I know there are variables like traffic, but can someone give us an approx. time driving? Again, our hotel is a 5 min. walk nw of the Vatican museums.
2) We were thinking of doing the Vatican in the afternoon, possibly getting tickets for the museums at 2:30 to avoid some crowds. Would it be better to tour the basilica before then or after then? (We won't have a tour, so I assume we can't take the shortcut)