We booked the Vatican Night tour at 7 pm, 19:00. I thought we'd visit St. Peter's Basilica that afternoon, have a bite to eat somewhere, then go to the Night tour. I've read that the Pont Sant'Angelo is beautiful at night, so maybe we could walk there afterward? I don't have a good idea yet of how far it might be to walk back to our hotel, the Hotel Rosetta, which is very near the Colosseum and Forum....but I suppose we could get a taxi if we are tired of walking after our tours?
What time should we plan on going to St. Peter's that afternoon in order to have time to see it and to eat?
If we could happen to be able to get tickets for the Scavi tour, do you think that would be advisable to do on the same day?
Where would be a good place to eat prior to the Vatican tour? (reasonable price, good food, not upscale but where we could rest our feet for a bit) Another post I read mentioned Sorpasso, Romeo, and Pizzarium, but I don't know if those were near the Vatican or near the OP's hotel.