My husband and I (Americans, ages 70 and 57) are spending 5 days in Rome prior to a cruise. We have never been to Rome, and have booked up a B&B in the Trastevere neighborhood. We prefer to stay in less touristy areas, and this one has a tram stop directly in front of the B&B, making public transport easy for us.
Our dates our Jan 3-8, which I now realize includes a holiday. The bigger problem for us is that neither of us can manage stairs well (knee problems for both, I'm afraid) and my husband can only walk shorter distances and cannot stand for long periods of time.
I am trying to figure out what we can easily see and do while we are in Rome. The Vatican will be no problem, I think, as they will lend us a wheelchair.
But the rest of it is giving me pause. And (I know it sounds blasphemous) but we both get bored with museums, churches and historic sites that barely have walls anymore. We feel no need to see every single attraction listed in the tour guides. When we travel, we typically spend time in local cafe's, street markets, arboretums, and unusual sites (for example, the Capuchini Bone Chapel sound fascinating). We like to see some of the sites, but enjoy more of the 'tasting and feeling' of the area (in fact, we mostly avoid traveling to BIG cities anymore, preferring smaller cities or towns). A day trip out of Rome is certainly something we would consider.
So, thinking about our interests and physical limitations, I am hoping someone can make some suggestions. Thank you in advance.