My partner and I wish to visit a Rome. My budget can be stretched but my partner does not want to spend over £450 each. So we don't know whether to go for 3 days as we don't know if that gives us enough time, maximum is 4 days end of May/beginning of June. This would be my first visit. I love shopping for souvenirs, not clothes as I'm rather large and fashion doesn't seem to do large. I love Ancient Roman history, well the military and gladiatorial part anyway. I'm not interested in museums as such. I would like to visit the Vatican but not stay near there.
I suffer from panic attacks and agoraphobia so the less lengthy travelling about, the less stress for me as would be shorter walks as the hotel would become my 'safety zone'. So if the hotel is near shops, eateries, bars then it would be better for me.
I obviously want to visit the major attractions especially the Colosseum, Vatican and Trevi Fountain.
If you feel Rome is not for me, please don't hesitate on telling me so as long as you are polite.
Thanking everyone in advance.
Regarding hotels, I admit I like being pampered but understand that this is Rome and that rooms will be small, views etc limited with our budget. However I don't want to feel like I'm in a hostel as some hotels in Rome have been described on this site!
PS I have done a lot of research but there really aren't sections specially for people with panic disorder obviously which is why I'm asking real people, normal folk like me, for advice !