Many times, my husband and I have tried to plan a trip from London to Rome but have struggled to do so. The idea of traveling to Rome over the Christmas holidays in London in December came up last night. What we're wondering is, for two people who have a keen interest on seeing and experiencing everything, including a full day in the Vatican, how bad of an idea (I realize this is probably a stupid, stupid question) is it to travel to Rome in December? This is the only time of year we will have extended time off to travel. If it's unwise, I think we'll have to save it for 2015.
Any and all suggestions, including information on what exactly is closed (including public transportation), would be great.
I am unsure of my dates, but I am guessing mid to late December is the time frame we are working with.