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1st time in Italy - 7 days - Possible Athens - Need advice/comments!!!

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I am planning my first ever trip to Rome and will be there from October 27th until November 2nd with a return flight home on the 3rd of this year. I have ideas of what and when I'd like to see and do but I have lots of questions too! Any comments/suggestions would be greatly appreciated on the following plans/ideas. First off here is an idea of my rough itinerary:
Day 1 (arrival): Trevi, Spanish steps, capuchin crypt and quite possibly the national museum near termini
Day 2: tour of colluseum (am guided to include underground and 3rd tier as well as forum and Palentine hill); afternoon walking tour (love & death with through eternity)
Day 4: Vatican City. Have left all day for this as my arrival will be a prepurchased ticket for between 10-11am
Day 5: day trip leaving on earliest train possible to Venice (this is a must for me). Any suggestions as I have not planned anything other that walking around?
Day 6: mid morning flight to Athens. Will arrive at 2pm. Hoping to see acropolis museum as the Parthenon, etc will close earlier
Day 7: morning exploring acropolis, possible stop at national museum. 4:30 flight back to Rome. Evening strolling around in Rome
Day 8: half day Ostia antica OR Hardians villa OR appian way

Questions:
1.) am I being silly to toss in a jaunt to Athens with such a limited amount of time? I thought it would be a good option given the holiday (see #2). I'm also a person that generally likes castles so I was worried I'd run out of things to do in Rome after the "major" attractions!
2.) to what extent is All Saints Day going to effect closures of tourist related sites (other than the Vatican obviously!) and cause travel issues?
3.) just how sporadic/erratic are closures in Greece? With such a short amount of time if hate to feel as though I "wasted" it if things are randomly closed that we're supposed to be open.
4.) is 3 days time enough to appreciate Rome and its main sights?
5.) any experience with "through eternity" or "viator" tours?

Any and all ideas, suggestions, itineraries, etc are welcomed! The only things I am non negotiable on are Monday for Vatican City and a day trip to Venice. Everything else can be tweaked!

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