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4 days in Rome

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Hi all. Hoping you can give me some ideas. We have a trip to Europe starting with Rome. We arrived there on Sept 5. We are taking a 7 day tour with Trafalgar : ROME-VENICE-LAKE GARDA-PISA-FLORENCE-ROME but our tour start on Sept 9 afternoon which means that we have 5 days on our own. Because we have a tour, I dont realty want to go to places in Rome that we will be covering in the tour. This is what the ROME segment covers.

"Your included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist begins at the Vatican Museums. Trafalgar has priority early access as an official partner of the Vatican Museums allowing entry before other Tour Operators and the general public. Admire Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel when it is less crowded and more peaceful. Later visit St. Peter's Basilica to see the famous Pietà. Your tour continues in ancient Rome. Visit inside the impressive Colosseum. View the ancient sites of Rome and see the Circus Maximus, where chariot races were once held. There's time afterwards to explore the city on your own, or simply relax and watch the world go by".

Any ideas/thoughts please how we can spend the 5 days before the tour. This is our first time!

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