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perfecting 4 day rome itinerary

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Hi everyone! After planning my high-level 12 day italian itinerary this coming september [which includes Rome - 4 days // Positano + Amalfi coast - 2.5 days // the Tuscan countryside - 3.5 days // and Venice - 3 days], I am now researching and planning at a more detailed level... starting with rome! Please help me perfect my itinerary with any helpful suggestions & comments regarding feasibility, balance of R&R and sightseeing, logistics, etc. BTW, we rented an apartment on Via del Collegio Capranica.

DAY 1 - TUESDAY, SEP 14 - 8:25 AM arrival from JFK to FCO
FOCUS - Central Rome
AFTERNOON - Trevi Fountain, Piazza della Rotunda, Piazza della Minerva, Piazza Navona, Campo di Fiori
SUNSET - Walk along Tiber River **Ponte Umberto I**
GOOD EATS - Lunch @ Armando Al Pantheon, Dinner @ Checchino dal 1887

DAY 2 - WEDNESDAY, SEP 15
FOCUS - Ancient Rome
MORNING - Colosseum, Roman Forum
AFTERNOON - Capitoline Hill & Museum, Palantine Hill, San Clemente, Piazza Campidoglio, Jewish Ghetto [if time allows]
SUNSET - cocktails/wine @ Hotel FortySeven's Terrace
GOOD EATS - Lunch @ Trattoria Monti, Dinner @ La Piazetta

DAY 13 - THURSDAY, SEP 16
FOCUS - Vatican City
MORNING - 8:00 AM - Climb to the dome of St. Peter's Basilicia [better light in morning or afternoon?]
9:00AM - 2.5 hour Vatican Museum and Sistene Chapel Tour with LivItaly
AFTERNOON - 1:45 confirmed Scavi Tour
3:30PM[ish] - Explore St. Peter's Basilica, climb to dome if not done in the morning
SUNSET - Castel San Angelo [nice views from the roof]
GOOD EATS - Lunch @ Pizzarium, Dinner @ Il Convivio or Vecchia Locanda? or possibly go to the market and prepare dinner @ apartment if kitchen/tools allow us to?

DAY 14 - FRIDAY, SEP 17
FOCUS - Spanish Steps + Borghese + Trastevere
MORNING - Spanish Steps
AFTERNOON - Borghese Gallery & Gardens, Piazza del Poppolo
SUNSET - Wine & Cheese Picnic @ Giancolo
GOOD EATS - Lunch @ Palatium, Dinner @ Antico Arco

I am looking forward to your feedback! :)

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