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Please critique my 5 day Rome Itinerary

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Day 1 (Saturday):
- Arrive at Airport
- Take taxi / metro / bus to Westin Hotel
- Check into Hotel
- Visit Villa Borghese
o Stroll (walk identified in Fodors book?)
o Pincio: Park with best views of the City
- Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna)
o Via Condotti (purse shops)
- Visit Trevi Fountain (Fontana del Tritone)
o See during the day & at night

Day 2 (Sunday):
Vatican City
- Vatican Museum / Sistine Chapel
o Closed on Sundays EXCEPT Last Sunday of the month
- Scavi Tour??
- St. Peter’s Basilica
o Go into Dome for amazing views
o Go to Gift Shop for stamps and gifts
- St. Peter’s Square
o Area not best for dining options
o Old Bridge – Via Bastioni di Michelangelo 5, near St. Peter’s Square (Gelato’s)
o Papal Blessing (Wednesdays and Sundays)
- Castel Sant’ Angelo

Day 3 (Monday):
Central Rome
- Pantheon
o Café on Piazza della Rotanda
o Giolitti – Via degli Uffici del Vicario 40 (Gelatos)
- Via Giulia
o “most beautiful street in Rome”
- Piazza Campo de’ Fiori
o Fruit market
o Shopping areas
- Piazza Navona???

Day 4 (Tuesday):
Ancient Rome
- Start at and tour Colosseum (buy tickets online)
- Walk through the Forum (Foro Romano)
o Start at Arch of Constantine
o Palatino Hill (Monte Palatino)
 Gardens
o Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta on Aventine Hill
 For best view of Rome
 located South of Colosseum
 Left of the church of Santa Sabina and to the end of the piazza
 Look through key hole of the door (no. 3) of the Priory of the Knights of Malta
o Piazza del Campidoglio
o Rostum
o End at Fori Imperiali
- San Clemente???

Day 5 (Wednesday):
Northern Rome
- Piazza del Popolo
o Santa Marie del Popolo
- Day Trip
o Tivoli’s Villa D’Este
- Trastevere
- Pincio Gardens (picnic for sunset)
- Villa Borghese and / or Trevi Fountain (for last visit)

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