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How many ruins to visit?

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If we try to visit the Coloseum, Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Hadrian's Villa in one visit over a few days is that considered ruin overload? Which do you consider the most valuable use of limited time and which do you recommend can wait for another visit? The Coloseum is a must for us for a first time visit to Rome. What else? Should we make a side trip to see Hadrian's Villa or is that too much?

We plan on spending some time in Sorrento to visit Pompeii. Should we also include Herculaneum on a different day?

Thanks in advance.

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