So we've got a trip booked for Rome in a just over a month. Leaving LAX on BA on 2/27, flight to London then a 2.5 hour layover at LHR then a short hop to FCO landing at 16:30 on the 28th. We've already got a few things on the books to do, looking for any additional things to check out while we're there. Our schedule looks like this so far:
Thursday 2/28 - Take the Leonardo express from FCO to Termini station, hop the Metro A line to Ottaviano Station and walk the two blocks to our Air BNB. Check in and then go walk around St. Peters square in the Vatican and get some food before calling it an early night.
Friday 3/1 - Early morning Vatican tour starting at 7:00 to get into the Sistine Chapel before it becomes a zoo. Tour the rest of the Vatican Museum and St. Peters. Should be done around noonish. If the line to the top isnt silly we'll climb to the top of the Dome of St. Peters. Walk over to the Mercato Trionfale and get some snacks and probably call it an early day at the Air BNB.
Saturday 3/2 - Early visit to the Colosseum, then Palatine Hill and the Forum. After the Forum walk to the Altar of the Fatherland and check out the views from the top of the city. From the Altar, just go on a walkabout checking out the sights. Planning on seeing the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain and Spanish steps. By then we'll probably be done and just head back to the Air BNB and rest.
Sunday 3/3 - Heading to the Appia Antica and check out some of the catacombs. If we have time after that we may check out the Castel Sant'Angelo and then just kind of poke around the Prati area or maybe head over to the Piazza del Popolo.
Monday 3/4 - Get up early and catch the Freccerossa high speed train to Naples, then take the Circumvesuviana train to Pompeii. Kill a few hours at Pompeii and then back to Naples. If time allows we're going to head to the Naples National Archaeological Museum and see some of the stuff the locals looted from Pompeii and Herculaneum when they were re-discovered. Taking the Frecciarossa back to Rome at 19:30 and probably grab something to eat on the way back to the flat.
Tuesday 3/5 - Low key day, see anything we didn't have a chance to see that we wanted to on other days.
Wednesday 3/6 - get up early and head to FCO for our flight back home at 11:00.
We've got our schedule pretty laid out, but depending on the weather things may get shuffled a bit. Only things that are laid out in stone right now are the Vatican tour and the day trip to Naples/Pompeii.