My mother & I are going to Rome this month from Wed 19 (landing at 3 pm) to Fri 21 (taking off at 10:35 am), we'll be flying in and out of Ciampino airport.
Does anyone have any recommendations?
We only have one full day in Rome but we don't want to rush and try to see everything without enjoying it. I have two things on my must-see list right now : the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain. We love to walk/shop. We are not Catholic and are not really interested in the Vatican or museums.
We booked a B&B (A casa di Getta). Is the neighbourhood safe at night? We plan to stay out in the center and take the last buses/tram to go back to the hotel.
Right now, this is our schedule :
15:00 : take a cab to our hotel instead of Terravision or Atral bus to save time. Fixed price of 30 euros from Ciampino.
16:30 : buy bus tickets at a local shop (should we get day passes or is it not worth it?)
17:00 : go to Piazza Di Spagna & Trevi fountain at night. Do some window shopping (I want to go to Tiffany's). Have dinner/gelato.
08:00 : breakfast, bus to termini then colosseum*
09:00-10:30 : wait in the queue, visit of the colosseum
10:30-11:45 : walk & visit of the Roman forum
11:45-12:05 : walk to the Capitoline Hill
12:05-12:40 : I'm torn between going to Vittorio Emmanuel II for the view or straight to the Pantheon
12:40-13:40 : probably lunch wherever we are
Afternoon : Trévi fountain during the day, Piazza del Popolo, Piazza Navona just walking downtown and shopping** at Via Del Corso and maybe Cola Di Rienzo.
Then dinner either in the center or near our hotel.
Fri 21 :
8:00-8:30 : breakfast at the hotel/check-out
8:30 : either taxi or bus from Termini to Ciampino
*The Colosseum is open from 9:00 to 19:00 in September. Do you think we have enough time to see it on the first day (it must be gorgeous at night) or we shouln't bother and go first thing the next morning? on the website it's written : "Price of entry: € 9,00 + 3,00 for shown supplement (€ 4,50 + 3,00 for European Union citizens from 18 and 24 age)". What is the "shown supplement". I'm 21 so it's going to cost me 7,5€ and 12€ for my mother right?
**Any advice on shopping? I like cosmetics (but there's already a Kiko in my town)