Rome is outstanding!!! The history and beauty that is in Rome is unparalleled. Again, we booked a private car and guide via www.italianhighlights.com and they were outstanding. Our guide, Helene, was able to take us through all the highlights of Rome including the Colisseum, the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, and much more. She knew when to go where and we never had to wait in line for more than a few minutes to do anything. Again, the advantage of having a private car to drop you off where you need to be and a knowledgeable guide is invaluable to ensure you make the most of your time. Our guide, Helene, was so wonderful and again ensured that our daughters were enjoying themselves and kept them interested in what she was showing them. She really took the time and made the effort to ensure that we saw what we came to see and got a good taste of Rome - we want to go back and see more!!! There are no words to adequately describe the works of art in the Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica. The Colisseum is awe inspiring. Again, as I recommended in Florence, the best bang for your buck is a private car/guide and do your research to get the best deal - the company we used was excellent and much more cost effective than the cruise line offered tours.