Catacombs were great but only 30 minutes there. The rest of the 8 hour day was spent on bus going to lunch and then again on bus to Pope's summer home. Interesting but definitely way too much time on the bus and too little at Catacombs.
Picked up a port. 1 hr drive to Rome. Only 7 of us so it was relaxing not rushed.
The only place that was hot and crowded was Vatican museum. The colosseum is very large and crowded. You could spend lots of time there if you have it. We didn't. Buy your tickets before you leave home.vatican also.
Booked this tour and got see the crypts and catacombs inside one of the churches - you are not allowed to take photos but seeing all those human bones and how they have the ceiling and walls all decorated with them is quite spooky and then we toured the 3 levels down under one of the churches and we saw such history in the city of Rome
After a fairly long bus ride in heavy traffic we entered Rome and went to the Catacombs for a guided tour which was very enlightening. We then went out to the country side to a little hill top town which is home to the Pope's summer palace. From there to a "farm" where we had lunch. Except for the long time on the bus, the tour was very good.
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