Yes, seriously! I mean it.
Especially if you are a first time tourist in this city and have limited time on hand to explore the colossal and historic magnificence of Rome and Vatican City. I will admit, I have never been as enchanted by any city I have been to so far as much as I have with Rome. Indeed it deserves several visits or even better a short stay if life permits.
Let me show you through the following pictures the main highlights of the city along with comments below each highlighting money and time saving tips.
click on any image below to view large size slideshow and my tips & commentary
Because I was in Rome only for 9 hours as part of port of call of cruise ship, it was a rush job getting through so much. The port town of Civitavecchia is located 1.5 hours away from Rome so that gives you only about 6 hours of time for tours after taking off commute time. I would not recommend doing a rush tour of Rome by yourself. I used the service of privatetourinitaly.com for all three port of call shore excursions in Italy during the cruise. I highly recommend their service.
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