Ive heard many people grumble that Rome is a waste of a day on a cruise because of traffic and congestion and too much to see in one day, but I still have to cram as much in as I possibly can.
SO how much can one humanly see in one day??
I have no clue of the scale (in mileage) of Rome. How far are things away from each other?
I know what I want to do but I have no clue if it is within the realm of possibility.
I am thinking of doing the "Rome on Your Own" thingy with the cruise line where they just drive you in and drop you off for 9 hours. I think for some reason (not sure what I am basing this on) that they drop you off in Vatican City. I would like to start there and see St Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel. I would like to see some of the other pieces in the Vatican Museums but i dont feel the need to spend hours in there.
From there I would like to walk towards the Colosseum via the Pantheon. See that and then move on to the Colosseum and see that and the environs. Then make our way back, hopefully in time to catch our bus back to the ship.
I dont particularly care about shopping other than to get a couple postcards.
So is this humanly possible? Looking at a map of Rome I feel like we are totally going to get ourselves lost. Am I off my rocker thinking that we can do this?? Im beginning to think I am. ;-)