I viaggi degli amici

A good way to visit Rome

If you are planning a
trip to Rome and are intending to visit the Vatican and the Colosseum, you
should definitely consider to book a guided tour beforehand. The main benefit
is that you can skip the queue and also gain some interesting background
from your guide, when visiting the sites, that will further enhance
your experience.
Rome is one of those
cities that many people, including me, have on their bucket-list. This is why
me and my friend decided to book a trip to Rome in March 2014. 
Considering that
we would only stay for a limited time, a weekend, we started to investigate the
possibility to explore the main tourist attractions with a guided tour. We found
a website that offered several tours in Rome and
decided to book two tours. One tour to the Vatican including the Vatican museums
and another tour visiting the Colosseum and Romana Forum.

Some days before departure to Rome, we received
information from Viator regarding timing and meeting point. 
The information was
sufficient and it was quite easy to find the location where to meet the guide.
Furthermore, there were also representatives throughout the meeting point that directed
you towards the correct location. 
At the meeting point, the guide provided you
with audio guidance, which were used throughout the tour by the guide to
communicate with the group. 
The guide was very knowledgeable and gave us
background information that enabled us to gain a deeper understanding of the
site and its surroundings. 
This was especially valuable when visiting Forum
Romana, where the guide had brought pictures of how it might have looked like. 
Looking at the ruins it is quite difficult to picture how it might have looked
Another benefit we found was very valuable with attending the tours, was
the fact that you could skip the line. This was especially beneficial when visiting
the Vatican and the Vatican museums. 
Even though we were there early morning
when the museum opened, the queue to enter was already very long and I suspect
you would have easy spent an hour just queuing to enter. And considering that
the total cost for the guided tour did not cost much more than the entrance
fee, we found it definitely worthwhile to spend some extra money in order to
just skip the lines. 
Time is also money and you rather spend your time
exploring and experiencing Rome.

Rome is really equally
as great as they say and I definitely would like to visit it again!

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