Arrival - Colosseum, a glimpse of the Forum, Palatine and Circus Maximus, piazza Venezia and on to Trastevere for dinner.
A proper visit to the Colosseum and the Forum Romanum, as well as the palace ruins on the Palatine. Oh, and the Pantheon. How's that for highlights?
St. Peter's and from Vatican City to the Castel Sant'Angelo. Across the river and up onto hill behind Trastevere to enjoy a view of the city. Down into Trastevere to have a look at Santa Maria in Trastevere and then for an ice cream on the Tiber island.
Piazza di Spagna, Piazza del Popolo, up the hill to the parks surrounding Villa Borghese, then across town back to the monument of Victor Emmanuel II and onto Cavour for drinks with family.
Piazza Navona, Campo dè Fiori, having our vintage portrait taken by Borik near the Pantheon, followed by the best ice cream in town on a corner of Piazza del Gesù.
Santa Maria degli Angeli in the Terme di Diocleziano, Piazza Repubblica and then towards Santa Maria Maggiore. Back to Piazza del Popolo for the best take-away pizza in the Via di Ripetta (just off the Piazza). Past the mausoleum of August and then through Via dei Condotti with its extravagant shops to catch the metro to Santa Maria della Vittoria. Over the Via del Viminale towards St. Pietro in Vincoli and then for a peak at the forums from the Via dei Fori Imperiali.
A visit to the Casa dell'Architettura and the Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, then back towards Termini through the Via Merulana and Via Goberti to catch our flight home.