1) I just purchased tickets to the Forum / Palatine - they are "open tickets" we could use Sunday May 3 or Monday May 4.
2) I had seen that there was no "free admission day" for the Colosseum around that time. But when I clicked for the "house of Agustus", "house of Livia", think of May 3, I found that they weren't available - I assume its a free day and the SUPER sites are closed on free days.
3) FINE - we'll go on Monday (while two friends will be in the Colosseum and then they'll join us)
The Domus Transitoria was available (open) for Monday, so I reserved 4 spots for Monday (us and the friends).
Our AirBnb is very nearby.
I'm wondering if any of you have been to a free day at the Forum / Palatine (during almost-busy-season) and have a feel for how fast it gets crowded?
We could easily see some of it on the free day (Sunday super early?) and then come back, using our tickets another day. Or should we just plan to go elsewhere on the free day?
P.S. we have a Vatican Tour scheduled for Tuesday AM, so that day's big activity is allotted.