Ok, this is an admittedly odd question but am going on a trip next month and the chance came to add a 24 hour layover in Rome rather than a 6 hour layover in another city where we probably couldn't leave the airport.
This is a surprise to my wife and Rome is probably her favorite city in the world so she will be delighted.
Problem is I want to keep it a surprise and we will also have our 4 year old daughter with us.
Lastly it will be August so hot, hot, hot and we may not love Rome some much in August.
Having been there before I am just not sure if I should book something like:
Collesseum tixs, Vatican/St Peters tixs, etc...
Have been to and loved both, cannot do both this 1 day.
I am leaning toward doing the Colesseum again since we did not see the underground area they recently opened up. Do I need to book that tour in advance? Of the under ground area?
If I don't buy tickets in advance is the best plan to still buy tickets at the Palantine Hill for the Colesseum and Forum, we did that last time and it worked out well.
Rough plan would be to that and the Roman Forum again, stay the night at the Panthenon and walk around that ancient area near the Panthenon, Trevi Fountain, etc...
Advise on avoiding the heat with just 1 day to see the sites and dealing with a sure to be tired 4 year old?
Definitely plan on taking advantage of water refills from the fountains!!!