Prior to booking this trip, we deliberated destinations with only one thought in mind - it HAD to be Europe. My first choice has always been Greece, but given their economic situation... I crossed my fingers for Italy.
I'll admit that I had not known much about Amalfi Coast, or Sorrento (minus the frozen pizza), or Positano (durr), so seeing Rome on a potential itinerary ultimately made up our minds. We were going to Rome.
The Coliseum was my most anticipated visit. It was as grand as it looks in movies/photos but a tad boring (minus the historical babble). We were advised not to go inside therefore I'd rate the visit overrated -- we found ourselves antsy and ready to move on after a few photos.
The Vatican was both beautiful and very culturally overwhelming. This was our last stop in the exhausting tour and our attention span (ok I’ll speak for myself) was suffering.