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What about the museums - forum, colosseum, pantheon? We'll be there the last Sunday of the month so the Vatican should be open (w/free admission) - but I'm sure it will be CROWDED that day. Is shopping the only thing that will be unavailable to us on Sunday?Keep in mind that there are many things to see in Rome that don't require they be open. For example the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, all the wonderful fountains and Piazza's. You can also enter the Basilica of St. Peter when there aren't services going on. And the Colisseum and Forum are open for visitors on Sundays -- there are tours that you can book on Sundays that specifically state they take you into the Colisseum and Forum.