Rome was frustrating because there is a fee to enter almost anywhere. The churches were usually free and less populated than the major sites which we explored at length, but how do you go to Rome and not see Vatican City or the Colosseum? Nobody checked whether or not we had bought bus or tram tickets, so riding around Rome was cheap and we were able to see a lot of the city using a very reliable (and exploitable) public transportation system.
The last installment of Rome will be posted tomorrow. We are anxious to share our experiences here at Malta.