The good thing about early flights is that you can actually do something on the day that you get to a new place. The bad thing is that you are too tired to do very much. We saw a few sights near our hostel then took a very long nap until dinner time.
It was republic day here but by the time that we got downtown after checking in, all the festivities had ended which was unfortunate. We did end up going to the top of the Vittorio Emmanuel monument which had some great views of the forum, Colosseum, and the city in general.