How many days do you need to explore Rome?

Rome is the unbelievably beautiful capital city of Italy that is known for its fascinating history, architecture, food, culture and so much more.

Although the city itself is quite small, there is so much to explore. It is recommended that you spend 3 days adventuring around Rome in order to see everything it has to offer. There is literally so much to see and do when in Rome and it can be overwhelming trying to ensure that you see everything possible. Therefore, we have created a 3-day guide that will suit all kinds of travellers. Our guide will take you to some of the most famous attractions, as well as some lesser known must-see locations.

Rome, Italy

  • Day 1

    Morning – Assuming you have just arrived in Rome, take the day to wander through the thousand-year-old streets, admire the architecture and immerse yourself into the Italian culture. Treat yourself to some of the best pizza and pasta in the world at one of the many unique restaurants that line the city streets and get ready to do some sightseeing!

    Afternoon – It is only expected that you visit the 2000-year-old famous Roman Colosseum. Take a guided tour around this fascinating monument and learn all about its interesting, but gruesome history. Check out the Arch of Constantine which is right in front of the Colosseum, this also has a long and interesting history. After you have explored these amazing landmarks, head to the iconic Trevi Fountain, where you can toss a coin in and make a wish.

    Evening – After a long and insightful day of exploring Rome, head to the iconic Spanish Steps. They are a beautiful place to visit of an evening, as you can view much of the city’s lights from the top of the steps. There are also some unbelievable restaurants near this area, where can enjoy a traditional hearty Italian dinner.

  • Day 2

    Morning – You cannot visit Rome with out a trip to the most holy city in the world, the Vatican. Completely surrounded by Rome, the Vatican is the tiny, yet powerful country that is at the head of Catholicism. Head there in the early morning in an attempt to avoid as many cues as possible. Start odd with a visit to the Vatican Museum, where you can admire some of the most rare and famous artworks.

    Afternoon – In the afternoon, head to the Sistine Chapel and the Saint Peter’s Square and Basilica. Considered to be the biggest and most beautiful church in the world, it is absolutely worth the visit and the lines that most likely will be out the front.

    Evening – To end day two, head to the Castel Sant’Angelo to watch the sun set over the truly magical city of Rome. The views are unbelievable, and it is a great place to reflect on your trip so far.

  • Day 3

    Morning – Your final morning in Rome should be spent enjoying a delicious breakfast and authentic coffee. There are so many delicious places to choose from, however we suggest, Cafe Barberini, Pasticceria Linari, and Bar La Licata.

    Afternoon – The final afternoon in Rome will be spent ticking off the final bucket list locations. Check out the famous Pantheon which is over 2000 years old. The Piazza Venezia and Roman Forum are interesting places to visit if you have enough time left to explore.

    Evening – For your last dinner, indulge your sense and head to the Gelateria Della Palma, this is close to the Pantheon and is an excellent place to enjoy dinner and a delicious, classic Italian gelato dessert.

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