What can you see in Rome in one day?

Ideally, you need more than one day to see the renowned city of Rome, bursting with world-famous historic sites. But unfortunately, your annual leave runs out quickly! Don’t distress, as with careful planning, you can see Rome’s best attractions in just one jam packed day!

9:00 am – Colosseum

Check this off early in the morning to and visit Colosseum, one of the most recognisable landmarks in Rome. Step back in time as you journey through this enormous landmark, which has withstood the passage of time. Renowned throughout the world for its violent historic past, it was once the stadium for ancient Roman entertainments like the gladiators.

10:00 am – Roman Forum

Sitting right next door to the Colosseum is the ancient Roman Forum. An area covered in ancient ruins, including the Arch of Titus and the house and temple of Vestals. As the area doesn’t have any signs or information listed, its best to go with a local guide that’ll bring the stories to life.

11:00 am – Palatine Hill

Palatine Hill is just a short, 10 minutes’ walk from the forum, and is well worth the taxi fee. Preserved ruins of the ancient buildings, frescoes, and artefacts of the ancient Romans. Enjoy the history with a view, as the hill overlooks a breathtaking panoramic view of the city.

2:00 pm – Trevi Fountain

After a delicious lunch, head over to the iconic Trevi Fountain. Make sure to grab some change, as throwing a coin over your left shoulder from your right hand is an honoured tradition that ensures your return to Rome. Two coins will ensure a new romance in your life, and three will guarantee marriage. This stunning water display is beautifully designed, with stunning fountains amidst white sculptures symbolising the ‘taming of the waters.’

3:00 pm – Pantheon

Pantheon, once a former Roman temple, is one of the top destinations in Rome. The most preserved and influential building of ancient Rome, with the iconic column structure famed throughout the world.

5:00 pm – Spanish Steps

About a 10-minute drive from the hill, make your way up the Spanish Steps to see the spectacular scenery. Exciting places sprinkle along the steps, simply grab a seat and soak in the atmosphere. At the bottom, you can spot local artists painting portraits of tourists. Find the iconic moment in A Roman Holiday that was done on these steps and recreate Audrey Hepburn’s eating of a chocolate gelato. Climb up further to see the Villa Medici, the breathtaking views of Centro Storico is well worth it. Or simply bring a bottle of wine at night, drinking on the steps a popular night-time activity.

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