Day 1 in Rome
Take a Tour
While in Rome this summer, I participated in a Rome pizza and food tour. It I believe is the most effective method to explore the city! The tour is scheduled for mid-day and takes you through various regions of Rome. It will help you get a feel for Rome and taste tasty food!
You can visit a market or local bakery, a typical pizzeria (where you can cook an exquisite pizza), And you must end the day with a classic Italian espresso break.
Visit the Roman Forum
Go to the Forums Imperial, specifically Trajan’s Markets, which is also the premier “multi-level shopping mall” worldwide. It is also possible to stroll along the Via Biberatica, the only preserved ancient Roman street in the city.
Explore the Roman Forum and enjoy the stunning view!
Climb up on Palantine Hill
After visiting the Forum and wandering through the streets like Julius Caesar once did, climb the hill to admire the remains of the palaces of the Emperor located on Palatine Hill. Explore the gorgeous gardens and a few traces of the ancient villas.
Visit the Colosseum
The southeast entrance is located at The Roman Forum, and we walk to the Colosseum. It’s a stunning attraction, and if you’re keen to explore the insides, consider joining the tour. Tours can be costly and come with a fair amount of a wait. So make sure you decide what you value to yourself!
In the vicinity of the Colosseum, just behind the Colosseum next to the Colosseum, is the Arch of Constantine, one of Rome’s most antiquated triumphal arches. The arch commemorates Emperor Constantine The Great’s triumph and the battle that brought about the making of Christianity, the main religion of Rome.
Enjoy the Sunset on Piazza del Campidoglio
Before sunset, you should go around the back of the central structure in Piazza del Campidoglio, on the top of Capitoline Hill. There is a stunning view of the Forum from above, the Palatine Hill, and the Colosseum as the backdrop.
Day 2 in Rome
Have a Cappuccino at Caffe Sant’Eustachio
One of the most well-known and oldest coffee and cappuccino stores in Rome, Caffe Sant’Eustachio, is well-known for its roasting beans at home that are blended using water from an old water aqueduct. There is authentic Italian coffee, as well as some lively characters!
Visit the Pantheon
It is a must-see that you should not skip. In Rome, Its Pantheon is the sole Roman temple that survived the millennia nearly intact. The architectural design is awe-inspiring, and it will take some time to sit on the square and enjoy the magnificent beauty before going inside.
Go to Piazza del Popolo
Go north until Piazza del Popolo, and If you’re interested, visit the magnificent cathedral in Santa Maria del Popolo.
Explore Villa Borghese
Near the Piazza del Popolo, you’ll be able to see areas on the grounds of Villa Borghese. Visit the east side to enjoy stunning views of the city and incredible photos.
Sit on the Spanish Steps
It is possible to sit and watch the people go by from the vibrant and famous Spanish Steps before grabbing a gelato and strolling through Via Dei Condotti as well as the streets around for a bit of shopping in the window.
Toss a Coin in the Trevi Fountain
There is no way that a visit to Rome is not complete without visiting the Trevi Fountain! It is a tradition to throw some coins in to ensure that someday you’ll visit Rome, the Eternal City. Note: Like anything old-fashioned, The Trevi Fountain is in constant need of maintenance and is currently depleted to provide some additional TLC.
Day 3 in Rome
Experience Vatican City
Get up early and bright to beat the bus tours to the stunning St. Peter’s Basilica, open from 7 am. If you’re interested in after the basilica, you can climb to the “cupola” for a workout and stunning city perspectives from across the river.
When you’re done, spend the time at St. Peter’s Square out in the front and explore the world-renowned Vatican Museums, which open at 9 am, should you wish to explore the best of history. You’ll likely spend most of your time in the Vatican if you’re a historical enthusiast!
Visit Piazza Navona
The river is back across and home to Bernini fountains, cafes, vibrant street performers, and huge crowds, Rome’s famed Piazza Navona is a lively spot to watch people and indulge in the daily gelato.
Like all first-time trips to a city or city, you should allow plenty of time to roam around and uncover hidden treasures in Rome. Make sure you have a map and walk around with no plan or goal. You don’t know what you’ll discover!
I would also recommend visiting Rome in the evening. There are numerous walks in the evening, for those who are travelling on their own and require a guide; however, there’s nothing as beautiful as Rome that is lit in the evening! Don’t miss it!