How to Make the Most of Three Days in Rome
Rome is an extraordinary capital, and it can take weeks or more to get in all the sites, cuisine, and culture. Travelling can be stressful when visiting a place that has so much to offer, so here's my suggestion on how to make the most of a short stay.
Day 1 - Vatican, St. Peter’s, Trastevere
To get the most out of your day, start early! You’ll want to arrive at the Vatican in the morning to beat the crowds (consider booking skip the line tickets in advance) and be sure to dress appropriately. Take an early walk and explore the city streets. You can sit on the gorgeous Spanish Steps and take in your surroundings or people-watch before beginning your adventure. Next, head over to the Vatican museums. There are more than 50 Christian and art galleries within the city, and the collections are stunning. Be sure to visit the Sistine Chapel, which holds the striking ceiling art created by legendary artist, Michelangelo. Once you’ve gotten your fill of art, stop by Via delle Grazie and grab some lunch. To top your day off, have some fun at the beautiful neighborhood Trastevere. If possible, check out the award-winning La Gattabuia, they have an unbelievable fiori di zucca (fried zucchini flower)!
Day 2 - Colosseum, Palatine Hill, Roman Forum
The best way to begin your second day is to hop aboard the Metropolitana (subway) and take a ride to the Colosseo station. Once you've arrived, stop by the ticket counter and purchase your one ticket that will grant access to the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Roman Forum or again, buy skip the line tickets in advance)! Be sure to do some research on this ancient wonder beforehand so that you understand what you’re exploring. There are many spigots throughout the area with fresh water, grab a bottle before leaving. Now, it’s time to hike up the Palatine Hill! The views from the hill towers are stunning and overlook the Roman Forum and Circus Maximus. On your way back, keep left to arrive at the Forum to take in even more majestic views. Grab some dinner and get some rest for your final day!
Day 3 – Pantheon, Largo di Torre Argentina, Piazza Navona
Begin your last day with an espresso and head over to the Trevi fountain. Keep with tradition and toss in a coin for good luck! Next, head over to the Pantheon church. While there, be sure to be respectful and keep your voice low. After a good lunch, stroll over to Largo di Torre Argentina, Rome's famous cat sanctuary. The cats are well taken care of by a local charity, and feeding them is prohibited. Lastly, you have Piazza Navona and it's magnificent fountains to explore.
Now that you’ve accomplished an impressive three-day tour. Enjoy a great glass of wine and rest up before heading back from this wonderous city. Interested in spending some time in Rome and Italy? I can help - get in touch any time (email@example.com or by using this form)