How to Spend 3 Days in Rome
The US has eleven direct flights to Rome on Delta airlines to help get you there in no time to start creating your next memory! Whether it’s your first to Italy or your 20th trip, Rome is an extraordinary capital and the primary international gateway to all of Europe! It can take weeks to get into all the sites, cuisine, and culture, so don’t mark it off your list as one and done when traveling. Travelling can often be stressful when visiting a place that has so much to offer. Let’s help pinpoint a list of the absolute best places to visit if time is of the essence.
Day 1 - the Vatican, St. Peter’s, Trastevere
To get the most out of your day, start early! You want to arrive at the Vatican in the morning to beat the crowds. Be sure to dress humbly in reverence of the religious city-state. Take an early walk and explore the global city streets. You can sit on the gorgeous Spanish Steps and take in the ethos and people-watch before beginning your adventure. Next, head over to the Vatican museums. There are over 54 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 done by legendary artist Michelangelo. Once you’ve gotten your fill of art, stop by Via Delle Grazie and grab some lunch. To top off your day with some fun at the beautiful neighborhood Trastevere. If possible, check out the award-winning La Gatta Buia. They have an unbelievable Fiori di Zucca!
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 Colosseum 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 (If possible, avoid first Sundays)! Be sure to do some research on this ancient wonder beforehand to understand what you’re exploring. There are many water spigots throughout the area, so grab a fillable bottle before leaving. Now, it’s time to hike up Palatine Hill! It may be wise to get a private tour if possible. 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, also known as a cat sanctuary. The cats are well taken care of by a local charity, and feeding them is prohibited. Lastly, we have Piazza Navona to explore. Built on the Stadium of Domitian is the elegant showcase Square in Rome. If possible, visit at sunset as the sight of the Square is awe-inspiring.
Now that you’ve accomplished a fantastic three-day tour. Enjoy a great glass of wine and rest up by handing over the details to us! Schedule your planning call today and get started on your Italian vacation to Rome!