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3 Days in Rome

Calender IconPosted on October 17, 2017

The Eternal City, so rich in history, art and culture. You could spend months in Rome and not see all that there is to see. However, most people spend an average of 3 days in Rome, so I’ve compiled a list of things to see and do if you are only in Rome for a few days.

My first piece of advice would be to stay in the historical center. Ye,s the price of accommodations will be a bit more (contact me for help in choosing something in your budget range), but it is well worth the expense to stay central. You can pop back into your hotel during the day if needed. You save on travel time and cost of transportation back and forth.

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View from our roof-top breakfast area at the Albergo Cesari, Via di Pietra, close to the Pantheon

With only a few days I would organize my days like this: choose one major sight/excursion per day –

  • Day 1 – The Vatican & St. Peters (major sight), followed by a visit to Castel Sant’Angelo and a wander around Trastevere, stopping for espresso, an aperitivo or gelato (or all 3!) – time it right and have lunch at Dar Poeta, Vicolo del Bologna (fantastic Pizza!)

Early evening view of St. Peters

  • Day 2 – The Colosseo and Foro Romano. Get early morning tickets and a guide (having a guide is worth the expense, you get so much more information than by just wandering around reading the plaques). After a nice leisurely lunch, have a walk through Circo Massimo and up the Palatine Hill.

Colosseo

Colosseo

  • Day 3 – Still so much to see! Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Campo de’ Fiori, Piazza Venezia, Piazza del Popolo, Villa Borghese. I could go on and on…
The beautiful Pantheon

With so much to see and do in Rome you really need more than a few days, or maybe just keep going back again and again and again!

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