It is simply impossible to cover history, culture, and food of the Eternal City, Rome in three days. After all, there is so much to do, see and experience and it can sure get overwhelming to fit everything within a couple of days. Yet, there are tourists who are here for just three day vacation and want to see it all. The vibrant city is full of attractions, and there are reminders of its past everywhere, in its ancient sites, buildings and fountains and those great museums.
Here is an itinerary to explore wonders of Rome in 3 days!
Day 1 – Explore the Christian Rome
Start the tour with a visit to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and grandiose church of St. Peter’s Basilica. This is a half day walking tour and you get amazing sights inside those buildings and panoramic view of the city. Spend the morning exploring the artistic wonders of Rome.
During afternoon, make your way towards Trastevere district. You are sure to get hungry by now and can stop for lunch at Da Giovanni on the way. Once in Trastevere, explore the famous churches such as Santa Maria and Santa Cecilia.
It would be evening time by now, and you can just relax or wander through the cobblestone alleyways. You are sure to come across a good eating place for a nice dinner as Trastevere boasts of the highest number of some good restaurants in Rome.
Day 2 – Explore the ancient Rome
After a busy yesterday and relaxed night, it is time to make the most of your second day in Rome. Begin your morning with the church of Santa Maria della Vittoria that is known for its fabulous Bernini sculptures. Later check out of Piazza Della Repubblica and Santa Maria degli Angeli. Continue moving southeast and spend some time looking at the antiquities of the Museo Nazionale Romano. Once you are done, head through Piazza dei Cinquecento and Cavour/Annibaldi. A tunnel like street will lead you to the famous church of San Pietro in Vincoli, where you get to see the famous Michelangelo’s Moses.
Continue down Via Cavour, and it is lunch time by now. Arrive at the Roman Forum where you can spend some time wandering the ruins the imperial palaces on the Palatine Hill. Forum’s southeast entrance will lead you to the Colosseum and next to it is the Arch of Constantine. Walk around the back of the Colosseum if you are not too tired. Have a look at the ancient sculptures and Renaissance and baroque paintings in Capitoline Museums. Make sure to reach central building on Piazza del Campidoglio before sunset.
Day 3 Explore the heart of Rome
Take a tour of the heart of the city – Villa Borghese park, the Tiber Bend area and Tridente/Spanish Steps. You get to see the fabulous antiquities and frescoed Renaissance villa. Works by Caravaggio and Raphael can be viewed inside the church of Sant’Agostino. Later, enjoy the most famous cappuccino in Rome at the Caffé Sant’Eustachio. Later, visit the Pantheon, which is the only ancient Roman temple that has survived. Ice cream fans love the area around the Pantheon where they get to try some gelato.
It would be lunch time by now and later you could head north towards the ancient Roman Column of Marcus Aurelius and the Villa Borghese park. Spend the evening along Rome’s Via del Corso followed by a well-deserved dinner in the Old City.
Before you turn in for the night, take a last minute drive to the famous Trevi Fountain and toss a few coins. For a reliable and affordable transfer service, get in touch with KiwiTaxi, who are professional and world famous. This is surely the best, safest, easiest and most reliable transfers in the historical mecca of Rome.