Top Things to Do in Rome: A Three-day Itinerary

There’s no denying that one of the most popular places to visit in the world is Rome. But what is the best way to see it all without missing anything important or feel too exhausted? Take a look at the following itinerary below. It’s perfect whether you are traveling for a honeymoon or are going on a family vacation.

Day 1:

Visit the Colosseum, the largest amphitheater ever built at187 feet high and 512 feet long and it held over 65,000 spectators. To avoid the long lines, you can purchase a combination ticket which will grant you admission to the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Palatine Hill and Museum. Purchase it either by going to the nearby entrance to the Palatine Hill (where you’ll rarely see lines) or from the official website.

Afterward, head over to the Forum which was a plaza located at the center of the city that held important religious, political and social activities. It held many important buildings including the Senate House. If you have time after the Forum and are an Audrey Hepburn fan, visit The Mouth of Truth which is located in the portico of Santa Maria in Cosmedin Church. This famous (and enormous) marble mask is said to bite the hand of those who tell a lie.

From the Forum, visit the Capitoline Museums which are located on the Piazza del Campidoglio, Capitoline Hill. They are the world’s oldest national museums and they consist of two buildings which face each other. They include many sculptures and art galleries that are all closely linked to Rome.

Finally, go and see the Pantheon. This landmark used to be a Roman temple and is now a church. It was dedicated to all of the pagan Roman gods and it is one of the best-preserved of all Ancient Roman buildings. The ruler Hadrian (A.D 117-138) built it to replace Marcus Agrippa’s Pantheon of 27 B.C. which burnt to the ground in 80 A.D.

Add in time to have a delicious gelato or try the incredible pasta or pizza dishes. And of course, don’t forget to build in some time to shop.

You’ll want to take in the sound-and-light show at the Forum.


Day 2:

Make sure to visit Vatican City and see St. Peter’ Basilica as well as the Vatican Museums. St. Peter’s does not require an entrance fee. The Vatican does require that knees and shoulders are covered so the following are prohibited: Mini-skirts, shorts above the knee, sleeveless tops, lowcut clothing and hats.

In the evening, walk to the Trevi Fountain, the largest Baroque fountain in Rome and one of the most famous fountains in the world. Afteward, visit the Spanish Steps for some of the best people watching and a bit to eat.

Day 3:

Visit the Borghese Gallery. You’ll want to make reservations as they are required. Once you are done, we recommend taking it easy on the last day. Make time for a bit more shopping and window browsing. Take in lunch or dinner somewhere special and make time to leisurely stroll around and take pictures.

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