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3 Days In Eternal City of Rome



 Rome is easily one of our favorite cities in Europe. It is absolutely stuffed full of sights, with thousands of years of history layered upon itself – you’ll find everything here from Roman ruins to Renaissance art. It’s also home to fantastic food, the Vatican City and sights like the Trevi Fountain, the Coliseum and the Spanish Steps.

Certainly 3 days in Rome is not enough to see absolutely everything that the city has to offer, but it’s definitely enough to see all the highlights if you manage your time effectively.

With that in mind, we wanted to share what we think is an excellent itinerary for three days in Rome, which covers the attractions that visitors to Rome are most likely going to want to visit. This covers all the major highlights for your three day visit.

Following the itinerary, this post is then full of tips and advice for visiting Rome that will help you get the most out of your stay, as well as save money on attraction entry, transport and accommodation.

To get the most out of your trip and to be sure you see all the major attractions, you will need to do a bit of forward planning and even reserve your entry time to the key attractions – otherwise you’ll waste your time standing in lines unnecessarily. Don’t worry though, we explain everything in this post to help you save time!

Now, let’s get started with our idea of how to spend the perfect 3 days in Rome.


 How to Save Money And Skip the Lines in RomeAs with many cities around the world, Rome has a number of passes that help you get free and discounted admission, as well as skip the line privileges at key attractions – including many of the above.

There are two main attraction passes for Rome that we usually recommend – the Omnia Rome and Vatican Card and the Roma Pass. Which you choose depends on your sight-seeing goals, so we’re going to go through these in a bit of detail now to help you choose.

In brief, the card we recommend for our three day Rome itinerary is the Omnia Rome and Vatican Card. We think this offers the best combination of value for money, attraction entry and skip the line access.

This pass is brought to you by the same folks who also run some of our other favourite city passes including the London Pass and the Barcelona Pass, and consists of two physical passes – an OMNIA card and the aforementioned Roma Pass.

Here’s what the Omnia Rome and Vatican Card covers:

  • Free entry with Skip the Line access to the Vatican attractions, including the Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Basilica of St. John in the Lateran and the Cloister
  • Free audio guide at St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Free entry to two out of six listed attractions, which includes the Coliseum, the Roman Forum, Castel Sant’Angelo and the Borghese Gallery.
  • Skip the line entry at the Coliseum and Roman Forum (these count as one attraction when visiting using the card in the same day)
  • Discounted entry at attractions once you have used up your two free visits – this will be the concession rate
  • Discounted entry at over thirty other sights in Rome, including the Baths of Caracalla and Appia Way attractions
  • A 72 hour travelcard for Rome which covers all the major public transport, including buses, trams and metro
  • A 3 Day Hop-on Hop-off Bus ticket
  • A detailed guidebook to Rome and map of the city

As you can see, this pass includes a lot. One of the most valuable aspects of it, in my mind, is the skip the line access at the Vatican Museum, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Coliseum. I cannot stress enough how important these features are. The line for the Vatican museum in particular can be hours long (seriously, hours), and in the heat of the summer this can be a torturous experience.


Day 1,Vatican City

The Vatican City is the first thing on our list for your visit to Rome. It’s a country of its own, inside Rome, and is home to world-famous sites including the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. We recommend you come here early and head straight for the Vatican Museum with your skip the line ticket. We cover ways to skip the lines in Rome further on in this post, but if you purchase an Omnia Rome and Vatican pass, you will have the option to pre-book a timeslot for your skip the line entry. Another option is to book your tickets online directly from the Vatican, which will give you skip the line access to the Vatican Museums. If you plan on seeing the majority of the attractions in our itinerary this isn’t our recommended option, but we wanted to make sure you know it is an option. Doors to the Vatican Museum open at 9am, so we recommend you arrange your entry for as close to then as you can manage. The Vatican Museum gets really crowded as the day progresses, so getting here early will let you enjoy it for a while before it gets too busy. There’s loads to see in the Vatican Museums, which span 7km of exhibits, so you could spend a whole lot of time here. Our favourites include the Map Room, the Sistine Chapel, and the fabulous double helix exit stairwell, but we’re sure you’ll discover treasures of your own.

Day 2,Castel Sant’Angelo

Originally built as a mausoleum for the Emperor Hadrian, the Castel Sant’Angelo has been sitting on the banks of the river Tiber for nearly two thousand years. In that time it has evolved from its initial role as a tomb, becoming a fortress, a castle, and finally, a museum. Today it is open to the public, and you can climb right to the top, for gorgeous views of the city. You’ll also be able to marvel at the building techniques that have allowed it to survive for two millennia. From Spring to Fall, last admission to Castel Sant’Angelo is at 6pm, for the rest of the year it is at 1pm. So as long as you are here by then you will be good for the remainder of the day as nowhere else on today’s list has a closing time.

Day 3,Piazza del Popolo

From the Castel Sant’Angelo it’s a pleasant twenty minute walk along the banks of the river Tiber to the Piazza del Popolo. This was the location of the northern gate of Rome, and is where, for countless years before trains, planes and cars, travellers would actually arrive into Rome. From here, three roads span southwards in a trident formation, with the central road, the Via del Corso, running dead straight through the centre of Rome to the Piazza Venezia. Originally this would have been the route from the northern gate of Rome to the Roman Forum. In the centre of the Piazza is an Egyptian obelisk, dating from the rule of Rameses II, which was brought to Rome in 10BC, and put in this plaza in the 16th century. On the south side of the Piazza are the twin churches of Santa Maria in Montesanto, and Santa Maria del Miracoli, sitting either side of Via Corso

Day 4,Spanish Steps

We’re going to continue our first day by taking in a few of Rome’s highlights that you can take as long or as little time to visit as you wish. First on the list are the Spanish Steps. You can access these by walking in a south easterly direction through the Villa Borghese Gardens and down Viale della Trinita dei Monti. This 135 step staircase was opened in 1735 to link the Spanish Embassy near the bottom of the steps to the Trinita dei Monti staircase at the top, and are today a popular spot to stop, eat Gelato, and watch the world go by. They were made particularly popular in the 1953 movie Roman Holiday, starring Audrey Hepburn.

Day 5,Trevi Fountain

Continuing our must-visit Rome highlights, our next stop in our wanders through Rome is the Trevi Fountain. This is the world’s largest Baroque fountain, and is always a popular location – whatever time of day (or night!) you visit. Built in the early 18th century, it is said that if you throw a coin into the fountain, you are guaranteed to return to Rome. This seems to be a popular past time, as over three thousand euro’s worth of coins are throw into the fountain each day. These go to a good cause – each night the coins are removed from the fountain and used by a charity that helps those in need purchase food

Day 6,The Pantheon

A little walk from the Trevi Fountain is the incredible Pantheon. This building, which has been standing for almost 2,000 years, is the best preserved Ancient Roman monument in Rome, and I dare you not to be impressed by it’s incredible dome, which even today, two thousand years since it was built, still holds the record as the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome.Originally built as a temple to the Roman gods, the Pantheon was converted for use as a Christian church in 609 AD, which is the main reason it survives in such excellent condition today. It’s also notable for being home to the graves of a number of important folk, including the painter Raphael and two Italian Kings.

Day 7,Coliseum

Our second day in Rome starts with another Rome highlight – the Coliseum. Built in Roman times as a space for holding public spectacles, the Coliseum is most famous for being the home of gladiators, who would battle it out in front of audiences that could number as many as 80,000 people. The Coliseum is the largest amphitheatre in the world, and despite suffering some damage in it’s two thousand years of existence, is still hugely impressive to visit. It’s one of the most popular destinations in Rome for visitors, so again, our advice is to come as early as you can, and take advantage of a pass or advance ticket purchase options so you can skip the ticket queue and go straight to the security line. Skip the line access for the Coliseum is included on the Rome and Vatican Pass, and the Roma Pass. More on these passes further on down the page in the section on saving money in Rome.

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Additional Info

  • Check In : 01 December, 2020
  • Check Out : 01 December, 2021
  • Duration : 3Days, 2 Nights
  • Person : 1 Person
  • Availability : 4
  • Price : €160
  • Location : Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

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