We all love Rome, an amazing city with so many things to see. 3 days is certainly not enough time to see everything that Rome has to offer, but we have come up with a 3 day itinerary example to help you to see as much as you can in the time you have. The tours that we have take in most of the places that tourists are interested in seeing, like the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica, the Colosseum and Roman Forum, the Pantheon, Trevi fountain, Spanish Steps and even more! With our private and knowledgeable guides you will discover the important sites of The Eternal City.
Your first full day in The Eternal City.
Morning tour: – Ancient Rome
With this tour you will see the amazing Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Marvel at the sheer size of the world’s largest amphitheatre, and image the thousands of people enjoying the entertainment of the day – gladiators! Although you will have seen photographs of this iconic attraction, it is still very impressive when you see it and it is one of the most popular attractions in Rome.
After the Colosseum there will be time to visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. The seat of power during the Roman Empire, it was a busy district of Rome, with the central market place as well as being the business area. Roman life was centralised to this area of Rome for centuries and it is a must-see.
Afternoon tour: – Secret Rome: Trastevere Undergrounds Walking Tour
In the afternoon, discover the amazing sites of the Undergrounds of Rome. There is a lot to see in Rome, but there is just as much under neath your feet. Earth and mud built up over the centuries, creating a tomb and freezing the Roman and medieval periods in time. Discover a Church buried for over a 1000 years and still preserved, explore Crypts, Underground passages, and ancient inscriptions and see tombstones and bones! Visit the Roman Houses under the Basilica of Santa Cecilia.
Day one attractions: Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, Capitoline Hill, Arch of Constantine, Church of San Crisogono, Basilica of Santa Cecilia.
Morning tour: – Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica
Another popular tourist attraction is of course, the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica. Due to its popularity, we do suggest visiting early in the morning or late in the day. There is so much to see and discover in the Vatican. The museums are crammed full of interesting and historically important artefacts collected by the Popes over centuries. A visit to the Sistine Chapel, with its famous ceiling decorated by Michelangelo, a breath-taking site. Before walking across the St Peter’s square, visit the amazing St Peter’s Basilica. Admire the sculptures and art work and the sheer size of the Basilica.
Afternoon tour: Baroque Rome
Rome is a beautiful and a good stroll through the city will allow you to see the excellent Baroque architecture. Starting with the Trevi Fountain, one of Rome’s most famous monuments. Built in 1732 by Nicola Salvi and completely occupies the small piazza. Discover the Piazza di Spagna with the famous Spanish Steps and close by is the house where Keats died which is now the Keats-Shelley house where you can visit. Complete your day with a visit to the Pantheon and Piazza Navona.
Day two attractions: Vatican museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica, St Peter’s Square, Trevi Fountain, Piazza di Spagna, Spanish Steps, Galleria Colonna, Church of St Louis of France, Piazza Navona, Piazza Sant’Ignazio, Pantheon, Sant’Angelo Castle.
Morning tour: Borghese Gallery and gardens
The Galleria Borghese is an art gallery in the former Villa Borghese Pinciana, it houses an amazing collection of paintings, sculptures and antiquities. There are fascinating mosaics and impressive sculptures, well preserved frescoes that decorate the walls and ceilings of this elegant mansion.
Visit the gardens of the Borghese, the most popular park in Rome. The gardens were developed in 1606 by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, he wanted to turn his former vineyard into the most extensive gardens in Rome.
Close the the Borghese gallery and gardens are the Piazza del Popolo, means The People’s Square. Once called Porta Falminia, it was the main entrance to the city during the Roman Empire, the Piazza was redesigned by Giuseppe Valadier in the 19th century. Three important street leave from the square, Via del Babuino, Via di Ripetta and Via del Corso which is one of the main high streets in Rome and heads into the centre.
Afternoon tour: Appian Way driving tour
The Ancient Romans called it “regina viarum”, Appian Way. Discover the ancient structures along the way and walk in the footsteps of Ancient Romans, seeing the worn and grooved cobblestones along the famous Roman road. Along the route is the Tomb of Cecilia Metella and the catacombs. The tomb of Cecilia Metella is the tomb of a famous noble woman and the catacombs are carved out of soft rock and are the corridors and passageways built for communal burial grounds.
Day Three attractions: Borghese gallery and gardens, Piazza del Popolo, Appian Way, Gate of San Sebastian, Tomb of Cecilia Metella,