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5-day Rome City Guide

Our 5-day Rome City Guide shows you a step-by-step time line and itinerary for your stay in Rome. Follow it and get the best of your days in the city.

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DAY 1

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Take Metro line B to Colosseo station
09:00-10:30 Colosseum (Monument, 12 €)

Why visit

  • Iconic symbol of Imperial Rome
  • One of the most visited tourist attractions in Rome and the World
Read more about Colosseum

Photo: Dixon Dixon

Take a walk to Arch of Constantine - 5’
10:35-10:45 Arch of Constantine (Monument, Free)

Why visit

  • Majestic monument
  • Symbol of victory
Read more about Arch of Constantine

Photo: ricks06

Take a walk to Roman Forum - 5’
10:50-13:20 Roman Forum and Palatine Hill (Monument, 12 €)

Why visit

  • Center of the ancient world
  • One of the most ancient parts of the city
  • A great history lesson
Read more about Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Photo: HarshLight

Lunch time
Take a walk to Piazza Venezia
15:30-15:50 Piazza Venezia (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Focal point of modern Rome
  • Imposing monument of Italian Unification
Read more about Piazza Venezia

Photo: ale3andro

15:50-16:20 Vittorio Emanuele II Monument (Monument, 7 €)

Why visit

  • Spectacular view of Rome
  • Imposing memorial building
Read more about Vittorio Emanuele II Monument
Take a walk to the Pantheon - 15’
16:35-17:05 Pantheon (Monument, Free)

Why visit

  • The world's largest unreinforced concrete dome
  • One of the best preserved Roman buildings
Read more about Pantheon
Take a walk to Trevi Fountain - 15’
17:20-17:50 Trevi Fountain (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • One of the most familiar sights of Rome
  • A romantic spot
Read more about Trevi Fountain

Photo: khoogheem

Take a walk to Spanish Steps - 20’
18:10-18:40 Spanish Steps (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Rome's most beloved Rococo monument
  • A well-known symbol of Rome
Read more about Spanish Steps
end of day 1

DAY 2

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Take Metro Line A to Ottaviano San Pietro station
09:00-10:10 St. Peter's Basilica (Church, Free)

Why visit

  • Largest Christian church in the world
  • Sublime view of the city
  • Home to Michelangelo's Pieta
Read more about St. Peter's Basilica

Photo: ChrisYunker

10:10-10:40 Piazza di San Pietro (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • One of the best known squares in the world
  • Impressive design of Bernini
Read more about Piazza di San Pietro

Photo: ChrisYunker

Take a walk to Vatican Museums - 20’
11:00-13:30 Vatican Museums (Museum, 15 €)

Why visit

  • One of the most known museums in the world
  • Fabulous collection
Read more about Vatican Museums
Lunch time
Take a walk to Castel Sant’ Angelo
15:30-15:50 Castel Sant' Angelo (Museum, 8 €)

Why visit

  • Magnificent historical monument
  • Breathtaking views
Read more about Castel Sant' Angelo

Photo: asw909

Take a walk to Piazza Navona - 10’
16:00-16:30 Piazza Navona (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • One of the most beautiful squares in Rome
  • Great place for people watching
Read more about Piazza Navona
Take a walk to Campo dei Fiori - 15’
16:45-17:15 Campo dei Fiori (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Lively square
  • Great market
  • Busy evening atmosphere
Read more about Campo dei Fiori
Take a walk to the Jewish Ghetto on Via del Giubbonari - 15’
17:30-18:30 Jewish Ghetto (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Charming and eclectic neighborhood
  • A collection of hidden gems
Read more about Jewish Ghetto

Photo: Rubbbens

end of day 2

DAY 3

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Take Metro line A to Flaminio station
09:00-09:15 Piazza del Popolo (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Houses the unique twin churches
  • Rome's elegant public living room
Read more about Piazza del Popolo

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09:15-09:35 Santa Maria del Popolo (Church, Free)

Why visit

  • Perfect example of Roman art
  • Houses great artworks of Renaissance masters
Read more about Santa Maria del Popolo

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Take a walk to Villa Borghese - 25’
10:00-11:00 Villa Borghese (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Lovely gardens with pretty lakes and beautiful fountains
  • Calm and relaxing atmosphere
Read more about Villa Borghese

Photo: MattP33

11:00-12:30 Galleria Borghese (Museum, 8.5 €)

Why visit

  • Incredible art selection
  • One of Rome's richest private collections
Read more about Galleria Borghese

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Lunch time
Take Bus H from Termini to Piazza Monte Savello (Direction: Dei Capesso)
Take a walk to Tiber Island
15:45-16:15 Tiber Island (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Boat shaped island
  • Picturesque bridges
Read more about Tiber Island

Photo: jimforest

Take a walk to Piazza Piscinula - 5’
16:20-17:50 Trastevere Neighborhood (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Neighborhood with a unique character
  • Romantic area
  • Narrow cobble stone streets
Read more about Trastevere Neighborhood

Photo: nmatiny

17:50-18:10 Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere (Church, Free)

Why visit

  • One of the oldest churches in Rome
  • Spectacular inside and out
Read more about Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere

Photo: wsifrancis

end of day 3

DAY 4

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Take Metro Line B to Ponte Mammolo station (Direction: Rebibbia)
Change to local blue Cotral bus to Tivoli Center (Direction: Tivoli)
10:00-13:00 Tivoli - Villa d'Este (Museum, 7.8 €)

Why visit

  • Part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Beautiful example of an Italian Renaissance garden
Read more about Tivoli - Villa d'Este

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Take local blue Cotral bus from Tivoli Center (Direction: Rome)
Lunch time
Take a walk from Termini metro station via Via Torino
15:00-15:30 Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore (Church, Free)

Why visit

  • One of Rome's greatest basilicas
  • Interesting mixture of architectural styles
Read more about Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Photo: fidelramos

Take a walk via Via Torino to Via Nazionale
Take Bus nr 60 from Via Nazionale to Piazza Venezia
Take a walk to Capitoline Museums - 45’ in all
16:15-18:15 Capitoline Museums (Museum, 12 €)

Why visit

  • Rich collection of Roman art
  • Great museum complex
Read more about Capitoline Museums

Photo: dvdbramhall

end of day 4

DAY 5

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Take Metro line B to Piramide station
Change to the train from Piramide station to Ostia Antica station (Direction: Lido) - 45’ in all
10:00-13:00 Ostia Antica (Monument, 6.5 €)

Why visit

  • Excellently preserved ancient buildings
  • Impressive mosaics
Read more about Ostia Antica

Photo: claud334

Take the train from Ostia Antica station to the terminal station (Direction: Lido)
Lunch time
14:30-16:30 Lido di Ostia (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Popular beach resort
  • Miles of beautiful sandy sea shore
Read more about Lido di Ostia

Photo: SevenWafflz

end of day 5

 

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