Suggested Itineraries - 3 Days Trip Plan for Rome

One of the first things that strike you when you are planning a trip to Rome is its enormous array of museums, its eclectic mix of Ancient Roman monuments, fountains, villas and the magnificent art work of Michelangelo that oozes out in the Vatican. Planning a trip here can be overwhelming, especially if you have a really tight schedule to explore this eternal city.

If you want to know more about the overview of the city, check out this awesome Rome Travel Guide.

To all those who are looking for a perfect trip plan to map this city, Here’s an ideal 3-day trip plan for Rome that will make your experience a tad-bit easy:

Day 1: The Roman Introduction

To welcome you to the city, the day begins with visiting one of the most iconic sites of Rome- The Pantheon.

An ancient temple dedicated to the Roman Gods, the Pantheon displays one of the most impressive concrete domes in the world.

Take a cab ride or hop on a bus and in about 14 minutes, you will reach your next destination for the day- The Galleria Borghese. One of the best collections of arts in Rome, this gallery is set in the premises of the charming Villa Borghese. Take a leisurely walk in the gallery and admire the stunning art pieces dating from 15th to 17th century.

Now its time for some Italian Lunch! Treat yourself to the local favourite dishes like lamp chops and Mozzarella stuffed with stracciatella at the Babette.

After a hearty lunch, we will head to the stunning Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore which also happens to be one of the holiest 7 basilicas in the world. Walk around the basilica, find your way through the pilgrim grounds and spend some time in people watching.

The next and the final stop for the day is the Barcaccia Fountain. Set in the Piazza Spagna, this place is perfect for a relaxed evening in Rome. After all the travelling, you need some to unwind and absorb the feel of this city.

Still not sure of what to do? This Rome itinerary 3 days will help!

Day 2: The Roman Outing

Start the day with a big cup of Cappuccino and leave early to beat the crowds at the Colosseum.

The Colosseum is centrally located and its metro station is served by line MEB and MEB1.

The Arch of Constantine is the first attraction you can admire as you wait in the queue to get in the Colosseum, since it stands tall and proud in the same premises. If you have lesser time on hands and want to beat the queue, you can also book the Colosseum tour and save some precious time.

Colosseum needs no introduction. An ancient amphitheatre and playground for the gladiators; it is without a doubt one of the most fascinating attractions across the world.

Walk for a couple of minutes and you’ll reach your next stop- Roman Forum. The ticket to Colosseum also includes the visit to Roman Forum if you do so within 24 hours. Admire this huge ancient complex and you will get a deeper perspective of the Ancient Roman mythology, culture and lifestyle.

Pick a quick sandwich at Panepiú Bistrot layered with fresh moz and tons of pomodro and basil and you’ll feel fresh as dew!

The next destination for the day is the Circus Maximus. Take a stroll around this ancient site as you gallop down the sandwich.

Hop on a bus to reach the Trevi Fountain, which is the next destination on your itinerary. Throw coins in the fountain and you’ll return to Rome according to the local belief.

The last stop for your second day in Rome is the Spanish Steps. The place is dotted with plenty of tourists spending a quaint evening and the ambience of the place will elevate your tired spirits, wanting for more!

Head to Ad Hoc Restaurant which is just a walk away and treat yourself with some scrumptious truffles and return to your abode with content mind and soul!

 

Day 3: The Roman Affair

By the 3rd day in Rome, the city has taken you head over heels!

Get ready for the day as early as you can, since today’s day is reserved for the Vatican City.

Start off by admiring the beautiful panoramic view of the St. Peter’s Basilica from the St. Peter’s Square. The early you are, the less time you spend in the queue.

Alternatively, you can also book the St. Peters Basilica tours to save precious vacation  time.

As you walk in the majestic, ineffable St. Peter’s Basilica, you will be spellbound with the art of Michelangelo and the aura of spirituality that fills the enormous place. The pin drop silence and the shiny golden dome are sure to linger in your mind for days to come.

Take a break; you’ll need it to absorb the giganticness of the basilica. Have a hearty Italian meal and slurp on some flavourful, delicate and rich Gelato.

The next on your list is the Vatican Museums that flaunt 55 galleries of irreplaceable masterpieces.

Sistine Chapel is next on your itinerary which lies within the premises of Vatican Museums and is the official residence of Pope. The ceiling, the frescoes and the walls will stun you.

The last stop for the day and the final destination on your 3-day trip to Rome is the Fontana Dei Quattro Fiumi which is set in Piazza Navona. Spend quality time engrossing in the beauty of the place, click for pictures and end your Roman Affair only to start a new one again!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
RENUKA SHAHANE RENUKA SHAHANE

Living out of a carry-on and traversing through the labyrinths of Europe, exploring the wilderness of America, divulging the eccentric culture of the Latin world and re-connecting her roots that sprawl in the rustic villages of India is one dream that she sees every single night. Once Lost, Now Found; Renuka is still oscillating between the paths to choose and the dreams to chase. A believer of righteousness, she likes to trust that her life is in accordant with her favourite book.

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