You've heard about Rome in a day... how about Rome in 3 days?!
We've been to Rome numerous times and never tire of it. So much to see and do - great food and wonderful people and absolutely steeped in history!
Following is a guide to seeing some of the best of Rome in just 3 days... Day 1 - Vatican, St. Peter’s, Trastevere To get the most out of your day, try to start early! You should arrive at the Vatican in the morning to beat the crowds. Don't forget to dress humbly in reverence of the religious city-state. Take an early walk and explore the global city streets. You can sit on the gorgeous Spanish Steps and take in the atmosphere and people watch before beginning your adventure. Next, head over to the Vatican museums. There are over 54 Christian and art galleries within the city and the collections are stunning. Be sure to visit the Sistine Chapel which holds the striking ceiling art done by legendary artist, Michelangelo. Once you've gotten your fill of art, stop by Via delle Grazie and grab some lunch. Top your day off and have some fun at the beautiful neighborhood Trastevere. If possible, check out the award winning La Gattabuia, a great restaurant in the Trastevere area. They have an unbelievable Fiori di Zucca! Day 2 - Colosseum, Palatine Hill, Roman Forum The best way to begin your second day is to hop aboard the Metropolitana (subway) and take a ride to the Colosseo station. Once you’ve arrived, stop by the ticket counter and purchase your one ticket that will grant access to the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum (If possible, avoid first Sundays)! Be sure to do some research on this ancient wonder beforehand so that you understand what you’re exploring. There are many spigots throughout the area with fresh water so grab a bottle before leaving. Now, it’s time to hike up the Palatine Hill! It may be wise to get a private tour if possible. The views from the hill towers are stunning and overlook the Roman Forum and Circus Maximus. On your way back, keep left to arrive at the Forum to take in even more majestic views. Grab some dinner and get some rest for your final day! Day 3 – Pantheon, Largo di Torre Argentina, Piazza Navona Begin your last day with an espresso and head over to the Trevi fountain. Keep with tradition and toss in a coin for good luck! Next, head over to the Pantheon church. While there, be sure to be respectful and keep your voice low. After a good lunch, stroll over to Largo di Torre Argentina, which is also known as a cat sanctuary. The cats are well taken care of by a local charity and feeding them is prohibited. Lastly, we have Piazza Navona to explore. This elegant showcase Square in Rome is built on the Stadium of Domitian. If possible, visit at sunset as the sight of the Square is awe-inspiring. Now that you’ve accomplished an impressive three-day tour. Enjoy a great glass of wine and rest up before heading back from this wonderous city. Rome oftentimes is one of the major ports that cruise lines utilize at the beginning or end of their itineraries. The above options would be great for you to consider for a pre or post cruise extra if you want to take the time and I'd be happy to help you with that as an option as well!