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A weekend full of experiences


A weekend full of experiences

If you are busy and in a hurry, but you don’t want to miss out on the pleasures of life, here is the Rome itinerary that is just right for you. A full weekend dedicated to discovering this amazing city. Only a part discovery (you just won’t be able to see it all) but just as “hard”, due to the route you will follow that is mostly on foot. Remember to wear comfortable shoes and if it is summertime, bring a hat to protect you from the sun that is very strong here. You won’t need a water flask as there are so many coffee shops and restaurants in Rome where you can quench your thirst.


DAY 1
If you can, we advise you to arrive the evening before, booking one of the hotels in Rome a little in advance. In this way you will have the whole morning available for the itinerary and you will be well rested to face the hard day ahead.
  • Morning
    This part of the day will be entirely dedicated to visiting the Vatican, a real city within a city. We recommend that you begin your tour in the early morning, to avoid the huge queues that form at a certain time of the morning outside the Vatican Museums. Remember that you have about three hours available if you want to stick to the itinerary; don’t miss the visit to the Sistine Chapel, that is so splendidly covered in frescoes by Michelangelo. Next, head off to St Peter’s Square where you can see Saint Peter’s Cathedral, the largest church in the world. Leaving the Cathedral behind you, walk along Via della Conciliazione until you get to Castel Sant'Angelo where Hadrian’s Mausoleum is kept. Then go on to Piazza Navona by tram or taxi for lunch. One bit of advice: don’t eat tripe or anything similar if you want to avoid falling asleep on the edge of a fountain in the middle of the afternoon itinerary. You will be able to satisfy all your mad urges for eating whatever you want at dinnertime.
  • Afternoon
    After getting to know Rome as the “city of faith” this is the moment to explore Rome "Caput Mundi" in all its ancient beauty. Let’s start off with the Pantheon, not far from Piazza Navona, a pagan temple that was transformed into a church in 608. From the Pantheon go straight to the Coliseum, the huge amphitheater that is the symbol of Rome. Once you have finished visiting the inside of the Coliseum, head towards the Roman Forum, walking along Via dei Fori Imperiali. If you still have time you can choose between a visit to the Palatine hill, the first center of this city and home to many emperors or to the Circus Maximus or the Domus Aurea.
  • Evening
    Trastevere is the ideal place to savor the true essence of Roman nightlife. Join the crowds walking along the alleyways and stop off in a few of the typical coffee shops that are crowded with people.

DAY 2

  • Morning
    Try to wake up early, but not too early: today’s itinerary is tough too, so it’s better to begin the day a bit later rather than being worn out in the afternoon.
    As a first stop, we suggest the famous, spectacular Trevi Fountain: allow yourself to join in the obligatory ritual for any decent tourist of throwing a coin into the fountain. Then go on to Piazza di Spagna by taxi or tram and admire the fantastic Spanish Steps. From here you can have a rest from all this culture by taking a walk down the elegant Via Condotti to admire the luxurious shop windows. If you are feeling more Bohemian than fashion victim, why not take a walk down Via Margutta, the famous street of artists.
    The last stop this morning is the magnificent Piazza del Popolo. Choose one of the restaurants in Rome nearby and have a bite to eat.
  • Afternoon
    Your afternoon will be dedicated to visiting Villa Borghese and the splendid Gallery of the same name. You can also have coffee in the picturesque Casina Valadier and then towards sunset, you can enjoy the splendid view of Rome from the panoramic terrace of the Pincio.
  • Evening
    Time for a quick dinner and then it is time to leave. Unless, of course, you don’t want to stay longer and call the hotel in Rome that you chose and book another night in the Eternal City.

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