Top 5 Things to Do When Visiting Rome for a Day


Who said that it is not possible to see Rome in one day? Whether you decide to spend a day in in the Eternal City before heading further or you are about to embark on a Mediterranean cruise, make the best of your day in Rome by planning your visit ahead. Don’t forget to book Cabs4Rome taxi from Ciampino airport to Civitavecchia port before leaving to make your commute in the city easy and comfortable. Read on our guide to discover top 5 things to do when visiting Rome in a day!

Piazza DI Spagna

One of the most important and famous landmarks in Rome, the baroque staircase in Piazza DI Spagna with its beautiful flowers and enchanting scenery is something you do not want to miss. The staircase leads to the church of Trinità dei Monti, while the fountain in the middle of the square was designed by Bernini’s father. And if you are in need of shopping, the famous via Condotti is right in front of you.

Piazza Navona

Probably the most beautiful square in Rome, Piazza Navona was once the Stadium of Domitian, whose ruins lie underneath. We suggest that you go take a stroll here at night, when the Fountain of the Four Rivers, by Bernini, is lit, creating a magical atmosphere. Not far from it, there is the characteristic food market in Campo dei Fiori where you can meet real Italians shopping for lunch.

Vatican City

Vatican City is actually an independent state in the city of Rome. There is a lot to see there and doing it in one day is impossible, but if you have just a few hours available, don’t miss the chance to see at least St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museum, where you can admire paintings, sculptures and mosaics from all over the world and from different eras.

Colosseum and the Imperial Roman Forums

If you like history and want to dive into the past to discover how it felt to be a Roman, you should visit the Colosseum and the Imperial forums. The Colosseum is the largest remaining amphitheater in the world, a masterpiece of engineering as it was built on a swamp. Its construction was started in 72 A.D. and it could hold 80,000 spectators during the games. Walking around the Fori Imperiali, you will get the chance to see what is left of Trajan’s Column, the Forum of Julius Caesar and the Temple of Venus and Roma.

Enjoy Italian Food

And after spending the day walking around the city to get a glimpse of its beauty and its history, stop in a typical “trattoria” to enjoy and taste some of the most famous and delicious food in Rome. Do you need help ordering? Choose carciofi alla giudia, bucatini all’amatriciana or spaghetti alla carbonara and you’ll be surprised!


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