Three Days in Rome

Looking for a European vacation? Try Rome.

Eli Blueby Eli Blue

Rome

Rome is unquestionably Europe's leading historical city, unmatched in terms of sheer influence and tradition. It is a city marked with world-class architecture, nightlife, and things to do.

 

Day 1

Morning – Trek your way to the Roman Colosseum, a 2000-year-old amphitheater with 500 years worth of gaming and gladiator history. Its impressive missing floor reveals a labyrinth of rooms and halls where gladiators and animals were housed. The Roman Colosseum is open daily from 9 am to 7 pm and costs 9 euro for full admission with free admission to EU residents under 18.

Book tickets here: Colosseum Tickets

Afternoon – From the Roman Colosseum, trek on to the Roman Forum, a mess of marble sculptures and temple ruins with the Arch of Constantine sitting on the Roman Colosseum's plaza. Admission is also 9 euro. It is highly recommended to use the 25-euro Roma Pass which offers discounted rates for more than 30 attractions including free bus transportation.

Get your Roma Pass here: Roma Pass

 

Day 2

Morning – Visit the Trevi Fountain and tried your luck with a coin toss, a popular tradition amongst tourists.

Night – Rome is one of the leading shopping capitals of the world, with big names from Fendi to Bulgari setting up shop here. Head to the Via Condotti and Via Frattina, a 34th and Broadway New York style streets with tons of boutiques. For a cheaper alternative, visit the Via del Corso and the Via Cola di Rienzo with a mix of fashion and department stores.

 

Day 3

Morning – Spend the morning at St. Peter's Basilica, Rome's religious epicenter located outside of Rome in the Vatican state. You can visit the Vatican for free on the last Sunday of every month.

Afternoon – Make your way to one of Rome's famed flea markets, the largest being the Trastevere's Porta Portese that is open on Sundays from 7 am to 1 pm. This massive labyrinth offers everything from paintings to furniture.

 

Photo credit: Rotary International