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ROME

20 Fun Things to Do on a 3-Day City Break to Rome 

Rome is WOW! We cannot describe Rome in any other way than wow...Wow, what an impressive city.

Walking through the streets of Rome you can't help but feel the history of this Italian city. Actually, this city is a large open-air museum. Rome is a city that belongs on every bucket list, because you just have to be there once. 

 

 Rome is definitely one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. 

And then of course there's the great food in Rome, which the Italians are famous for. 

So if you're looking for a cultural city break, then Rome really is the perfect destination for you. 

Below we share a complete travel guide for a 3-day city trip to Rome. Are you still looking for great tips for sights, activities and good food for your city trip to Rome? 

Below we share all our Rome travel tips with you. 

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Day 1, explore ancient Rome

Welcome to one of the most historic cities in the world. Today we start right away with one of the most impressive sights of Rome. A sight that really takes you back to ancient Rome. 

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The Colosseum is definitely one of the most impressive structures ever built. It is the largest amphitheater in the world. This is why the Colosseum is one of the most visited tourist sites in the world and a must-visit on your city trip to Rome.

 

The Colosseum is one of the seven wonders of the world. Not only because of its size, but also because it has survived wars, fires and earthquakes. 

You don't have to visit some sights and the outside is already impressive enough. And howeverThe Colosseum is certainly impressive from the outside, we still advise you to go inside. This is really a piece of architecture that you just want to take in completely.

 

AddressPiazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

 

Because it is such a well-known tourist attraction, it can get busy here. So try to be at the Colosseum as early as possible. 

It is certainly also wise to book your tickets in advance. 
 

Buy your tickets here 
for the best sights and activities in Rome

Rome I The most historic city in the world, the city of the Romans. Read now our complete travel guide for a 3-day city trip to Rome, packed with travel tips and travel inspiration. Plan your city trip to Rome now and visit www.kusjesvanons.com.

Walk in the shoes of Caesar and wander the fascinating Roman Forum. Here you walk through the heart, from where modern civilization once began. You can't help but feel like you're stepping back in history when you walk in this place. 

The Palatine Hill is where the first settlement of Rome was once built.  From this hill you have a great view over the Roman Forum. 

At the bottom of the hill, in the Roman Forum, you walk among the remains of buildings and monuments of what was once the heart of ancient Rome. 

From the Colosseum you can walk to the Roman Forum in about 10 minutes. 

Address: Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Altare Della Patria can be found on Piazza Venezia. When you see this large marble building for the first time, it may be a bit unclear what it is exactly. 

Altare Della Patria is a monument that was built in honor of the king of Italy. In dThis monument is popularly known as the Monument of Vittorio Emanuelcalled e II. 

Part of this monument can be visited for free. But for a spectacular view of Rome, you have to go to the top of this monument. 

Rome I The most historic city in the world, the city of the Romans. Read now our complete travel guide for a 3-day city trip to Rome, packed with travel tips and travel inspiration. Plan your city trip to Rome now and visit www.kusjesvanons.com

FOOD TIPS

Yesss, we're in Rome! And that means a lot and especially very tasty food.

Below are some of our suggestions for good restaurants in Rome in the Colo areaseum.

 

Ristorante Pizza Forum Roma - Forno a Legna,pizza and pasta!

Address: Via di S. Giovanni in LateranO, 34-38, 00184 Roma RM, Italia

contrario. Vineria con Cucina,a wine bar where you can also eat well.

Address: Via Ostilia, 22, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Crab Fish Restaurant,for the tastiest fish dishes

Address: Via Capo d'Africa, 2, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

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Rome I The most historic city in the world, the city of the Romans. Read now our complete travel guide for a 3-day city trip to Rome, packed with travel tips and travel inspiration. Plan your city trip to Rome now and visit www.kusjesvanons.com
Rome I The most historic city in the world, the city of the Romans. Read now our complete travel guide for a 3-day city trip to Rome, packed with travel tips and travel inspiration. Plan your city trip to Rome now and visit www.kusjesvanons.com
Rome I The most historic city in the world, the city of the Romans. Read now our complete travel guide for a 3-day city trip to Rome, packed with travel tips and travel inspiration. Plan your city trip to Rome now and visit www.kusjesvanons.com
Rome I The most historic city in the world, the city of the Romans. Read now our complete travel guide for a 3-day city trip to Rome, packed with travel tips and travel inspiration. Plan your city trip to Rome now and visit www.kusjesvanons.com
Rome I De meest historische stad ter wereld, de stad van de Romeinen. Lees nu onze complete reisgids voor een 3-daagse stedentrip naar Rome boordevol reistips en reisinspiratie. Plan nu je stedentrip naar Rome en kijk op www.kusjesvanons.com
Rome I The most historic city in the world, the city of the Romans. Read now our complete travel guide for a 3-day city trip to Rome, packed with travel tips and travel inspiration. Plan your city trip to Rome now and visit www.kusjesvanons.com

Rome is relatively small. For today, we will dive into the historic center of Rome and discover all the highlights of Rome on foot. Exploring a city on foot is the best, because then you can really experience the atmosphere of a city. And it should come as no surprise that the atmosphere in Rome is super fun. 

Piazza del Popolo is such a lively Italian square. It is the perfect place to start the second day in Rome. And nice and quiet on a terrace with a cup of coffee. In this square it is wonderful to watch the awakening of Rome and to see all the people passing by on their way to work. Piazza del Popolo is the perfect place for your morning coffee. 

AddressPiazza del Popolo, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

Right in the center of Rome you will find the famous Spanish Steps. Do these stairs have anything to do with Spain? Not really. But these stairs were built on behalf of the Spanish embassy, which was located at the bottom of these stairs at the time. 

The Spanish steps are now especially a wonderful place in the heart of Rome to soak up the atmosphere of this Italian city. 

It can get busy here with tourists taking a picture on these stairs, but if you are early, you may not be bothered by that.
 

Rome has many highlights and the Trevi Fountain is certainly one of these highlights. This fountain is one of the most beloved and well-known sights in Rome. 

With no less than 20 meters and 26 meters high, the Trevi Fountain can only be called impressive. 

You cannot visit this famous Italian fountain without throwing a coin in the fountain. It is said that if you toss a coin over your left shoulder with your right hand, you are destined to return to Rome one day. 

That's worth a try!

This fountain is one of the most visited highlights of Rome and people throw coins into this fountain en masse. Every day, an average of 3,000 euros worth of coins are thrown into this fountain. This money is taken out every day and is intended for a non-profit organization that provides food to the many homeless people in Rome. 

So by throwing a coin you do something good for yourself (if your wish comes true) and you also do something good for the homeless in Rome.

A small sidenote; try to be there on time. 

Because no matter how romantic it sounds to throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain, it is especially pushing through all the tourists to find a spot on the edge of this fountain. Standing in line for this spot is therefore not strange at the Trevi Fountain. 

Rome I The most historic city in the world, the city of the Romans. Read now our complete travel guide for a 3-day city trip to Rome, packed with travel tips and travel inspiration. Plan your city trip to Rome now and visit www.kusjesvanons.com

ItPantheon was once a temple in the center of Rome, but was later converted into a church. It is one of the best preserved buildings in Rome. 

It is mainly the incidence of light that makes thisPantheon makes it so special. This church has a large dome, through which an opening allows light to pass through in such a way that the entire Pantheon is naturally illuminated. 

When the sun shines, the light is magical in this special structure. 

 

The Pantheon is located in the lively square of Piazza della Rotonda. Here you will find many terraces where you can people watch all day long. 

Rome I The most historic city in the world, the city of the Romans. Read now our complete travel guide for a 3-day city trip to Rome, packed with travel tips and travel inspiration. Plan your city trip to Rome now and visit www.kusjesvanons.com

From the lively square around the Pantheon, we continue to the next square in Roma, Piazza Navona. 

First, the baroque architecture of this square is beautiful. But the best thing about this square is that there is always something to do. Thousands of people come and go here all day long. It is therefore a wonderful place to grab a terrace for a snack or a drink. 

FOOD TIPS

As we mentioned above, this is the perfect place for a snack and a drink. Below are some of our restaurant suggestions on and around this square in Rome.

Camillo valley 1890, for delicious burgers on a romantic terrace in Rome.

Address: Piazza Navona, 79-81, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Saltimbocca ristorante, a busy restaurant with beautiful dishes

Address: Via di Tor Millina, 5, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

cyber, romance with lights when it's dark (and good food of course)

Address: Via di Tor Millina, 27, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Castel Sant'Angelo, also called the Engelburcht, is a military building a short walk from the center. It is a unique and round building of no less than 5 floors high. 

This Castel Sant'Angelo has a roof terrace, where you have a beautiful view of Rome. 

Although the spiral staircase to this roof terrace, also an attraction in itself, is beautiful.

Day 3, to the smallest country in the world in Rome

What you absolutely cannot miss in Rome is Vatican City, another country in the middle of Rome. We spend the third day of our Rome city trip largely in Vatican City, the smallest country in the world. A cultural attraction that excites everyone, even if you are not religious. 

Rome I The most historic city in the world, the city of the Romans. Read now our complete travel guide for a 3-day city trip to Rome, packed with travel tips and travel inspiration. Plan your city trip to Rome now and visit www.kusjesvanons.com

10. St. Peter's Square, the most famous square in Rome

St. Peter's Square is perhaps the most famous square in Rome. Every few years, this square comes into focus again when thousands of people wait for their new pope. Now it can still be busy here on Sundays, when people are waiting for a greeting from the Pope.

This square is located in front of the basilica and welcomes you to the Vatican City.

St. Peter's basilica is one of the most important places in the world for Christianity. And with its height of 136 meters, it is also one of the largest and most impressive churches in the world. 

The inside of this basilica is just as impressive as the outside, because it is completely covered with art. There is so much to see in this church. 

What is one of the most cool sights in Rome is the dome on top of this church. From this dome you have a panoramic view of Rome, absolutely unforgettable!

You can visit the church itself for free. Make sure you are dressed appropriately. Your knees and shoulders must be covered to be let in here. 

Also keep in mind that you will always stand in line here.  So factor in some extra time to get to the top of St. Peter's Basilica.

Rome I The most historic city in the world, the city of the Romans. Read now our complete travel guide for a 3-day city trip to Rome, packed with travel tips and travel inspiration. Plan your city trip to Rome now and visit www.kusjesvanons.com

If you are not done with Vatican City after visiting St. Peter's Square and St. Peter's Basilica, there is much more to see and do in Vatican City. So there are the Vatican Museums where you can admire numerous works of art. Or visit thegardens of the Vatican, which are truly beautiful.  It is also a nice change from walking the city for a few days, because despite the bustle around the Vatican City, the gardens still feel very quiet and relaxing. 

Villa Borghese is a public urban park in Rome. The park is no less than 80 hectares in size, making it the third largest park in Europe. It is a beautiful, green oasis, where you can really escape the city for a while. It's great for a picnic, a walk and an ice cream. Just the perfect place to relax. 

You can reach the park by metro or by bus. 

Address00197 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome Capital, Italy

Galleria Borghese is a museum in the park of the same name, Villa Borghese. Galleria Borghese contains one of the largest private art collections in the world of the Cardinal Scipione Borghese.

In this museum you will find no fewer than 20 rooms with sculptures, antiques and paintings by famous artists, including Leonarda da Vincci and Caraveggio. 

Address Piazzale Scipione Borghese, 5, 00197 Roma RM, Italy

visit Rome

Rome has no less than two airports Ciampino (CIA) or Fiumicino (FCO) where flights from all over the world land daily.

Fiumicino is connected to Rome Termini, Rome's main train station. From this airport you can take the express train to the center of Rome.

Ciampino Airport has shuttle buses that take you to the center of Rome. 

 

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Rome  has a metro station, which runs throughout the city. However, you only need this if you want to visit sights on the edge of the center.

The center of Rome is quite compact and therefore Rome can also be explored on foot. If you really don't want to walk too much, you can use theOmni passto buy. Ofthis pass you can use public transport freely and I also have access to some sights in Rome.

Best time to visit Rome

For Rome, as for most other southern European cities, it is best to plan a city trip in the spring (April, May, June) and autumn (September, October). The temperatures are still pleasant, not too hot and the prices are lower than in the summer, the high season in terms of tourism.

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