The Ultimate Guide to a Weekend in Rome
Recently I fell in love with Italy, and Rome has quickly become one of my favourite cities in the world!
There is so much history in Rome! There is so much to see and do, but there is never enough time to do it all. This guide gives you pointers on how best to spend your weekend in Rome.
What To Do
1. Tour the Colosseum
The Colosseum is so rich in history. You can only understand the magnitude of the build by seeing if with your own eyes. The view of the Colosseum from the outside is amazing but I highly suggest going inside and taking a tour!
Travel Tip: If you are here during the weekend, be sure to wait until Sunday to go because your admission is free!
2. Toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain
You can not go to Rome without a trip to the Trevi Fountain. As legend has it, be sure to bring some coins to toss into the fountain for good luck! I need all the luck I can get so I think I did this about 5 times.
It is estimated that 3,00 Euros are thrown into the fountain every day! This makes for a lot of tourists.
Travel Tip: Avoid the crowds by going in the evening when the fountain is less crowded. The bonus is that the lighting is beautiful and really shows you the details on the stone. We went after dinner and got gelato for dessert and enjoyed the view!
3. Walk around Vatican City
Vatican City is the smallest country in the world, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t much to see! Take a walk along the canal to the Sistine Chapel where you will pass the beautiful Ponte Sant’Angelo bridge.
Travel Tip: Grab a cappuccino from one of the many coffee shops along the walk.
4. Go inside the Pantheon
The Pantheon is beautiful inside because there is so much detailing on the walls and roof. The surrounding area is very busy but there are many side streets with cute traditional shops to explore. If you are lucky like me, you may even get to see some live opera in the square outside.
5. Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II
If possible, go inside the Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II. Once you are in, you can pay 7 euros to go up onto the roof where there is a 360 degree view of Rome. The view is absolutely breathtaking!
What to Eat
Gelato, Gelato & more Gelato! The gelato in Rome is amazing. I was surprised how many flavors are available. It was my mission to try them all! Make the most of your trip and try a few different flavors from variety and traditional shops.
It goes without saying that you have to try authentic Italian pasta, but to make the most of your trip order multiple different dishes to share so you have the opportunity to try them all.
Have the best time! XO
What’s your favorite thing to do in Rome? Have you been? Is it on your bucket list?