Rome is one of the greatest cities in Europe, filled with beautiful architecture, delicious pizza, impressive history, and cosy cafés to enjoy a cup of coffee. There are plenty off things to see and do in this magical city, so here is a complete bucket list to keep you busy during you visit.
You really can’t visit Rome, or any place in Italy, without eating pizza. When I visited Rome the first thing I wanted to do was eat a delicious pizza, and eat I did! All pizza lovers can take comfort in knowing that they will be well taken care of in Rome, just head out and explore all the delicious options!
Located inside the Vatican City is the Sistine Chapel, it’ll be at the end of the tour of the Vatican Museum, and here you can also see some more of Michelangelo’s work, like the frescoes painted in the ceiling.
Pretty much just as important as eating pizza! Gelato is beyond delicious and really can’t be missed if you’re in Rome!
VISIT THE GALLERIA BORGHESE
Explore the beautiful surrounding gardens and the impressive gallery.
WALK UP THE SPANISH STEPS
Walk up and down the Spanish steps, spend some time at the top and just enjoy the sunshine and simply take in the experience of being in Rome.
A great place to marvel in the remains of Ancient Rome, and take an impressive travel picture.
A lot of food on this bucket list, but it is Italy after all. There’s something special to Italian pasta, and it really shouldn’t be missed if you’re travelling in Italy.
MAKE A WISH AT THE TREVI FOUNTAIN
Throw three coins from your right hand over your left shoulder, and you will be guaranteed to return to Rome. The Trevi Fountain is absolutely beautiful and must be a stop during your Rome travel. It’s been featured in plenty of movies, from Eat Pray Love to Lizzie McGuire the movie (i know you remember!), and shouldn’t be missed.
VISIT THE PANTHEON
Today home to many important documents, the Pantheon was built during the reign of Augustus.
VISIT THE VATICAN
At 109 acres, the Vatican is the world’s smallest country, and located in the center of Rome. This is where you’ll learn about the Catholic religion and the Pope, it’s an impressive sight, and be sure not to miss St Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, and the Vatican Museum.
GO ON A WALKING FOOD TOUR
Eating your way around a city is the best way to see a city, and what better city to eat your way around than Rome? Plenty of companies offer walking food tours, so do some research and hop on the one suiting your preference!
WALK AROUND PIAZZA NAVONA
Rome is a very walk friendly city, and there’s nothing I like more than just strolling around and exploring new cities via foot. Piazza Navona is a perfect place to walk around, it’s Rome’s prettiest public square and a perfect place to stop and have a coffee and people watch.
If you don’t want to spend days in galleries, but still want to explore some iconic art, there are plenty of Michaelangelo pieces just waiting do be discovered. The famous sculpture of Mary inside Saint Pater’s Basilica is a good place to start!
DRIVE TO THE BEACH
Take a 30-minute drive and you’ll find yourself right by the sea, if you have a sunny afternoon to spare, why not drive down and spend a few hours by the beach.
VISIT THE COLOSSEUM
Rome is filled with history, and the colosseum is impressive beyond words. Step back in time to the Roman Empire or pretend you’re Russell Crowe in Gladiator, visiting the Colosseum is a not to be missed experience. The audio tours are great if you want to know more about where you are and what you’re looking at, or just wander around and explore on your own.
VISIT THE FOUNTAIN OF FOUR RIVERS
As if the Trevi Fountain isn’t impressive enough, or you simply can’t get enough of beautiful fountains, visit the Fountain of Four Rivers, which is considered to be one of Rome’s most beautiful fountains.
SEE AN OPERA
Rome is famous for its unforgettable opera performances, so make sure not to miss one during your stay.
VISIT PALATINE HILL
Palatine Hill is the most important of Rome’s seven hills and also offers a fantastic view over the city.
TAKE A COOKING CLASS
Ever dreamt about serving delicious Italian food at family dinners? Take the opportunity to learn some skills and spend a day cooking Italian cuisine. Cooking classes often include making pasta and gelato, or take a more technical class and really learn those specific skills.
TAKE A DAY TRIP TO TUSCANY
If you’ve got a day to spare head out to the beautiful region of Tuscany and make a day trip to Florence. By taking a fast train you can get there in just a couple of hours!