Itinerary of Rome in 7 days, Italy

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I made up a rough itinerary for Rome and the surrounding area. We will have half a day on the day of arrival + another 7 full days. Naturally it will be possible to change the days and deviate from the itinerary a bit. I would like your advice – are there days which are oversaturated, and the others may be too little. Maybe we need to reallocate.

Comments: Day 1: half day itinerary on the day of arrival, we will not go inside Caracalla’s thermae. Day 2: We go inside the Palatine-Forum-Colosseum 3 day: itinerary for half a day on the map, then we go to the Capitoline Museums Day 4: in the morning we go to Tivoli, itinerary for the afternoon on the map. Day 5: we go to St. Peter’s Cathedral, with climbing the dome, we do not go to the Vatican Museums. We will visit the zoo in the Borghese park. In the afternoon we will go to the Garbatella district. Is it worth walking from the Pyramid to San Paolo Fuore le Mura? Is there anything interesting along the way, or is it better to take the transport? Day 6: going to Florence for the day Day 7: just walking, going to churches only. Day 8: in the morning Coppede quarter, then Villa Torlonia, the owl house (we go inside). In the afternoon: the MAXXI museum.

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Re: Rome (and a couple of outings) 7.5 days

Persian tramp ” 10 Sep 2018, 15:08

Kasatik84 wrote 10 Sep 2018, 15:01: Day 2: Go inside Palatine-Forum-Colosseum Day 3: itinerary on map for half day, then go to Capitoline Museums

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Re: Rome (and a couple of outings) 7.5 days

Kasatik84 ” 10 Sep 2018, 15:13

Thought I’d just walk by, take a look around the outside. I doubt we’ll make it there before they close. If we make it in time, we might go in.

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Re: Rome (and a couple of outings) 7.5 days

Persian tramp ” 10 Sep 2018, 15:18

The Thermae of Caracalla takes 30 minutes at most, with a stop inside Why don’t you have Janiculum, Trastevere, Bull Forum, Jewish Quarter (ghetto), San Giovanni, etc. etc. on your list?

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Re: Rome (and a couple of outings) 7.5 days

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Re: Rome (and a couple of outings) 7.5 days

Kasatik84 ” 10 Sep 2018, 15:23

The Thermae of Caracalla takes 30 minutes at most, with a stop inside Why don’t you have Janiculum, Trastevere, Bull Forum, Jewish Quarter (ghetto), San Giovanni, etc. etc. on your list?

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Re: Rome (and a couple of outings) 7.5 days

Kasatik84 ” 10 Sep 2018, 15:25

Just wanted to see the Pyramid some more, I think there’s an interesting cemetery nearby. But I’ll probably really take the subway to the cathedral afterwards.

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Re: Rome (and a couple of outings) 7.5 days

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Re: Rome (and a couple of outings) 7.5 days

Kasatik84 ” 10 Sep 2018, 15:32

In short – we need to condense the itinerary. Then you can just about carve out a day for Ostia Antica. Which day do you think is the most uneventful?

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Re: Rome (and a couple of outings) 7.5 days

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Re: Rome (and a couple of outings) 7.5 days

Drew23 ” 10 Sep 2018, 16:16

I would think very hard here. Just one day, especially without an overnight stay, is categorically not enough in my opinion. I would postpone Florence for the next trip (and see it already in conjunction with Tuscany), and now go to the closer surroundings, which are ok to see in one day – Ostia Antica, Orvieto, Viterbo, etc.

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Re: Rome (and a couple of outings) 7.5 days

Kasatik84 ” 10 Sep 2018, 16:55

I would think very hard here. Just one day, especially without an overnight stay, is categorically not enough in my opinion. I would postpone Florence for the next trip (and see it already in conjunction with Tuscany), and now go to the closer surroundings, which are ok to see in one day – Ostia Antica, Orvieto, Viterbo, etc.

I’ve already been to Florence and Tuscany last time. I want to go again, even if it’s just for a day. I’ve redone the itineraries, condensed them. Look again. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1wxD7Y . Sp=sharing The plan is now: 1 day: Center, Piazza Venezia, Navona, Pantheon 2 day: Forum, Colosseum – Aventine – Trastevere – Janicul – Jewish Quarter 3 day: Quirinal – Esquilin – Trevi – Spanish Steps 4 day: Tivoli – after thermae Caracalla – San Giovanni 5 day: Vatican City – Piazza del Popolo – Borghese Park – Zoo 6 day: Florence 7 day: Coppede – Villa Torlonia – MAXXI 8 day: ostia Antica + coast

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Re: Rome (and a couple of outings) 7.5 days

savl1 ” 10 Sep 2018, 19:16

What do you want to see there? What exactly is the half day allotted for?

Kasatik84 wrote 10 Sep 2018, 15:25: Just wanted to see the Pyramid as well, there’s an interesting cemetery nearby.

If there’s anything to see, it’s the pyramid itself and the Ostian Gate. Very beautiful complex, by the way. And this place goes well with the Bull’s Forum and the Orange Garden. And with Caracalla, too.

It’s not even half a day, it’s less:)

Or to Viterbo – here’s a worthy dilemma for you

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Re: Rome (and a couple of outings) 7.5 days

Kasatik84 ” 10 Sep 2018, 19:37

Tivoli – Villa d’Este only. We’ll walk around the city itself for a bit too. The pyramid in the last version just connected with the Thermae Caracalla. I’ve been to Orvietto. I was also thinking about Viterbo, but I haven’t decided yet, it’s still 2 hours by train, Ostia Antica is closer, also very interesting for me.

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Re: Rome (and a couple of outings) 7.5 days

Kasatik84 ” 10 Sep 2018, 21:26

Another question: has anyone been to Rainbow Magic Park, which is in Valmont? If we are two adults, no kids, can we go? Or isn’t it worth the time? Port Aventura, for example, I really liked it.

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Re: Rome (and a couple of outings) 7.5 days

Kasatik84 ” 29 Sep 2018, 15:48

Afternoon. We have shifted our airfare dates. The trip will now take place from April 6 to 14. April 6 is a half day planned walk through the center, no museums. April 7 is the 1st Sunday of the month. Free museums. What is better to plan? Option 1: By 7 am we go to St. Peter’s Basilica, look around, at 8 we go up to the dome. After that, we go to the castle of St. Angel. A visit to the Angel’s Castle. Then, through Piazza Popolo we will go to Villa Giulia and visit it, and at the end of the day we will walk in the Borghese park. Option 2: Colosseum + Forum + Palatine, then Aventine Hill and the Baths of Caracalla (go inside). In the second option – probably will be too crowded? Big lines at the Colosseum? By the way, the regular Forum-Colosseum-Palatine ticket is valid for 2 days. How about free? On the first option: very few reviews of Villa Giulia, is it worth a visit?

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Re: Rome (and a couple of outings) 7.5 days

Why12 ” 01 Oct 2018, 01:56

If you’re interested in Etruscan art, then yes. the villa is very pretty, but it’s still primarily a museum of Etruscan art, not much is left of the villa itself.

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Re: Rome (and a couple of outings) 7.5 days

VA ” October 01, 2018, 11:32

Kasatik84 wrote (a) on 29 Sep 2018, 15:48: In the second option – it would probably be too crowded? Big lines at the Colosseum? By the way the regular Forum-Colosseum-Palatine ticket is valid for 2 days. What about the free one?

I’ll tell you about my experience six years ago, maybe something has already changed. January. There were no lines, no tickets either. And the Colosseum, alas, was closed. Hanged some announcement, almost handwritten – “sanitary day”, we determined with regret not knowing the Italian language:) But on the archaeological area we walked until the self-loathing. Perhaps you know, just in case – only public museums in Italy, not the Vatican are free to visit. You’ll have to buy a ticket for the dome, too. I’m not too well versed in your itineraries, but the Vittoriano complex, the Basilica of Santa Maria in Araceli, Capitoline Square with museums – are all on top of one hill, the Capitoline, at the foot of which is Venice Square. In my opinion, it’s all quite manageable in one itinerary. Almost all temples of Rome except papal basilicas and the Pantheon are closed for three or four hours during the day, which complicates the construction of routes. Good luck!

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Re: Rome (and a couple of outings) 7.5 days

fiona123 ” 01 Oct 2018, 16:06

Kasatik84 wrote 10 Sep 2018, 15:25: Just wanted to see the Pyramid as well, there’s an interesting cemetery nearby.

The view of the Pyramid of Cestius is probably more spectacular from the non-Catholic cemetery than from the street side (I first saw it in a picture by Lebedev and wanted to see it in reality). And just in this part is Keats’ grave and cats roaming around. And the cemetery itself – yes, interesting, only it closes early (at 5 pm), and on Sunday at all at lunchtime.

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Re: Rome (and a couple of outings) 7.5 days

Kasatik84 ” 23 Oct 2018, 11:57

Good afternoon. I have a question. We rescheduled the trip. We now have a free Sunday falling on day 2. Naturally want to see everything as much as possible. Here is my plan: Part 1: https://www.google.ru/maps/dir/Ottavian . 943428!3e2 By 6:30 we get on the Ottaviano subway. We go to the Vatican. 1) At 7 am, St. Peter’s Basilica opens, take an hour to see it, 2) at 8 am, climb the dome. 3) At the exit of the cathedral we enter the Teutonic Cemetery. 4) Then we walk along Via Giulia to Piazza Venezia.

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We reach the Galleria Borghese. We plan a session at 11:00. Then we go to Villa Giulia, grabbing a bite to eat on the way. The sightseeing is from 2 to 4 p.m. Then we go down via Pincio hill to Piazza del Popollo, see the churches in the square, and then go to Castel Sant’Angelo and visit it.

Do you think this is a feasible plan? The trip is at the beginning of April. Will we be able to do the first part to get to the Galleria Borghese by 11 am? Or is it better to take the 1 p.m. seance? In the latter case, we should probably do without the Sagrada Angelo or the Villa Giulia. What to exclude?

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What to see in Rome

St. Peter's Square and Cathedral are the main things a tourist should see in Rome

What to see in Rome in 3-5 or 7 days by yourself? Routes, ticket prices 2022, how much do excursions cost? How to plan a trip to see the most interesting places in Rome? Eurotraveler.ru reviews the best places to visit and where to stay.

Rome is the Eternal City. If you think about it, perhaps not only because of its age! No matter how many times you come here, you never get bored or satiated. Rather you feel joy. As from a meeting with an old friend, whom you feel sincere sympathy.

However, usually the second and subsequent visits are characterized by joy. In the first one every traveler is busy bringing thoughts wandering from incredible emotions into relative order.

And the development of routes, allowing you to see not only the famous interesting places in Rome. But also some others, those where tourists are not stepping on each other’s toes. And the words of the guide does not drown in the multilingual babble…

Rome in winter, street

When best to go to Rome

The right solution to this question promises to get the maximum number of positive experiences. For example, in summer the city is characterized by unhealthy temperatures (around +40) and the number of visitors over the limit.

Equally difficult in May and September. The first month of autumn in the Italian capital on the number of hot and clear days will handicap any Black Sea resort at the peak season.

Very nice in October too: it’s warm and moderately rainy. But with tourists too much – in the second half of the month school vacations begin in most Western European countries. Roman November is not bad in terms of temperature. But it can totally ruin your vacation – the downpours are sometimes so heavy that it’s scary to go outdoors.

But winter is the nicest time here. In December, Rome is dry and taut and doesn’t even know what the frost is yet.

We recommend visiting in January as well – outside of the holiday season, of course. Do be careful when you get here in February – Italian school kids get a break again.

It is definitely worth visiting Rome in March because Western Europeans are working and studying at this time. But Russian students take a breather and stock up on forces for the final quarter.

But in April, the traditional month of Easter vacations, in the “Eternal City” again very crowded! And most visitors try to get to St. Peter’s Square to hear the festive sermon of the Pope.

Winter Rome

Interesting places in Rome – Day 1

The Colosseum, the ancient gladiatorial arena, which could not be knocked down for two millennia, is the central attraction of the city. It comes complete with the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill – at least that’s what it says on the admission tickets. It takes no more than half a day to see it.

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You have to go to the metro station Colosseum, and to avoid queues you have to buy tickets online and for a certain time: www.coopculture.it/en/colosseo-e-shop.cfm. Free tickets, however, are not sold online. So if your group includes persons under the age of 18, you will have to pay a visit to the ticket office.

Open only from March to October (except Mondays) are the ruins adjacent to the Roman Forum on the Palatine. For example, the Domus Augusti, that is, what remains of the palace of Emperor Augustus.

Also the Palatino Museo, Casa di Livia, Aula Isiaca con Loggia Mattei, Criptoportico Neroniano, Santa Maria Antiqua, Domus Transitoria, all of which are accessible with a separate ticket: www.coopculture.it/en/events.cfm?id=854.

The Roman Forum, Rome

Only on Saturdays and Sundays are guided tours of Nero’s Golden House, Domus Aurea. Reservations are required in advance.

To cement the experience on your first day in Rome, we recommend walking to the majestic Trajan’s Column and Caesar’s Forum. For a fee, you’ll be provided with a headset, and in the evenings there is a light and music show that illustrates the already almost fabulous concept called “Ancient Rome”.

The Monument to Victor Emmanuel II, a huge white marble structure in blatant dissonance with the neighboring ruins, can be climbed for free. To glimpse the adjoining quarters and appreciate the size of the Forums. Inside are small museums: the Risorgimento and the Naval Banners.

Capitol

The Capitol Hill adjoins the memorial on the back side. On its northern summit stands the church of Santa Maria in Araceli with its remarkably beautiful interior. Araceli, by the way, means “Altar of Heaven” – how can you not go into a temple with that name!

Santa Maria in Araceli, Rome

In the church altar, which is considered to be the oldest in the world, there is a miraculous icon of Our Lady, which is said to have been painted by Luke the Evangelist. And in one of the chapels is a small wooden figurine of the Infant Christ.

The original, carved from a tree growing in the garden of Gethsemane, unfortunately, was stolen. Now a copy is on display instead.

To get up directly to the church one can take the Araceli stairs, climbing 124 steps. It was built in 1384 in gratitude for the deliverance of the city from the epidemic of plague.

Take the much smaller Cordonata Stairs, designed by Michelangelo himself, up into Capitoline Square. And, if you have time, pay a visit to the local museums – there are many interesting things on display inside. And among them is the famous bronze statue of the she-wolf, who according to legend nurtured the founding fathers, Romulus and Remus.

By the way, from the steps of the Cordonata there are great views of evening Rome, like glazed by the setting sun.

Day 2

A visit to the Vatican Museums with the Apostolic Palace and the Sistine Chapel, the Cathedral and St. Peter’s Square, and (if possible) the Castle of St. Angel is a worthy answer to the question of what is worth seeing in Rome on the second day. All this happiness is on the other side of the Tiber. And, as if on purpose, at a known distance from other attractions.

A hike with an erudite guide promises, of course, a much better quality of experience. But like all good things in life, such a tour costs money – from 50-60 € per person.

Vatican City, Guardsman

The nearest metro station is Ottaviano.

Tickets to the Vatican Museums should be purchased online and in advance – for a specific date. If in season you wake up, say, a week before your intended visit, you may not find what you want. Detailed information can be found on the official website of the Pontifical See.

Day 3

Surely you are tired of walking through ruins and museums. So take some time to relax – walking around Rome can be even more exciting than sightseeing. In addition, the first does not exclude the second!

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On the 3rd day we suggest you to see the following sights in Rome: Metro Spagna – Spanish Steps – Piazza Navona (1.3 km) – Pantheon – Temple of the Divine Hadrian – Trevi Fountain – Barberini station. The kilometerage of the route does not exceed 3 km. If you don’t hurry and stop in the favorite places you’ll manage to walk 3-4 hours.

Spanish Steps, Rome

On the way you can visit the Quirinale Palace. Once built for the Pope, but now used as the official residence of the President of Italy.

Not at all a decorative position – the President of the Republic may, for example, dissolve Parliament. Or “wrap up” a law by sending it for a second hearing. But only once, because he cannot veto it a second time.

A visit to the Quirinale Palace is in many ways a unique experience. It requires some preparation: you must book at least 5 days in advance: palazzo.quirinale.it/visitapalazzo/prenota.html. And by the way, one of the two existing sightseeing itineraries is almost free – you only need to pay 1.5 € for the reservation.

Day 4-5

It’s about time to add some variety with a country trip, don’t you think? Or even a few, why not? Because by day 4-5 the desire to see Rome wanes somewhat and a change of scenery is required.

The simplest option is a visit to a place called Tivoli, where the residence of Emperor Hadrian is partly preserved. Also visit the Villa of the Dukes d’Este, the fountains of the terraced park which once inspired Russian Peter the Great to create Peterhof.

The mighty castle of Pope Pius II, dating back to the second half of the XV century, the Gregorian villa of pontiff Gregory XVI and the ancient temples of Vesta and Sibylla are other popular sights in the town.

Villa d

By car from Rome to Tivoli can be reached in 45-50 minutes, the suburban train will take you from Tiburtina more than an hour.

Recently, a trip to Castel Gandolfo also promises interesting experiences. Tourists can now not only see the old town and enjoy the views of Lake Albano, but also visit the summer residence of the Pope and the beautiful Barberini Gardens.

You can easily get there on your own: by train from Termini, by bus from Anagnina station. Every Saturday, a special train leaves directly from the Vatican for a day trip to the estate.

In the summer, you might want to take a trip to the sea as well. Since the popular place Lido di Ostia is only 30 km from the center of Rome.

Day 6

Villa Borghese is best left for an appetizer. All the more reason to book in advance – there can be no more than 360 people inside at one time: galleriaborghese.it/en/visita/info-biglietti/.

On the other side of the Pincio hill, where the Borghese Gardens are spread, is one of the largest squares, Piazza del Popolo. It is not too old (early 19th century), but it impresses with its size.

We also recommend to visit the twin churches in the square which date from the end of the XVII century, the heyday of the Roman Baroque: Santo Maria dei Miracoli and Santo Maria in Montesanto.

Day 7.

If you’re in Rome for an extended visit, it’s unwise not to visit the local and extremely authentic Trastevere neighborhood. Located on the west bank of the Tiber, it retains much of that cozy medieval flavor that is so dear to the traveler’s heart.

Wander the streets, look at the houses, order pasta in one of the restaurants. That’s what the Romans themselves do on weekends – why not follow the example of the locals?

Trastevere, Rome

In Trastevere, you’ll find a superb example of Renaissance architecture – the Villa Farnesina. Inside you can see not only the rich interiors, but also incomparable frescoes by Raphael. Tickets with an audio guide cost only 10 €.

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