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Rome Itineraries

Planning a trip to Rome? Our experienced travel editors break down the town so you can make the most of your stay. Let these itineraries be your guide, whether you're here for a weekend or a whole week.
  • Day 1
  • 1 Spend the morning strolling through ruins of the Roman Forum and then visit the Coliseum.
  • 2 Eat lunch at Da Felice.
  • 3 Wander around the Testaccio neighborhood after lunch.
  • 4 Dinner at Checchino dal 1887.
  • 5 After dinner, dance the night away at the nearby club Fake.
  • Day 2
  • 1 Wander the streets around Campo de’ Fiori, stopping in the square to browse the vegetable and fruit stands.
  • 2 Pick up a pizza-by-the-slice at one of the many stands around the square.
  • 3 Check out the Monti neighborhood, wandering its hilly cobblestoned streets.
  • 4 Dinner at Trattoria Monti.
  • Day 3
  • 1 A morning jaunt to check out the Trevi Fountain and, perhaps, some shopping around Via Veneto.
  • 2 Lunch at Colline Emiliane.
  • 3 Spend your day relaxing and taking in the sights around Rome.
  • 4 Dinner at Il Pagliaccio.
  • Day 4
  • 1 Vatican day. In the morning wander the halls of the Vatican Museums, stopping for a snack in the museum.
  • 2 In the afternoon, linger in Piazza San Pietro and then check out St. Peter’s Basilica. Make sure you see Michelangelo’s “Pieta.”
  • 3 Dinner at Da Lucia in Trastevere.
  • 4 Stop for a nightcap in Artù.
  • Day 5
  • 1 Spend the first part of the day exploring the ecclesiastical complex, San Giovanni in Laterano.
  • 2 Lunch at Sora Margherita.
  • 3 In the afternoon, visit the Pantheon and Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Rome’s only Gothic church.
  • 4 Dinner at Vecchia Roma.
  • Day 6
  • 1 In the morning, throw a couple coins in the Trevi Fountain to ensure your return to Rome and then stop by the creepy Santa Maria della Concezione.
  • 2 In the afternoon, take a jaunt around stylish Via Veneto and pretend it’s the fashionable 1960s all over again.
  • 3 Dinner at Da Remo.
  • Day 7
  • 1 In the afternoon, wander around the atmospheric Trastevere neighborhood.
  • 2 Dinner at Dar Poeta.
  • 3 Have a drink afterward at Bartaruga.


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