Touring Rome in one day is an extremely hard task. Of course you will need to leave a few destinations out of your itinerary but if you’re ok with touring just the most beautiful spots in Rome and bring home some great shots of the breathtaking parts of Rome, then follow Romabbella’s advices.
Rome’s beauties are so many that it’s almost impossible to get to know them all, let alone when you don’t have much time on your hands. This “case study” considers only one day, 24 hours, to reach Rome and tour it. The best mean to reach Rome in such conditions is by train. Termini station is at the heart of the city and from there you can reach the most famous points of interest by subway or street car.
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First off to take on our itinerary you must meet an important basic requirement: you need to be a good walker. However public transportation also can help a great deal. Another alternative is a bike which is ideal during springtime. From Termini Station to the historical centre you can find several bike rental points where you can get a bike for your day out.
So let’s take off from Termini station, from Piazza dei Cinquecento and let’s walk through Via Cavour for about a kilometer. If you turn into via degli Annibaldi, keep going straight for a few meters and you will basically run into the symbol of the city, the Colosseum: the massive amphitheater that has been captivating people’s imaginaton for over 2000 years. Going straight through Via dei Fori Imperiali you will get to, Altare della Patria: from the centre of Piazza Venezia you will be able to admire the famous white staircase.
At this point we can walk all the day down Via del Corso and arrive to Piazza di Spagna (Spanish Steps), where you can admire the Fontana della Barcaccia and the Church of Santissima Trinità dei Monti. Let’s walk Via del Babuino and reach Piazza del Popolo and Villa Borghese; From there take Via Ripetta which takes you directly to Piazza Navona: one of the most famous spots in Rome. From Piazza Navona you can easily get to Lungotevere Tor di Nona and admire St.Peter’s and Castel Sant’Angelo. St.Peter’s square is Bernini’s most majestic work of art. We recommend you to check out the awe-inspiring Church that features pieces of art that are famous all over the world such as Michelangelo’s Pietà.
You’re few steps away from Trastevere. Enter the maze of alleys among trendy spots, restaurants and trattorias where you can try the best of roman cuisine. In trastevere you can roam and enjoy an ice cream somewhere nice. If you still have time and stamina move again toward the centre to admire Trevi Fountain, close to the Scuderie del Quirinale walking by the Pantheon. Once night falls you’ll be inebriated by Rome’s beauty. Its lightings, the cupolas, the river Tiber. All this will create a romantic and unforgettable vibe.