Are you planning a trip to Italy? Will you be making a stop in Rome? If you are headed to Rome while you are in Italy it can be difficult to decide what to see or not see. There is so much to see that you will need to spend at least 4 days there. I say that because we only planned 4 days in Rome and the 4th day was not quite a full day and we wished that we had at least another day. We did manage to see a lot, but we were really hustling to make that happen. Whether you have, 1 day or 10 days to spend in Rome, there are some attractions that just cannot be skipped. Here are 7 must see attractions in Rome, Italy.
7 Must See Attractions in Rome, Italy
The Roman Forum
The Roman Forum is huge and will take at least 2-3 hours. Taking a tour in your language or downloading a walking tour is highly recommended. It makes all the difference to know exactly what you are looking at.
The Roman Colosseum is next to the Roman Forum. So, plan to visit either before or after the Roman Forum. Buy a combined attraction ticket to save money on admission to both. The Colosseum is fascinating and will take around 2 hours. If at all possible, take an underground at night. These tours sell out in advance.
It will not take long to see why Vatican City is a city within a city. Plan an entire day here if possible and try to get there early to beat the line.
The Sistine Chapel is around the corner from the Vatican. Make sure to get there before they close and visit before or after the Vatican.
The Roman Pantheon is massive and completely free. Have an audio tour guide downloaded to your smart phone in advance for a more in-depth experience.
The Trevi Fountain is beautiful and larger in person. Bring a penny with you to toss into the fountain ensuring your return someday. The whole area surrounding it is fun and lively. Plan to have dinner near here.
The Borghese Gallery is by appointment only and no photos are allowed inside. The collection is the Borghese family’s and includes Bernini’s famous Daphne and Apollo sculpture. I have to say this sculpture is the most phenomenal sculpture I have ever seen in person.