If you plan to visit Rome in 3 days you need to plan well the places to visit.
There are so many things to see in Rome that a good option is to choose a different area of the city every day and avoid using public transport as much as possible.
A good option is to rent a bike or wasp.
The first day is dedicated to the Vatican and the city centre, with a visit to the most famous squares.
You could spend half of the day seeing the Vatican Museums, an impressive collection of objects and works of art. Here you can find some of the most famous works in the world: from La Piedad de Vincent Van Gogh to the Collection of Modern Religious Art, up to Augustus of First Door in the New Arm.
A collection of paintings and sculptures that are a real gift for the eyes. After visiting the Vatican Museums you will have to pass through the official residence of the Pope in Vatican City, the imposing Sistine Chapel.
Take a leisurely look at the interior and observe every little detail that has made this work of art one of the best known in the world. You will be dazzled by its magnificent ceiling where you will find the famous Creation of Adam and many other works by Michelangelo.
Around Piazza Navona and the Pantheon there is a large concentration of churches of interest, which you can visit. In the afternoon, you can also visit the monuments that are around Piazza del Popolo: the Ara Pacis and the Mausoleum of Augustus. Climb the Pincio hill, if the weather is fine, to contemplate the sunset.
The second day is dedicated to ancient Rome, starting with the Capitol. Visit the Roman Forum, the nerve centre of the ancient world, now reduced to archaeological remains.
Here the daily life of public, political, religious and cultural life developed. In the visit to the Roman Forum you can see the remains of many temples, as well as other types of buildings. In the afternoon, go to the area around the Tiber. Other sightseeing options include the Capitoline Museums in Piazza del Campidoglio. Visit the area around Piazza Venezia: the Imperial Forums, the Trajan’s Column and the Trajan’s Markets.
Continue your tour to Piazza Navona, one of the most famous squares in the world where you can admire the famous Fountain of the Four Rivers and its Egyptian obelisk. If you continue to walk for about ten minutes you will arrive at the Pantheon, one of the most emblematic ancient buildings in Rome and a masterpiece of architecture. After crossing Via del Corso, you will arrive at the Trevi Fountain, famous throughout the world, especially for its appearance in a film as popular as La Dolce Vita.
Throw a coin in one of the world’s most famous baroque works and travel back in time, allowing Rome’s history and environment to flood you.
On the third day, visit the eastern part of the city, where there is the Colosseum, do not miss the church and the excavations of San Clemente, a little-known jewel. To enter the Colosseum you will be served the same ticket as the day before for the Roman Forum (valid for two days).
The Colosseum served as a stadium, a place to host gladiator fights and public performances. It had a capacity of more than 50,000 spectators, the one closest to the scene were the emperor and the senators.
Another museum that for many people is a must is the Galleria Borghese; the visit does not last more than two hours. You can also extend the tour with the Baths of Caracalla, the Catacombs and the Via Appia Antica. We recommend a visit to Mount Palatine, the place where it all began: in Roman mythology says that the twins Romulus and Remus were abandoned on the hill and suckled by a she-wolf until a shepherd found them and took care of them with his wife. Later, led by the gods, Romulus and Remus would find the city of Rome.
Finally, go to the beautiful Spanish Steps, with 135 steps; it was built between 1723 and 1725.