St. Peter's Basilica / Basilica di San Pietro in Vatican
The Basilica which is originally built in 4th century AD, further rebuilt several times. This is the largest basilica I've ever seen and with the greatest sculptures. You can find Pieta of Michelangelo here as well as other statues of Popes.
The Vatican Museums are the museums of the Vatican City and are located within the city's boundaries. They display works from the immense collection built up by the Popes throughout the centuries including some of the most renowned classical sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world. The museums contain roughly 70,000 works, of which 20,000 are on display.
Outstanding and seemingly endless array of collections and historical spaces (including the Sistine Chapel) filled with remarkable works of art.
Piazza Navona is a piazza in Rome, Italy. It is built on the site of the Stadium of Domitian, built in 1st century AD, and follows the form of the open space of the stadium.
One of Rome's cutest and most charming places. It was the site of an ancient race track built during the reign of Domitian, hence the oval shape it still bears.
It has three beautiful fountains as well as Rome's most expensive restaurants.
The Pantheon is a former Roman temple, now a church, in Rome, Italy, on the site of an earlier temple commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus.
An architectural Marvel for its time. It's amazing the scale of the place and it's ambiance! A must visit.
Trevi Fountain / Fontana di Trevi
The Trevi Fountain is a fountain in the Trevi district in Rome, Italy, designed by Italian architect Nicola Salvi and completed by Pietro Bracci. Standing 26.3 metres (86 ft) high and 49.15 metres (161.3 ft) wide,it is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world. The fountain has appeared in several notable films, including Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita.
Let's finish the first day by walking to the Piazza di Trevi and enjoying the views of the Trevi fountain, one of the sights you can't leave Rome without seeing.
The Quirinal Palace is a historic building in Rome, Italy, one of the three current official residences of the President of the Italian Republic, together with Villa Rosebery in Naples and tenuta di Castelporziano.
The library of Queen Margaret is absolutely great. Accompanied on the visit by-trained guides and never left alone.
Piazza Venezia is the central hub of Rome, Italy, in which several thoroughfares intersect, including the Via dei Fori Imperiali and the Via del Corso. It takes its name from the Palazzo Venezia, built by the Venetian Cardinal, Pietro Barbo (later Pope Paul II) alongside the church of Saint Mark, the patron saint of Venice.
Here you'll find the most beautiful building in Rome. I cannot believe human hands built this...
The Palatine Hill is the centremost of the Seven Hills of Rome and is one of the most ancient parts of the city. It stands 40 metres above the Roman Forum, looking down upon it on one side, and upon the Circus Maximus on the other.
The Palatine Hill, the most important of the seven hills of Rome. According to the legend it was here where a shepherd found two young boys, Romulus a Remus, founders of Rome, suckling a she-wolf. It's an extensive historical complex with many ruins of mansions of famous Romans, including the Emperor Augustus himself, who built a Temple to Apollo next to his own residence.
Colosseum / Coliseum
The Colosseum or Coliseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. Built of concrete and sand, it is the largest amphitheatre ever built.
Amazing place full of rich history. It's one of the must see places when you drop by in Rome and it's also one of the most accessible monuments in the city.
Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini
Palazzo Valentini is a palazzo in central Rome, Italy, not far from Piazza Venezia. Since 1873 it has been the base of the provincial and prefectural administration of Rome.
A magical experience, helps understand how all the ruina looked, how the romans lived. Shows how to use technology. Maybe a bit rushed at points but worthwhile.
Trajan's Market is a large complex of ruins in the city of Rome, Italy, located on the Via dei Fori Imperiali, at the opposite end to the Colosseum.
Great to see how the markets were organised in the Roman times. Gives a good impression.
Villa Borghese is a landscape garden in the naturalistic English manner in Rome, containing a number of buildings, museums and attractions. It is the third largest public park in Rome after the ones of the Villa Doria Pamphili and Villa Ada.
Start your day visiting splendid art galleries of Villa Borghese. It's a compact site of three floors, sessions are timed for two hours and that time will be enough for you to enjoy it. It's beautiful from its decorated floors to the ceilings with many gorgeous paintings and sculptures in between. Modern art installations have also their place amongst exhibits.
Piazza del Popolo
Piazza del Popolo is a large urban square in Rome. The name in modern Italian literally means "People's Square", but historically it derives from the poplars after which the church of Santa Maria del Popolo, in the northeast corner of the piazza, takes its name.
Such touristic, historic place to stay in and little bit farther, there are shops and restaurants. And the ice cream is amazing.
Museo dell'Ara Pacis
The Ara Pacis Augustae is an altar in Rome dedicated to Pax, the Roman goddess of Peace. The monument was commissioned by the Roman Senate on July 4, 13 BC to honor the return of Augustus to Rome after three years in Hispania and Gaul,and consecrated on January 30, 9 BC.
Nice architecture from Richard Meier. The museum is relatively small, but has regular exhibitions. I would recommend it, because it can be easily included in the sightseeing tours around.
Spanish Steps / Spanish Square
The Spanish Steps are a set of steps in Rome, Italy, climbing a steep slope between the Piazza di Spagna at the base and Piazza Trinità dei Monti, dominated by the Trinità dei Monti church at the top.
One of the famous views of Rome you shouldn't miss. There's nothing much of things to do here, but walk up and down the stairs and enjoy the atmosphere.
Fontana della Barcaccia
The Fontana della Barcaccia is a Baroque-style fountain found at the foot of the Spanish Steps in Rome's Piazza di Spagna.
A beautiful fountain at the bottom of the Spanish Steps, made by Pietro Bernini with his promising son Gian Lorenzo.
Via del Corso
The Via del Corso, is a main street in the historical centre of Rome. It is remarkable for being absolutely straight in an area characterized by narrow meandering alleys and small piazzas. Considered a wide street in ancient times, today the Corso is approximately 10 metres wide, and it only has room for two lanes of traffic and two narrow sidewalks. The northern portion of the street is a pedestrian area. The length of the street is roughly 1.5 kilometres.
Moving on to the shopping part of our stay. Start in Via del Corso with many interesting shops and shopping centres. If you came off season, enjoy many discounts!