With daily flight to Fiumicino and at times, Ciampino, Rome has become a popular destination for a perfect weekend getaway.
And after visiting the Eternal city for the seventh time, I still manage to find it mesmerizing.
Here are our tips on how to conquer Rome in 3 days.
First things, first.
Fly: Ryanair or Airmalta.
If your stop is Fiumicino, you can take a train to the centre. If your stop is Ciampino, or even Fiumicino, you can take a bus.
Cheap transfers: http://www.sitbusshuttle.com/
The Stop is in Via Marsala, parallel to Termini Train Station. In order to save time, I always like to choose accommodation in Via Nazionale, which is within walkable distance from the aforementioned Train and Bus Station and also to most of the Roman sights.
Five Rooms Rome Guesthouse –Via Della Consulta 1/B, Rione Monti. Located at the very edge of Via Nazionale, 5 minutes away from Piazza Venezia. You can literally walk to everywhere, Fontana Di Trevi, Piazza di Spagna, Piazza Navona and even the Vatican City if you want.
Donna Margherita Rome Suite & Rooms – Via Torino 122. Ideal if you are planning to travel outside of Rome as this is located just off Termini.
Relais Servio Tullio – Via Nazionale 243. Clean, spacious rooms and very modern. Ideal if you are on a budget.
Hotel La Griffe Roma MGallery by Sofitel– Via Nazionale, 13. For those who want to go a bit poshier.
A sweet stroll for the first day
From Via Nazionale, walk your way down to Piazza Venezia. From there you can walk all the way through Via Del Corso. Visit Fontana di Trevi, Piazza di Spagna, climb up the stairs to Trinita Dei Morti for a fantastic view of the city. Walk through the poshy street of Via Condotti.
On the opposite side roads of Via Del Corso, you walk to the Pantheon and Piazza Navona, and all the way to Ponte Sant’Angelo and eventually, Castel Sant’Angelo. On the way make sure you stop for a coffee at La Casa Del Caffè Tazza D’oro and eventually for an aperitivo in Campo Dei Fiori.
At the other end of Via Del Corso, you will find Piazza Del Popolo. Climb the stairs you find behind this Piazza, and you will arrive at Terazza Del Pincio. Another fantastic view of this city.
Day Two, coffee first, cappucio & cornetto al bar.
Make your way to the Vatican City. Walking through Via della Conciliazione is an experience in itself.
Book your tickets for Musei Vaticani, climb up the Cuppola and visit the Basilica.
Day Three, explore the Colosseum and Fori Romani, Trastevere and the view from Giardino Degli Aranci.
As one can note, the plan is very straight forward. We do recommend you take the 3 days very lightly, do not not over plan, walk, breathe the Roman air . Take time to taste the food. Appreciate il Dolce Far Niente, sit in a Piazza, enjoy an aperitivo and watch the world go by.
Few Steps Up from Trevi Fountain: Il Chianti Vineria.
Close to Via Nazionale: La Carbonara – Closed on Sundays, booking is recommended .
Other places recommended by our followers:
Osteria dei numeri primi
Felice a Testaccio
Trattoria da Ivo Trastevere
Elaine & Matt