Covering Rome in Six Days

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With main avenues that loop around the Colosseum and cat sanctuaries nestled into ancient ruins, Rome has taken careful steps to build its current foundation around the ruins of the ancient city. Archaeological findings are common to this day and have been well preserved to allow locals and tourists alike to glimpse into one of the oldest civilizations in history.

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Day 1 - Rome


A wonderful way to start a day in historic Rome is to begin in the beautiful Villa Celimontana, exploring the park, ancient alleys and churches. Take a peek at the gigantic fish and camouflaged turtles in the fountains in the park. Via San Giovanni in Laterano leads straight back to the Colosseum and other sights.


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Villa Celimontana

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piazza della Navicella
00184 Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 6 48 8991 (Tourist Information)


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Al 16

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16 Via del Portico d'Ottavia
00186 Rome, Italy

Phone:

39 6 687 4722


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L''antico Porto

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via Federico Cesi 36
00193 Rome, Italy

Phone:

39 063233661


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Gusto

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Piazza Augusto Imperatore 9
00100 Rome, Italy

Phone:

06-3226273


2

The Colosseum (Colosseo)

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Piazza del Colosseo
Piazzale del Colosseo, Via dei Fori Imperiali
00184 Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 6 700 4261 / +39 6 700 5469


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Arco di Costantino

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via San Gregorio
Piazza del Colosseo
00184 Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 6 48 8991 (Tourist Information)


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Roman Forum

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Via Romolo Artioli
00186 Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 06 3996 7700


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Markets of Trajan

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via 4 Novembre 94
00187 Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 6 679 0048


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Imperial Forums (Fori Imperiali)

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via dei Fori Imperiali
Via de Fori Imperiali
00186 Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 06 48 8991


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Capitoline Museums

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Location:

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piazza del Campidoglio 1
00186 Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 6 6710 2475


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Teatro di Marcello

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Via del Teatro di Marcello
00186 Rome, Italy

Phone:

39 6 678 4380


Day 2 - Rome


Get to the Vatican Museums as early as possible to avoid spending the better part of the morning in line. Unfortunately, the only way to skip the line is to join a tour, though it would be recommended to visit the museum at your own pace, picking up an audio guide if desired. After visiting the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter’s Basilica, stop over at a popular restaurant before heading to the Prati district and Via Cola di Rienzo for some shopping and ice cream!


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Musei Vaticani (Vatican Museums)

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Viale Vaticano
00165 Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 (0)6 6988 3041


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Sistine Chapel

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viale Vaticano
Viale del Vaticano
Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 068 530 1758


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Basilica di San Pietro (St. Peter's Basilica)

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Location:

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piazza San Pietro
Piazza San Pietro
00193 Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 (0)6 48 8991 (Tourist Information)


4

San Marco

Location:

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via Tacito 29
00193 Rome, Italy

Phone:

39 6 323 5596


5

Castel Sant'Angelo

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Lungotevere Castello 50
Near Vatican City
00193 Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 6 328 691


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Prati

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via Cola di Rienzo
00192 Rome, Italy


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Mercato Rionale in Via Cola di Rienzo

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via Cola di Rienzo
00192 Rome, Italy


Day 3 - Rome


Make sure your morning visit to Campo de’ Fiori falls on any day other than Sunday, as it’s quite an experience to see the market in full action. People sit for hours at the cafés in the piazza and people watch while having their breakfast. Piazza Navona is always bubbling with various exhibits, from finger puppet shows to caricature artists. After visiting the Pantheon, stop at Caffè della Pace. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch some live music! After dinner, sip a bellini at one of the most popular bars in the city.


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Area Sacra

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largo Torre Argentina
00186 Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 6 48 8991 (Tourist Information)


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Museo del Teatro Argentina

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21 Via dei Barbieri
00186 Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 (0)6 5725 0077 / +39 (0)6 65 7390


3

Campo de' Fiori

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piazza Campo de' Fiori
Campo de' Fiori
00186 Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 06 060 608(Tourist Information)


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Piazza Navona

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piazza Navona
00186 Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 06 060 608(Tourist Information)


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Caffè della Pace

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Via della Pace, 3/7
00186 Rome, Italy

Phone:

06.6861216


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The Pantheon

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piazza della Rotonda
Piazza della Rotonda
00186 Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 6 6830 0230


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Bar del Fico

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piazza del Fico 26
00186 Rome, Italy

Phone:

39 6 686 5205


Day 4 - Rome, Florence


Piazza Venezia and Piazza del Popolo are connected by Via del Corso, the city’s main shopping street. From Palazzo Venezia, you will see an unbeatable view of Rome, from San Giovanni to San Pietro. Walking down Via del Corso, make a stopover at Fontana di Trevi and toss a coin in the fountain. Wander over to Piazza di Spagna and find the hidden restaurant GiNa for lunch. Head back to Via del Corso and walk towards Piazza di Popolo where you will see the entrance to Villa Borghese at the top of the hill. If the day is nice, spend time walking around Villa Borghese and end up at the Hotel Eden for a lovely dinner and view of the city. Late night drinks on the patio at Doney.


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Piazza Venezia

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piazza Venezia
00187 Rome, Italy


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Palazzo Venezia

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piazza Venezia 3
00187 Rome, Italy


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Via del Corso

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From Piazza Venezia to Piazza del Popolo
00186 Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 06 060 608(Tourist Information)


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Trevi Fountain (Fontana dei Trevi)

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piazza di Trevi
Piazza di Trevi
00187 Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 06 060 608(Tourist Information)


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Via dei Condotti

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via dei Condotti
00187 Rome, Italy


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Piazza di Spagna

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piazza di Spagna
00187 Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 6 48 8991 (Tourist Information)


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Grom

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Via del Campanile angolo via delle Oche
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Piazza del Popolo

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piazza del Popolo
00187 Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 6 48 8991 (Tourist Information)


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Villa Borghese

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piazzale del Museo Borghese 5
00196 Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 6 48 8991 (Tourist Information)


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Terrazza dell'Hotel Eden (La)

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49 Via Ludovisi
Hotel Eden
00187 Rome, Italy

Phone:

39 6 47 8121


Day 5 - Rome


While visiting the San Giovanni Basilica, try to locate the columns just inside the entrance to the right. If you stand at one column and speak into it, someone listening at the column diagonally across will be able to hear you! Hint: look for the worn in/marked up columns to see where it works. Stop across the street to visit the Scala Santa and then make your way over to the Catacombs. While you could walk down Via Appia Nuova to get to the Caffarella, it may be better to take public transportation to ensure you make it in time to see the Catacombs. Take a map when exploring the vast Caffarella park as there is much to see and it’s easy to get lost inside! After a long day, head to a local favorite, Bibelot, for a warm drink or refreshing cocktail to whet your appetite for nearby Spaccanapoli, Neapolitan cuisine.


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San Giovanni in Laterano

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piazza San Giovanni in Laterano
00184 Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 6 0669 8643


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Scala Santa

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piazza San Giovanni in Laterano 14
00184 Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 6 48 8991 (Tourist Information)


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La Caffarella

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Via Latina
179 Rome, Italy


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Appia Antica

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42 Via Appia Antica
00179 Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 6 512 6314 / +39 6 513 0682


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Catacombs of St. Callixtus (Catacombe di San Callisto)

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Via Appia Antica 110-126
00179 Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 6 5130 1580


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Bibelot

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via Gino Capponi 45
00179 Rome, Italy

Phone:

39 6 781 0626


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Spaccanapoli

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via Eurialo 10d
00181 Rome, Italy

Phone:

39 06784 7174


Day 6 - Rome


Make sure to try out Taverna del Ghetto or another nearby restaurant specializing in the neighborhood’s cuisine. Artichokes are a classic specialty. Trastevere is easy to reach from the Ghetto and it’s a tourist and local favorite for going out at night.


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Ghetto (Il)

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via del Portico d'Ottavia
Sant'Angelo (Area 1)
00186 Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 (0)6 48 8991 (Romaturismo)


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Via del Portico d'Ottavia

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via del Portico d'Ottavia
00186 Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 6 48 8991 (Tourist Information)


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Portico d'Ottavia

Location:

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via del Portico d'Ottavia
00186 Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 6 48 8991 (Tourist Information)


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Sinagoga Nuova (La)

Location:

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lungotevere Cenci
00186 Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 6 48 8991 (Tourist Information)


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Taverna del Ghetto (La)

Location:

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8 Via Portico d'Ottavia
00186 Rome, Italy

Phone:

39 06 688 09771


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Santa Maria del Pianto

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via Santa Maria dei Calderari 20
00186 Rome, Italy


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Trastevere

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Viale di Trastevere
00153 Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 06 060 608(Tourist Information)


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Villa Doria Pamphil

Location:

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Via di San Pancrazio
00152 Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 6 3937 6616 (municipicio Roma)


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Arco di Villa Pamphilj (L')

Location:

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viale di Villa Pamphilj
00152 Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 6 488 991


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Antico Arco

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Piazzale Aurelio 7
00152 Rome, Italy

Phone:

06-5815274


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