The Best of Rome in One Day

If your time in Rome is limited to one day, this sunrise-to-sunset itinerary is what you need!

Start early in the morning with a visit to the Colosseum. Then take Via Sacra to the Roman Forum and wander through the ancient complex. Move to Venice Square which is located at the intersection of several important Roman boulevards and which boasts an enormous monument to the first king of Italy – Victor Emmanuel II. This white marble altar is one of the largest and tallest buildings in Rome.

Continue to what is probably the most famous fountain in the world - Trevi Fountain. You can see hundreds of tourists throwing coins into the fountain every day since it is said that doing this ensures your return to Rome one day. Next stop is the Pantheon, well-known for its oculus that lets the daylight (but also the rain) in through the top of the dome.

Walk through the prominent Navona Square and finish your tour at St. Peter's Basilica. There might not be time to explore all the Vatican Museums, but make sure you don't miss the Sistine Chapel!

Day 1: The Best of Rome in One Day


The largest amphitheatre of the Roman Empire is a must-see when in Rome.

Via Sacra

One of the main streets of Ancient Rome leads from the Capitoline Hill, through Roman Forum and to the Colosseum.

Roman Forum @ Mohamed Elsaid

Roman Forum

The forum used to be the centre of Ancient Rome, surrounded by the most important government buildings, temples, and arches of which, sadly…

Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II

The enormous white marble Altar of the Fatherland commemorates the first king of unified Italy – Victor Emmanuel II.


The Pantheon is not only one of the best-preserved pieces of Ancient Roman architecture but it also has the largest unreinforced concrete…

Trevi Fountain

Probably the most famous fountain in the world, Trevi was constructed in 1762 by Nicola Salvi.

Navona Square

Piazza Navona, the famous square in Rome, began its existence as an ancient Roman stadium.

Castle of the Holy Angel

Originally built in the second century AD by the Roman emperor Hadrian as his mausoleum, in the 14th century, it was decided that the…

Sistine Chapel

The Papal Chapel which is incorporated into the complex of the Apostolic Palace (the official residence of the Pope) is one of the most…

St. Peter's Basilica in… @ Giacomo della Porta

Saint Peter's Basilica

A Renaissance church located in the Vatican City and the largest church building in the world with the interior area spreading across 15…

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