Planning a leisure travel to Rome can be exciting, but since Rome is considered to be one of the best vacation spots, the whole planning process could be a bit tedious. This one is a happy problem, though because what will be your most pressing concern for this trip is how you will be able to cram all the activities on a seven or ten-day trip. Most all-inclusive trips already know the places that you should not miss, but if you arranged the trip on your own, it is always handy if you have your own itinerary to make the most our of experience in Rome. We suggest that you pick a main activity or place to visit per day, and schedule the other minor activities around that main activity.
Here are some main activities and destinations to choose from:
A trip to the Vatican City.
Although technically, this is no longer part of Rome, you should never leave Rome without visiting the Vatican. Be mesmerised by the calculated architecture of some of the city’s iconic edifices—St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square, and many others. You’ll also have the chance to glimpse on priceless pieces of art nearby, such as Bernini’s Ecstacy of Saint Theresa. If you find yourself with more time that you expected, pay a visit to the Vatican Museums, and you will never be disappointed, for sure!
A tour of Museo e Galleria Borghese.
The whole city of Rome is bursting with museums, but the Museo e Galleria Borghese is one that you should not miss. It is so popular, that even last minute deals have this in their itinerary. The museum houses one of the biggest collections of masterpieces by Bernini, Botticelli, and Raphael.
Rediscover the Majestic Pompeii.
Take a break from learning about Rome’s rich history and visiting old structures by giving its natural beauty a chance. Schedule a day trip to the Amalfi Coast some time in the middle of your trip to experience the majestic coastal scenery of Amalfi and the quaint village of Positano. Also part of this day trip is a tour of Pompeii, a UNESCO World Heritage site, known for its haunting history and beauty.
A visit to other iconic spots in Rome like the Pantheon and Colosseum.
Rome is not considered one of the best vacation spots for nothing. Case in point—the Pantheon and the Colosseum. Here’s a tip: the tomb of Raphael lies in the Pantheon, so if you want to pay your respects to the man behind some of the masterpieces you have seen in the past days, you may certainly do so here!