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3 Days in Rome: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, March 2014

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They say all roads lead to Rome, and hopefully the road you are on will eventually wind its way around to the Eternal City. Calm and chaotic, metropolitan and provincial, from ancient catacombs to Roman ruins and Renaissance masterpieces, indulge your senses in the pleasures of Rome.
 
Day 1: City of Rome Eternal Sights

Dive into the heart of Rome on the hop-on hop-off bus, or a specialist walking tour including Ancient Rome, Baroque Rome, Jewish Rome, and art history. See the city’s dark side on a night-time tour, complete with spooky ghosts and vampires, or cruise the Tiber River.

Admire the monument to Vittorio Emanuele II in Piazza Venezia, then dig into Rome’s past at the Forum. The unmissable Colosseum is one of the most recognizable monuments in the world. Creep along eerie Roman catacombs and step inside the Pantheon, then go shopping on Via del Corso, and finally swing by the Trevi Foutain to throw in a coin and ensure your return to the Eternal City.

Day 2: The Vatican


The Vatican is one of Rome's most fascinating areas, packed with history and intrigue. Witness the Papal Audience and experience the wonder of this spiritual tradition. Skip the line to experience the sumptuousness of the Vatican Museums, Raphael's Rooms and La Pieta, in St Peter's Basilica. View the brilliantly decorated masterpieces of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel or explore the artistic and architectural treasures in an exclusive viewing of the Vatican Museums. Discover Christian Rome's ancient pilgrimage route on the Thrones of the Pope tour.

Day 3: Day Trips

Food is a major pleasure in Italy, so indulge in a food tour of Chianti and Umbria. Explore beyond the city from Hadrian's Villa, Assisi and Orvieto to Florence, or savor the delights of the Amalfi Coast and Tuscany on an overnight trip. Sail across the Gulf of Naples and discover the secrets of Capri, or take a three-day excursion to Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento and Capri. Enjoy the highlights of Southern Italy and climb to the smoking summit of volcanic Mt Vesuvius.

Tours & Tickets

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Viator VIP: Sistine Chapel Private Viewing and Small-Group Tour of the Vatican's Secret Rooms

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 141 Reviews

See the Vatican as VIPs do – with this once-in-a-lifetime private Sistine Chapel viewing and tour of the Vatican Museum's secret rooms. This exclusive gives ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $448.74

Viator Exclusive: Rome Rooftop Dinner and Colosseum Night Tour Including Underground Chambers

Enjoy a gourmet meal fit for a Roman Emperor, followed by a nighttime Colosseum tour on this must-do Viator Exclusive! The evening experience starts with a ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $349.18

3-Day Italy Trip: Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento and Capri

4.5 star rating: Recommended 307 Reviews

Explore Italy’s scandalously beautiful Campania region on a 3-day southern Italy tour from Rome, with 4-star hotel accommodation in Sorrento included! After ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $577.76

Pompeii Day Trip from Rome

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1258 Reviews

Hike up Mount Vesuvius and then explore the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii on a must-do day trip from Rome! Going at a steady pace, the hike includes a walk on ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $187.91

Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica Half-Day Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3789 Reviews

See the highlights of Vatican City with an expert guide, visiting the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica! After paying your entrance fee ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.08

Ancient Rome Half-Day Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1371 Reviews

Visit the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Capitoline Hill and Rome’s ‘centro storico’ (historical center) on this must-do Ancient Rome tour! The 3-hour Rome walking ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $42.07

Florence Day Trip from Rome

4 star rating: Recommended 415 Reviews

Visit Florence on day trip from Rome and see its top attractions with an expert guide at your side! Start with a guided tour of the incredible Accademia ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 15 hours (approx.)

From USD $210.35

Assisi Day Trip from Rome

4 star rating: Recommended 547 Reviews

Travel from Rome to Assisi on a day trip and discover the delights of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town where St Francis of Assisi — Italy’s patron saint — ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $140.23

Rome Card and Omnia Vatican Card: Valid for 3 Days

4 star rating: Recommended 36 Reviews

Explore Rome and Vatican City at ease with the Rome Card and Omnia Vatican card – two must-have 3-day sightseeing passes that include entry to selected ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $133.22

Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este Half-Day Trip from Rome

4 star rating: Recommended 485 Reviews

Visit Tivoli on a half-day trip from Rome and explore its two UNESCO-listed villas – Hadrian’s Villa and Villa d’Este – with an expert guide. Have your camera ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.75

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