There are so much sights to see in Rome that a short trip can only be a small introduction to the eternal city. If you want to get a little deeper into the best places to visit and cultural highlights, you should plan at least a week. And that’s not enough.
Historically, there are plenty of excavations and monuments from antiquity in Rome and the surrounding area. In addition, there are many masterpieces of art from the Renaissance period, which can be found both outdoors and in museums. You can spend a whole day in the Vatican Museums without getting bored.
Not to forget, there is the history of the popes in Rome. In addition to St. Peter’s Basilica, the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano and the Holy Staircase are important tourist attractions in Rome.
Immeasurable treasures from the Baroque and Renaissance period characterize the cityscape of Rome. The numerous churches from this period, as well as the Spanish Steps, elegant squares, and ornate fountains, invite you to linger and dream.
If you go only a little out of the city, you will find the oldest Roman road Via Appia Antica, the aqueducts and the ancient city of Ostia Antica. Also beautiful are excursions to Adrian’s Villa and Villa d ‘Este in Tivoli, as well as to the Roman Campagna, the Alban hills, and Castel Gandolfo.
Take plenty of time for the sights to see in Rome and enjoy the countless opportunities to get to know Rome in your own pace. Then take trips to Ostia Antica, Tivoli and the Castelli Romani.
Colosseum and Roman Forum
Capitol Square (Campidoglio) and Capitoline Museums
St. Peter Cathedral & Dome
Vatikan Museums and Sistine Chapel
Castel Sant’Angelo and Angel Bridge Ponte Sant’Angelo
Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain
Piazza Navona and Campo de’ Fiori
Piazza del Popolo
Villa Borghese and Galleria Borghese
Piazza Venezia - Altar of the Fatherland
The Jewish Ghetto of Rome
Circus Maximus - Antique Racing Track
Baths of Caracalla
Via Appia Antica
Catacombs of Rome
Ara Pacis Augustae
Rome in 3 Days
You can admire the main attractions in Rome in three days, beginning from ancient Rome to Christian Rome and to the most beautiful squares and the famous fountains of Rome. An ideal itinerary for first-time visitors to Rome with private guided tours.
- You will visit the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica. The highlight of the Vatican Museums is the Sistine Chapel, with the famous paintings of Michelangelo.
- Experience Roman history in the heart of ancient Rome, the Roman Forum, the Palatine and the Colosseum.
- Enjoy a stroll in the beautiful squares like Piazza Navona and Piazza di Spagna and admire the famous fountains.
Rome in One Week
We have put together tours for your visit to Rome, which you can carry out comfortably alone and on foot, or you can book a private tour to the important sights to see in Rome. Your private guide imparts historical knowledge in a pleasant and interesting way.
We have put together tours for your visit to Rome that you can comfortably do alone and on foot. Or you can book a private tour with us to the important sights to see in Rome. You will get skip-the-line tickets. Your tour guide will take you to the most beautiful Rome places to visit and convey historical knowledge in a pleasant and interesting way, peppered with a few funny anecdotes.
- The most beautiful squares and fountains in Rome
- Tour of Ancient Rome
- Trastevere, Tiber Bridge and Jewish Ghetto
- Via Appia Antica
- Ostia Antica
- In the footsteps of Caravaggio in Rome
- Trip to Tivoli
Here are our suggestions for some itineraries for Rome in one week with a daily program. If you can stay longer in the eternal city, you will find even more hidden corners of Rome with treasures from ancient times and the renaissance. Rome in one week itinerary
Day Trips from Rome
You should take a day trip from Rome to visit the former port city of Rome, Ostia Antica. Ostia Antica is easily accessible by metro from Pyramid Station. The ancient city is still amazingly well preserved and with a guided tour you can understand the everyday life of the old Romans very vividly.
You have to plan a visit to Tivoli in advance and take either a taxi or public buses. In a day trip from Rome you can see the ancient Hadrian’s Villa, a vast area with all the facilities of a Roman villa and pay a visit to the Villa d ‘Este with its beautiful water features in the gardens.
By train you get to Castelgandolfo, where the Pope has his summer residence. By bus you can reach the town Nemi at Lake Nemi. In this beautiful environment, you can walk in the footsteps of the romantics and enjoy the landscape that has been painted by the romantic painters.
Admission to the Colosseum with Skip-the-Line-Tickets
In order to enjoy the most important sights of antiquity, the Colosseum and the Roman Forum in peace, you should get the tickets beforehand. Otherwise, you have to expect long queues at the entrance of the Colosseum.
It’s best to get up early. The Colosseum opens at 8:30 in the morning and at this time there are only few visitors so you have peace and quiet for the tour. Tickets are time stamped and a maximum of 3000 people are allowed in at the same time, so there may be long queues at peak times from 10am. We are happy to provide you with the tickets together with a professional private tour.
Our tip: Buy the tickets with or without a guide in advance and don’t pay attention to the screaming providers of “Free Tour” or “Skip-the-Line.” The quality often leaves something to be desired and sometimes you lose a lot of time or have to come back again.
You are not allowed to bring any luggage, metal objects or liquids into the Colosseum. There is no luggage storage. However, there is the possibility to refill bottles inside with drinking water.
Admission to the Vatican Museums with Skip-the-Line-Tickets
St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican are the symbols of the ecclesiastical state. They are known all over the world and now they are queuing up to visit St. Peter’s Basilica.
Every year, many thousands of people make pilgrimages to Rome to receive the papal blessing. The Vatican is a state in its own right and when you visit the Vatican Museums you enter this small state. The Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica are closely guarded and can only be entered after personal and bag checks. Plan for your visit.
Our tip: Buy tickets with or without a guide in advance and do not pay attention to the screaming providers of “free tour” or “skip-the-line.”
We recommend a guided tour where you will learn about the main attractions. We will get you the tickets. These are personal and for a specific time.
Security checks at St. Peter’s Basilica and Vatican Museums
Please note that checks are carried out at the entrance with metal detector, i.e. no luggage, no knives, glass bottles, etc. may be brought into the Vatican (like at the airport).
Watch a Football Match of AS Roma and Lazio Rome
With two clubs AS Roma and Lazio, Rome has two world-class soccer teams. The games take place in the Olympic Stadium and football fans get tickets for the home games with overnight accommodation.
Enjoy an Opera at Teatro dell’opera Rome
How about an evening opera visit to Rome? The Teatro dell ‘Opera Rome is one of the younger opera houses, but it is built in the classical style of Italian opera houses and we recommend to round off the visit to the eternal city with an opera visit. In summer, with a bit of luck, there is an open-air performance in the ancient Caracalla Baths in a unique atmosphere. Ask us!
Painting Like the Artists of the Romantic
After the artists of antiquity and the Renaissance, a third wave of artists has discovered Rome and the Roman Campagna: The Romantics with their paintings of landscapes and lakes. How about a trip through Italy with a painting course under professional guidance? This trip can be organized for groups and companies according to individual wishes.
Transport in Rome
Most tourists come to Rome by plane. There are the two airports Fiumicino and Ciampino. Both airports have regular shuttle buses to the central railway station in Rome.
Also recommended is the high-speed train, which takes you from Milan to Rome in 3 hours. Termini, Tiburtina and Fiumicino stations are connected to the highspeed railway, Treni di alta velocità.
We advise against exploring Rome by car. Getting there is often associated with traffic jams and traffic within the city stressful. In Rome, there is the Metro-Bus-Ticket, which you can use to move around for 48 hours using public transport. If you don’t live directly in the center and don’t want to explore everything on foot, we recommend this ticket, which you can buy in advance and validate when you arrive.
Hotel recommendation Rome
We combine your trip to Rome with exclusive hotels on favorable terms. This is not always easy, but we are usually able to do so.
- Palm Suites (5 stars)
- Lifestyle Suite Rome (5 stars)
- Margutta 19 (Small Luxury Hotels of the World) (5 stars)
- Hotel Hassler Rome (5 stars)
- Hotel Mancino 12 (4 stars)
- Hotel Martis Palace (4 stars)
Please include your desired hotel at the time of the inquiry, if this is important to you. Otherwise, the desired hotel category is enough for us.