Rome is one of our favourite European cities, in such a small vicinity there are so many landmarks to see, coupled with the history and architecture makes this a must visit city.
You’ll understand, when you visit, why Italian food is one of the most popular cuisines of the world! Not just pizza and pastas either, their meats and desserts are delicious! Stopping off in bars and cafes is something you must make time for.
Walking conditions can be uncomfortable, largely because of the heat and some of the walking surfaces are uneven which is why in the itinerary below the guided tours are saved for the evening, and the days you can relax!
During the day you’ll see the major landmarks in the centre of Rome. None of the landmarks shown on this day take long to see or do, so take your time walking from place to place. You’ll see the Trevi Fountain during the day, but you’ll also see it again on the night tour. In the evening there are suggestions for night tours, simply because in a short space of time you’ll do a fair amount of walking and take in a lot of information, it won’t be as hot and you’ll benefit from the cooler temperature.
You could spend the majority of the day at Vatican City, and especially if you take a tour of the museums. If you go on a Sunday morning you may even get to see the Pope! Saving the best for last, an evening tour of the Colosseum and underground dungeons. Again we recommend this in the evening when its much cooler and you’ll get to see inside the amphitheatre during sunset and darkness.
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When you visit a new city for the first time, the best thing to do on the first day is to do some sort of city tour, it helps find your way, understand the city layout and find out a bit more about the history of the place.