I didn’t expect anything from Rome, to be honest. At some point, I even wanted to skip it and stay longer in Prague. But, my parents made the decision more set in stone. My mom is a devout Catholic, and this is my way of bringing my travels closer to her. My Dad is a history buff, and I know he’d be most excited when I share pictures from the Colosseum and the Roman Forum with him. So, I searched for things to do in Rome, chose the places I would want to visit, and planned an itinerary given our limited time in the city. After traipsing around the city, I can definitely say that Rome has become one of my favorite experiences.
So, here, I share our itinerary. If you only have two full days in Rome and want to visit The Vatican, this list of things to do can help you. If you adopt this into your trip, I hope it will give you one fine (and inexpensive) stay in Rome, too. 🙂
Table of contents
Getting to Rome
After arriving, we bought our Roma passes and headed to the train station, which was just within the vicinity of the airport. We took the train from Fiumicino Airport to Tuscolana for 8 EUR, which was not bad at all considering the convenience it afforded us.
Things to do in Rome for one full day
Piazza di Spagna
A few minutes of walk from Piazza di Spagna, you can find the famous Trevi Fountain. I was not prepared for its majestic beauty. I have seen photos of it throughout my life, and I never thought I would visit the place as soon as I did. It was so surreal, a tad overwhelming, but genuinely beautiful. We stayed there for a few minutes and took the moment in.
San Pietro in Vincoli
The Roman Forum
Preparing for the next day
The Vatican Museum tour was one of the grandest tours I’ve ever participated in. The Roman Catholic Church is indeed extremely rich.
St. Peter's Basilica
Roaming around Rome
It was indeed a fulfilling and experience-packed few days. The gratefulness I felt in Rome was overwhelming – something I would definitely go back to when things get shitty. And spending time with Dhika, Rina, and Pat made the experience more memorable.