Travel Itinerary: Day 3 in Rome, Italy

Day 3 in Rome, Italy

The Basics



Inland metropolitan city with paved and cobblestone pedestrian/car roads


Summer high of 80°F or 25°C
Winter low of 40°F or 14°C


Leonardo da vinci (Fiumicino) Airport or Roma Termini Train Station


Getting Around

Taxi or walking. city center is accesible by walking


$150-$300 per day


Hotels, hostels, airbnb
Recommend: Hotel Parlamento


To Do

Walking, historic tours, eating, shopping

To See

Colosseum, roman ruins, castel Sant'Angelo, vatican city, sistine chapel, spanish steps, trevi fountain, pantheon, st. pete's basilica, circus maximus


To Eat

Restaurants: So many good restaurants, you will easily find one within walking distance

Casual: many casual eateries

Specialties: Pasta, pizza



bustling metropolitan city with lots of options for nightlife


Day 3

Day 3! Alas our little journey is coming to an end. If you're lucky enough to devote more days to Rome, let me know about your adventures. The Eternal City is full of life, history, culture, and unbelieveable food. This itinerary is a must do at least once in your life. Vatican City is a city-state in Rome, and serves as headquarters for the Roman Catholic Church. The pope resides here. Ancient works of art reside here. One in particular is Michelangelo's painting of the Sistine Chapel ceiling. You've seen the ceiling before, or at least a part of it. The Creation of Adam features man, gingerly or feebly reaching out to touch God. It's iconic. If you go during high tourist season, it will be packed. As we stood like sardines in a can, a hushed murmur resonated in the room, and the guards yelled over the loudspeaker the word silencio. 

I've added in an optional walk to the Rome Biopark (Zoo) and Borghese Gallery and Museum. I didn't have enough time to check this out so if anyone goes,  please share you pictures with me!

9:00 AM -

Notable Places in Rome, Italy

Walking Points

  • Visit Vatican Museum/Sistine Chapel

  • Visit St. Peter's Square

  • Walk to Piazza del Popolo

  • Explore Basilica Parrocchiale Santa Maria del Popolo

  • Walk to Pincio Promenade

  • Walk to Borghese Gallery and Museum

Estimated time walking: 1 hour 14 min

Estimated time exploring: 2.5 hours Vatican Museum/Sistine Chapel, 1 hour St. Peter's Square, 30 min extra for leisurely stroll, 30 min Basilica, 30 Min Extra for Leisurely stroll, 2 Hours Borghese Gallery and museum

Total: 7 hours

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