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Tips to Explore Rome for a Weekend

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Rome Culture and Highlights

Europe is a dream that beats in the heart of travel enthusiast. Anytime a travel idea comes to your mind, it probably will be somewhere in Europe. It is the wildest fantasy and a place with a variety of history and cultures to explore. So let’s take an insightful journey to the streets of Rome. This is a city with an endless series of historical landmarks and undeniable culture values.

Certainly, 2 days are not enough to discover all the marvels of Rome but it is enough to go through the highlights of the city. This itinerary is an ideal plan for a wonderful weekend. Eat, party and explore the monuments. I guarantee that you will never get enough of this ravishing city on weekend but highlights are enough to invite again and again.

If you want to get the best out of your Rome weekend, ensure you visit the famous tourist attractions. As you travel around the city, you will notice Rome displays a vibrant culture that inspires residents and visitors alike through incredible eye-catching views. Let’s get through a weekend plan and by the end of the article, you will decide for yourself if Rome is worth a visit. I will help you to plan your itinerary by taking you through an amazing weekend.

Day 1: Ancient Ruins of Rome

Colosseum -> Roman Forum & Palantine Hill -> Trastevere -> Roman Catacombs

The Colosseum

The Rome Colosseum

History of Rome never disappoints on any point. Began your first day from the iconic symbols of the city. Start your day early in the morning and get ready by 9 AM. The famous Rome Colosseum was built in 72 AD and is still standing tall as an incredible architecture marvel of the city. It is recognized as an oval arena that was used for gladiator contests, animal fights and even flooded for sea battles. This amphitheater stands tall and every corner of it is telling a great story of all the battles. The tip for an ideal visit to never go there on a free day. Pay the money to buy a ticket and enjoy your visit without the crushing crowds that arrive on free days. You will enjoy the best of this incredible marvel.

Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

Roman Forum

After spending an hour or so at the Colosseum, head to the Roman Forum. A benefit of visit both places on the same day is that you can enter on the same ticket. It was the business district in ancient Roman times and a great market place. Your visit to the city is incomplete without visiting the Roman Forum. Explore the iconic culture and old streets of Rome in the best possible way while roaming around the Forum.


Rome Trastevere

By the time, you will be hungry and your stomach might be craving for Italian food. Time to head to Trastevere on the west bank of the Tiber River, south of the Vatican where you will find restaurants, pubs and shopping. Explore the taste of real Italian food which is a whole lot more than pizza and pasta! Trastevere is also one of the local’s favorite place for food and family gatherings. Also, the neighborhood has a lot to explore. Enjoy strolling though the shops, pubs, eateries and streets all of which display the incredible culture of the city.

Roman Catacombs

Rome Catacombs
If you’re a real history lover and enthusiast then this is must visit. Going through the ruins or history is another exhilarating experience for researchers. I would recommend a guided tour as there is no point in getting through the marvel without getting information about it. So, spend some extra bucks and make your trip more memorable.

Day 2: Vatican City

Vatican Museum -> Sistine Chapel -> St. Peter’s Basilica -> Castel Sant’Angelo

Vatican Museum

Rome Vatican
It is one of the famous and top museums in Europe. It displays more than 20,000 of art pieces. Spare some considerable amount of time when visiting this museum. Obviously, it will take a lot of time to get through 9 art galleries. Each and every hall is displaying the art of creativity and imagination. It is the place where people have kept their minds.

Every antique piece has an incredible story behind colors, design, and structure. Explore paintings and masterpieces by the famous artists of the century. Don’t forget to analyze modern art and ancient expressions.

Sistine Chapel

Rome Sistine Chapel
This chapel is home to many religious people. Other than that, it has a long wide history that is still fascinating for tourists and visitors. The moment you will enter in the monument, you will start knowing the important details. It is not easy to remember all of it, so make some notes while the guide is telling you a story. Capture some memories and you will cherish these historical moments later.

St. Peter’s Bacilica

Rome St Peters Basilica
Now, head to one of the world largest churches. The capacity of the church is over 60,000 people and covers the space of 22, 300square meters. There are 2 levels below St. Peter’s Basilica but you should learn more about it after visiting the church. It is just a marvelous history of the Pope and the tomb. Discover it after your visit and spread it further to the holy people you know. They might want to explore it.

Castel Sant’Angelo

Rome Castel Sant Angelo
After ensuring your complete visit to all the levels of St. Peter’s Bacilica, it’s time to head to the Castel Sant’Sngelo. It is also known as Hadrian’s Tomb and probably one of the oldest building in Rome. Its evolution from the tomb to a museum has added some wonderful changes. Climb up to the top and you will see an enchanting view of this beautiful city. This is the place where I can finally declare that you are at the top of Rome. There are different timing in seasons so, before you plan a trip, make sure that you know the right timing of entry.


Here we are to end our marvelous 2-day Rome weekend. You can always add a 3rd or 4th day if you have more time. It is Rome and no matter how much you explore, it will never be enough. So, the craving of discovering this wonderful land is never going to end you need to live with this fact at all the cost. Certainly, you should add your own touches and changes according to your interests and purpose of the trip. Now, don’t just sit around your home and think. Go for it! Try a few days in Rome and share your fabulous experience with us.



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Aafia Khalid

Travel Writer

Aafia Khalid, is living in Leeds, United Kingdom, with her parents who are from Egypt. She loves to explore and share about the travel experiences, travel destinations, history and cultures around the World

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