Rome wasn’t built in a day and not even a lifetime is enough to know all of its treasures. Monuments, museums, cultural activities and beautiful gardens: the list is endless and the sooner you plan what you want to see during your visit, the better you will experience Rome.
If it’s the first time you visit Rome, you probably want to be sure you see all the most iconic monuments you have dreamt about. According to your main interests, there are two recommended itineraries: archeological and religious.
If you’re fond of ancient ruins you should go from Colosseum to Colle Palatino, and from Ara Pacis to the Circus Maximus, while if you are more interested in the religious side of the Capital be sure you don’t miss San Peter’s Square, the Vatican Museums and the most beautiful Churches: San Giovanni in Laterano, San Pietro in Vincoli (where you can find the breathtaking sculpture “Mosè” by Michelangelo) and Santa Maria Maggiore.
A long walk in the city centre will let you appreciate Trinità dei Monti, Piazza del Popolo, Piazza Navona and the Trevi Fountain, while crossing the shopping district: via Condotti, via Frattina, via del Babuino, via del Tritone or via del Governo Vecchio.
Art lovers will be overwhelmed by the permanent collections and exhibitions they can find in Roman museums: Ara Pacis, Vittoriano, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, the National Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia, the Capitolini Museums, the National Gallery of Modern art and the MAXXI – National Museum of the arts of the 21stcentury – just to mention a few.