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Rome in a Day: How to Visit Rome in Less Than 24 Hours

April 29, 2021

If history, art, and archeology excite you, Rome is a clear winner. You may not be able to check out the grand Colosseum in person right now, but there’s nothing to stop you from planning the perfect trip and taking a virtual tour of Rome’s best attractions from the comfort of your own home. 

We’ve sketched out the perfect itinerary chalking out things to do in Rome.

But first: Coffee!

Start your day with the ultimate guide to brewing a piping hot Italian cuppa: be it a warm cappuccino, cream coffee or a double espresso. Micky and Adry will run you through all you need to know about perfecting the Italian coffee from your kitchen. 

If you feel like skipping coffee at home, and want to grab a typical espresso from Sant’Eustachio, the most famous coffee shop in Rome - that’s up for grabs, too. 

Next up, head to Caracalla’s thermal baths

Ever wondered why baths were so important to the Romans?

A quick dig into history reveals that these baths were critical aspects of the Roman culture - they were important places for people from all classes to meet and socialize, and were even accompanied by libraries, rest houses and forts. 

On Sara’s virtual tour of Rome, you’ll get to see one of Rome’s spectacular baths that was built by Emperor Caracalla of the Roman empire.

It’s the city’s second largest public bath, and you’ll get to relive how citizens used the public baths, walked through the gardens, visited the library and worshipped the pagan divinities by visiting the temple. 

You don’t want to miss the Vatican

This is a highly recommended virtual tour that should definitely be up on your travel radar.

On this guided tour with Sara, you’ll discover Rome’s legendary landmarks and monuments - starting from Castel Sant’Angel to the Vatican, and passing by Ponte Sant’Angelo, an ancient Roman bridge that is one of the finest surviving ones in Rome today. You will also get to explore Vatican City, home to the impressive St. Peter’s Basilica. 

Rome’s Olympic Stadium

This is the largest sports stadium in Rome, where some of the most important Italian football matches are played.

This virtual tour will also take you down a beautiful avenue entirely covered with intricate mosaic to reach the Stadium of the Marbles. It was built almost a century ago, and is lined with 60 white marble statues of athletes representing different sports. 

The Colosseum: The largest amphitheatre in the world

Well, you cannot possibly miss the Colosseum when you're in Rome (or home).

The vast amphitheatre, capable of seating over 50,000 spectators, is one of the most iconic landmark of the Roman empire built by the Flavian family. They were known for their remarkable focus on improving infrastructure and construction in ancient Rome. 

On a virtual trip with Sara, she will take you back in time to relive these stories, and almost 2,000 years of history and show you a stadium that saw incredible gladiatorial games, wild animals and hunting festivals, and public executions. 

Roman Forum

While the Colosseum takes you back to Roman history, a journey through the origins of the city and how it evolved is one you should definitely check out. 

Ever wondered how Rome was built, or how it originated? On this virtual tour, you’ll get to discover and see ruins of imperial Roman palaces.

On the way, you’ll spot the Roman Forum which was also used for gladiator fights and public gatherings. 

That’s not all. You might bump into ancient Roman temples, popular tourist markets, spot the Palatine Hill and pagan basilicas.

For the archeology soul in you, there are plenty of remains for you to discover on this trip.

Made in Italy, with a dash of Roman Holiday

Italian fashion has taken over the world. With its understated luxury and aesthetics, some of the biggest designers were born here.

This virtual tour will take you to Via dei Condotti, where you’ll get to explore Rome’s smartest shopping strip. What’s more, you’ll also get a glimpse of Hollywood here. 

Remember the popular romantic comedy Roman Holiday?

Well, the sweeping 135-step staircase called the Spanish Steps, where Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck perched without a care eating gelato is a place you shouldn’t miss.

It’s also close to the house where two British poets lived, now popularly called the Babington Tea Room where you can grab a light Victorian tea to wrap up your day. 


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