What if you had only 24 hours to enjoy Rome?
Come with us as we take a whirlwind one day tour that will lead you to the best that Rome has to offer.
Take the morning to visit the Coliseum, Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill. The Coliseum is a beautiful amphitheatre from 80 AD where gladiators fought man and beast for four centuries. Your ticket for the Coliseum is all you need to gain entrance into the Palatine Hill, a palatial expanse where the first inhabitants of Rome lived, along with several emperors, philosophers and noble families until the 1800s. From the Flavian palace, 1st century AD, enjoy a view of the Circus Maximus, 1st century BC. Walk through the remains of the palace towards the Farnese summer home (17th century), which rests atop the remnants of Tiberius’ palace.
The Farnese home has beautiful quiet and relaxing renaissance gardens which remain intact and offers you an excellent choice for a picnic lunch. Finish this section of ancient Rome by walking around the forum to find Julius Caesar’s tomb. Now follow the Via Sacra, one of the oldest roads in Rome, out of the Forum. Walk up a staircase and you’ll find yourself behind the Campidoglio (Capitoline Hill). Take a photo of the Forum from here to show your family and friends, the view is beautiful.
The Campidoglio’s three ancient Renaissance senatorial buildings was designed by Michelangelo. The buildings house two museums and you can enjoy a beautiful view of modern Rome from the piazza. Next, make your way to the Pantheon, a classic Roman temple from 27 BC, with a round dome.Tweet read more
The excitement is palpable today as we take a stroll through the Via della Conciliazione, the route to Vatican City, a place like none other in the world. Men and women, young children, middle aged and in their golden years, pilgrimage here to experience the deep rooted spiritual connection common to those who have come before to bask in the glory.
Nothing demonstrates the profound spirituality of Christianity today more than this holy land that sits on top of a walled enclave of 110 acre within the city of Rome.
Vatican City, established in 1929, is the sovereign territory of the Holy See and the location of the Pope’s residence, referred to as the Apostolic Palace.