The Best of Rome in a Day

Rome is one of the most visited cities in the world and, even now, thousands of years after it was founded by the ancient Romans, the saying “All roads lead to Rome” still somehow rings true. If you’re staying in one of the many well-appointed central Best 2 days Rome itinerary hotels, planning an efficient sweep of the city’s major attractions is easier than ever for those short on time.

Meet the New Pope

With the newly installed pope, St. Peter’s Square is currently on the radar of almost every tourist-the concrete and marble sprawl of the square, normally filled with tourists, is even busier these days. It is only a stroll away from most central Rome hotels, which means visiting it does not require too much energy and effort, so it will easily fit on your itinerary – in fact, you can start your exploration of the city from there. Regardless of your religion, the Sistine Chapel is still well worth visiting-experiencing the sheer grandeur and majesty of its architecture, made much more stunning by Michelangelo’s world-famous frescoes, is, in a word, unforgettable. The Pope holds a general audience every Wednesday (but only on fine weather mornings), so if you happen to be there on that day, join the crowd for a once in a lifetime experience. Not only that, you can also get a bird’s eye view of the city: if you’re up for it, you can climb up the more than three hundred steps to the top of St Peter Basilica’s dome. Your reward? Fresh air, a breathtaking vantage point, and a closer look at the frescoes.

Toss a Coin into the Trevi

Right in front of the Palazzo Poli you’ll find ancient Tritons blowing their magic conches astride sea horses. The Trevi Fountain is one of the most famous touristic landmarks in the city, and is easily accessible from central Rome hotels. Relax and make a wish on the torrents of sparkling water-that is, if you can find relaxation amid excited, camera-flashing crowds. Over the years, so many people have tossed coins into the fountain while making their wish, that the Red Cross has turned into a source of funding. The Trevi Fountain also happens to be within the vicinity of some of the city’s important historical destinations including La Citta dell Acqua.

Try the City’s Best Gelato

The chance to enjoy a giant scoop of good ol’ Italian gelato (or ice cream) is always enough reason to leave the comforts of any of the leading central Rome hotels where you may be staying. And, if you have meticulously planned your day’s walking tour itinerary, then your last stop for the day should be at the famous Il Gelato di San Crispino-considered by locals and frequent visitors as the home of the best Roman gelato. Available flavours depend on the season, but regardless of whether you’re getting a tub of lampone (raspberry) or suisine (yellow plum), you will get exquisitely made ice cream made possible only through a highly stringent (some say obsessive) home-grown process.

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