Rome wasn’t built in a day, but there is a way to see the most of the city attractions just in 24 hours. Of course, to truly get the beauty of the city, much more than only a day is needed. However, if for some reasons you just have that limited amount of time, here is the perfect walking tour to wander Rome.
Where to begin? From the Colosseum of course, the symbol of the ancient Rome, the arena of the gladiators, the stage for the re-enactments of battles, the amphitheater of the execution of wild animals. You can be one of the countless spectators who have enjoyed its majesty. And it doesn’t matter how many times you have seen it before, because Romans’ themselves cannot get enough of it.
Next, explore the Roman Forum walking towards Piazza Venezia with the Colosseum on your back. A place of former governments, a walk in the ruins of the past, the heart of the Roman empire, where criminal trials, public speeches, commercial affairs took place. After the pleasant stroll, you can get a coffee (a ristretto obviously!) on the top of the National Monument to Victor Emanuele the 2nd , also known as the Altar of the Fatherland. The coffee bar is located on the terrace of the monument so it allows visitors to be delighted by an outstanding view. Moreover, the Altar has two panoramic elevators, with which tourists can get to the highest point of it and see most of the city. Then, it’s the turn of Via del Corso. Take a walk in the main street of the center, stop along the way to do some shopping, but also to visit some other important spots. The Pantheon is a temple to all the gods of ancient Rome and entering inside, you’ll notice that the roof is opened and that creates an interesting play of color contrasts. Another stop you have to make is at the Trevi Fountain, the tourist attraction filmed in “La Dolce Vita” by Fellini. Legend says that if you turn around and throw a coin in it, your desire will come true, so close your eyes and wish for whatever you hope for. Do it with an ice cream in your hands, it will help in case your expectations will be neglected. Walking along the Corso, you’ll reach the Spanish steps. 135 steps that link the Trinità dei monti church to the Bourbon Spanish embassy. Enjoy the sunset and relax on the scalinata. For dinner, reach the Jewish area, the former ghetto, not far from Piazza Venezia. There you’ll find a large choice of restaurants of any kind. After dinner, get a drink in Trastevere and chill in the streets of the Eternal City.
Here we are, your 24 hours tour is over. Now, go changing your ticket to start another great day in a city which has much more to offer and of which you have seen just the tip of the iceberg!