[4D5N] Rome the Origin of the Classicism Movement

If you want to see some of the most famous art pieces in the world, if you want to see THE most impressive marble statue collection, then you have to visit Rome! We planned four days in this glorious city and it didn’t feel like enough. Here is our itinerary in list format.

Day 1

We just arrived in Rome so the best thing to do is.. walk around the city to visit as much as we can by foot.

  • Trinita dei Monti
  • Spanish Steps
  • Piazza di Spagna
  • Marcus Aurelius Column
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Trajan’s Column
  • Piazza Venezia, Altar of Fatherland in Piazza Venetia
  • Trajan’s Forum
  • Altare della Patria
  • Largo di Torre Argentina
  • Pantheon
  • Piazza della Rotanda
  • Piazza Navona
  • Sant’Andrea della Valle
  • Campo de’Fiori Piazza

Day 2

The second day, we bought online tickets to the Vatican City. This allowed us to visit the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel without waiting in line. For an extra 4 euros per person, I say it was worth it (skipping a long line under the sun is good for me).

Afterward, we went to visit the St-Peter’s Square and the St-Peter’s Basilica. This is like the Holy church of Christianity and you can see the famous La Pieta by Michealangelo in there. Furthermore, the church itself is amazing to walk around and I would recommend getting either a guide or an audioguide to explain everything you see.

Day 3

After visiting all the beauty that is the Vaticano, the next step is.. the glorious days of the Roman Empire. Going to the Colosseum is obviously a must, but let me just list here all the other monuments near by that are totally worth a visit.

  • Colosseum
  • Capitoline Hill
  • Roman Forum
  • Palatine Hill
  • Circus Maximus
  • Campidoglio

In the afternoon, we made a reservation to visit the Borghese museum where many works by Caravaggio and Bernini can be found. 100% worth it. The art pieces focus on religion, but also has a large range of greek/roman mythology themed arts. So, if you are a mythology lover like me, this is a lot of fun to explore. 

Afterward, we walked a bit around the Villa Borghese Gardens and the Pincio Promenade before heading to the Piazza del Popolo for a meal.

Day 4

The morning was spend visiting the exterior of the Castel Sant-Angelo and the Ponte St.Angelo.

Afterward, we went to visit many churches and a piazza.

  • Santa Maria del Popolo
  • Chiesa di Santa Maria degli e dei Martiri
  • Piazza della Republica
  • Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore

At the end of the day, we ate some gelato from Gelataria Fassi near the Termini train station.

Places We Didn’t Get to Visit

  • Mouth of Truth
  • Baths of Caracalla
  • Quirinal Palace
  • Trastevere Neighborhood
  • Pincio Pinciana

One thing I noticed with Rome is that each and every church is beautiful. Like seriously. The artworks, the architectural details.. everything is mind blowing. If you see a church with an open door, go in. Except from that, my next advice is to eat as much pizza, pasta and gelato as you can. Seriously, it is totally worth it and you will have serious cravings for those when you get back home. Italian food is so good and each shop put love in their cooking.

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