Rome wasn’t built in a day, but you can fit most of its major landmarks into your itinerary in a day. All the places I mention are free to see, but if you would like to do guided tours that would come at a cost.
PLACES TO SEE | What Rome is most known for is its Colosseum. The Roman Colosseum was built over 1,900 years ago and is still standing as the largest ancient amphitheater ever built. Make sure to walk all the way around to see all of its angles. If you can make it inside for a tour as well, I’m sure it’s very interesting to hear all the history. I just had a walking tour of the outside and it was still fascinating to hear about it.
The Roman Forum is near the Colosseum and other ruins you will find around the city. This area started out as a marketplace for the Romans, but slowly turned into an area for public affairs and political matters. Again, if you can, get a walking tour to learn the specifics of the Forum.
Live out your Lizzie McGuire moment at the Trevi Fountain. I’m going to be honest, the Trevi Fountain gets super crowded (and dirty) with tourists trying to get a look at the massive fountain. Either plan to get there really early to avoid the crowds or just look for an opening near the fountain to throw a coin in to seal your fate that you’ll return to the Eternal City. Make sure to grab a gelato nearby too.
The Spanish Steps were built in the early 1700s. It’s again, not too far from the ancient ruins of Rome. Stop by, grab a couple pictures and take all the steps up if you’re feeling adventurous. It was 95 degrees on the day we visited so we definitely did not walk up the steps.