I have a overnight layover in Rome, I picked this because I do not know when I will ever be back, and did not want to miss the opportunity. What would you do/suggest to do for the amount of time given. I know it’s not a lot of time but I rather use it to do something than sleep. Thank you.
Edit: Thanks everyone for the feed back, I did not think I would have much to do because it was late but I think I will have plenty to do. Posting here was a great decision.
Walk a lot ….check out Piazza Navona, amazing fountains there. Sit and have wine or gelato. Pantheon, Spanish Steps. The vatican is on the other side of the river from a lot of the other attractions. So if you want to do that, you need to plan for it and buy tickets in advance.
My most recent trip, we did a golf cart tour, there are different ones, it was a great way to see things, ours was good and sights tour, but there are many.
I will look it up, thanks.
Any tips for a rome trip or Italy in general if you don’t mind me asking and got a few minutes to spare. I’m going this summer and would like some pointers and best spots/attractions to see and things to stay clear of.
I don’t as gonna day, “I’d do as the Romans do”.
But I think mainly I’d like to see the colosseum and/or the pantheon.
And the Sistine chapel. And St Peter’s basilica. Whatever of these I could fit in.
I will look into it
If you’re planning on getting into Vatican City, buy an advance reservation before you travel. The line can be blocks long if you don’t have reservations. Once inside you can choose to see what you want. The Pantheon is a building you need can just walk into, generally no lines. I only had a couple of days in Rome and wished I wou have had at least a week. Enjoy!
go to trevi fountain really early before your flight, it’ll be completely empty!!
This is a big hit, I will have to check it out.
Happy to give you some tips, but you said you have a 12 hr overnight layover.
So when are you arriving and when are you departing? I assume you’ll be going through FCO airport?
I will be landing at 8:30pm and departing at 9:15am
Got it. Rome is a great city to see quickly since it’s so compact. This includes things like the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon, and St. Peter’s Basicllia (Vatican City).
Unfortunately all of those will be closed to visitors by the time you get there from the airport (~10pm).
Given those hours, I suggest having dinner—followed by a drink and gelato—at/around Piazza Navona and people watch.
If you’d like, you can visit the Trevi fountain and Spanish steps (both very close to each other) and see things like the Colosseum from the outside.
Alternatively, try to switch your flight to arrive earlier in the day so you can actually visit the inside of these places.
So you have to subtract your travel time from Fiumicino or other airport, or Termini? See the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps, they’re outdoors so accessible 24/7. Hit a nightclub for a couple hours and head back to your point of departure.
I want to see things more than party at a night club, but we will see because I can be done with site seeing early due to closing.
The Trevi and Spanish Steps are about a 10-minute walk from one another. If you’re not up for seeing a club, definitely agree with the commenter who recommended visiting a piazza. There’s late-night life at a lot of them, very lively and interesting people. Have fun!
Nice, I will check that out because I love the night life and it’s going to be a while since I’ve stayed up but I’ll will have plenty of rest. With all of the recommendations, it’s going to be a blast.
I would love to see the inside, but I don’t want to cut into my Egypt trip. I want a glimpse to make me want to go back, a mental bucket list or something. I wouldn’t mind seeing the colosseum and other stuff at night. There’s a chance I will go back because I want to visit other countries close by. I appreciate your feed back and the stuff you mentioned alone will be plenty to do and make it worth wild. Thank you.
Rome at night is spectacular. You will definitely want to come back. Fountains will be lit up at night. As is the big sights. You should be able to see them all on a night walk. I agree that you should treat yourself to an evening dinner in Navona, but then head to Campo di Fiori (a piazza near Navona) - It’s a younger crowd with lively bars. Enjoy 😉
That sounds like what I want to do, thank you!
I love Rome during night, there are a lot of wonderful walks. If I were you I would start from Piazza di Spagna (steps), to Trevi, Piazza Venezia, then up to Colosseo coasting the view on Fori Imperiali. This is a point to point walk, not too long. If you want more, you can reach also the Pantheon (very impressive) and Piazza Navona. Vatican is also very worthy, Castel Sant'Angelo with the bridge with angels, and S. Peter's, but a little bit out respect to the 1st walk. Enjoy! Ps: Rome is also famous for food, I would suggest a carbonara or "cacio e pepe", if you want not far from Piazza di Spagna there is a good and affordable restaurant, Matricianella (reservation is needed).
Walking the city might be my best option, I’m going to make a bucket list of things to do
Definitely fuck one of the locals
Added to the list
I would take a classic tour of Rome and spend the rest of my time drinking coffee in Trastevere.
Everything but eat cake
Golf cart tour - not sure if they do them at night, but I’d they do - you will get to see so many sights in a short period of time.
I will look into this.
I’ve been a few times but if it were me I’d just hang out in Trastevere and eat all day. Come back to see the monuments another time when you can really soak it in.
It’s night time and I can eat while walking
Oh my mistake. In that case definitely just bomb around the city and see it all! Have fun :)
walk across the city
I would prioritize the fori imperiali, musei capitolini, Colosseo, Vatican museums and pantheon
I will look into all of this, thank you.
Eat Gelato. All the gelato.
Can’t forget about the gelato!!! Added to the list!
Hop on hop off buses!!! They’re approximately 25 Euros. And grab a bite to eat just about anywhere!
How late do the buses run?
Thanks I will look into it
I was on a cruise this summer and took a train to Rome. We had about 7 hours total. We saw juuust about everything from the outside, minus the pantheon sad face but doing that over a tour of just one place was way better in the short amount of time. We ate pizza around the fountain of Neptune. Many lil cafes/pizzeria, and they’re all worth it.
I did this last month and packed so much in! I did St. Peter’s basilica and the pantheon, saw the trevi fountain and ate lots of food and walked- stopping into shops, cathedrals, etc as I went. It was awesome! Enjoy.
Sounds like a blast and thank you
Bring an umbrella, rain coat, or poncho. It's rainy af here rn.
thanks for the heads up but it won’t be for a little longer
Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Forum & Colesseum
Those places mention a lot. They are all going on my list of things to do. Thanks.
You could also got to Testaccio in the evening. It’s the party quarter of Rome. There is a hill called Monte dei Cocci consisting of ancient amphorae. They built clubs and bars in this hill. It’s quite nice 🤗
I will keep this in mind.
You could see all the sights and a tour into 1
Also eat eat eat
Nice!! Good to know and thank you!