This practical guide to Rome in 5 days It will help you not to miss anything from one of the most incredible cities in the world, making the most of time and, above all, visiting its most tourist and important places.
Considered by many to be an open-air museum, Rome is a city full of charming corners, impressive monuments, neighborhoods, as well as restaurants to try one of the tastiest restaurants in the world.
After visiting many of the most essential places in the previous 4 days, on this fifth day we have drawn a less usual route, but no less interesting for Rome.
To create this Route of Rome in 5 days We have been based on the month we spent living in the Trastevere neighborhood, during which we wrote this travel guide to Rome step by step.
Tips for traveling to Rome
- To get to your hotel from any of the 2 main airports of Rome, you have several means of transport: train, bus, taxi or book the direct transfer to the hotel, the most convenient and fastest alternative.
You can find more detailed information about the transfer in this post on how to get from Fiumicino Airport to Rome and how to get from Ciampino Airport to Rome.
- Keep in mind that Rome does not have a wide metro network, so if you want to get around the city by public transport, the bus is probably the best option. Tickets can be purchased at kiosks for a price of 1.5 euros each ticket and you must remember to validate it at the time of entering.
- One of the best tips if you are going to visit the most famous monuments and buildings in the city is to buy the OMMIA Vatican and Roma Card, with which you will save time and money by skipping the long lines that form in all these places. You also have unlimited public transport and the free tourist bus.
- A good area to stay in this Rome in 5 days It is the area where the Termini station is located. We have stayed twice in this place, being well connected to the airport and not far from the center.
The hotels chosen for our stay were the Hotel Cherubini and the UNA Hotel, the first cheaper, although the second for us has a better value, despite being more expensive.
For more information on accommodation you can consult this post about the best neighborhoods and hotels to stay in Rome.
- If you do not want to pay commissions when taking money from ATMs and always have the current exchange, it is to use the N26 card to pay and the BNEXT card to take money, our two favorite cards for travel.
You can find much more information in the post of the best cards to travel without commissions.
- If you want to stay in a more charming neighborhood, we recommend Residenza San Calisto, located a few meters from Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere, one of our favorite neighborhoods in the city.
For more recommendations you can consult this post of tips to travel to Rome essential.
First day route in Rome
The first day of Rome in 5 days You will start by visiting the Arch of Constantine, the famous Roman Colosseum and the Palatine, and then tour the Roman Forum to Campidoglio Square. It is from behind this square, where the Capitoline Museums are located, where you will have the best views of the Forum and from where we are safe, you can get an idea of the magnitude of the city.
To learn more about the history of all these places and skip the long lines that are formed every day you can book this tour with a guide in Spanish that includes the Coliso, the Forum and Palatine or this offer that also includes the Vatican.
Map of the fifth day of the route of Rome in five days