Rome, the Eternal City, is a treasure trove of history, art, and culture. In this 7-day itinerary, I'll guide you through the city's top attractions, the best dining spots, and lesser-known gems. With a bit of planning and insider tips, you can experience Rome in a way that most tourists don't.
Start your Roman holiday with a stay at the five-star Hotel Eden located near the iconic Spanish Steps. Here, you'll experience first-class Italian hospitality, enjoy panoramic views of Rome, and dine in one of the city's best rooftop restaurants.
For dinner, don't miss La Terrazza, the hotel's rooftop restaurant. Its Michelin-starred menu offers a fine selection of Italian cuisine with a modern twist.
Morning: Colosseum and Roman Forum
Kick-off your adventure with a guided tour of the Colosseum, an architectural marvel that once hosted gladiatorial contests. Afterward, stroll through the Roman Forum, which was the heart of Ancient Rome.
Lunch: Aroma Restaurant
Located near the Colosseum, Aroma offers a tantalizing Italian menu with a beautiful view of the amphitheater.
Afternoon: Palatine Hill and Capitoline Museums
Continue your historical exploration by visiting the Palatine Hill and the Capitoline Museums.
Wind down at Pierluigi, a Roman institution known for its fresh seafood and romantic atmosphere.
Morning: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
Visit the Vatican Museums, a collection of art museums within Vatican City, and marvel at Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel.
A short walk from the Vatican, Santa Anna offers delicious pizza and pasta in a cozy setting.
Afternoon: St. Peter’s Basilica
Spend the afternoon exploring St. Peter’s Basilica, the most significant symbol of Christendom.
Dinner: Osteria dell'Angelo
Savor traditional Roman cuisine in this family-run establishment loved by locals.
Take a break from sightseeing to enjoy Rome’s shopping scene. From the high-end boutiques on Via dei Condotti to vintage shops in Monti district, there's something for everyone.
Lunch and Dinner: Zuma Rome
Enjoy a culinary change of pace with Zuma's modern take on Japanese cuisine.
Morning: Testaccio Neighborhood
Explore the food markets and hidden gems in the hip Testaccio neighborhood.
Lunch: Flavio al Velavevodetto
Experience authentic Roman cuisine in the heart of Testaccio at Flavio al Velavevodetto.
Afternoon: Non-Catholic Cemetery and Monte Testaccio
Continue your exploration with a visit to the serene Non-Catholic Cemetery and Monte Testaccio.
Dinner: Felice a Testaccio
End your day with mouth-watering pasta at this historic eatery.
Morning: Stroll Through Trastevere
Start your day by exploring the cobblestone streets of Trastevere, one of Rome's most charming neighborhoods.
Lunch: Da Enzo al 29
Treat yourself to classic Roman fare in this beloved Trastevere eatery.
Afternoon: Villa Farnesina and Basilica of Santa Maria
Visit the stunning Villa Farnesina and the beautiful Basilica of Santa Maria.
Dinner: Glass Hostaria
Dine at this Michelin-starred restaurant known for its innovative Italian dishes.
After a week of unforgettable experiences, it's time to pack your bags and say "Arrivederci, Roma!"
Note: Always remember to book restaurant reservations and museum tickets in advance to avoid long queues.
Enjoy Rome, the city of echoes, illusions, and yearning. Buon viaggio!