How to Cover most of Rome in a short trip?

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If you are traveling to Rome for a long weekend, or if you are just going to stay with friends in their apartment in Rome, then you may be pleased to know that there is plenty to keep you busy during the 3 days that you are in Rome. In actual fact, Rome in 3 days is quite difficult to do because there is so much to see and do when you are in Rome. Do not despair though! Here are the things that you could choose to do when you want to see Rome in 3 days.

Europe has some great public transport links. If you have ever stayed in an apartment in Paris or a Prague apartment, then you may be aware of the reliability of the public transport across the continent. Rome is no different. You can usually catch a bus near to your hotel when you are in Rome and get to anywhere you want to within the city. When you are in Rome for 3 days, you should get a transport pass so that you can save some money, as you will need to make many journeys from one attraction to the next. Just spend next few minutes exploring this article to know how to cover Rome in three days. Consider each day as precious and note down the daily bonus tips mentioned as under to make the most out of your trip!

Getting started!
For your first day, you should pay a visit to the Colosseum. This is a great amphitheater that was constructed between 70 and 80 AD. Even though it is so old, this place, which was once a theatre for the Roman gladiator tournaments, is now a very popular tourist attraction and you will be amazed at how it has stood the test of time. If one of your days in Rome will be a Sunday, then you should take the chance to walk the Via dei Fori, which is closed to all traffic every Sunday, making it a peaceful and pleasant walk to the Colosseum. Move onto the Roman Forum, where you will be able to see all the ruins of ancient Rome. This area is full of old basilicas, temples and other buildings which once made up a vibrant social and business district within Rome. Take your dinner at the Pantheon in the evening for a great end to your first day in Rome.

Your second day in Rome could take you to the Camp dei Fiori and the Jewish Ghetto. In the mornings, you will find these places are buzzing with early morning shoppers, flocking to the market to get a bargain. Have a hunt around and find a bargain or two for yourself. Visit the Capitoline Hill museums for a great history lesson on the area. For dinner on the second night, pay a visit to the Testaccio District of Rome where you can also find many great clubs and bars too if you want to party the night away.

You should spend your final day in Rome exploring the catacombs, as well as taking yourself to the shopping district in Rome too to get some souvenirs to take home with you.

Night life in Rome
The night life in Rome, just like in any other city in Europe is a great experience. If you are new to Rome and are staying in apartments in Rome, or if you are just passing through Rome, you can have a great night out in the city at one of the many restaurants, bars and clubs.

You shouldn’t be surprised if you are not used to the nightlife in Rome that the Italians leave their night life entertainment until very late. If you were staying in Apartments in Paris or an Apartment in Warsaw, you would expect the evening entertainment to begin at around 8, or even sooner, but in Italy, people leave meeting up for their evening meal until 9:30 pm or even later. If you are staying with friends in Italy, then you should respect their traditions and be patient when you are waiting to go out. If you are not staying with any locals however, you should take advantage of the quiet early evening to book a restaurant.

The Italian climate of Rome is quite pleasant all year around so you can look forward to a pleasant night outdoors under the stars. For the locals, the opportunity to walk through the old town area of Rome is a favorite pastime for starting the evening. They call this the passeggiata and you should make sure that you are wearing appropriate shoes if you are planning on taking this walk. The streets in Rome are mostly cobbled, and this does no good to your feet if you have high heeled shoes on!

What else to do?
For the local wine bars and cafes, you should go to the area near to the piazza Navona and the Via Della Pace. It is a vibrant little part of the city where you can walk through the meandering side streets and find many beautiful and elegant bars. For the cheaper student area of the city, you should head over to the San Lorenzo area, where the university is located. There are plenty of pubs and clubs for you to visit and the atmosphere here is far more chilled and laid back than the more up market places in the city.

The place where all the dance clubs and pubs are located is the Testaccio and Ostiense areas. The streets of this area are where you will find all the swinging bars and discotheques where you can dance the night away. To draw away from the drink fuelled shenanigans of the tourists, many of the clubs in Rome are closed to make way for the open air festivals and outdoor parties instead. This can be a particularly fun time of the year to visit Rome and really appreciate the atmosphere of Rome’s nightlife.

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