Rome is one of the world’s favourite and most beautiful cities. Surely a day is far from enough to experience it, but if you only have a day to spend in this mesmerizing city, we got you covered with a 24-hour itinerary that will make your stay memorable.
Start your day early at Pincio terrace watching the city as it wakes up. Make your way to this hill where you will discover a fascinating view of the city. Over you is the sky in its morning colours and surrounding it are trees with vast treetops. Around you are joggers, and a few early birds all mingling with the beautiful landscape garden. In front of you is a panoramic view of the city in all of its glory, layered in Rome’s domes and rooftops with hills in the backdrop.
Take advantage of the morning quietness and head down towards Villa Borghese for a morning walk. Stroll towards Porta Pinciana and make your way to the rooftop of ll Giardino Restaurant & Bar at Hotel Eden for a breakfast with a view. As a city built on hills, Rome has many wonderful views but this is one of the city’s finest.
Wander down Via Veneto to Piazza Barberini and continue towards the Spanish Steps. Depending on where your interests lie more, whether it is painting or poetry, you may choose to visit Giorgio De Chirico House Museum for an incredible collection of paintings and sculptures, or/ and Keats-Shelley Memorial House where you can explore the lives of English Romantic poets. If you are looking for a perfect place for a break we suggest either a coffee at Piazza San Lorenzo in Lucina or gelato at Giolitti. Take a moment and savour in the Roman ways of living. If you got the time, then, by all means, get coffee and gelato!
Shopping time! And you are just in the neighbourhood for the loveliest shops Rome has to offer. At Via di Campo Marzio you will find a lineup of shops that bring clothing and lifestyle collections of the highest quality and design as well some goods that are produced in Italy. Women will find Momoni to be their nirvana while both men and women will fall in love with the unique fragrances at Campomarzio70.
Before you know it, it’s time for lunch and there is no way you are missing out on Casa Coppelle. Make yourself comfortable in a sensational atmosphere of this restaurant and enjoy the intimate feel as space and food come together. Their menu is a combination of simplicity of traditional Roman cuisine combined with the refinement of French haute cuisine.
Visit the Church San Luigi dei Francesi for a view of the celebrated trio of Caravaggio’s magnificent paintings: the Vocazione di San Matteo (The Calling of Saint Matthew), the Martirio di San Matteo (The Martyrdom of Saint Matthew) and San Matteo e l’Angelo (Saint Matthew and the Angel), together known as the St Matthew cycle. These are known to be some of Caravaggio’s earliest religious works.
Cross the Tiber river at the impressive Umberto I Bridge and admire the view of the lavishing Palazzo della Giustizia and Castel Sant’Angelo. Continue to stroll towards Piazza della Rovere which holds a beautiful view on the river promenade. The time for some serious relaxation has come. Enjoy the massage at the Grand Melia Rome Spa. This is a very Roman way to get into a state of being comfortable, healthy and happy. Indulge in the world of precious treatments and luxurious wellness rituals endorsed by My Blends by Clarins.
An exciting after-hours visit of the Vatican Museum awaits for you and it might be one of the highlights of this trip. Dive into the world of impeccable beauty and astonishing art in the utmost comfort of a private tour guided by a professional.
Adored by locals for its greatness and simplicity, Roma Sparita is an ideal choice for dinner. On the menu, you will find many of the traditional Roman specialities, although it seems everyone is raving about their Cacio e Pepe, which you might not want to miss out on! Word has gotten out about Alembic in Trastevere. This eclectic and antique ambient with a great selection of drinks and cocktails is your go-to place for after dinner drinks. In case you are in a mood for some late night drinks, there is a secret place tailor-made for cocktail enthusiasts and experts. Jerry Thomas Speakeasy has a superb and a very exciting cocktail list that will make your night unforgettable.