Five days was the perfect amount of time in Rome for Mr. GMET and I. We got our fill of art, religion, history and food, of course. I’m saving the latter for another day, it’s a post in itself. For now, a look at our itinerary for five days in Rome.
Day 1 begins with landing in Rome at 9 am after an overnight flight from the states. It took us a couple hours to navigate the airport, exchange some currency, buy train tickets and find our way to our B&B. Since we were exhausted, we knew that we had to charge forward.
Day 2 was a quick trip outside the city to explore some ruins. We picnicked in this theatre before heading back downtown. Once back in Rome, we checked out a few churches before finding another delicious dinner.
Day 3 was probably our busiest day in Rome. We hopped from destination to destination taking in the sights and sounds of this wonderful Italian city. We started the day at the Colosseum and worked our way all the way to the Spanish Steps.
Day 4 was all about the taking in the Vatican Museum and St. Peter’s Basilica. Let me tell you, the area around St. Peter’s Square is a lot like Time Square—packed full of tourists, street vendors and knockoff handbags. The highlight of the day might have been the Sistine Chapel—but you can’t take photos, so you’ll have to look that one up.
By our last full day in Rome, we were starting to suffer from a little bit of “tour fatigue.” So, we decided to do less planning, just going with the flow and enjoying the last day of our Roman holiday.
That’s the high-level overview of how we spent five glorious days in Rome. We had one overcast day, but the weather cooperated beautifully—70s and sunny, mostly. I’m going to tell you all about the delicious food we ate very shortly, promise. For now, I’ll just think of those sunny, warm days.