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3 days in Rome

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3 days in Rome
There's lots to see in one of the world's most famous and historically and culturally rich cities. Whether your emphasis is ancient history, Renaissance art or modern shopping, three days in Rome will give you plenty of choices.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Day 1
Colosseum
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Colosseum

The Colosseum, also called the Flavian Ampitheater, is one of the great works of Roman engineering. In the 1st century AD, when it was built, it was... more »

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
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Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

The commercial, political and religious center of ancient Rome, which features the Arch of Septimus Severus, Temple of Saturn, Arch of Titus and the House of the Vestals.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Campo de' Fiori
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Campo de' Fiori

Monday through Saturday mornings, farmers and fishmongers come to this open-air market to sell the fruits (and fish) of their labors.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Day 2
St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro)
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St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro)

This grand and magnificent square has retained its classical beauty and serves as the place from which the masses receive the Pope's weekly blessing.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
Vatican City
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Vatican City

The world's smallest state, center of Catholicism, and home to the Pope. The Vatican museum is known worldwide.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
Vatican Museums
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Vatican Museums

Vatican Tour If you are heading to the Vatican City this year, you might consider hopping on a guided tour.  Of course, visitors are not required to... more »

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Day 3
Pantheon
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Pantheon

Dedicated to the seven planetary divinities and featuring an interior of gorgeous marble, the Pantheon is one of the most impressive monuments of Augustan Rome.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna)
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Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna)

Located in the heart of Rome, this vibrant and elegant square is surrounded by 18th-century buildings augmented by the colorful flowers that adorn the Spanish Steps. The elegant steps by Francesco de Sanctis (1723-1726) consist of twelve flights of varying width, which descend to the scenic Franciscan Church of Trinita dei Monti.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Via Veneto
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Via Veneto

Via Veneto is one of the most expensive and famous shopping streets in Rome. This is where Federico Fellini filmed "La Dolce Vita."

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
Trevi Fountain
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Trevi Fountain

Certainly the most famous and photographed fountain in Rome, legend has it that whoever throws a coin into the pond will return to Rome.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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