What to see in Rome in 2 days

What to see in Rome in 2 days: although two days is not long to visit Rome on this page we will suggest the most thrilling monuments to get a first impression of the eternal city.

Your two-day visit to Rome must include a visit to the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and Palatine hill. Spend a few hours of your first afternoon in Rome exploring the Capitoline Museums. Trastevere is the best place to spend your first evening in Rome. On the second day visit St Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel, Piazza Navona and the Pantheon.

Your First Day in Rome

What to see in Rome in 2 days: The Colosseum

Start your trip by visiting the Colosseum. The Colosseum is a masterpiece built with an elliptical base. Its largest side measures more than 188 metres, the smallest side is 156 metres and the circumference is 527 metres. The highest side peaks at 57 metres.

The Colosseum was the place where gladiators met in combat, nowadays it attracts over 16,000 people on an average day.

Some tips for visiting the Colosseum

• Beat the Colosseum queues by buying your ticket from the Palatino entrance. The Palatino entrance is about 250 m away in Via San Gregorio 30, or buy a ticket from the Roman Forum Entrance in Largo Della Salaria Vecchia.
• You can also beat the Colosseum queues by purchasing your ticket online at:

• Visit the Colosseum with an official English language tour.
• The best time to visit the Colosseum is in the late afternoon.

What to see in Rome in 2 days: Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill

The Roman Forum was developed in the 7th century BC and was expanded in subsequent centuries. The Roman Forum was once a complex of basilicas, temples and public spaces; the pulsating heart of an ancient city. There are two entrances to the Roman Forum: one is from Largo della Salara Vecchia and the other is from the Palatino.

What to see in Rome in 2 days: Capitoline Museums

The Capitoline Museums www.museicapitolini.org, located in Piazza del Campidoglio 1, are the world’s oldest national museums. They were founded in 1471. The entrance is in Palazzo dei Conservatori.

What to see in Rome in 2 days: Trastevere

Trastevere offers a superb network of lanes, a rich range of restaurants and cafés. The Trastevere district has one of the best atmospheres in Rome. In Trastevere you can feel the local atmosphere and, even though some wealthy foreigners have colonised it, you can really feel its genuine working-class roots.

Your Second Day in Rome

What to see in Rome in 2 days: St Peter’s Basilica

St. Peter’s Basilica is Rome’s largest and most outstanding church. The Basilica was built by Constantine in the 4th century. The church gradually fell into disrepair, only in the mid-15th century were efforts made to restore it.

St Peter’s Basilica is now the second biggest basilica in the world (the biggest is in Yamoussoukro). Free English language tours can be booked at the Vatican tourist office.

What to see in Rome in 2 days: Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona is one of the most iconic squares in the eternal city. Take a walk around its spectacular fountains, the best fountain is Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi. Try an espresso in a genuine Italian café or, to feel like a local, the best thing to order is a “granita di caffè con panna”.

What to see in Rome in 2 days: The Pantheon

The Pantheon is located in Piazza della Rotonda, a vibrant Roman square enriched by an eight-hundred year old fountain, one of Giacomo della Porta’s masterpieces.
The Pantheon is one of the most well-maintained monuments in Rome. Built by Marco Vipsanio Agrippa in 27 BC, it was completely rebuilt during Hadrian’s rule. In 609, the Basilica was converted to the Christian faith