So you’re spending a weekend in Rome and unsure of what to do? I’m sure the city and its magnificence can be a bit overwhelming, so it is important to note all of the many hotspots and hidden gems within Rome. With this list, you will find everything you need from seeing Rome’s historical artwork to trying delicious paninis from places like All’ Antico Vinaio! So, while spending a weekend in Rome, here is a list of my top 5 sights and activities for students to see in Rome…
Visit the Pantheon and grab Panini at All’antico Vinaio!
Interested in witnessing Rome’s history? Stop by the wondrous Pantheon and view its ancient architecture. Inside the Pantheon, you’ll find tombs of famous Romans including painters Raphael and Annibale Carracci. When tourists walk through the Pantheon, they gaze upon the world’s largest unsupported dome (142 feet diameter). Afterward, take a pitstop at All’ Antico Vinaio and have a bite of its bestseller – La Summer. Don’t be intimated by its long line, it moves quickly!
2. Climb the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica
Located in Vatican City is the largest Church in the world – St. Peter’s Basilica. Here you can climb to the top of the dome and witness breathtaking views of the city. This is a great activity for young students interested in capturing the perfect photo of the city!
3. Walkthrough Appian Trail
If you’re looking for something to do outside of Rome, visit the city’s earliest and most significant Roman road – Appian Way. Located just two miles south of the Colosseum, the Appian Way is a great outdoor activity for students to see Rome’s ancient history and architecture.
4. Trevi Fountain
Check this off your bucket list and throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain! As the largest Baroque fountain in Rome, the Trevi Fountain attracts millions of visitors a year, so be sure to get there early to beat the crowd.
5. Visit the Borghese Gallery, Circo Maximo Experience, and the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca.
Here is a great chance to experience Rome’s beauty and history in a unique way. The Circo Maximo Experience allows you to participate in an augmented reality experience and witness ancient Rome through your screen. Although seeing three museums in a weekend may seem like a lot, the Roma Pass allows for discounted tickets to museums, free use of Public Transportation, and much more! To buy the Roma Pass, click here.