Coliseum in Rome at sunrise
Incredible Things To Do If You Only Have One Day In Rome
To see the most of Rome during your day, you'll want to get an early start. We recommend grabbing breakfast or a coffee near Vatican City or in the Parati district.
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If you want to get a feel for the area, get your coffee and pastry to-go and walk around the Parati district, known for its well-preserved architecture and shopping.
The Vatican Museums house an extensive collection of masterpieces spanning multiple centuries and civilizations. Expect sculptures, paintings, and artifacts.
Vatican And Sistine
The pinnacle of this experience is the Sistine Chapel, where Michelangelo's frescoes, including the iconic "The Last Judgment" and the "Creation of Adam," adorn the ceiling.
You'll want to book your tickets ahead of time or schedule a tour to avoid long lines. One reviewer on Tripadvisor suggests booking the early morning tour that includes breakfast.
As an absolute must-see, the Colosseum promises an immersive encounter with history. Secure your tickets beforehand since they sell out during peak travel season.
Depending on your schedule, one Colosseum underground tour takes place at night, offering a unique look at this ancient site. This night tour lasts about an hour and a half.
Via Cola Di Rienzo in the Prati district is known for being the main shopping street. This tree-lined street offers the perfect location to enjoy the views and explore.
Rione Monti is a historic neighborhood with a charming and bohemian atmosphere, making it a favorite among locals and visitors. It offers a glimpse into authentic Roman life.
Monti gives you the convenience of being close to some of Rome's major attractions in a non-touristy neighborhood, and a visit to the district is incomplete without gelato.