How To Experience The Best Of Rome In 2 Days

Rome is hands down one of the most historical places on Earth, with some of the most exquisite architecture, culture, and culinary experiences in the world. There are countless adventures to be had in this magical city because each and every cobbled street buzzing with vespas has a story to tell. However, if you only have a couple days to explore, then this is the best guide on how to experience the best of Rome in 2 days. This 2 Day Rome itinerary will take you to the absolute best places worth seeing, experiencing, and capturing. Keep reading to see the best of Rome in 2 days as I break it down with captions and photos. Scroll all the way to the bottom if you want the quick itinerary.

Rome Travel Guide

Rome is not like any other city. It’s a big museum, a living room that shall be crossed on one’s toes.”

– Alberto Sordi

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2 Day Rome Itinerary

Day 1

THE COLOSSEUM & FORUM

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TREVI FOUNTAIN

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GIOLITTI GELATERIA

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PIAZZA DI SPAGNA / SPANISH STEPS

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DAY 2

ALTARE DELLA PATRIA

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GET LOST

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TRASTEVERE

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Every street has a story to tell.

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EXPLORE AT NIGHT

Rome has a whole different vibe at night and it’s definitely worth experiencing.Rome in 2 days: Rome Travel Guide & Itinerary - Black Market Rome

Some other things you should definitely check out while in Rome are:

Black Market Restaurant – this place has the best cocktails and a speakeasy vibe.

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Custom sewn pieces from this gentleman on the street. I can’t remember which street exactly but just keep a look out.

Gelato at Fatamorgana. This was my favorite gelato place because they had unique flavors and lots of dairy free options:)

Salotto 42 for an afternoon apertivo.

Where to stay

The Independent Suites was a cute last minute hotel we booked. The rooftop has one of the best views of the city and their apertivo hour is perfect for after a long day of walking around.

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2 Day Rome Itinerary

Day 1

Day 1 is sightseeing day. The architecture and history of Rome is beyond your wildest dreams, so you have to make sure to see these magnificent sights first and foremost. But definitely don’t forget to try some gelato and wine along the way.

  • The Colosseum & Forum
  • Pantheon
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Giolitti for gelato (founded in 1890!)
  • Piazza di Spagna / Spanish Steps

Day 2

Now that you’ve seen most of the best places in Rome, day 2 is more of a slower paced day to soak it all in. Don’t be afraid to get lost. I find that when you get lost is when you stumble upon the most unique places.

  • Altare della Patria
  • Get lost
  • Trastevere

Optional additions

  • Vatican
  • St Peter’s Square
  • Castel Saint Angelo

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