Rome bucket list is too big. Imagine the city of the history of over 2000 years, its amazing architecture from various periods and eras. It all creates countless number of attractions and must see places.

Every corner and every brick on a wall breathes with an incredible story or legend. But even the people who have found Rome very attractive to move to the city for good, spend thousands of hours discovering every hidden corner of the Eternal City.

Good reading about Rome:

1Rome bucket list

After many times I’ve visited this city and lots of information processed I made a Rome bucket list for you. It is divided into several groups, so that one could combine some of the must do things in a personal travel plan.

2Sightseeing

  1. Roman Forum — the nurse of Roman Empire, is represented today in number of ruins and frames of the buildings.
  2. Vatican — an independent country with the smallest territory, but with the biggest catholic Basilica in the world.
  3. Coliseum — no need to describe this attraction, you just go there.
  4. Trevi fountain — a masterpiece of plastic art with romantic ambiance around.
  5. Pantheon — one of the most impressive constructions in Rome, built in 126 B.C.
  6. Piazza (square) Navona — former stadium, but now an attractive area with 3 huge fountains and lots of street artists.
  7. Spanish Steps — the most popular place to ask “will you?”, opens panoramic view over Rome.
  8. Trastevere — cosy area full of cheap and tasty restaurants, bars, shops and just an amazing place to spend an evening.
  9. Churches — huge number, all open for visitors for free, be polite and don’t use flash in your camera while taking pictures.
  10. Piazza (square) del Popolo — big meeting point for locals and tourists.

3Eating

  1. Coffee – espresso, doppio (double espresso in one cup), ristretto (condensed espresso), macchiato (espresso with drop of milk), cappuccino, caffe latte and others;
  2. Croisants with different fillings: cream, chocolate, white chocolate, honey, jam and other;
  3. Pizza – try to find street pizza which is right angular and classic round pizza;
  4. Pasta carbonara — typical in Rome;
  5. Pasta of all kinds — don’t hesitate to try any other kind of pasta;
  6. Artichokes — late autumn and winter are the periods when to try artichokes in Italy;
  7. Mozzarella — absolutely amazing kind of cheese: white and very soft;
  8. Prosciutto — meat which is cut into wafer-thin slices;
  9. Cheeses — taste any cheese you see in a shop or in the menu
  10. Gelato (it is not ice-cream) — spacial kind of ice-cream with less air and more taste.

4Day Trips

  1. Ostia Antica — history and ancient ruins;
  2. Lido di Ostia — sea and seafood;
  3. Tivoli — mountains and parks;
  4. Assisi — mountains, view and an amazing catholic basilica;
  5. Orvieto — history, mountains, home Italian cuisine;
  6. Capri — island, sea and desire to stay there for good;
  7. Naples — even messy than Rome, but so spiritual and atmospheric;
  8. Positano — Amalfi cost views, sea, seafood and romantic atmosphere;
  9. Pompeii — UNESCO world heritage, ancient open air museum, must see;
  10. Bracciano lake — natural lake, fortress, fresh mountain air.

5Museums

  1. Vatican Museums
  2. Sistine Chapel
  3. National Roman Museum
  4. Borghese Gallery
  5. Palazzo Doria Pamphilj
  6. Baths of Caracalla
  7. Museum Capitolini
  8. National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary art
  9. Barberini palace
  10. Diocletian baths

6Activities

  1. Fight for your coffee — if you pay your coffee it doesn’t mean you get it, because usually in the morning there are a lot of people in bars and all of them have coffee and speak with each other at the bar, so you will have to squeeze;
  2. Queue for a pizza – Dar Poeta is one of the best pizzerias in the Rome, so to try it you will have to wait in a line;
  3. Get lost in Trastevere — use no map or navigation to wonder around this area;
  4. Climb 7 hills of Rome — find all the 7 hills of Rome on which the city was built and try to visit all of them;
  5. See Rome with the first sun beams — get up at 6-7 a.m. and see the city anew;
  6. Have a night walk around Rome — just do it and enjoy;
  7. Run at Circo Massimo — one of the oldest hippodromes in the world today is open for you, so take you chance and run there a mile or two;
  8. Visit Porta Portese market — biggest flea market in Rome and Italy;
  9. Drink water from springs as locals do — it is clean and fresh;
  10. Make a wish at Trevi fountain — through coins and make you wish!

Best offers for ticket to Rome

Origin Departure date Return date Find Ticket

Bucharest

30.07.2017

14.10.2017

RT from 48

London

07.09.2017

09.09.2017

RT from 54

Sofia

15.07.2017

23.07.2017

RT from 56

Bilbao

20.11.2017

27.11.2017

RT from 63

Barcelona

19.01.2018

21.01.2018

RT from 65

Nice

21.07.2017

25.07.2017

RT from 66

Seville

29.11.2017

04.12.2017

RT from 68

Budapest

22.09.2017

05.10.2017

RT from 70

Prague

10.05.2018

13.05.2018

RT from 71

Frankfurt

13.08.2017

18.08.2017

RT from 71

Warsaw

15.08.2017

27.08.2017

RT from 77

Kiev

12.02.2018

17.02.2018

RT from 79

Lisbon

11.10.2017

15.10.2017

RT from 83

Milan

08.07.2017

11.07.2017

RT from 84

Vilnius

17.10.2017

24.10.2017

RT from 86

Gdansk

26.10.2017

30.10.2017

RT from 90

Catania

29.07.2017

12.08.2017

RT from 90

Madrid

31.01.2018

15.02.2018

RT from 94

Paris

20.10.2017

22.10.2017

RT from 96

Berlin

13.07.2017

17.07.2017

RT from 99

Krakow

06.08.2017

20.08.2017

RT from 109

Athens

10.09.2017

17.09.2017

RT from 109

Amsterdam

05.09.2017

10.09.2017

RT from 110

Thessaloniki

04.03.2018

11.03.2018

RT from 118

Katowice

06.10.2017

15.10.2017

RT from 120

Valencia

16.03.2018

19.03.2018

RT from 124

Pisa

10.09.2017

13.09.2017

RT from 124

Split

13.09.2017

16.09.2017

RT from 125

Cologne

25.09.2017

30.09.2017

RT from 134

Munich

07.08.2017

14.08.2017

RT from 137

Helsinki

06.09.2017

20.09.2017

RT from 137

Alicante

07.10.2017

10.10.2017

RT from 139

Porto

08.11.2017

08.11.2017

RT from 141

Lyon

17.07.2017

24.07.2017

RT from 145

Geneva

07.08.2017

14.08.2017

RT from 147

Moscow

25.11.2017

02.12.2017

RT from 149

Genova

14.07.2017

16.07.2017

RT from 154

Gothenburg

29.03.2018

02.04.2018

RT from 156

Cluj-Napoca

15.08.2017

21.08.2017

RT from 156

Gran Canaria

30.11.2017

04.12.2017

RT from 152

Venice

04.07.2017

13.07.2017

RT from 161

Riga

21.08.2017

30.08.2017

RT from 161

Tirana

01.08.2017

15.08.2017

RT from 163

Brussels

07.07.2017

10.07.2017

RT from 163

Istanbul

17.09.2017

27.09.2017

RT from 164

Chisinau

18.09.2017

29.09.2017

RT from 168

Larnaca

14.09.2017

02.10.2017

RT from 169

Kerkyra

05.09.2017

05.09.2017

RT from 172

Oslo

03.04.2018

08.04.2018

RT from 173

Belgrade

21.09.2017

26.09.2017

RT from 179

Copenhagen

01.04.2018

02.04.2018

RT from 180

Saint Petersburg

05.10.2017

08.10.2017

RT from 180

Dusseldorf

22.07.2017

26.07.2017

RT from 180

Turin

15.09.2017

18.09.2017

RT from 182

Olbia

01.09.2017

01.09.2017

RT from 183

Lamezia Terme

01.07.2017

09.07.2017

RT from 184

Varna

20.08.2017

24.08.2017

RT from 184

Birmingham

02.08.2017

08.08.2017

RT from 192

Tallinn

23.09.2017

27.09.2017

RT from 193

Samara

29.10.2017

02.11.2017

RT from 198

Minsk

26.09.2017

10.10.2017

RT from 200

Hamburg

18.07.2017

20.07.2017

RT from 200

Vienna

27.09.2017

27.09.2017

RT from 202

Wroclaw

12.08.2017

15.08.2017

RT from 203

Podgorica

14.09.2017

15.09.2017

RT from 203

Zurich

21.07.2017

30.07.2017

RT from 205

Poznan

10.08.2017

20.08.2017

RT from 206

Eindhoven

17.07.2017

23.08.2017

RT from 209

Oviedo

25.09.2017

29.09.2017

RT from 210

Kazan

11.09.2017

20.09.2017

RT from 213

Malaga

29.07.2017

06.08.2017

RT from 219

Tbilisi

04.11.2017

09.11.2017

RT from 229

Rostov

09.10.2017

17.10.2017

RT from 233

Perm

15.10.2017

24.10.2017

RT from 234

Volgograd

18.10.2017

26.10.2017

RT from 234

Kaunas

24.07.2017

01.08.2017

RT from 236

Leipzig-Halle

08.07.2017

15.07.2017

RT from 237

Tel Aviv-Yafo

08.09.2017

15.09.2017

RT from 242

Lviv

11.09.2017

17.09.2017

RT from 244

Stockholm

03.07.2017

10.07.2017

RT from 249

Ufa

28.09.2017

05.10.2017

RT from 249

Cairo

12.09.2017

24.10.2017

RT from 252

Trabzon

13.10.2017

16.10.2017

RT from 253

Palermo

25.06.2017

26.06.2017

RT from 259

Odessa

05.09.2017

12.09.2017

RT from 262

Dublin

17.07.2017

22.07.2017

RT from 268

Voronezh

05.09.2017

15.09.2017

RT from 271

Kutaisi

10.10.2017

14.10.2017

RT from 276

Krasnodar

05.01.2018

10.01.2018

RT from 276

Bordeaux

14.07.2017

16.07.2017

RT from 280

Bratislava

30.06.2017

02.07.2017

RT from 283

Ekaterinburg

21.10.2017

28.10.2017

RT from 286

Kuwait City

25.09.2017

09.10.2017

RT from 290

Dubai

25.11.2017

05.12.2017

RT from 292

Mineralnye Vody

02.10.2017

09.10.2017

RT from 294

Yerevan

08.09.2017

15.09.2017

RT from 303

Nizhniy Novgorod

18.09.2017

24.09.2017

RT from 310

Ivano-Frankovsk

05.06.2018

19.06.2018

RT from 311

Kharkiv

15.07.2017

31.08.2017

RT from 311

Stavropol

04.08.2017

10.08.2017

RT from 318

I do believe that this Rome bucket list of things to do and places to see will help you to compile your own plan of a trip to the capital of Italy.

Ciao!

  • Maricka

    Hi, Vova! Thank you for your post. It is very interesting information. I am dreaming to visit Rome! And acquainted with Italian kitchen in Rome. I liked what you wrote about food. It is a pity that Rome is so great that all of its attractions can not be inspected for one time! However if I go to Rome, I will definitely make a wish at the Trevi Fountain and eat Gelato. Still want to take a walk at night. I hope that it is safe.

  • Maricka, if you are going to walk at night in Rome, do it in the city centre, where it is safe.