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!

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Origin Departure date Return date Find Ticket

Bari

31.07.2018

14.08.2018

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Bucharest

10.10.2018

15.10.2018

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Paris

27.09.2018

03.10.2018

RT from 52

Barcelona

03.10.2018

06.10.2018

RT from 54

Prague

31.10.2018

07.11.2018

RT from 60

Brindisi

01.09.2018

11.09.2018

RT from 61

Budapest

18.09.2018

19.09.2018

RT from 66

Frankfurt

05.09.2018

12.09.2018

RT from 70

Berlin

22.09.2018

25.09.2018

RT from 70

Sofia

16.09.2018

21.09.2018

RT from 70

Catania

21.09.2018

23.09.2018

RT from 71

London

16.09.2018

21.09.2018

RT from 78

Trieste

19.10.2018

21.10.2018

RT from 78

Amsterdam

30.11.2018

03.12.2018

RT from 80

Vilnius

14.08.2018

04.09.2018

RT from 85

Madrid

18.10.2018

26.10.2018

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Athens

19.10.2018

22.10.2018

RT from 92

Milan

07.11.2018

09.11.2018

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Palermo

27.07.2018

19.08.2018

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Dublin

21.02.2019

24.02.2019

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Venice

12.10.2018

15.10.2018

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Warsaw

15.01.2019

24.01.2019

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Zurich

19.08.2018

26.08.2018

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Seville

16.11.2018

19.11.2018

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Lyon

08.09.2018

17.09.2018

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Brussels

07.10.2018

11.10.2018

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Manchester

02.09.2018

07.09.2018

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Vienna

05.08.2018

08.08.2018

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Turin

21.08.2018

22.08.2018

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Tel Aviv-Yafo

10.12.2018

15.12.2018

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Dusseldorf

27.10.2018

03.11.2018

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Munich

22.08.2018

29.08.2018

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Iasi

30.11.2018

06.12.2018

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Helsinki

01.12.2018

05.12.2018

RT from 137

Copenhagen

10.08.2018

15.08.2018

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Kiev

23.10.2018

30.10.2018

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Kutaisi

24.02.2019

28.02.2019

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Belgrade

25.09.2018

30.09.2018

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Luxembourg

17.11.2018

20.11.2018

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Eindhoven

18.08.2018

25.08.2018

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Istanbul

04.03.2019

18.03.2019

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Porto

14.09.2018

17.09.2018

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Lisbon

18.09.2018

19.09.2018

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Poznan

11.01.2019

13.01.2019

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Moscow

19.01.2019

25.01.2019

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Thessaloniki

04.08.2018

06.08.2018

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Bologna

06.08.2018

14.08.2018

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Chisinau

18.09.2018

25.09.2018

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Cork

21.02.2019

24.02.2019

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Tallinn

03.11.2018

05.11.2018

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Gdansk

31.10.2018

03.11.2018

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Krakow

24.08.2018

31.08.2018

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Kosice

18.09.2018

26.09.2018

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Palma de Mallorca

22.08.2018

24.08.2018

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Timisoara

16.08.2018

20.08.2018

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Marseille

25.07.2018

30.07.2018

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Tenerife

06.10.2018

13.10.2018

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Valencia

25.07.2018

01.08.2018

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Riga

31.12.2018

07.01.2019

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Hamburg

10.08.2018

14.08.2018

RT from 190

Saint Petersburg

06.11.2018

15.11.2018

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Alicante

15.08.2018

22.08.2018

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Podgorica

17.09.2018

19.09.2018

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Larnaca

01.08.2018

27.08.2018

RT from 203

Tunis

01.10.2018

02.10.2018

RT from 205

Hanover

18.09.2018

24.09.2018

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Bilbao

01.09.2018

04.09.2018

RT from 211

Bristol

27.08.2018

10.09.2018

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Stockholm

01.08.2018

04.08.2018

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Kaunas

09.10.2018

19.10.2018

RT from 218

Lviv

01.09.2018

04.09.2018

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Wroclaw

29.08.2018

06.09.2018

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Minsk

17.08.2018

25.08.2018

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Dubrovnik

22.09.2018

05.10.2018

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Varna

06.08.2018

10.08.2018

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Birmingham

24.08.2018

27.08.2018

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Tirana

01.09.2018

05.09.2018

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Beirut

19.09.2018

09.10.2018

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Glasgow

23.08.2018

30.08.2018

RT from 238

Reggio Calabria

02.08.2018

03.08.2018

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Alghero

26.07.2018

02.08.2018

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Odessa

10.09.2018

14.09.2018

RT from 256

Tbilisi

10.01.2019

15.01.2019

RT from 258

Dubai

09.10.2018

12.10.2018

RT from 261

Kazan

28.09.2018

08.10.2018

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Zagreb

04.09.2018

05.09.2018

RT from 266

Malaga

11.08.2018

16.08.2018

RT from 267

Ljubljana

04.09.2018

06.09.2018

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Oran

14.10.2018

22.10.2018

RT from 274

Kuwait City

25.09.2018

04.10.2018

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Yerevan

21.11.2018

28.11.2018

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Krasnodar

26.12.2018

01.01.2019

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Norwich

26.10.2018

30.10.2018

RT from 293

Samara

06.10.2018

17.10.2018

RT from 295

Kharkiv

27.07.2018

29.07.2018

RT from 298

Oulu

01.09.2018

08.09.2018

RT from 298

Astana

29.07.2018

01.09.2018

RT from 302

Ufa

25.12.2018

01.01.2019

RT from 304

Kaliningrad

19.03.2019

25.03.2019

RT from 305

Lamezia Terme

02.08.2018

03.08.2018

RT from 314

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!