12 hours in Rome

They say Rome didn’t fall in a day; but they also say, “when in Rome, do as the Romans do.” Well, today’s Romans knock back their morning caffe with carb-laden pastries or maritozzo and hit the ground running. Just find luggage storage in Rome with Stasher, and with our help, you can conquer the city in just 12 hours!

Millennia-old castles, basilicas, sculptures, and fountains abound in the Eternal City, making even mundane errands a journey back in time. Keep an eye out for these:

  • Public squares: Piazza Navona, Piazza Venezia, and Piazza del Popolo are great places to grab a bite or something to drink and people-watch
  • Historic landmarks: the Roman Ghetto, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Medici House
  • Religious houses: Synagogue of Rome, Basilica di Santa Cecilia in Trastevere, and the Basilica di San Clemente (built over a Pagan temple)

Of course, the two must-see attractions are the ones that take the longest, and you’ve probably already guessed them: the Vatican and the ruins of Ancient Rome. Either one is a short metro ride from Roma Termini station; start your day at one and work your way to the other on foot.

Budget 2-3 hours for the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill – one €16 ticket gets you into all 3. The guided Vatican tour is 3 hours long, but entry to St. Peter’s Basilica itself is free, and you can avoid the crowds if you get there around 8-9 am. End your day with an aperitivo around sunset, or keep the party going at an all-night dance club before catching your flight back home.

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