6 Days in Rome: The Perfect Itinerary (First Time Visitors)


How to spend 6 Days in Rome: The Best Itinerary + Where to Stay

You want to spend 6 days in Rome and you’re looking for the best things to do and activities?

You’re at the right place!

In order to help you plan your stay, I have prepared for you the perfect 6-day itinerary in Rome.

I will start with my best tips to save time and avoid waiting in line in front of Rome’s must-see attractions. Then, I will give you the day by day program, perfectly optimized to make the most of your stay.

In addition to the best places to visit and activities for each stage of your itinerary, I will also give you all my best tips and accommodation suggestions depending on your budget.

So, what are the best places to visit in Rome in 6 days? Where to stay?

Let’s find out!

How to Save Time and Avoid Queues in Rome’s Popular Attractions

It’s a well-known fact: Rome is undeniably one of the most visited cities on the globe.

Regardless of when you’re planning your 6-day trip to Rome, be prepared to encounter lengthy queues at major tourist attractions like the Colosseum or St Peter’s Basilica.

But don’t worry, I’ve got you covered!

In this guide, I will provide all the necessary tips to skip the line and optimize your Rome visit.

So, here are the top 3 solutions to save significant time and avoid waiting in line:

1. Rome Tourist Card

For your 6-day trip in Rome, the best option to consider is the “Rome Tourist Card” often referred to as the “Rome City Pass”.

This 100% digital pass offers priority entry to Rome’s must-visit attractions, with all skip-the-line tickets being sent directly to your email and on the dedicated app.

This means there’s no need to pick up anything from a ticket office.

This is truly the most convenient way to save time during your 6-day stay in Rome!

The Rome Tourist Card includes:

  • Priority entry to the Colosseum with audio guide + Roman Forum + Palatine Hill
  • Guided tour (skip-the-line) for St. Peter’s Basilica + audio guide
  • Skip-the-line ticket to the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel
  • 10% discount on museums (Castel Sant’Angelo, Borghese Gallery), guided tours (Tour of the Catacombs, Rome by bike), and excursions around Rome (Florence, Venice…)

To purchase your Rome Tourist Card, simply click on the green button below:

2. The Omnia Card

There’s another great way to save time and money during your 6-day trip to Rome: the Omnia Card.

Although it includes skip-the-line passes for the most renowned tourist spots, this card is valid only for 3 days.

So you will have to group the visits included in the Omnia Card during the initial days of your trip.

Fortunately, this itinerary has been planned in such a way to maximize the value of the Omnia Card, also known as the “Rome and Vatican Pass”.

  • During the first 3 days, you will visit tourist sites included in the Omnia Card
  • For the rest of the week, you can explore free visits and/or make day trips around Rome.

Here are the tourist attractions included in the Omnia Card:

  • Priority entry to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter’s Basilica: priority ticket + audio guide
  • St. Peter’s Prison: skip-the-line ticket + audio guide
  • Basilica of St. John Lateran and the cloister: skip-the-line ticket + audio guide
  • 2 free tickets to choose from for the following tourist sites
    • The Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Roman Forum
    • Castel Sant’Angelo
    • Borghese Gallery
    • Capitoline Museums
  • Free access to all public transport in Rome for 3 days
  • Discounts for some activities and museums
  • 1 ticket for Rome Hop-On Hop-Off tourist Bus
  • 1 city map

To purchase your Omnia Card, simply click on the green button below:

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You’re hesitating between the Omnia Card and the Rome Tourist Card?

The solution is pretty straightforward; you simply need to decide your preferences for public transportation and places you intend to visit:

  • If you don’t plan to use public transportation or visit the entire Vatican, then the Rome City Pass is the best deal for your 6 days in Rome.
  • If you plan to use the bus and wish to explore as much of the Vatican as possible, the Omnia Card is the perfect choice for you.

3. Skip-the-line tickets for Rome’s tourist attractions

For your 6-day visit to Rome, you can also purchase skip-the-line tickets one by one for each attractions.

This will allow you to tailor your itinerary to your unique interests and preferences.

Plus, you can book all your tickets, guided tours, activities, and excursions in advance, saving you time, avoiding queues, and often providing discounts!

Here is the list of the best skip-the-line tickets, simply click on the orange links below to check prices and book directly. You’ll find these links throughout this article too.

6 Days in Rome: Must-See Attractions:

  • The Colosseum: Rome’s most iconic monument, don’t miss the chance to explore this ancient amphitheatre.
  • St. Peter’s Basilica: The world’s largest church is a must-visit, offering a stunning view from its dome.
  • The Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel: Admire the immense collection of art and the majestic Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City.
  • Castel Sant’Angelo: This fortress offers rich history and a panoramic view of Rome.
  • Capitoline Museums: Visit Rome’s oldest public museum for a journey through ancient Roman history.
  • The Pantheon: This ancient temple, now a church, boasts the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome.
  • St. John Lateran Basilica: One of the four major basilicas in Rome, it’s replete with historical and religious significance.
  • Villa Borghese: Explore the stunning art collections in this elegant villa surrounded by a verdant park.
  • Hop-on Hop-Off tourist bus: This convenient service takes you to all the major tourist attractions in Rome, allowing you to explore at your own pace.
  • The Catacombs of Rome: Delve into the underground crypts where early Christians were buried.

Voyage Tips - Advice
Always remember to buy your tickets from trusted websites!

When it comes to booking tickets, guided tours, and activities in Rome, I recommend sticking to these two trusted platforms:

These websites are secure, reliable, and sell only official tickets. Make sure to bookmark them for your trip planning!

One Last Tip for a Perfect 6-Day Stay in Rome

If you already know your travel dates (or as soon as you will have them!), you should really book your accommodation.

As Rome is one of the most touristic cities in the world, the hotels offering the best value for money are often fully booked months in advance.

As a seasoned traveler, I can assure you that it’s always by planning as far in advance as possible that I’ve found the best hotels or apartments deals.

You agree that it would be a shame to somewhat ruin your stay in Rome by ending up in a not-so-great hotel that costed you a fortune, right? 😅

So your best bet is to take 5 minutes now to have a look at traveler’s favorite hotels in Rome.

And if you like one of the hotels you find, book it!

It’s fast, it’s easy and most accommodation offer free cancellation. That’s the best way to protect yourself from the inconvenience of finding nothing but mediocre rooms at exorbitant prices.

To check the best hotels deals in Rome, simply click on the green button below:

After securing your dream stay, it’s time to continue reading this guide!

The best itinerary for your 6-Day trip to Rome

Let’s now start your 6-day itinerary in Rome!

For each day, I will give you all the details you need to plan your visits + a map that will allow you to visualize the itinerary a bit better.

I’m assuming you will be staying in Rome for 6 full days and that you will be using the Rome Tourist Card / Omnia Card or have purchased skip-the-line tickets. It’s the best way to save time and money during your 6-day stay!

If you still have questions after reading this guide (or need help organizing your holiday), don’t hesitate to ask me in the comments section located at the very end of this article.

I will be glad to help you plan your trip to Rome 😄.

Day 1 – A Glimpse into Ancient Rome

A week in Rome - Itinerary day 1
6 days in Rome – Itinerary day 1

Itinerary for Day 1:

A. The Colosseum
B. The Roman Forum
C. Palatine Hill
D. Piazza del Campidoglio / The Capitoline Museums
E. Piazza Venezia / The Monument to Victor Emmanuel II

A. The Colosseum

Your Rome adventure begins at the city’s iconic landmark: the Colosseum.

This arena held the title of the grandest amphitheater in ancient Rome. Despite the wear and tear of time, the Colosseum remains a magnificent monument.

The Colosseum could accommodate over 50,000 spectators who flocked to witness famed gladiatorial battles, animal fights, and Roman games.

In addition to these intense spectacles, the Colosseum was also the stage for theatrical plays and reenactments of renowned battles.

During your visit, you will have the chance to explore the first two levels, the central arena, and the underground passages where the beasts were held captive.

Since almost no tickets are sold at the ticket office (it’s often sold out, meaning you can’t visit if you don’t have booked your tickets), you really need to buy your skip-the-line tickets as early as possible!

Every ticket to the Colosseum also grants access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

If you opt for the Rome Tourist Card or the Omnia Card, the entrance to the Colosseum is included.

For your convenience, I have compiled a list of all tickets for the Colosseum (click here).

As all tickets for the Colosseum are not always available (for a given date, there is a limited number of tickets of each type, and they are sold out very quickly!), the orange links take you directly to the page with all Colosseum tickets.

Simply choose the one that suits you best on that page.

Of course, if you already know your travel dates, book quickly to ensure you can visit the monument.

To summarize, the best ticket in my opinion is the “Colosseum + Arena + Roman Forum + Palatine Hill”:

If you want to learn everything about the fascinating history of the Colosseum, you should opt for the following guided visit:

Guided tour: Colosseum + Roman Forum + Palatine Hill

And if budget isn’t an issue, I strongly suggest the VIP guided tour: VIP Guided Tour: Colosseum (+ Underground + Arena) + Roman Forum + Palatine Hill.

This will open doors to exclusive areas like the arena or the Colosseum’s underground!

Trips to Rome don’t come around every day, and this is the top guided tour of the Colosseum and my personal recommendation:

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Visit the Colosseum in Rome without waiting

B. Visiting Palatine Hill

After your Colosseum visit, you should continue to Palatine Hill, the legendary dwelling of the city’s founders, Romulus and Remus.

Walking through the ruins, you’ll be rewarded with a breathtaking view from the top of the hill.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see what remains of the residence of Augustus, the first Roman emperor.

Palatine Hill
Palatine Hill

C. The Roman Forum

Your next stop, included in your Colosseum ticket, is the Roman Forum.

Once the bustling heart of ancient Rome, it features fascinating ruins of administrative buildings, the ancient market, and several temples.

In my opinion, you should really opt for the guided tour I talked about a bit earlier, because unfortunately, there are no explanatory panels on site. To book your guided tour, simply click here!

Roman Forum
The Roman Forum

D. Piazza del Campidoglio and Capitoline Museums

From the Roman Forum, a 15-minute walk will take you to Piazza del Campidoglio.

Designed by Michelangelo, this enchanting square is surrounded by three palaces: Palazzo dei Senatori, Palazzo dei Conservatori, and Palazzo Nuovo.

Collectively, they are known as the “Capitoline Museums.” Be sure to see the renowned paintings by Tintoretto and Caravaggio and the statue of the She-wolf nursing Romulus and Remus.

During your visit, you should also take the time to enjoy the beautiful view over the Roman Forum from the museum’s terrace.

Voyage Tips - Advice

The ticket to visit the Capitoline museums also include access to Centrale Montemartini, a unique museum in Rome that combines ancient Roman art with industrial architecture.

You need to buy your combined ticket “Capitoline museums + Centrale Montemartini” here:

Piazza del Campidoglio
Piazza del Campidoglio

E. Piazza Venezia / The Victor Emmanuel II Monument

After your tour of the Capitoline Museums, take a short, 5-minute stroll to Piazza Venezia.

As the central hub of the city center, Piazza Venezia is easy to identify, thanks in large part to the imposing Victor Emmanuel II Monument that dominates one side of the square.

It’s also here that you can marvel at the Trajan column, with its intricate engravings depicting the emperor’s military triumphs.

Roads leading from Piazza Venezia will take you to the sites you’ll be exploring during your 6-day trip in Rome.

Monument to Victor-Emmanuel II, Piazza Venezia
Monument to Victor-Emmanuel II, Piazza Venezia

Second day – Visit to the Vatican

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6 Days in Rome – Day 2

Day 2 visits:

A. The Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
B. St. Peter’s Basilica
C. Castel Sant’Angelo

A. The Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel

During your 6-day journey to Rome, you should dedicate an entire day for exploring the Vatican, recognized as the world’s smallest independent state.

Begin your day by visiting the Vatican Museums, a monumental complex hosting more than 13 unique museums. You’ll need to choose one of the available tour routes for your exploration (ranging from 1h30 to 5h), based on the time you wish to spend within the museums.

Regardless of the route you pick, each one culminates with a visit to the iconic Sistine Chapel!

Voyage Tips - Advice

It’s highly recommended to purchase your skip-the-line ticket ahead of your visit to the Vatican Museums to avoid spending hours in long queues!

You can book your tickets by clicking on the button below or you can enter the museums directly if you have the Omnia Card or the Rome Tourist Card.

Exploring the Vatican during your 6-day stay in Rome

B. St. Peter’s Basilica

After your visit to the museums, enjoy a meal in one of the numerous eateries encircling the Vatican before proceeding with your exploration at St. Peter’s Basilica.

Nestled in St. Peter’s Square, the Basilica of St. Peter is among the world’s most frequented monuments. While the entrance to the basilica is free, it’s recommended to buy a priority entrance due to the usual wait time of at least two hours.

While there, you’ll marvel at the stunning interior of the basilica, featuring baroque designs, Michelangelo’s towering dome, the papal crypts, and the statue of Saint Peter.

For a fee, you can ascend to the top of the dome for a breathtaking panoramic view of the vicinity.

St. Peter’s Basilica ticket + Audio guide

Guided tour of St. Peter’s Basilica (skip-the-line) + dome + crypt (the most comprehensive!)

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While you’re in St. Peter’s Square, be sure to appreciate the majestic columns adorned with statues of saints, the Egyptian obelisk, and the pair of fountains.

St. Peter's Basilica
Basilica of St. Peter

C. Castel Sant’Angelo

It’s now time to leave the Vatican and stroll along Via della Conciliazione, which leads you back into the heart of Rome.

This brief walk will take you to the historic Castel Sant’Angelo in approximately 10 minutes.

This remarkable castle, commissioned by Emperor Hadrian, stands as an enduring symbol of Rome’s rich history. Over the centuries, it has served as a sanctuary for the popes in times of siege and turmoil.

While exploring the castle, you’ll witness the splendor of the former papal apartments, discover ancient tombs, and admire antique weaponry once used to defend this historic fortification.

As you journey through history, don’t miss the opportunity to stroll along the castle’s ramparts. They offer great view over the city.

Visiting Castel Sant’Angelo will take you between 1 to 2 hours.

After your visit, as you depart from the castle, you’ll cross the scenic St. Angelo Bridge.

located right in front of the castle, the bridge straddles the Tiber and offers you an enchanting view of the river and the city, especially during sunset.

To visit the castle, you need to your ticket in advance by clicking the button below:

Voyage Tips - Advice

To fully appreciate your visit to Castel Sant’Angelo, you should plan your visit towards the late afternoon or evening, to catch the mesmerizing sunset views over the Tiber from the bridge.

The castle and its surroundings offer some of the most picturesque vistas in Rome.

The bridge and Castel Sant'Angelo
The Bridge and Castel Sant’Angelo

Day 3 – The Heart of Rome’s History

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Rome in 6 Days – Day 3 itinerary

Scheduled visits for Day 3:

A. Piazza Navona
B. The Pantheon
C. Trevi Fountain
D. Via del Corso / Via Condotti
E. Piazza di Spagna
F. Villa Borghese

A. Piazza Navona

As you embark on the 3rd day of your Rome itinerary, you should immerse yourself in the city’s historic center.

Your day can kick off from the captivating Piazza Navona, unquestionably one of the most stunning squares in the entire city, offering an ambiance akin to a romantic film scene.

Featuring charming fountains, cobblestoned paths, cozy cafés, and street performers, the Piazza Navona has it all. Savor a hearty breakfast on a terrace overlooking the square, enjoy a leisurely walk, and snap some photos before proceeding to your next destination: The Pantheon.

piazza Navona
The piazza Navona

B. The Pantheon

The Pantheon is located just a few steps away from Piazza Navona.

This architectural marvel is the final resting place of the Emperor Victor Emmanuel II, the renowned painter Rafael, and numerous other historical figures.

Voyage Tips - Advice

Since July 2023, access to the Pantheon has been subject to a charge and requires an admission ticket (cost: €5). To visit, you should book your ticket on the official website.

And if you want to get more historical information, it’s better to get the fast track ticket + audioguide by clicking here:


And for more detailed explanations, you can also choose a guided tour of the Pantheon by clicking here!

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The Pantheon, a free visit you shouldn’t miss in Rome

C. Trevi Fountain

You simply cannot miss the Trevi Fountain during your 6-day visit to Rome!

Widely considered one of Europe’s most magnificent fountains, this marvel attracts countless tourists each year and is just a 10-minute walk from the Pantheon.

While the location can get crowded, your visit to the Trevi Fountain will be well worth it. Make sure you throw a coin into the fountain, which, according to tradition, ensures that you’ll return to Rome in the future.

Trevi Fountain Rome
Trevi Fountain Rome

D. Via del Corso / Via Condotti

After visiting the Trevi Fountain, it’s time for a bit of shopping.

Located nearby, the Via del Corso and Via Condotti are two of Rome’s most renowned shopping streets, filled with a plethora of boutiques, designer stores, and more traditional shops.

Whether you’re on the hunt for high-end fashion labels, simple clothes or souvenirs, you’re sure to find it here.

E. Piazza di Spagna

Located at the end of Via Condotti, the Piazza di Spagna is a must-see in Rome.

Here, you’ll find the Spanish Steps, a monumental stairway of 135 steps, the widest and one of the longest staircase in all of Europe.

At the base of the steps is the Fontana della Barcaccia, a Baroque-style fountain, while the Trinità dei Monti church is situated at the top.

Don’t forget to take a moment to enjoy the scenic views from the top of the stairs.

Piazza di Spagna Rome
The Piazza di Spagna, in Rome

F. Villa Borghese

Your final stop of the day will be Villa Borghese, a large landscape garden containing several buildings, museums, attractions, as well as the Borghese Gallery.

The park is the perfect place to relax after a busy day of exploring, while the Borghese gallery houses a substantial collection of sculptures, paintings, and antiquities.

You need to book your ticket to the Borghese Gallery in advance by clicking here.

In addition to the Borghese Gallery, you can also visit:

After a day filled with exploring some of Rome’s most iconic landmarks, you can head back to your hotel to rest up for another exciting day tomorrow.

Day 4 – Exploring Rome’s Hidden Gems

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6 days in Rome – Itinerary day 4

Day 4 visits:

A. Campo di Fiori market
B. Trastevere district
C. Aventine Hill
D. Catacombs of Rome

A. Campo di Fiori Market

Day 4 brings you to less touristy parts of Rome, starting with a visit to the Campo di Fiori market.

You can start your day at this market located in the historical heart of Rome. Open every morning, except Sundays, it offers a taste of Rome’s daily life. You’ll find it packed with activity as one of the city’s most affordable markets.

Voyage Tips - Advice

If you want to discover the best of Italian food, you should opt for a food guided tour!

During this street food tour, your guide for the day will make you try amazing local products while telling you more about Italian gastronomy.

This tour is so good that you will get a full refund if you are not satisfied!

To book the best food tour in Rome, simply click on the button below:

B. Trastevere District

After the market, head over to the Trastevere district on the right bank of the Tiber.

Though increasingly popular, this quaint neighborhood offers a respite from the more tourist-heavy areas.

The district may lack grandiose monuments, but it more than makes up for it with its small cobblestone streets, blooming gardens, typical Italian squares, cafés, and artisanal shops.

It’s a perfect setting for a leisurely stroll!

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While you’re in Trastevere, it’s a good idea to hike up the Janiculum Hill located in the northern part of the district. It offers a a nice view of Rome that’s well worth the effort.

Trastevere district, in Rome
Trastevere district

C. Explore the Aventine Hill

Let’s continue your adventure by heading to Aventine Hill, just a 20-minute walk from Trastevere, or an even shorter 10-minute bus ride.

This quiet neighbourhood is a haven of lush gardens and delightful alleys, perfect for a leisurely walk in the warm Italian sun. Being located on the hillside, it also provides a wonderful panoramic view of Rome.

While on the Aventine Hill, you have the opportunity to:

  • Visit the iconic Basilica of Santa Sabina
  • Solve the puzzle of the Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta: Why are people lined up to look through a particular keyhole? Discover the intriguing answer yourself!

D. The Fascinating Catacombs of Rome

For an unconventional end to your fourth day, you should visit the catacombs of Rome.

The biggest ones are the catacombs of Saint Calixtus, spreading across 15 hectares! These catacombs were once used as a cemetery for Jews and Christians, and still house several tombs. The walls are also adorned with engraved scenes depicting life from those times.

Due to safety considerations, catacomb visits can only be undertaken with a guide. A guided tour lasts around 30 minutes and needs to be pre-booked by clicking here.

Besides the catacombs of Saint Calixtus, Rome also houses other catacombs such as:

  • The catacombs of San Sebastian
  • Domitilla’s catacombs
  • The catacombs of Priscilla
  • The crypt of the Capuchins (which is conveniently located right next to the Trevi Fountain).

To visit these, you can buy your tickets directly by clicking here.

Rome catacombs
Rome catacombs

Day 5 – Visit Pompeii

For the fifth day of your 6-day visit to Rome, you can choose between 2 options.

Option 1: Explore the Historical site of Pompeii

One of the advantages of having 6 days in Rome is that you can seize the opportunity to visit the renowned ancient city of Pompeii.

Located near Naples, Pompeii holds an extraordinary tale of history.

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pompeii is an intriguing destination to include in your Rome itinerary.

This once thriving Roman city met a catastrophic fate in 79 AD when it was consumed by the lava from Mount Vesuvius. The city remained concealed until its rediscovery in the 17th century.

The volcanic debris preserved the city in its state at the time of the disaster, thus offering a snapshot of Roman life during ancient times.

The ruins of Pompeii allow you an exceptional journey back in time, where you can observe the old streets, buildings that remain largely intact, and even preserved human forms.

To get there, the easiest is to book a round-trip shuttle bus from Rome. The service operates with a departure time of 7.15 am and a return at 7 pm. One there, you can explore the site at your own pace.

The price includes a skip-the-line ticket for Pompeii archaeological site, ensuring you can make the most of your visit.

You need to book your day trip to Pompeii by clicking on the button below:

If you prefer an all-inclusive day trip to Pompeii (shuttle bus + lunch + guided visit to Pompeii), you should rather book the guided tour below:

Option 2: Discover Pompeii and  Mount Vesuvius

Your second option for the day is to opt for a day trip that also includes a visit to Mount Vesuvius, in addition to Pompeii.

This exciting combination offers a unique blend of history and natural beauty!

After your historical journey through Pompeii, you’ll be guided to the crater of the volcano where you can marvel at an impressive view over Naples.

The tour also includes a lunch featuring an authentic Neapolitan pizza, adding an extra touch of local flavor to your experience.

You need to book your guided tour to Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius here:


Day 6 – Embark on Another Exciting Day Trip from Rome

For the 6th day of your Rome itinerary, here are a few other day trips suggestions that will help you explore other facets of Italian history, culture, and nature.

So, ready to discover the best of Rome’s surroundings?

Option 1: Day trip to Tivoli

Your first option for the day is a tour to the historical town of Tivoli, located about 30 kilometers from Rome.

Known for its rich history and captivating architecture, Tivoli houses 2 of Italy‘s most famous villas – the Villa d’Este and the Villa of Emperor Hadrian.

The Villa d’Este, a masterpiece of Italian Renaissance, is renowned for its stunning gardens, fountains, and cascades.

The villa is decorated with frescoes, which recount stories from classical mythology.

The Villa of Emperor Hadrian (Hadrian’s Villa), on the other hand, is an impressive archaeological complex that was the retreat of Emperor Hadrian during the 2nd century AD.

To experience the grandeur of these iconic villas, you should opt for a guided tour with transport from Rome included.

It’s by far is the most convenient!

You need to book your all included day trip by clicking on the button below:

Villa d'Este Tivoli
Villa d’Este Tivoli

Option 2: Explore Castel Gandolfo

For a serene end to your 6-day trip to Rome, consider spending your day exploring Castel Gandolfo.

A picturesque town located just a 40-minute drive from Rome, Castel Gandolfo is among Italy’s most beautiful villages and has long been a retreat for popes.

Perched atop a hill, the village overlooks Lake Albano, a serene volcanic crater lake, offering panoramic views.

Here are the best things to see in Castel Gandolfo:

  • The Papal Palace: Formerly a summer residence for popes, the palace now houses the Vatican Observatory and the Barberini Gardens.
  • The church of St. Thomas of Villanova: A beautiful example of Baroque architecture.
  • Villa Barberini: Discover its antiquities and extensive gardens.
  • Lake Albano: Enjoy the tranquil views of the lake, take a leisurely walk along the shore, or even partake in water sports.
  • The archaeological site of Ninfeo Dorico: An ancient, ornate structure that was once part of a larger Roman villa.

No bookings are required to visit Castel Gandolfo, so you can plan your visit at your own convenience.

Remember to wear comfortable shoes for exploring this charming village and the surrounding nature.

Castel Gandolfo
Castel Gandolfo

Option 3: Discover the Amalfi Coast

Your 3rd option is a day trip to the stunning Amalfi Coast.

The coastal towns of Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello are the main highlights of this region, each known for its unique charm.

These towns offer panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea, appetizing local food, and a laid-back ambiance that will make you feel instantly relaxed.

Even though it’s somewhat of a distance from Rome, the compelling beauty and charm of the area justify the travel time. You will for sure love the spectacular landscapes and a truly idyllic Italian coastal atmosphere!

For an hassle free visit, you should opt for an organized day trip with transport from Rome.

You can find more info and book your day trip here:

Amalfi Coast Italy
Amalfi Coast – Italy

Option 4: Visit Civita di Bagnoregio

Last but not least, you can choose to go to the charming hilltop town of Civita di Bagnoregio.

Known as the “dying city” due to the erosion of the cliffs it stands on, Civita di Bagnoregio is nonetheless an enchanting destination. Its simply considered as one of the most picturesque villages in Italy!

Visiting this historic village provides a chance to experience a different aspect of Italian culture and history. The town’s timeless appeal, coupled with its panoramic views, makes it a must-visit during your stay in Rome.

To book your day trip to Civita di Bagnoregio, simple click on the button below:

Civita di Bagnoregio
Civita di Bagnoregio

Now that you know the best things to do in Rome in 6 days, let’s now see another important point: Where to stay during your trip!

Where to stay in Rome?

To discover the best places to visit in 6 days in Rome, you will need to book a hotel.

In order to help you out, I have prepared a selection of my 7 favorite hotels depending on your budget.

You should really book your hotel as soon as possible, the best deals usually don’t last long!

So, where to stay in Rome?

  • Biancaluna: B&B located near Termini Station, 1.5 km from the Colosseum. Modern, comfortable and very clean room from 70€. Strong points: the warm welcome and the advice to visit Rome, the location. An excellent choice for a cheap stay in Rome!
  • Hotel Balilla: Located 1.6 km from the Colosseum and close to a metro station. Well-equipped and quiet double room, impeccably clean, from 99€, breakfast at 5€. Strong points: the friendly staff, the comfort of the beds, the location at 10 min walk from the Colosseum. This is our favorite for its excellent value for money!
  • Alice Vatican House: Located 450 meters from St. Peter’s Square. Contemporary room with neat decoration from 95 € per night, breakfast included. Strong points: ideal location, terrace overlooking the Vatican, warm welcome. This is the best choice for your stay in Rome under 120 euros!
  • MZ Hotel: Located near the Campo di Fiori and not far from the Pantheon. Modern double room from 150€, breakfast at 12€. Strong points: the location near the historical center, the warm welcome, good bedding, new hotel.
  • Roma Luxus Hôtel: High end hotel located at only 400 meters from Piazza Venezia. Beautiful double room starting at 200€ per night, breakfast at 20€. Strong points: The room design, the 5 stars service, the superb breakfast, the spa, the amazing staff. It’s the best hotel for a high end stay in Rome!
  • NH Collection Roma Fori Imperiali: This 5* hotel located right next to the Roman Forum offers sublime rooms from 580€, breakfast included. Strong points: the exceptional location, the attentive staff, the view, the comfort. This is our recommendation for a luxury stay in Rome!

if you want to save a bit of money, you can find an accommodation around Rome. I recommend you he bungalows of Camping Village Rome, located at only 15 minutes by car from the Vatican city.

The price starts at only 30€ per night! It’s the best “budget” solution if you don’t mind not being in the city center. It’s also a great choice for families, with the swimming pool!

Colosseum Rome
Colosseum Rome

6 days in Rome with your Family

If you’re planning to visit Rome in 6 days with your family, you will be pleased to know that there are numerous kid-friendly attractions.

Here are visits and activities your kids are guaranteed to love:

  • The iconic Colosseum: Its imposing architecture is bound to awe both adults and children. Be sure to share stories of the ancient gladiators to add a sense of mystery and intrigue to the visit.
  • Villa Borghese gardens provide the perfect setting for a family day out. With picnic spots, play areas, bike trails, boat rides, and a visit to the Biopark (get your tickets here), you’re in for a fun-filled day.
  • The gladiator school: Here, your kids can wear traditional gladiator costumes and learn sword-fighting techniques! Truly a unique and memorable experience for your 6-day family trip to Rome. You need to book this activity here!
  • The Explora Museum is another must-visit, especially for young visitors. This interactive museum offers a plethora of activities to keep the kids engaged. You can include this visit in your 3rd day’s itinerary.
  • Pompeii’s fascinating history will certainly captivate the whole family. Make sure to do this visit on your 5th day in Rome.

Looking for a unique and enjoyable activity to do with your family? You should consider this Italian cooking class located near the Trevi Fountain.

Guided by a professional Italian chef, you will learn how to craft an authentic Italian pizza. And the best part?

You get to savor your creation at the end of the class!

To join this pizza making course + dinner, make sure to reserve your spot by clicking here.

Additional Activities for Your 6 Days in Rome

This suggested itinerary allows you to see the best attractions Rome and its surroundings has to offer in 6 days.

And as it’s perfectly optimized, you won’t waste time going back and forth in the city.

However, if you wish to modify or add more activities, you should check out my detailed article on the 25 best places to visit in Rome. It will undoubtedly help you tailor your itinerary to your preferences!

You can access it here: The 25 best things to do in Rome.

6 days in Rome: Flight prices

As always, you should book your plane tickets as early as possible to get the best prices.

To check the rates and schedules for flights to Dubai, you can use our flight comparator, in partnership with Skyscanner:

Now, you know how to visit Rome in 6 days!

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