- Updated: 26.11.2023
4 days itinerary in Rome
Ciao! The Romans say, “Non basta una vita” - A lifetime is not enough, I agree with 100%. I will show you 4 days the itinerary of your days in the ancient city!
Rome is a city that you can always explore without getting tired. The antiquities of the Roman Empire can be seen throughout the city, the city is also full of squares and fountains, which makes it absolutely unique. The warm colors of the architecture are like a balm for the soul,
My selection of the best hotels for your 4-day stay in Rome, help you save time and find the best location in the city.
Where you begin might also depend on where you are staying, if you are in the central area like Campo Marzio, so it will bew very easy to start from Spanish Steps and this is the perfect start to getting to know the city.
I want to give you advice not to jump from one place to another by bus, taxi or subway, just feel the rhythm and atmosphere of the ancient city, I recommend walking as much as possible, you will see many details of Roman city urbanism.
If you are traveling to Rome for a week, just read this → 7-day stay in Rome
Best Hotels near Trevi Fountain
Trevi 86 4*
Trevi Elite Rome 4*
Harry's Bar Trevi Hotel & Restaurant 4*
TrevInn Suites 4*
Piccolo Trevi Suites 4*
Fontana Di Trevi Penthouse 4*
Town House Roma 4*
Home In Rome Trevi 4*
Trevi Rome Suite 4*
Hotel Delle Nazioni 4*
Principessa Trevi 4*
Casa Modelli 4*
Relais Trevi 95 Boutique Hotel 4*
La Foresteria Luxury Suites 4*
Trevi 41 Hotel 3*
Trevi Palace Luxury Inn 3*
Heart Palace Fontana di Trevi 3*
Harry's Bar Trevi Luxury Apartments - Modelli 3*
Hotel Accademia 3*
Trevi Beau Boutique Hotel 3*
Hotel Trevi - Gruppo Trevi Hotels 3*
Best Hotels near Spanish Steps
Hassler Roma 5*
The First Roma Arte 5*
Rocco Forte Hotel De La Ville 5*
Hotel d’Inghliterra Roma 5*
Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese 5*
Hotel Valadier 4*
Mario De' Fiori 37 4*
Spagna Royal Suite 4*
Palazzo Nainer 4*
Condotti Boutique Hotel 4*
iH Hotels Piazza di Spagna View 4*
Hotel Forte 3*
Hotel Gregoriana 3*
Hotel Scalinata Di Spagna 3*
Hotel Manfredi Suite In Rome 3*
Royal Suite Trinità Dei Monti 4*
Best Hotels near Pantheon and Piazza Navona
Bio Hotel Raphael - Relais & Chateaux 5*
Hotel Sole Al Pantheon 4*
Hotel Pantheon 4*
Hotel Nazionale 4*
Palazzo Navona Hotel 4*
Eva‘s Luxury Home
Rondanini View 4*
Hub Pantheon 4*
Dimora Degli Dei 4*
Terrace Pantheon Relais 4*
Albergo Abruzzi 3*
Hotel Mimosa Pantheon 1*
This itinerary can be changed as it will take you longer, there are nuances, it may not suit everyone. I made this itinerary so you have an idea of how you can spend 4 days in Rome, early morning in Rome is an absolutely unique feeling, just start early in the morning with cappuccino or espresso!.
Day 1 - Rome’s historic centre
So let's start, as I told before the best way is start from Piazza Spagna and look below the itinerary. This option is great if you start at 07:00 - 09:00 am.
If you arrived in Rome at night or early in the morning, then you can start in the afternoon, then postpone Trevi for another time, moreover, if it is important for you to take a photo against the backdrop of the Trevi Fountain where there are few people, then it’s better to come to the fountain 05:00-07:00 in summer, at other times, you can take a perfect photo until 08:00.
Trinità dei Monti (top of Spanish Steps)
Piazza del Popolo, Pincio (Great view of the city)
Piazza Colonna (through Via del Corso from Piazza del Popolo)
Campo dei Fiori
Piazza Venezia (go to the top, the is observation deck with amazing view of Rome)
Largo di Torre Argentina
The bservation deck is located on the top of Monument to Victor Emmanuel II, you can take the elevator to the top from the back of the building, the ticket price is 10 euros, you can buy it at the spot.
Day 2 - Ancient Rome
Some places and attractions are not big and are close to each other and it doesn't take long time, for example (Marcello Theater, Temple of Hercules Victor, Mouth of Truth, Circus Maximus).
Piazza del Campidoglio
Temple of Hercules Victor
Bocca della Verità (Mouth of Truth)
Evening walk around the area of Monti.
Colosseum Ticket price: €16-25, you can buy ticket online on CoopCulture.it.
Map of city + hotels and apartments
Day 3 - Vatican, Castel Sant’Angelo
Saint Peter’s Basilica, Vatican Museums
Free time: Walk around the area Prati and Ponte after lunch.
For museum you can buy ticket online on official website MuseiVaticani.va.
Day 4 - Trastevere
Climb the Gianicolo hill to Piazza Garibaldi, see Fontanone, visit the church of San Pietro in Montorio and descend back to Rione of Trastevere . This is a very authentic area, walk more and enjoy the picturesque streets.
Fontana di Santa Maria in Trastevere
Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere
Basilica di Santa Cecilia in Trastevere
There are many restaurants here, as well as significant churches, be sure to visit them.