Trevi Fountain in Rome

48h in Rome : Ultimate Travel guide

Looking for the city of love? What could be better than spending the weekend in the capital of our beautiful Italy? As a couple, alone or with friends, it is one of the most important cities in the world. 

Capital of love and fashion, Rome is a city full of culture with its ancient architecture and its lively people. 

It is one of the most lively cities in Europe. It’s not a restful place, so put on your shoes and your best outfit and come and discover all my tips and tricks to make your stay the best.

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Where to stay ?

Yellowsquare hostel Rome
  • Yellowsquare : lively atmosphere, breakfast and bar available, organized tour, attentive staff, equipped kitchen and close to the termini station

  • The RomeHello. Well located, this welcoming hostel is very cool and really inexpensive for what it offers!

    The common areas are very well set up for a variety of activities. Read a good book on one of the soft sofas or use their desks and tables for brainstorming. 

    Play a game of ping-pong or enjoy your coffee in one of the many colorful chairs in the large courtyard. 

    The warm, contemporary rooms offer plenty of space while still being cozy. Most have a view of the courtyard.

How to get around ?

Rome is an extremely large city, but walking around it is a pure pleasure. You can get lost in the local streets and find great places to go. I have designed this guide so that you can do everything on foot. 

However, there are several means of transportation, you have the buses and also the trains which will serve you to join an airport or another station. 

Day 1

Let’s start early in the morning to dive in the historical part of Rome. If your hostel does not have a breakfast, Er Barreto is a great place to have a coffee and something to eat, it will be just before the Coliseum. 

Coliseum of Rome

The Coliseum is one of the most iconic sights in the city, but most of all, one of the seven wonders of the world. I can recommend you a tour, as the history of the site is to be known, as it was a gladiator’s arena back then. You will also discover the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill.

Go by the Trevi Fountain, a must see in the city center, and grab something for lunch. I can recommend Pane e Salame, Vos and All’Antico Vinaio just right to the Piazza Navona.

Rome Pantheon

Continue your way to see the Panthéon, a great way to admire Romanian architecture, as it is more than 2000 years old and still well preserved. The entry is free ! Stop by Grom, to have a famous Italian gelato. 

At the end of the afternoon, go down the city and pass by the Garibaldi bridge. You will arrive in the Trastevere Neighborhood, one of my favorite ones, as you can see the local Italian culture.  It is the best place to grab dinner as many choices are present. I can Recommend you the famous Tonnarello, their pasta are to die for, but be prepared to wait, the place is really known.

Day 2

Aerial View of Vatican

 Be ready to see the littlest country in the world, the Vatican ! Be sure to book your tickets in advance there. You will spend at least 3 hours between the museums and the Sistine Chapel, you won’t be disappointed. Don’t forget to grab a map to situate yourself.

Just next to it, you will find the St Peter’s Basilica, and the entrance is free. The underground is worth seeing as well. 

Go by the Prati Neighborhood to grab some lunch. Make your way south and go explore the riverside Castel Sant’angelo.

Spiazza di Spagna in Rome

If Luxury brand is your thing, then you will be happy to pass by Via dei Condotti. The street is filled with designer brands. At the end of the street, you will arrive at the Spanish Steps known as Piazza di Spagna. The Bernini Fountain and the steps will make your photo a one of the kind. 

Piaziale in Rome

Head north to Piazza del Popolo, and be ready to walk a lot of stairs. There you will find one of the biggest parks in Rome, Villa Borghese. A great way to walk in nature in a capital city fueled with  tourists. The Terrazza del Pincio is an amazing place to see the sun set. 

Find you way back to the Trevi fountain, by night this time, to spend your last evening of your trip.

Trevi Fountain in Rome

Other greats restaurants

  • Trapizzino | Trastevere
  • Sant’ Eustachio Il Caffè : local coffee shop
  • Antico Forno Roscioli : amazing bakery, but you will also find some pizza
  • Roscioli Caffè Pasticceria : 
  • Gelateria del Teatro
  • La Renella Forno Antico Trastevere
  • Le Levain Roma
  • Forno Campo de ‘Fiori

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