How to Spend 3 Days in RomePre- or after cruise options for those who wish to receive life-time experience. In three days, you can:
- Check off all the must-see sights;
- Explore nearby cities and villages.
Discover Historic Rome:
- Take a comprehensive full-day Rome tour OR
- Take a special VIP experience at a top landmark (breakfast at the Vatican or a night tour of the Colosseum) OR
- Take a hop-on hop-off bus tour. – This tour gives you flexibility to stay at stop as long as you wish.
Plan your hop-on hop-off bus tour like this:Morning: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica; Afternoon: The Colosseum and Roman Forum. Evening: the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain. Tip: book skip-the-line tickets, as wait times can be more than two hours at peak times.
Take for a full-day tour that visits multiple destinations on a day trip from Rome.
Visit UNESCO World Heritage site:
- Ruins of ancient Pompeii and
- The Amalfi Coast.
Plus, go to Sorrento and catch a ferry out to Capri island.
Use those options of your ship doesn’t stop at Venice or Livorno (for Florence and Pisa):
- Visit Venice;
- Explore the Renaissance city of Florence;
- Discover the medieval towns around Rome and award-winning wineries of Tuscany.
Tip: Look for a tour that includes hotel pickup, entrance fees, and lunch.
Morning: visit any sights that you’ve missed—the Borghese Gallery or the Catacombs of Rome or the ruins of Palatine Hill.
Afternoon: take a food-tasting tour. Try pizzas, pasta dishes, and street food favorites like suppli (deep-fried rice and mozzarella balls), gelato, and sweet Maritozzi pastries. Or, sign up for a pizza- or pasta-making class.
Evening: go to Trastevere district to experience Rome’s nightlife and take a stroll along the illuminated riverfront.
Options for your pre-or after cruise three days in Rome.