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48 Hours: Rome Wasn’t Built and Can’t Be Seen In A Day!


We all know that Rome wasn’t built in a day… or even two, but I am writing the first of my 48 hours blogs to show you a few things for you can get up to and what to place high on your list if you only have 48 hours in this beautiful city.

Rome was once home to the mighty Roman Empire, which has left behind a vast number of historical sites to view, making it one of the most interesting capital cities in the world. Rome is one of the cities you must visit and there can be no excuses not to! There is no shortage of things to see and do in Rome so trying to do it all in 48 hours is difficult but I have tried to whittle it down to the best.

First stop on your 48-hour adventure must be the famous Colosseum, as it is one of Rome’s most iconic and spectacular sights. Thousands of years of history are embedded in this historic venue and I for one would love to go back. I advise this for anyone who visits the city!


Another stop you should make on your way around Rome is to the Vatican Museum. This museum has a wealth of paintings, maps, art and statues collected over the past 1,500 years and are all on show for the world to see. I’m sure will amaze you as much as it amazed me.


The Pantheon can be found right in the heart of central Rome and once again this build wont fail to capture your attention. Built by Marcus Agrippa centuries ago to honour the Gods, this building is one of Rome’s great architectural buildings still standing.


In terms of expenditure, Rome isn’t too pricey as the historic attractions are well worth the money and within the budget you would normally pay and you can eat out around the capital for under €30. With its elegant architecture and depth of culture, Rome really is one city you must visit. Whether you have 48 hours or a week you will not be disappointed and I have a feeling you will want to travel back there as soon as you can just like I did.


    • withmeblogs

      May 7, 2013 at 10:48 am

      No problem at all… more adventures to come! I head to Barcelona in a few weeks so hopefully I will come back with some tales to tell

  • lazybill

    April 25, 2013 at 10:46 am

    We went to Rome in 2006 and had 2 full days there. We did the Vatican one one day and ancient Rome the other including all the sites you mention. We also had time to stop by the Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps which you can visit if you plan your journey right, but I agree, there is loads more to see and do. I really fancy visiting a catacomb when I visit again.

    • withmeblogs

      May 7, 2013 at 10:48 am

      Thanks for the comment Bill, I agree with all that you said also, the places you mentioned are also magnificent and a catacomb would be amazing to visit. I cannot wait to go back so that I can do more!… and of course write another blog about it!


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