There are plenty of things to keep you occupied in Rome for more than three days. Here are a few suggestions for what to see while in Rome:
- Vatican City Museums and Saint Peter's Basilica - Vatican City, also called Holy See, is home to the Pope and the Vatican, Saint Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel, and the extensive Vatican Museums. Vatican City is easy to visit from Rome, plan to spend at least a half day there. Vatican City Essentials
- Unique Tours - If you've seen the major sites and want to do something different, try one of these Unique Guided Tours that include touring Rome in a Vintage Fiat 500 or on a Vespa, training to be a gladiator, or visiting the Sistine Chapel after-hours.
- Baths of Caracalla - At the foot of the Aventine hill are the monumental ruins of the Baths of Caracalla, used from the Second to Sixth century AD. Taking a bath was a social event for the people of ancient Rome and the huge complex could hold up to 1600 bathers! Besides baths, they held an array of facilities such as a gym, art galleries, gardens, and shops selling food and drinks.
- More of Rome's Majestic Churches - Visit Rome's Cathedral San Giovanni Laterno, Saint Peter in Chains with its Michelangelo statue of Moses, or Santa Maria in Cosmedin with its Byzantine mosaics and the Boca della Verita. Top Rome Churches
- Ostia Antica - The ruins of the ancient Rome port of Ostia Antica are well worth a visit. It is a huge complex and you can easily spend several hours wandering around the old streets, shops, and houses. You should plan at least a half day for this trip. To get there, take the Metro Line B to Magliana and take the Ostia Lido train from there. Ostia Antica Pictures from Europe for Visitors.
- Rome Day Trips - Includes Tivoli and the Villa d'Este, Orvieto, Frascati, Florence, Etruscan tombs, and a day at the beach with information about how to get to each on public transportation. Or if you prefer to have someone else make the arrangements, consider a Guided Day Trip from Rome.