3 Hour Rome Private Tours

If you have just a few hours to spend in Rome, here are some suggestions to get the most out of this wonderful Italian city. First of all, if you are coming via Civitavecchia dock or one of Rome airports, allow yourself some time to travel from there and back.

The best solution to make the most of your limited time is a private Rome tour that will take you around the Eternal City and and let you discover a wide number of attractions.

Our typical 3 hours city tour looks like this:

An english-speaking limo driver will pick you up at the hotel, port or airport and your journey into Rome will start from there.

1. First stop? The Colosseum of course, where you will be able to observe this magnificent architectural masterpiece. It is the largest amphitheatre ever built in the Roman Empire.

Colosseum by Night

This architectural wonder, completed in 80 A.D. under emperor Titus, was capable of seating 50,000 spectators and was mainly used for gladiatorial contests, dramas, executions and animal hunts. The Colosseum is a standing proof of Roman Empire’s grandeur and cruelty. You can either visit it or have a walk around it, maybe enjoying a good cappuccino.

Roman Forum

2. Now, let’s walk towards the Roman Forum, Roman Empire’s old heart. You will have in front of you basilicas, temple ruins and the museums on Capitoline Hill. What a vision! For centuries, this was the center of Roman public life: the site of elections, speeches, trials and commercial affairs. You will then walk to Piazza Venezia, where your driver will pick you and take you to your next destination, the Trevi Fountain.

Trevi Fountain

3. Trevi Fountain, also known as the Fountain of Love, is a fantastic work of art, much more than just a sculpture. This amazing example of Baroque art embodies movement and fantasy as the soul of the world. According to many people Trevi Fountain is a wonder, a true jewel of water and stone in the historic centre of the city.

Pantheon

4. The next stop is not far from the Fountain: the Pantheon. It was an ancient pagan temple then converted into church. It is one of the best preserved ancient buildings and a must see for your visit to Rome.

Vatican

5. Last but not least, Vatican will be your final stop in this quick tour of Rome’s wonders. You will be able to see beautiful Piazza San Pietro (Saint Peter’s Square), outlined by a colonnade whose open arms “welcome” people into Catholic Church. The space in front of Saint Peter’s Basilica, redesigned by Gian Lorenzo Bernini under the direction of Pope Alexander VII, is a true masterpiece and probably Rome’s must visited site.

You can now go back to the hotel, port or airport you came from.

Of course this is just an example of a possible 3 hour tour. There are lots of great attractions you can see with a full day Rome tour, for instance Villa Borghese, a beautiful park inside Rome, Circo Massimo, the first arena for chariot racing, Baths of Caracalla and many more.