There is way too much to see in 3 days... and in July it will be full of tourists.
If you are there on a Sunday go to the flea market in Trastavere. This is also a great area to relax and have a coffee. Isola Tiberina is also a nice cool island to get away from the sweaty and smelly main streets.
Standard tourist things (probably in order of interest):
Trevi Fountain - plenty of great fountains in Rome probably the best known
I suppose the Vatican city is a must if you like that sort of thing. For me it was a bit a collection of millions of dollars worth of stuff by the biggest 'philanthropic' organisation in the world... that you have to pay to see... about 10 years ago
In Rom you would need more than 3 days but here are a few ideas.
The Colosseum for sure! it will take your breath away. I spent over 3 hours there.
The Trevi Fountain & Spanish steps while you are there grab a ice cream! These two are within walking distance from each other.
The Vatican City was ok - lots of people there so make sure you get there before it opens.
Make sure you get a pizza in Rome.
Just a few ideas! about 10 years ago
Thank you for all the wonderful ideas.
This has been very helpful! about 10 years agoAnswered by G Kim via Travellr.com
My advice: Get a good map like the Streetwise laminated map.
Fortunately you can walk to almost all the major places in Rome, and see fascinating bits and pieces of the past along the way. Don't miss the beautiful Piazzas like Navona and Popoli.
If you want to see the Sistine Chapel, get reservations on line in advance so that you can avoid the long lines. We took the tour of the tombs under St. Peters and thought it was absolutely fascinating. Whether you believe this is the true resting place of St. Peter or not, you'll see a cemetery of Etruscan graves which are like little houses along a narrow footpath. You make reservations in advance for that, too, at the Vatican, here: http://bit.ly/O05Pc about 10 years ago
Of course the "must to" depends on each person.
For me Rome is just a good city to wonder around with an Ice-cream and a Pizza! really don't miss it.
Places to go, I'll suggest the colliseum (amazing) and all that roman part. Then you should head to Fontana de Trevi and don't miss piazza Navona. Taking an "aperitivo" in Campo de' fiori is really a nice idea for a late afternoon.
Vatican is cool to, but I would go there just to feel the atmosphere with a pizza ;)
Have fun and make sure to say: scusi, prego, grazi. It's easy and italians will love your effort to speak the language about 10 years agoAnswered by Tiago Carvalho via Travellr.com
Here is another interesting list of things to do in Rome done by MarksTravels, as seen on Twitter
My 14 must sees in Rome. There's more I know, but that'll take a lifetime.
http://www.markstravelnotes.com/europe/italy/lazio/rome/ about 10 years ago