Make a list of your can’t-misses so you don’t forget them. Most travelers want to visit the Colosseum, throw coins into the Trevi Fountain, walk up the Spanish Steps, and visit St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.
A 4-5 day stay in Rome allows you to discover major attractions and delve into off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods like Trastevere. Extending your stay to a week in Rome provides the opportunity for day trips to charming nearby towns such as Tivoli or Viterbo.
The Barberini station, which is on the red ‘A’ line, is the closest to the center. It’s still a 15-minute walk from landmarks like the Pantheon but the metro is the best option for traveling to Vatican City.
If you’re hoping to take some nice family photos with as few people around as possible then you will have to get up at dawn. The Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain are the most popular landmarks so prioritize visiting them first.