Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day, But You Sure Can See It In One

View from the Colosseum’s top floor. Photo by Nathalie Cohetero.

Catch the Red Eye

Actually, any flight will do, just get yourself there! Rome was an immensely beautiful and exciting destination for my first trip to Europe. Before traveling there, I was overwhelmed by how much there is to see. A wave of FOMO, or “fear of missing out,” consumed me for a bit until I realized how vast yet small Rome actually is. With an area of 496 square miles, it’s possible to see all of Rome (at least the most important parts that are often included in textbooks) in one day, especially considering that most of the city is located in a grand concentrated area. So, as an American tourist with no set itinerary but a commitment to drink, eat, and see my way through all of what I’ve studied in art history 101, I was able to accomplish the essential city of Rome in one long and invigorating day.

Rome In A Day

Attesting to the need for time in order to create great things, the saying “Rome wasn’t built in a day,” has lasted throughout the years but it shouldn’t act as a deterrent from trying to see all that was eventually built. Rome’s history spans around 28 centuries, and it definitely shows in its architecture, art, and people. Without realizing the end result at first, my friend and I ended up walking through most of Rome’s famous sites within 24 hours. The following is photo proof of the conquest.

The Colosseum

The Pantheon

St. Peter‘s Square

Vatican Museum Art

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