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For visitors on the run, who are forced by their tight schedules to see Rome in anywhere from 1 to 3 days, we've devised a trio of self-guided tours, presented as three 1-day itineraries. With these ready-made itineraries, you can have a complete, unforgettable trip, even though the clock is ticking away.

"It's not possible!" a Roman might warn you. If such an idea, especially Rome in 1 day, were presented to the pope, he might say, "I'll pray for you, dear child. Godspeed will be needed."

Actually, seeing Rome in 1 to 3 days is possible, but it calls for some discipline and fast moving on your part.

It's only fair to warn you that as we present these itineraries for "conquering" Rome in a nutshell, you'll actually need a month to develop a passing acquaintance with Rome. Save that for another trip, when perhaps you'll have more time.

Start your voyage of discovery right outside your hotel door. We offer bus and Metro routes from place to place, but you'll find that many of the major sites in Rome are a short walk from one another.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.