Best Day Trips from Rome
By Viator, February 2015
Ah Tuscany. The gorgeous landscapes, quaint villages and lush vineyards of this hilly region provide the perfect setting for a relaxed day trip. On a Tuscany in One Day trip, you’ll explore three villages in the Val d’Orcia, Italy’s most fertile region. The first stop is Montepulciano, a Renaissance hill-town famous for its wine and ancient Etruscan walls. Then visit the Sant' Antimo Abbey in Montalcino, another wine-producing town in the heart of Tuscany. You’ll get to taste some of the famous Brunello di Montepulciano wine during a three-course lunch at a local farm before wandering in the town of Pienza on your own! After such a perfect day, you’ll definitely appreciate the chance to get out of Rome.
Tuscany’s largest city and cultural center deserves as much exploration as possible. You might think you can’t see the top attractions and artworks of the birthplace of the Renaissance in a day, but with the help of a Skip-the-Line Tour you’ll enjoy many of Florence’s highlights. An expert guide will provide insight to the history behind the monuments as you pass the Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Rupubblica and more. You’ll skip the line to enter the gorgeous green and pink Duomo in the UNESCO-listed historic center of the city, and then skip the line to the Accademia Gallery, where Michelangelo’s famous original statue of David awaits.
Visit the ancient town of Tivoli on this Afternoon Tivoli Trip from Rome! In one afternoon you'll see two UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites and travel through this beautifully preserved hill town with views of the Aniene River below! Focusing on the town's two opulent villas, your afternoon trip combines a walking tour of Hadrian's Villa with extra time to explore the manicured gardens, Renaissance architecture and glorious fountains of Villa d'Este! Gain a vivid glimpse into the lives of rich Renaissance Romans who spent their summers in Tivoli. Don't forget your camera as the gardens are often considered Tivoli's most picturesque spot!
Pompeii is one of Italy’s best-known ancient sites. The city, which was buried under the volcanic ash of Mt. Vesuvius in 79AD, provides incredible insight into the life of people nearly two-thousand years ago. On the Pompeii Day Trip, you’ll have the chance to see the top of this formidable mountain and its volcanic crater. From here, admire amazing views of Pompeii and the Bay of Naples where onlookers could see the tragic events unfolding long ago. You’ll stop for some pizza in Naples, to try the classic dish that was invented here for Queen Margherita. Then explore the ruins of ancient Pompeii with your guide, walking its streets and looking at the places where people lived, worked and bathed.
These are just some of the many options you have for experiencing the rest of Italy during your trip in Rome.
Tours & Tickets
Embark on a tantalizing journey around Tuscany’s wine country on this day trip from Rome. Traveling in a luxury minivan with an expert driver-guide, visit the ... Read more
Duration: 11 to 12 hours
Travel from Rome to Orvieto and Assisi on this full-day trip, and discover two charming towns set amid picture-perfect Italian countryside. Start your day in ... Read more
Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Discover the rich history and dreamy coastal scenery that typifies southern Italy on this private day trip to Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast from Rome. Explore ... Read more
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)
Explore one of Europe’s most beautiful coastlines on this full-day tour of the Amalfi Coast from Rome, with visits to Positano and Amalfi. The UNESCO-listed ... Read more
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)
Discover the enchanting ‘City of Love’ on this independent day trip to Venice from Rome. Travel out of the capital on a high-speed train and enjoy your time in ... Read more
Duration: 15 hours (approx.)