Best Day Trips from Rome

By Viator, October 2015

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The city of Rome alone is full enough of treasures to last a lifetime, however, when in Rome you shouldn’t forget the other amazing sights of Italy. It may be impossible to truly discover everything, but luckily with some planning, any traveler can experience the best of other regions and cities in just one day. So take a day and go beyond the hectic urban sprawl on one or more of these fantastic full-day sightseeing tours from Rome.

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.

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Pompeii Day Trip from Rome

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Hike up Mount Vesuvius and then explore the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii on a must-do day trip from Rome! Going at a steady pace, the hike includes a walk on ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $152.42

Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour from Rome

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See the very best of Tuscany on a full-day trip from Rome! Traveling to the stunning Val d'Orcia region, south of Siena, you'll be introduced to a beautiful ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $146.73

Tivoli Day Trip from Rome: Villa d'Este and Hadrian's Villa

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Discover two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Villa d’Este and Hadrian’s Villa, on a guided full-day trip to Tivoli from Rome. You’ll learn ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $102.37

Assisi and Orvieto Day Trip from Rome

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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

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $117.16

Venice Independent Day Trip from Rome by High-Speed Train

4.5 star rating: Recommended 23 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 15 hours (approx.)

From USD $210.43

Ancient Rome Half-Day Walking Tour

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Visit the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Capitoline Hill and Rome’s ‘centro storico’ (historical center) on this must-do Ancient Rome tour. The ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.81

Amalfi Coast Small-Group Day Trip from Rome Including Positano

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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

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $211.57

Catacombs and Roman Countryside Half-Day Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 355 Reviews

Travel along Rome’s ancient Appian Way and explore its ancient aqueducts, Catacombs and countryside on this 3-hour tour. Escape the city’s hustle and bustle ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $62.56

Castelli Romani Half-Day Tour from Rome: Frascati and Castel Gandolfo

4 star rating: Recommended 67 Reviews

Escape the hustle and bustle of Rome and visit the scenic hilltop towns of Castelli Romani on a half-day tour! Relax on the journey through the idyllic Alban ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 - 4 hours

From USD $58.01

Private Tour: Pompeii and Positano Day Trip from Rome

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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

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $107.35

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