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Top Day Trips from Rome

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Rome can entertain visitors for weeks on end, but travelers will also appreciate the many excellent day trip options from the Italian capital. Here are a few ways to explore Tuscan hill towns, Renaissance marvels, ruins of ancient cities, and more.

Tivoli — 21 miles (33 km) from Rome
Visit Tivoli to see how the ruling class lived hundreds and thousands of years ago. The town, roughly 40 minutes from Rome by train or public bus and 30 minutes by road, is home to lush the Renaissance estate of Villa d’Este and the ancient Roman Hadrian’s Villa. The gardens of Villa d’Este are renowned for their fountains, while Hadrian’s Villa complex was built for Emperor Hadrian in the second century. Today, visitors see ruins of temples, theaters, baths, and the Imperial Palace. Choose a half-day tour or a more in-depth full-day option.

Tuscany — 110 miles (177 km) from Rome
The Tuscany border isn’t far from Rome, but it’s a large region with plenty to explore. Head up to the hill towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino to enjoy views and wine, or take in the scenery of the UNESCO-listed Val d’Orcia, where Pienza is surrounded by rolling hills. See some of Tuscany’s most famous attractions in Florence and Pisa, and sample the region’s varietals on a wine-tasting tour. Tuscany tours from Rome, which usually run 12 to 14 hours, can either cover a lot of ground or focus on just one or two places.

Pompeii — 150 miles (241 km) from Rome
A visit to the excavated Roman city of Pompeii may put ruins such as the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill into context. It’s two hours to Pompeii by train with a transfer in Naples, and the trip is less than three hours by road. Pompeii tours from Rome generally last 10 to 13 hours and often include a guided walk through the ancient city and the chance to hike Mt. Vesuvius, the volcano responsible for burying Pompeii in 79 AD. You can also choose to stop in Positano or Sorrento.
 
Florence — 170 miles (273 km) from Rome
The Tuscan capital and the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence is a quick one hour and 30 minutes from Rome by high-speed train, and about three hours away by road. Tours to Florence run between 10 and 15 hours, and typically include a guided city walk and a visit to Michelangelo’s David at the Accademia Gallery and the gorgeous Duomo. Some Florence tours include a visit to nearby Pisa.

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Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius Day Trip from Rome, Rome, null
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Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius 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 $150.99
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Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour from Rome, Rome, Day Trips
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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: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $161.50
Tivoli Day Trip from Rome: Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este, Rome, Day Trips
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Tivoli Day Trip from Rome: Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este

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

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

From USD $111.43
Assisi and Orvieto Day Trip from Rome, Rome, Day Trips
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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 $132.71
Venice Independent Day Trip from Rome by High-Speed Train, Rome, Day Trips
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Venice Independent Day Trip from Rome by High-Speed Train

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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

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

From USD $237.87
Small-Group Tuscany Wine Country Day Trip from Rome Including Wine Tasting, Rome, Day Trips
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Small-Group Tuscany Wine Country Day Trip from Rome Including Wine Tasting

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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

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

From USD $274.18
Amalfi Coast Small-Group Day Trip from Rome Including Positano, Rome, Day Trips
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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 $242.88
Private Tour: Pompeii and Positano Day Trip from Rome, Rome, Rail Tours
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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 $118.16
Private Tour: Pompeii Day Trip from Rome, Rome, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Tour: Pompeii Day Trip from Rome

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Discover the ancient Roman city of Pompeii on this private day trip from Rome. Choose to visit the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii either independently or with ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $97.80
Small-Group Pompeii and Sorrento Rail Day Trip from Rome, Rome, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Small-Group Pompeii and Sorrento Rail Day Trip from Rome

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Imagine this: you’re in Rome and really want to get out of town; specifically to see the wonder that is Pompeii, but it’s such a time commitment. You’re in ...  Read more

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

From USD $279.19

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