Essential Day Trips

Easy and Beautiful Days Trips from Rome

In case the Eternal City might be nothing short of overwhelming, journey outside of the Roman walls and into the towns nestled along rolling hills and harbors. Rent a car or board a train to make your way towards these stunning locations for the perfect day trip away from Rome. Walk through the countryside just 30 kilometers north of Rome or head south to indulge in porchetta sandwiches and a fantastic view of Rome. The names such as Tuscany and Pompeii won’t be too unfamiliar. And don’t even hesitate to try the wine.

Ostia Antica – Take the train for 45 minutes to get to Ostia Antica, Ancient Rome’s old port city. Discover the insula, the ancient apartments, or the entire archaeological site with the amphitheater, Baths of Neptune and taverns. Guided tours are available to properly explore the past life of this town, which began around the 4th century B.C. and was home to over 100,000 people.

Tivoli – Situated an hour from Rome, Tivoli offers you Hadrian’s Villa and Villa d’Este, the past vacation homes of Roman elites and UNESCO-listed treasures of the Lazio region. Step into the Renaissance and Ancient Rome to find here the Benedictine convent, the Fountain of Neptune, gardens, waterfalls, fountains, trees, baths, temples, and the emperor Hadrian’s estate with over 30 buildings that was built in honor of his lover.

Pompeii – Travel via train from Rome to Naples and board the Circumvesuviana train to reach your final destination of Pompeii. See the backdrop that is Mount Vesuvius and tour around the ancient city forever changed by the devastating volcanic eruption in 79 A.D. Join a group tour and walk to the summit of Mt. Vesuvius for breathtaking views of the town that was once a flourishing Roman city and is now full of UNESCO-listed treasures.

Other recommended day trips from Rome are:

Florence day trip – Tuscany
Siena
Montepulciano
Lake Bracciano
Calcata
Castelli Romani