It’s been said that one could easily spend weeks (if not months) in Rome and still not see and do everything. The Italian capital excites and educates at every turn, offering something for every kind of traveler. If you want to make the most of a brief trip to Rome, however, there are several great day trip options you can consider.
Category: Day Trips
October 1, 2012
After you’ve spent a few days exploring Rome, you might be in the mood to get out of the big city and see something else for a day. There’s a seemingly endless array of great options for day trips from Rome, some of which are less than a half-hour from the city center. If you want to get even further afield to see another region entirely, then the Umbrian capital of Perugia might be just what you’re looking for.
September 19, 2012
Italy is known for many culinary delicacies, including cheeses, meats and wines; but few can match the truffle in terms of market value. Gathering truffles is a time-consuming task, and as yet they have proved difficult to cultivate. Both of these factors contribute to the high prices some truffles can fetch, as well as how closely truffle hunters guard their preferred hunting grounds.
August 31, 2012
You may not have heard of Frascati wines, but chances are if you’ve ever ordered a house white wine in a Roman restaurant, you’ve consumed it.
August 15, 2012
One of the greatest pleasures of traveling is discovering incredible places that are off the beaten path. These little corners of the world that, by right, should be full of tourists, somehow end up being just yours for an hour or a day. Ostia Antica is one of those places.
June 5, 2012
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 a fantastic day trip from Rome. Here are Viator’s top four picks!
February 21, 2012
If you’re not going south to Pompeii on your journey through Italy, then this ancient Roman port is the next best thing. In fact, in some ways it’s better because it’s less crowded so you can really feel what daily life was like in Rome rather than the 21st century tourist vibe.
May 27, 2011
Pasta, wine, cheese, salami, olive oil – these are the tastes of Italy. The country’s famous food regions have given their names to some of the world’s most popular food and wine – from Montepulciano wines to Parmigiano cheese.
August 28, 2010
After you’ve seen all the Roman monuments you can handle, take a day trip to Naples and Pompeii. You know, to look at their monuments. A package tour usually makes for a long day (they’re over 12 hours long by the time you’ve returned to your hotel), but the trip to Pompeii is totally worth it.