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!
1. One region to check out is Tuscany. With the rolling hills, gorgeous vineyards and fascinating hill-towns, this region is beyond delightful and very relaxing! Some of the villages you can explore as you go include San Gimignano (the Manhattan of medieval Italy), Pisa (for the amazing Duomo complex with its leaning tower) and Montepulciano (known for its red wine and ancient city walls).
2. Florence is also part of Tuscany, but this city is special enough to deserve a full day to itself. You definitely need to take the time to visit a museum or two, but in one day you would do well to stick to one of the smaller ones like the Accademia. Other highlights you shouldn’t miss are the Santa Maria di Novella Church, the Piazza Vecchio and the Piazza Michelangelo for the views.
3. Rivaling the beauty of Tuscany is the Umbria region. It’s another fertile hill-town region with tons of great wine. Couple villages to try are: Assisi and Perugia.
4.Pompeii is a must-see on any trip to Italy. The ruins are some of the best-preserved anywhere and give true insight into the lives of people nearly 2,000 years ago. It is a fascinating and yet tragic sight to visit. You should also go above it all, taking the trek up the mountain that caused such turmoil, perilous Vesuvius. There are some amazing views up there of the ruined city and modern Naples Bay below. It definitely puts things in perspective!
Learn more about each of these places and book a day trip from Rome with the help of Viator’s recommendation – Italy Experiences from Rome: Discover Tuscany, Florence, Umbria and Pompeii.