Day Trips from Rome

Although Rome is a city with enough things to see and do to keep you busy for months, even years, many travellers make time to visit some of the country's main attractions, such as Pompeii, Herculaneum or Tivoli. Rome is also relatively close to Florence, the centre of Italian Renaissance.

Top day-trips from Rome

Villa Adriana (Tivoli)

Villa Adriana was built by the Emperor Hadrian in Tibur (nowadays Tivoli) to get away from Rome. It is currently a archaeological complex.

Villa d'Este

Listed as a UNESCO heritage site, Villa d’Este is a splendid Renaissance palace with beautiful, romantic gardens in the outskirts of Rome.

Ostia Antica

Ostia Antica is a large archaeological site, and was once one of the most thriving Roman cities thanks to its status as a major port and commercial centre.


Pompeii was an ancient Roman city near modern Naples that was buried by the great eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.


Located in the region of Campania, the town of Herculaneum succumbed to the same fate as Pompeii. In the year 79 AD it was destroyed by Mount Vesuvius.

Other nearby destinations 

Florence, the Italian capital of Art, is also a very popular destination from Rome. The easiest and most comfortable way to get to this city from Rome is to take the train or book our English-speaking day trip to Florence.

Check out our Florence Travel Guide if you're thinking of visiting Florence.