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 Italy’s main attractions, such as Pompeii, Herculaneum or Tivoli. Rome is also relatively close to Florence, the centre of Italian Renaissance.
Top day-trips near Rome
- Pompeii was an ancient Roman town that was destroyed and buried by the great eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Find out more about these ruins.
- Villa d’Este is a lavish Renaissance villa that stands out both for its Renaissance architecture and for its majestic gardens.
- Villa Adriana (Hadrian’s Villa in English) was commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a haven from his other palace on the Palatine Hill in Rome.
- 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 and buried by the fury of Mount Vesuvius.
- Ostia Antica was one of the Roman Empire most thriving cities thanks to its status as a harbour city of Rome. It fell into decadence after the fall of the Empire.
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.