‘You may have the universe, if I may have Italy.’
– G. Verdi
A Perfect Day Trip from Rome, Whatever Your Interests
Whatever your interests are, Roma Experience offer a side trip from Rome that’s right for you. Any metropolitan will love seeing Italy’s other historic cities’, like Florence, Pisa or Naples. If want some peace and quiet, away from the city’s hubbub, retreat into one of the towns in the Italian countryside, like Civita di Bagnoregio or visit a natural wonder, like Lake Bracciano.
Many amateur historians flock to Rome to experience the ancient world for themselves. If you have a passion for all things ancient, join us on a day-trip from Rome to some of the world’s best-preserved ancient ruins, like Pompeii, Herculaneum and Hadrian’s Villa.
Whatever Rome excursions you’re seeking, at Rome Experience there will be a day trip that’s right for you, your needs and interests.
Visit Italy’s Most Beautiful Cities
Rome occupies a privileged position in Italy, as one of the most well-connected cities in the country. From Rome, it’s a dream to get to Florence, Naples, Milan, Venice, Bologna, Ravenna… None of Italy’s most important, historic cities are inaccessible from Rome.
Roma Experience are proud to offer day trips from Rome to some of Italy’s most beautiful cities. See for yourself the shocking differences – and comforting similarities – between Italian cities. Learn about the separate histories of old Italian city-states, forged separately, but intimately interwoven.
Renaissance Florence gave the world some of the greatest artists of all time, including Donatello, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Some historians believe that without Florence, and the influence of their powerful ruling family – the Medici banking dynasty – the Renaissance in Italy would not have been so influential. As it is, Florentine art, Florentine politics (courtesy of Machiavelli’s The Prince) and Florentine banking, changed history irrevocably.
A day-trip from Rome to Florence takes you to the heart of this historic city. Learn more about the fascinating history of Florence and all its triumphs and tragedies, which transformed a small city in Tuscany into the beating heart of an ever-changing, modernizing world. See some of the greatest artworks in the world, including Botticelli’s Primavera and Michelangelo’s David.
Then there’s the main square of Sienna itself. The Piazza del Campo is respected world over for its beauty and the integrity of its Mediaeval structures. On a normal day, the Piazza del Campo appears perfectly serene – but don’t let appearances deceive you; inside this square, great passions hide. Twice a year, 10 horses, representing each of Siena’s contradas (boroughs), rip around this square at astonishing speed, alighting the passion of all Senesi who attend.
Siena is one of the most charming and special places in Italy. Take a day-trip from Rome and experience it for yourself.
Enjoy Neaopolitan cuisine – many say Naples has the best pizza in Italy. Naples lies in the shadow of Vesuvius and is curled inside the beautiful blue Bay of Naples. The sweeping azure waters and the tottering hillsides surrounding the city, mean Naples possesses unparalleled natural beauty. Make your day trip from Rome to Pompeii and Naples, to experience the best of ancient and modern Italy in one day.
Escape to the Country
Italy is a country which inspires devotion among travelers; there are the faithful who return time and time again, rejecting other destinations over and over, to visit bella Italia again. No one denies the appeal of the beautiful, historic Italian cities, those orange, yellow and golden wonders, stacked on hillsides, iridescent in marble, crammed to the brim with churches and ancient ruins and cafés and galleries.
However, a big part of Italy’s appeal lies beyond its cities, in a landscape that’s can be tamed and elegant, but is mostly rolling, craggy, wild and green – but never threatening. From the Tuscan hills, dotted with jolly cypress trees, to the rocky mountains and thick forest of Umbria, to the crystal-clear lakes scattered across the land – taking a day trip from Rome to the Italian countryside may be the wisest decision you make.
One look at the turquoise waters of Lake Albano below and you’ll understand the appeal. Nemi is another Castelli Romani town, atop a lake, beloved by Italy’s elite for 1000s of years. On a summer’s day in AD 40, you’d find Caligula lounging on Lake Nemi, on one his spectacular pleasure barges.
A side trip from Rome to Castelli Romani is a wonderful way to experience the greatly underrated beauty of the Italian countryside, and gives you a chance to connect with Italian culture, outside the major cities.
This tiny Mediaeval town, precariously position on a hillside, is like nowhere else in the world!
A day trip from Rome to Civita di Bagnoregio takes you to one of the most picturesque towns in all of Italy. Join our expert guide and work your way across the narrow bridge, to one of Italy’s most enchanting towns, with stunning views and the best place to take postcard-perfect pictures.
Discover Ancient Rome
Legions of visitors, for hundreds of years, have been delighted by the abundance of ancient Roman ruins in Rome. For some people, a visit to the Colosseum, and the Roman Forum, only whets their appetite for more wonders of the ancient world.
Luckily, there are many other locations in Italy that boast impressive Roman ruins – and Roma Experience will take you to them, on a day-trip to these magnificent historic sites!
Oplontis, the villa of Emperor Nero’s wife, was another site that fell victim to Vesuvius. Now, you can visit a remarkably well-preserved Roman villa, to gain an insight into the life of Rome’s elite, at the apex of Imperial power. Oplontis makes the astonishing wealth of the Imperial family obvious. An Olympic-sized swimming pool, a network of internal gardens, a private bathhouse and extraordinarily detailed frescoes – the wealthy of Rome clearly enjoyed the good life at this summer retreat.
Hadrian’s Villa is a spectacular escape from the noise of the city and a favored destination of great men for centuries. Walk in their footsteps and visit this architectural masterpiece. Book our Day trip from Rome to Tivoli, for an amazing private tour of Villa d’Este and Hadrian’s Villa.
Why Take Day Trips from Rome?
Rome may be one of the most beautiful cities in the universe, but what is the universe, when faced with Italy? Italy boasts more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than anywhere else in the world, and in this country, there are many cities, sites and smalls towns atop hillsides that happily vie for Rome’s position – and do come close.
To experience the magnificence of Italy, in all its glory and preposterous beauty, take a day trip from Rome. Whether you prefer smaller countryside destinations or bigger Italian cities, a side trip from Rome, to another Italian destination of your choosing, won’t disappoint. You could enjoy yourself so much, that you may later find yourself, credit card in hand, booking another ticket to bella Italia for the next year!