Rome is a fascinating city and most visitors find themselves overstaying to enjoy plenty of amazing things that the city has to offer. However, it is interesting to know that you can actually tour other surrounding cities and explore exciting foodie spots and historic sites.
Some of the surrounding regions or cities that are within a day-trip range of Rome include Pompeii, Naples, Tivoli, Orvieto, Tuscany, and the Lazio region. The following are my top four day-trips from Rome;
Day Trip to Tivoli
Tivoli is a relatively small town in the Lazio region, and it only takes you a one-hour train trip to travel from Rome to Tivoli. The town has a lot to offer and some of the most amazing places to visit include; the Hadrian Villa and the Villa d’Este.
Built by Emperor Hadrian, Hadrian Villa is a luxurious ancient villa that provides a tantalizing spectacle for visitors as all its ancient statutes, marble pavements, and pavements are still intact. On the other hand, the Villa d’Este is a typical Italian villa built in the 16th century and is known for its gorgeous fountains, frescoed rooms, and formal gardens.
Day Trip in Tuscany
Tuscany is a perfect destination for a day trip from Rome when looking or a relaxing scenery as well as tasty wine and food. Some of the most interesting activities that one can enjoy while visiting Tuscany include; castle climbing at Montalcino, shopping at the hill town of Pienza, and visiting the Brunello di Montalcino vineyards.
In addition, there are some attractive smaller towns in Tuscany where a visitor can have some stops and enjoy what Tuscacy has to offer. Examples of such towns in clued Bagno Vignoni that is commonly referred to as the hot springs town, Monticchiello, and Montepulciano.
Day Trip to Naples
Naples is considered as one of the most fascinating cities in Italy and those staying in Rome can have an opportunity to take a day trip and sample what the city has to offer. This is definitely one of the liveliest cities and home to Europe’s finest archeological and art museums.
Visitors get an opportunity to sample frescoes from Popmpeii villas, sculptures, ad mosaics at the museums. Apart from the Museums, Naples has a fascinating underground, gorgeous foods, and fantastic food. It takes approximately one hour to travel from Rome to Naples using the fastest train.
Day Trip to Pompeii
A day trip to Pompeii is one of the most rewarding trips as one gets an opportunity to visit a historic, spine-tingling, and atmospheric city. It takes a minimum of two and a half hour to travel from Rome to Pompeii using a fast train.
Some of the best places to visit on your day trip to Pompeii include; a stop on the Circumvvesuviana, the Herculaneum, and a stop on the Amalfi coast. In addition, a visitor gets to enjoy the amazing geological processes in the city.
In conclusion, Rome is amazing city but one does not need to confine themselves in the capital when they can still enjoy amazing day-trips outside the town. The surrounding regions or cities have amazing sites and a wide range of attractions that can make your stay in Rome more fascinating.