When we think of Rome we think of the Colosseum, the Vatican and the Spanish Steps. It’s easy to get so caught up in the historic wonders and architectural beauty concentrated in the city center. With so many tourist attractions located in such close quarters to one another, travelers to the Eternal City often forget to take a step back to enjoy even more of Italy’s most fascinating sights and breathtaking wonders. Make the most of your vacation in the Italian capital with this handy guide to the best day trips from Rome. Today, we’re inviting you to transcend the city walls and discover the Italian wonders on Rome’s doorstep.

Time Travel with a Day Trip to Pompeii

Pompeii official City Wonders guide with tour group

Once a bustling maritime city, Pompeii is now one of the world’s most fascinating and insightful archaeological sites. Located at the foot of the menacing Mount Vesuvius volcano, a Pompeii tour from Rome is the perfect day trip to add to your vacation.

Pompeii was once one of the most advanced cities in the Roman Empire. That was until that fateful day when its neighboring Vesuvius erupted, on the 24th of October 79 A.D. Six meters of ash and pumice-stone was blasted into the air and descended from the mountain top, drowning the city of Pompeii and its residents on the way down. Travel back in to and walk in the footsteps of Ancient Romans as you visit this city frozen in time, on your day trip to Pompeii from Rome. Unravel the life and death of Pompeii’s residents when you take a top-rated Pompeii tour and take the hassle out of your visit with round-trip transportation and commentary from you expert English-speaking guide. Check out our range of Pompeii experiences, from express tours to day trips of Pompeii and the volcano that destroyed it, to find the perfect Pompeii tour for your Rome trip.

A Feast Your Senses on a Tour of Tuscany

Wine cellar of a Tuscan vineyard

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse yourself in the Italian countryside on day trip to Tuscany from Rome. With an infinity of lush rolling hills, a range of delightful vineyards and an abundance of gourmet produce; a day trip to Tuscany is a treat for all your senses.

Enjoy a truly authentic Italian day out with a tour of Tuscany from Rome. Hop aboard a comfortable private couch with your small tour group and wave goodbye to the cityscapes of Rome as you look forward to spending a day in the blissful Italian countryside. Explore some of Tuscany’s most idyllic hillside villages, including Montepulciano and Pienza, before stopping into one of the region's most charming local vineyards. Here you’ll be graced with a range of the Tuscany’s local delicacies as you sit down for a 3-course lunch. However, no Tuscan meal is complete without a glass or two of the perfect vino to match. With round-trip transportation in the company of your local, expert guide, this day trip promises you the perfect taste of Tuscany as you explore Italy’s most dynamic landscape in a day trip from Rome.

Immerse Yourself in the Amalfi Coast

The coastal town of Amalfi

If you’re looking for a slice of heaven on vacation in Rome than make sure you add a visit to the Amalfi Coast to your travel itinerary. It’s difficult to put into words just how mesmerizingly beautiful this stretch of coastline is, but we’ll try anyway! The Amalfi Coast welcome an incredible 5 million travelers every year, and it’s easy to see why. This UNESCO World Heritage site is home to over a dozen colorful seaside villages and 100 golden sand beaches. All this combined with mouth-watering seafood and limoncello favored gelato, makes the Amalfi Coast a magical utopia, located only a stone’s throw from Rome.

If you’re not planning on renting a car on your Italian vacation, and let’s be real - driving on the winding, cliff edge roads along the Amalfi Coast can be stressful, we recommend booking a day trip from Rome. That way you can kick back and absorb the beauty of the Mediterranean as you travel. With round-trip transportation and commentary from your expert English-speaking guide upgrade your Rome vacation to a visit to paradise on a top-rated day trip to the Amalfi Coast from Rome.

Get a Feel for Florence

Michelangelo's Statue of David, Florence

Is Florence on your bucket list but you’re a little bit strapped for time and money on your Italian vacation? Not to worry, with round-trip transportation via high-speed train you can explore the very best of Florence on a day trip from Rome. Get inside the Accademia Gallery to meet face-to-face with Michelangelo’s David before exploring the rest of the city’s marvels. Stop by the city’s impressive Duomo, its iconic Ponte Vecchio, the Piazza degli Uffizi and much more. In the company of your expert, Florentine guide, you’ll uncover the highlights of this medieval metropolis on a day trip from Rome.

Cities frozen in time, rustic hilltop villages and dazzling coastal panoramas are waiting to be explored on your next trip to Rome. Experience more than just a city as you explore a nation with our range of top-rated day trips from Rome.