25th March 2019
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Rome is a central city, meaning that it is surrounded by lots of other cities and this is very rewarding for a tourist or a would-be tourist. You can easily take day trips to nearby Florence, Orvieto, and Naples. Most rips from Rome are accessible by train and ensure to book in advance to get discounts on your train ticket cost. This article will look extensively at 5 major day trips from Rome and you are free to pick out any or all of them to visit.


The first on   the list is Ostia Antica and it is just 30 KM away from Rome. The city serves as a port to Rome and it has about a hundred thousand inhabitants. The Decumanus Maximus is 1KM and it is the ruins of the olden day Ostia Antica. There is also the Capitolium which is the biggest Temple in the city. The city is 44 minutes away from Rome.

Other attractions there include:

  • Baths of Neptune
  • Capitolium and Forum
  • Bakery
  • Decumanus Maximus
  • Theatre
  • Horrea Epagathiana
  • Della Fontana a Lucerna
  • Tombs
  • the Capitolium
  • Agrippa Theatre


    2. NAPLES

Napoli has been the home of Margherita pizza since the 18th century and so if you are a lover of food and pizza, you will not want to miss the city. The city also offers lots of historical monuments and museums, like the Castel dell’Ovo. Although most people are scared of the city because of its crime rate, the people in the city are usually modest, loving and fun to be with. Napoli is just over an hour away from Rome and it is the home to the Italian football giant club, Napoli FC.

Other attractions include:

  • National Archeological Museum
  • Capodimonte Royal Palace and Museum
  • Naples Harbor
  • Cathedral
  • San Martino Monastery and Museum
  • Catacombs of San Gennaro
  • Castel Nuovo
  • San Domenico Maggiore
  • Santa Lucia


The Galleria dell’Accademia museum houses the statue of David in the city of Florence. Florence is 300 KM North of Rome but it can be visited on a day trip thanks to the speed train’s availability. You must not miss the famous Cathedral in Florence, Duomo di Firenze. In less than 2 hours, you will be in Florence from Rome. You should also ensure to see the giant towering leaning tower of Pisa.

Other attractions to see in Florence include:

  • Piazzale Michelangiolo
  • Uffizi Palace and Gallery
  • Piazza della Signoria and the Loggia dei Lanzi
  • Galleria dell'Accademia (Academy Gallery)
  • San Lorenzo and Michelangelo's Medici Tombs
  • Palazzo Vecchio (Palazzo della Signoria)
  • Santa Croce
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza Duomo

     4. ASSISI

The region of Umbria is where Assisi is located. Rome is in the region of Lazio. Assisi has the best Basilicas in all of Spain, some of the most beautiful streets, cafes and small shops. You will also experience the spiritual aspect of the city when taking a walk on the wooded area of Bosco di San Francesco di Assisi, the same place where Saint Francis himself walked when he contemplates. Assisi is also the Birth place of Saint Francis and most of his life’s work happened in Assisi. Several artworks by Giotto, Cimabue, Andrea da Bologna, and Simone Martini are all in the Basilica, all of which were inspired by the life of the great saint..

Other attractions in Assisi include:

  • Basilica di San Francesco
  • Santa Chiara
  • Cathedral of San Rufino
  • Le Carceri and Monte Subasio
  • Convento di San Damiano
  • Rocca Maggiore
  • Tempio di Minerva
  • Roman Forum and Museum

     5. POMPEII

The great city of Pompeii was buried under a 4 to 6 meters volcanic ash in AD79, during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. More than 2000 people were killed and the whole city destroyed. Archaeologists have poured liquid plaster into the holes formed in the volcanic rock by humans when they died. These plasters show how the local people of Pompeii looked in their last moments. It is a gory site to behold but then you will get a vision of what is like to be trapped in the valley of the shadow of death. You should eat pizza in Napoli since you will change train there when going back to Rome. The journey is around 2 hours to Pompeii from Rome.

Other attractions in Pompeii include:

  • Theaters
  • Antiquarium
  • Forum
  • Terme Stabiane (Stabian Baths)
  • House of Menander
  • Nuovi Scavi (New Excavations)
  • Amphitheatre
  • House of the Vettii
  • Western Houses

Final Verdict: It is important to know where to go on day trips. This article has done justice t that effect. Pick any of the five destinations and enjoy your day trip away from Rome. You can lick on Best day trips from Rome for more information.

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