Top guided day trips from Rome
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The guided Rome day tours from number 4 to number 9 have approximately the same ranking according to reviews and sales.
2. Pompeii and Amalfi Coast Day Trip from Rome
3. Day trip from Rome to Capri.
4. Florence Day Trip from Rome
5. Ancient Ostia Half Day Trips from Rome
6. Assisi and Orvieto Day Trips from Rome
7. Hadrian Villa and Villa d' Este half-day trip from Rome
8. Frascati wine tasting tour from Rome
9. Italy food tour to Chianti and Umbria
1. Naples and Pompeii escorted Day Trips from Rome.
From Rome it's off to Naples passing Castelli Romani and Cassino along the way. After a photo stop at Naples' impressive Castel dell'Ovo (Egg Castle), you'll continue through the historic center taking in sights like the Royal Palace, Basilica of San Francesco di Paola, San Carlo Opera House, Gallery of Umberto I and the imposing Castel Nuovo.
After Naples you pass through the villages of Ercolano (Herculaneum), Torre del Greco and Torre Annunziata before arriving in Pompeii for lunch. After lunch a thrilling archaeological journey unfolds as you walk through the ancient ruins and imagine the panic felt by the people who were buried in ashes after Mount Vesuvius erupted almost 2000 years ago.
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2. Pompeii and Amalfi Coast Small Group Day Trips from Rome.
Travel from Rome along the coastline to Positano in an air-conditioned minivan.
Amalfi is a typical Mediterranean village and a labyrinth of narrow lanes and alleyways. Here you can sample some local Limoncello liqueur or visit the Moorish-style Paradise Cloister, dating back to the 13th century.
After Amalfi it's off to Pompeii where you will take a two-hour guided walking tour discovering the everyday life during Rome's Imperial age. Visit the homes of Pompeii's wealthier citizens and the ancient street cafes where the locals once dined, hear numerous anecdotes about daily life in Pompeii, and see graffiti dating back to Roman times.
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3. Escorted Day trips from Rome to Capri.
The beauty of Capri is world renown and this day trip from Rome manages to capture the highlights.
From Naples you board a jet boat for Capri's port, Marina Grande. Here you have the option (not included in tour price) of taking a motorboat to the Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra), where sunlight creates a magical blue reflection that illuminates the cavern.
Upon your return to the port of Naples you'll see the splendid Castel Nuovo (a 12th-century fortress) and the Royal Palace.
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4. Guided Florence Day Trips from Rome
Cross the famous wine-growing valley of Chianti before arriving in Florence.
After lunch you will visit the church of Santa Croce, the burial place of great artists like Michelangelo. A final visit is at one of Florence’s leather schools to discover some ancient crafts including mosaics and goldsmith works. The coach will return to Rome at 5 pm.
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5. Ancient Ostia Guided Half-Day Trips from Rome.
Discover the secrets of Rome's once flourishing trade and business center.
At Terme di Nettuno you can admire the beautiful black and white mosaics showing Neptune and Amphitrite and the theatre built by Agrippa. At the Forum, which was once the center of the city, you can view the main public buildings, the Capitolium, temple of Rome and Augustus, the Basilica and the large thermal baths.
Near the Forum lies the House of Diana and the Thermopolium, an ancient Roman bar with a marble counter and a fresco depicting the fruits and foodstuffs that were sold there. At the end of Via dei Dipinti, a museum displays some ancient sculptures unearthed at Ostia
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6. Assisi and Orvieto Escorted Day Trips from Rome.
From Rome you travel in a northerly direction along the Tiber Valley to the marvelous medieval hilltop town of Orvieto, whose origins date back to Etruscan times. Admire Orvieto’s magnificent 14th-century cathedral, a masterpiece of Italian Gothic architecture. We continue into Tuscany's green hills covered in olive groves and vineyards and stop to taste some local wines and typical Umbrian and Tuscan products.
After a lunch of traditional local dishes we drive along the shores of Lake Trasimeno to Assisi, built at the foot of Mount Subasio. A guided stroll will take you through the alleys to see the Church of St Claire, St Francis' birthplace, his childhood home and Town Hall Square. You'll also visit St Francis' Basilica, with its magnificent frescoes painted between the 12th and 14th centuries.
Leaving Assisi there is a stop at the town of Santa Maria degli Angeli, named after the church where St Francis died in 1226.
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7. Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este Half-Day Trips from Rome.
The first stop is at the ruins of the villa built by Emperor Hadrian (Villa Adriana in Italian) in the 2nd century A.D. to remind him of the monuments he’d discovered during his travels in Greece and Egypt. The villa which is now in ruins can only hint at its original grandeur and beauty, but the landscaped pools and grottoes have been an inspiration for garden designs over the centuries.
Next stop is Villa d'Este at Tivoli, one of the most beautiful residences of the late Renaissance era. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and a masterpiece of Italian architecture and garden design, inspired by Hadrian’s Villa. Discover how Villa d'Este’s countless fountains create a graceful symphony of carved stone, shade, sunlight and water as you take a walk around the villa’s magnificent formal gardens.
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8. Frascati Escorted Wine Tasting Tour from Rome (afternoon tour).
Visit a tranquil hillside villa surrounded by vineyards and olive groves in the Frascati countryside. Your tour guide will explain local wine-producing techniques, from antiquity to modern day. Discover Roman cradle of wine culture, and how wine was transformed from a status symbol of the elite to a pleasure enjoyed by all.
This enticing voyage of the senses concludes with a tasting (led by a professional sommelier) of a special selection of wines and freshly pressed olive oils at the famous Pallavicini estate.
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9. Taste of Italy Food Tour to Chianti and Umbria from Rome.
From Rome you head north across the Tiber valley to Cortona, a town which has changed little since the Middle Ages, and was also depicted in the Oscar-winning film La Vita e Bella and described by American novelist, Frances Mayes, in her book Under the Tuscan Sun. Stroll through the historic center and absorb the atmosphere of this picturesque town.
You'll then drive along the shores of Lake Trasimeno, and stop to taste some local products (olive oil, cheeses, salami and ham). Lunch is in a typical country restaurant.
The afternoon drive is through the hills of the Chianti region to reach the hilltop town of Montepulciano, the ruby-red Vino Nobile wine of this town being famous. Visit one of the oldest wine cellars, discover (some of) the winemakers' secrets and taste the final result!
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