Day Trips

Ostia Antica

25km southwest; half day

One of Lazio’s prize sights, the sprawling ruins of ancient Rome’s main seaport are wonderfully preserved, like a smaller and less-crowded Pompeii.

Tivoli

30km east; full day

Take in two Unesco World Heritage Sites: Villa Adriana, the sprawling estate of Emperor Hadrian, and Villa d’Este, a Renaissance villa famous for its gardens and extravagant fountains.

Castelli Romani

20km southeast; full day

A lovely cluster of lush hills and volcanic lakes, renowned for its food and drink. Head to the wine town of Frascati and hilltop Castel Gandolfo overlooking Lago Albano.

Cerveteri

35km northwest; full day

A relaxed provincial town plays host to one of Italy’s great Etruscan sights, a haunting burial complex known as the Necropoli di Banditaccia.

Orvieto

120km northwest; full day

Midway between Rome and Florence, cliff-top Orvieto impresses with its medieval centre and extraordinary Gothic cathedral decorated with spellbinding frescoes.

Pompeii

240km southeast; full day

The ruined city of Pompeii provides a thrilling slice of ancient life: walk down Roman streets and explore millennia-old houses temples, shops, cafes and amphitheatres, even a brothel.