Day Trips From Rome

Posted on Thursday, May 04, 2017

Day Trips From RomeFor those visiting Rome, you don’t just have to stay in the city. After seeing all the sites you are interested in, there are many day trips that you can go on just outside of Rome. These are some of the most popular destinations to visit.

World Heritage villas at Tivoli

There are two World Heritage Sites in Tivoli. Villa d’Este is a Renaissance villa that’s located on a hilltop center. There are garden fountains here that are extravagant in nature. Villa Adriana is only a few minutes away and features buildings that were created by the Roman emperor, Hadrian, back in the 2nd century A.D.

Castelli Romani

Located amongst the hills and volcanic lakes, this destination is great for foodies. There’s everything from pizza to pork. The white wine is often recommended by locals. Scuderie Aldobrandini is a small museum that’s worth visiting that has much on display about the area’s history. The first floor museum of The Palazzo Apostolico restaurant, recently opened. Once you are finished you can go upstairs for a world class meal.

Naples And Pompeii

Naples and Pompeii are just a short distance from each other. Once in Naples, head to Museo Archeologico Nazionale to see classical art. Cappeal Sansevero is a great place to go to see sculptures. While in Naples, make sure you try the Neapolitan pizza. The city of Pompeii is large and you can expect to spend an entire afternoon there. Make sure you check out the ancient brothel of Lupanare as well as the forum.

Sorrento

Located on the Amalfi Coast, this is a popular destination for tourists. The Piazza Tasso has activity occurring practically all times of the day. In the middle of the square is the statue of Torquato Tasso, who was a Renaissance poet. The Basilica is close by as well as the marina and beaches.

Positano

This city is located on a hilltop along the Amalfi Coast. The beach, Spiaggia Grande, is often visited by tourists as it’s easily accessible. You will need shoes if you visit here as it has pebbled soil instead of sand. The hills surrounding the area make for excellent places to hike. There’s numerous walkways to choose from. The actual center of town is small, but don’t let the size fool you. Here you can find numerous shops and restaurants. For those looking for a bit more of an adventure, Amalfi is also an excellent place to go. It’s not very far from Positano and can easily be reached by bus. It’s fairly easy to navigate and has a lovely beach and downtown area.

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