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Rome in a day: 5 sights to make your day trip perfect

Don't expect to see all of Rome in a day. All the same, whether you're on a cruise stop or just passing through on a tour of Italy, here's a varied sampling platter of Rome's highlights!

Borghese Park

Sunny day? Be sure to meander around the Galleria Borghese's picturesque park and gardens. If you've got time, pop inside the gorgeous villa for a who's who of Renaissance art.

Roman Forum

This world-renowned archeological site is the closest you'll come to a glimpse at city life in Ancient Rome. Even better, it's right by the Colosseum and Palatine Hill too!

Trevi Fountain

A day tour won't allow enough time to savor life at all Rome's piazzas, but make the most of it by seeing this cultural emblem - celebrated in numerous films - at Trevi Square.

Sistine Chapel

Seeing Michelangelo's Renaissance-defining ceiling might be a bit of stretch at peak season. Be sure to fit it in by pre-booking skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican museums!

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Campo de' Fiori

If you're early enough, mingle with the locals at Campo de' Fiori, one of Rome's favorite markets. If the stalls are already packed up, fret not! Stick around to enjoy the vibrant café culture.

Planning Your Visit

How to get there from Civitavecchia cruise port?

Civitavecchia is the main cruise port for excursions to Rome. The easiest way to reach the city center is by pre-booking a private or shared transfer, or by taking a taxi. However, there are also two or three trains per hour to Roma Termini (Rome's main station). It costs about €5 each way, but you could save money with the BIRG ticket (day pass), which will get you there and back, as well as covering buses, trams, and the metro for the entire day.

How to get around?

Since you're not there for long, you'll probably want to rely on taxis. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done in Rome, where hailing down a cab in the tourist-heavy areas is nearly impossible. Utilize the metro wherever possible, as buses and trams can also be slowed by traffic. There are two metro lines: Line A (orange) runs between the northwest and southeast, and Line B (blue) runs north to south, with a third line due to open in 2016.

What People Are Saying about Rome

Wonderful experience...Orvietio & Assissi!

This was one of the best experiences of our Italy trip! Orvietio and Assissi were awesome. We were promptly picked up by Green Line Tours at our hotel, escorted by a great guide, Sylvia, who was extremely knowledgeable and hospitable. Our local guide in Assissi, Begonia, was terrific also. The rich history of both small towns, the beauty of the architecture, quaint stone streets, cathedrals, and local culture are not to be missed. If you are coming to Rome and want to take a day trip, this is a must.

Assisi & Orvieto Day Trip from Rome Reviewed by John, 01/28/2018

Wonderful opportunity to see Roman marvels and the countryside!

Such an informative tour! Lara was a superb guide- I learned so much, and the trip had so much beauty. So close to Rome, and yet you feel as if you were miles away. There are steps- so make sure can go up and down stairs. I walk with a cane, but I could still do them.

Catacombs and the Appian Way - Day Trip from Rome Reviewed by alexandria, 01/06/2018

Trip of a lifetime never to be forgotten in my lifetime!!

Our tour guide, Laura, was very knowledgeable of the entire journey. I highly recommend this trip to anyone looking to Travel to Naples / Mt. Vesuvius!!

Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius: Full-Day Trip from Rome Reviewed by Corso, 11/20/2017

The greatest tour guide because he was a local!

If you get a tour guide named Joseph (italian-Guiseppe) you are guaranteed the best tour ever! Best of all he's from Tivoli and will take you to the best lunch restaurant during the tour.

Alan, our driver and guide, made a wonderful job.

Alan´s perfect English and knowledge about Rome made a great impession to my family, incl. out grandchildren.