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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

Absolutely fantastic brilliant knowledgable guide.

We thoroughly enjoyed our twin tour of Villa D’Este and Hadrian’s Villa Tivoli. Our guide Lara.? was knowledgeable and informative. The Villas were fascinating. We will spend a day at the Villa D’este on our next Roma visit. It was also good value.

It was great but not enough time in Pompeii

The tour was great, comfortable and well-arranged. The guides and the bus driver did their best! We will definitely come again for more! Thank you!

Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius: Full-Day Trip from Rome Reviewed by Natalia, 10/02/2017

Informative, organized and entertaining.

Pia and Andy did a great job of informing us of Italian customs, history and traditions as we traveled to and from the site. Didn't get to go to Vesuvius but the museum was great too.

Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius: Full-Day Trip from Rome Reviewed by Karen, 09/27/2017

Great experience and knowledgeable guide.

This was my favorite experiences part of Rome great way to interact with people and lunch was great.

Naples and Pompeii: Full-Day Tour from Rome with Lunch Reviewed by Christopher, 09/26/2017

Our experience with Louisa as our guide was spectular!

Our experience with Louisa as our guide was spectular! She arrived on time and the car was clean. She gave us a history lesson while we travelled. We had a wonderful day not having to be herded onto a bus. Louisa suggested a wonderful place for us to have an afternoon snack and a glass of wine. We hit all the main attractions. And were back to our cruse ship on time. This excursion was the highlight of our 7 day cruise...Thanks to Louisa!