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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.

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What people are saying about Rome

Fantastic day, with a brilliant hostory lesson from our guide

Despite the early start, the day was absolutely fantastic with a great host and guide both on the coach (Rob) and at Pompeii (Louisa). We were delighted to learn so much about the Italian culture from Rob, a brilliant unexpected bonus. Pompeii was much larger than expected with a great over view from Louisa. Vesuvius was again such an experience.. both a massive tick on the to do list. Thank you Rob and Louisa for a great day. The pizza was also great!!

Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius: Full-Day Trip from Rome Reviewed by David, 08/29/2018

Very well presented, Kalum was an exceptional guide

We had such a lovely day with so much helpful information provided, such a friendly guide

Amazing experience with an amazing host Enrica

The day was brilliant with lots of information from the guide Enrica - would recommend to anyone who visits Rome !!

Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius: Full-Day Trip from Rome Reviewed by Danica j, 08/16/2018

Excellent day trip. Our guide was excellent. Interesting and fun trip

The day trip from Rome to Vesuvius and Pompeii is excellent. Unfortunately a car accident on the highway delayed us significantly. It took up all the time we were meant to have at Vesuvius. But Andrea worked hard to make sure we could still drive to Mt Vesuvius and walk up some of it. We still got to have half hour there but didn't get to see the crater. Since the delays were completely out of the guides control I think he did an excellent job to still make it a fabulous day. Pizza was good. Pompeii tour was fantastic. Bus trip had some commentary. Taste testing of some truffle oils, limoncello on the way was great! I recommend doing this tour early in your visit to Rome as the guide gives excellent advice for exploring Rome! Thanks Andrea for your enthusiasm :D

Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius: Full-Day Trip from Rome Reviewed by Tahlia, 08/13/2018

Amazing adventure to the Amalfi coast and Pompeii

First off we have to comment on our amazing driver Riccardo! He was knowledgeable, respectful, and such fun. He recommended traditional restaurants in Sorrento as well in Rome where we were stayed by. Also, our guide in Pompeii was Elena and she was very energetic and super knowledgeable. What an amazing day tour!! You must take this opportunity when in Rome. The food and the beverages in Sorrento are so different and the people are spectacular!! Thank you Riccardo and Elena!!