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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

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

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

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

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!

Campo de' Fiori
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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 Rome?

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

Brilliant Day Trip, would totally recommend!

Absolutely, amazing day trip, so great our guides were very helpful and informative, also the driver was great through the city of Rome and the surrounding area. Pizza was so delicious and quick as well, it was an all around amazing trip and we would recommend anyone wanting to go to Pompeii to book this day trip. The only issue we had was the short time to climb mount Vesuvius, we both felt if we had some more time we could have enjoyed the check points and view instead of rushing back down again, but maybe that is out of their control. Other than that an overall get experience! 10 out of 10 would recommend!

From Rome: Skip-the-Line Pompeii & Vesuvius Day Trip Reviewed by Jennifer, 09/26/2019

It's a MUST DO for Rome, don't miss out!

Chiara was an exceptional tour guide, we loved her! She was humorous, personable, and had many, many interesting facts about the history of Italy and the geographical significance of the regions. She shared her love of Italy with us and gave us insider information on what locals in Rome like to do. I could have walked Pompeii for 4 hours! Our guide, Arianna, was highly educated on the history and facts of the city. She was protective of us as a group and took us to see the best parts of the massive ruins. This is a Must Do with City Wonders tours!

Was a fantastic trip ticked off of my bucket list.

It was the most fantastic trip. I loved it. Saw the places Wanted to visit. Was breathtaking. Opportunities to take photos at every point of the trip. My guide was amazing. She really looked after the mixed group of people. Getting us some local delicacies was a lovely end to a fantastic day. Thank you so much Giorgia you made the trip great. Anytime your in Essex I will be your tour guide. Thank you x I was a lone traveller and felt so safe. Which was important x

Amalfi Coast: Limoncello Tasting & Scenic Cruise Reviewed by Debbie, 09/17/2019

The trip to Ostia Antica was the highlight of our holiday.

We had looked forward to visiting Ostia Antica having seen it featured on a TV documentary, and having visited Pompeii, but it exceeded our expectations due to it's quietness and no bustling crowds. The main reason for our enjoyment was Roberto, our guide, who was absolutely brilliant from beginning to end. He really brought the whole experience to life and I'm sure the others in the group (only 13, also a bonus ) must have felt the same.

Ostia Antica Half-Day Tour from Rome by Train Reviewed by Anonymous, 09/22/2019

Our tour of Rome was excellent, well worth the cost.

In this 3 hour tour of Rome our driver showed us sights that we otherwise would not have seen, he was very informative explaining the history of each monument as he drove, it was very interesting, he gave us plenty of time to get out of the care and take pictures. We were very pleased with this tour and would recommend it.

Rome: 3-Hour Tour by Chauffeur-Driven Vehicle Reviewed by Kathryn, 10/01/2019