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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

It was really the best tour I have had during my trip to Italy.

Thanks Debora for your guidance during our tour to Assisi and Orvieto, thank you for your patience with us, we really enjoyed your company. Gian Luca, our awesome driver, thank you for drive us safe. We were surprised to see you how you drived in those Orvieto's tiny streets. Thanks both of you that made our trip unforgetable.

Both Pompeii and Positano are worth the trip!

This was a great way to experience two great places to visit. You will see enough of Pompeii for a great experience. If you want to see it all, take an all day tour. The ride to Positano was breath taking and Positano looks like a resort for the rich and famous. What a site! Our trip guide was Mateo. He walked really fast but he was very enjoyable and friendly. Our guide at Pompeii was Hillaria (I believe). She was an Archeologist (Expert) that had worked on Pompeii and knew everything about it. What a treat. She went a little fast but, you have to go quick sometimes to get from the start to the finish. Worth the money! Was one of the highlights of our two weeks in Italy. Getyourguide has never let us down. Two trips to Europe and 15 tours. All fantastic!!!

The tour was fantastic and very well priced.

The tour gives you a great snapshot of Rome in only a few hours. I guess it is also great to have Andrea on board as he is a native and willing to solve any questions and always providing interesting facts.

Panoramic Bus Tour of Rome from Civitavecchia Port Reviewed by Enrique, 05/27/2019

Efficient enjoyable coverage of a vast area

Ordering pick up and experience of the tour was very efficient. The only feedback I have is that I would like to have known the end of day drop off points so I could plan our evening return to our apartment but one of the stops being Termini station was helpful. Ivan was a steady and pleasant guide with good knowledge of the topics we were touring. Headsets were good and clear. Food was AMAZING at Carlos Pizza restaurant in Napoli. Very nicely done lunch for such a large group from many countries. Thank you!

Naples and Pompeii: Full-Day Tour from Rome with Lunch Reviewed by Anonymous, 05/26/2019

Excellent driver with great local knowledge!

Our driver and guide was waiting for us as planned. A lovely comfortable car. He was very knowledgeable about his Rome and even managed a stop at his local cafe for us. We saw everything we had requested and got to our ship with ease. A big plus was that he had the proper permissions and passes to get us right into the embarkation terminal (unlike others whose drivers could only drop them outside at the windy shuttle stop). Highly recommended and with thanks.

Pre-Cruise Rome Tour & Transfer Reviewed by Zane, 05/21/2019