3 Fun Day Trip Ideas From Rome

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If you're a regular visitor to the Italian capital and want to add a new twist to the usual sightseeing experience, then why not look further afield? Cast your net out to Pompeii, where we're currently offering guided tours and round-trip travel. This year also sees the return of our popular Zoomarine park shuttle, and Florence's famous art galleries - ideal of day-trippers.


1) Pompeii & Naples 1-Day Tour:

Discover the sights and archaeology of Pompeii and Naples during your trip to Rome. This full-day tour is currently running all year round on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Rome To Pompeii Shuttle

It includes a 2 hour long guided walking tour of Pompeii, a 1.15 hour open-top bus tour of Naples, lunch a local restaurant, and many added extras. At the end of the day you'll be taken straight back to Rome in a luxury, air-conditioned coach. Journeys must be booked at least 3 days in advance, so check and see whether the experience is for you.

Pompeii Day Trip From Rome

Coaches depart from the stop marked 'City Sightseeing' on Largo di Villa Peretti.

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2) Zoomarine Water & Wildlife Park:

Be sure to pack plenty of sun cream if you're heading to this one. Zoomarine is a water themed amusement park about an hour's drive south of Rome. This summer we're offering a return shuttle bus to and from the attraction plus full-day entry. Encounter thrilling rides, marine mammal shows and golden beaches.

Zoomarine Aqua Park

Zoomarine Park on a summer's day with dolphinarium in the background.

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Zoomarine Park Day Trip From Rome

Zoomarine Park shuttle bus prepped and ready to leave Rome.

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3) Florence | Experience The Italian Renaissance In A Day:

It's possible to travel from Rome to Florence in just under an hour and a half by train, so while we don't yet offer a direct shuttle service between the two cities, we do have three handy combination tickets for independent day-trippers.

Uffizi Gallery Skip-The-Line Tour

Outside the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.

Choose a guided tour of the Galleria dell'Accademia, the Uffizi Gallery or the iconic dome of Florence Cathedral. Each of these tours have English-language departures from 11:30 to 13:00, and the check-in point is conveniently located inside Santa Maria Novella Station (City Sightseeing Florence Visitor Centre).

City Sightseeing Florence Visitor Centre.

The City Sightseeing Florence visitor centre inside SMN Train Station makes it extra convenient to visit the city as part of a day trip from Rome. You can exchange your ticket vouchers, receive friendly local advice and check-in to your tours.

Because all three tours are operated by City Sightseeing Italy, you'll also receive a 48-hour pass for Florence's red hop-on hop-off buses. These cover all of the city's top landmarks as well as outlying locations such as the Boboli Gardens, Piazzale Michelangelo and (during summer) the ancient Roman commune of Fiesole.

Florence Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

During the summer months, City Sightseeing Florence adds Fiesole to its sightseeing itinerary. With its wonderfully preserved Etruscan walls, this ancient town predates the Rome by thousands of years, though visitors can still see the remains of the later Roman amphitheatre and baths.