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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!

Photo: jbrewlet @ Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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

Very informative in an interesting way and well organized.

Anna and Andy did a super job! We got lots of information told in a lively way. They were very energetic and helpful! The whole day was organized very well and everything went smoothly.
Pompeii Full-Day Trip From Rome Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 10/18/2016

A good over view of Le Campania with Vesuvius and Pompeii highlighted.

Chiara did a fine job making sure we got the most out of our trip to the Sth of Italy. Paula was a knowledgeable guide at Pompeii. Antonio was great behind the wheel of the bus. To avoid the city traffic maybe there is a better meeting place for the bus toward the outer suburbs of Rome at a train/metro station?
Pompeii Full-Day Trip From Rome Reviewed by gregory, 10/14/2016

It was fun, informative and a good walk.

If you want to have fun, get smarter and get your exercise too, take this tour. There is enough time to take good pictures and observe the ancient buildings close up. And a delicious lunch is included.
Pompeii Full-Day Trip From Rome Reviewed by Cristina, 10/13/2016

A wonderful well-organized tour with amazing tourguides

This day-trip was everything we hoped for and more. The day started very early, and our guides Becky and Andy anticipated on this by telling ''bed-time'' stories at the beginning of our trip, and letting everyone doze of a while before arriving at our first reststop. During the second part of the trip to Pompeii our guides told as some more interesting stories and made us even more excited about visiting Pompeii. When we arrived, another tour-guide from Pompeii took over the tour and guided us - by using earphones - through the most impressive places. After Pompeii we went to Napels to enjoy a salad and pizza and a nice cold drink. Precisely one hour after we arrived we took off again to the Vesuvius. After a spectaculair climb on the mountain by bus we were able to climb to the top ourselves in 20 minutes and enjoy crater of the volcano and the view of Napels and Pompeii from above. Our tour guides were amazing and made sure we could enjoy every second of this tour!
Pompeii Full-Day Trip From Rome Reviewed by Rosanne, 10/13/2016

Great way to visit Pompeii from Rome for the day

We were in Rome for six days and that was more than enough time to see the city so we took one day out to go to Pompeii. The coach was very comfortable - we left very early in the morning so were able to nap on the way there! There was also a bathroom stop on the way so didn't have to stress about that either. I would highly recommend taking the shuttle and spending a day in Pompeii. You also had the option to hire a tour guide that you could pay for on the coach. We followed our own audio tour and didn't use those services but it would be useful to someone who needed it and decided at the last minute to book with a guide. Overall very good experience and value for money.

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