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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

Well worth the trip - no regrets, very pleased.

I was picked up at my hotel by the Guide and Driver. Right away I knew I was in very good hands. The tour was informative and they even shared plenty of jokes with me as I was the only one on the tour. Was impressive the amount of added detail that was added. Thank you very much, definately would recomend to others. :-)

Pompeii and Naples Full-Day Tour from Rome Reviewed by Wayne, 11/02/2016

This was an excellent excursion and would highly recommend it!

Loved it. Saw everything and guides were great, personable and knowledgeable! Drivers picked us up at the ship and dropped us off back at the boat, great! Really liked both your morning (Michala) and afternoon (Francesca). We also had a nice break so we could enjoy a non rushed local lunch.

Great one day trip...concise history and presentation, long day

Excellent day trip from Rome to Pompeii/Vesuvius. Both tour guide and site guide at Pompeii were knowledgeable. This was our first trip to both locations and we are glad we went. It was a great break from the church/museum/city tours elsewhere. Due to tight schedule, would have preferred longer time at both sites in order to get time for souvenirs. Provided lunch was only ok but considering the large crowd being fed, acceptable. As with any larger tour group, timing, food, and breaks are difficult to make perfect for everyone. I do recommend the tour to others.

Pompeii Full-Day Trip From Rome Reviewed by Christopher, 10/26/2016

Brilliant guides, very well organized tour.

Everything was on schedule. Our two guides, one Italian/British and one Australian spoke perfect English and were very well prepared. The least favorable experience was the lunch, a quite ordinary plain pizza Margeritha, but what could you expect so close to a grand site like Pompeii with a lot of tourists.

Pompeii Full-Day Trip From Rome Reviewed by Espen, 10/23/2016

A full-on experience which was unforgettable.

The staff were very helpful and friendly from the moment we met in the morning. Both guides were extremely informative and interesting, not only about the actual trip but helpful hints and suggestions that made our holiday even better. Our two guides, Andy and Anna added to the wonderful experience of Pompeii. Unfortunately, the weather turned for the worse in the afternoon which made the walk up to the crater of Vesuvius a disappointing one. The rain was forecast for the afternoon so if the two parts of the trip could be interchangeable then it would have made for a perfect day. The guide at Pompeii was also fantastic and I would highly recommend doing it this way as opposed to doing it yourself. Overall, a brillant experience.

Pompeii Full-Day Trip From Rome Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 10/22/2016

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