There are other lists of the best Italian tours on the internet, but most of them rarely take into account where people are staying before they begin their tours. Rome is an incredible city to visit in its own right, but its central location makes it an excellent base for any visitor who wishes to see the rest of the country. This helpful guide will offer a few suggestions and details about the top 5 tours from Rome to other parts of Italy.
5. Pompeii Tour from Rome
The Pompeii tour from Rome is a must, both for history enthusiasts and for visitors keen to explore the beautiful Neapolitan countryside. The tour bus sets off from central Rome at 7.30am and can pick guests up from hotels in Rome if they book hotel-pick-up service 24 hours in advance. The tour isn’t just a long drive down to Pompeii; it provides guests with views of the Roman countryside and the stunning Castelli Romani. The bus travels on to Naples, where guests have the opportunity to admire the city’s impressive architecture and grab an authentic pizza lunch. You will then travel down the Sorrento Peninsula to Vesuvius until you reach Pompeii where you will receive a guided tour of the incredibly well-preserved ruins, where the hot ash from the huge volcanic eruption destroyed, but also preserved, the Roman town since 79 AD. The reality of the volcanic catastrophe is sobering, but the level of detail that has been preserved for almost two thousand years is truly amazing.
4. Amalfi Coast and Positano Day Trip from Rome
The Amalfi Coast is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful places on Earth. People staying in Rome might assume that it’s too far away to visit in a day. But they’d be wrong. Our Amalfi Coast and Positano day trip takes guests from Rome to Naples by high-speed train, then our mini-bus takes guests from Naples to the Amalfi Coast and on to the incredibly beautiful town of Positano. The combination of sheer cliff faces, mountains, and the jagged coastline, makes the Amalfi Coast incredibly picturesque. Positano is on the Amalfi Coast; it’s a colourful town built into the cliff, on several different levels, almost as tall as it is wide. There’s nowhere else in the World like Positano and it’s well worth taking the trip down from Rome.
3. Tour of Florence from Rome
Our Florence tour from Rome is also a great option for anyone who wants to get a feel for Florence while staying in Rome. The bus leaves from Roma Termini Train Station but it can also pick up guests from their hotels as long as they book in advance. Florence is often referred to as the “Cradle of the Renaissance” and its wealth of architecture, art, and history makes it one of the most desirable cultural hotspots in Europe. Florence is especially exciting for art lovers and guests on the tour will be able to skip the line at the Uffizi Gallery Museum. The Uffizi Gallery Museum is one of the most important museums in Italy, with a huge collection of priceless artworks from the Italian Renaissance. Italy has approximately one third of the World’s fine art, and Florence has roughly half of Italy’s art, and so much of Florence’s finest artwork is in Uffizi Gallery Museum. This is the perfect tour for any art lover!
2. Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Tour
If you’d rather not take a longer journey outside of Rome, then our Vatican Museum tour is the perfect option. The Vatican Museums are incredible buildings in their own right, but they also house hundreds of thousands of artefacts from around the world. Explore the incredibly impressive tapestry gallery and Chandelier’s Gallery, and see Catholic iconography from some of the countries you might not expect, such as China, Korean, and Japan. Our Vatican Museum tour also includes an exclusive skip-the-line entrance and access to the indescribably beautiful Sistine Chapel. To make this tour as easy as possible to access, we also offer a hotel pickup service, but you will have to book this service by email 24 hours in advance.
1. Venice in a Day from Rome
You’re probably staying in Rome because it’s the most appealing Italian city for you, but there’s nothing to stop you taking in Venice’s highlights on our Venice-in-a-day tour. Venice is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy but it’s not especially large, so it is possible to get a good feel for the city in just one day. Our tour includes a high-speed train from Rome to Venice, tour guide assistance throughout the day, a water taxi pass, and skip-the-line access to the world-famous St. Mark’s Basilica. Venice is a city built on 118 small islands, creating a cityscape unlike anywhere else in the World. On this tour, you’ll take a ride on a water taxi, visit St Mark’s Square and Basilica, and walk across the famous Bridge of Sighs. This tour is a great way to have a streamlined Venice trip, even if you’re staying in Rome.
We hope this blog post has inspired a few holidaymakers visiting Rome this year to take at least one day trip to one of Italy’s other incredible locations. Rome’s central location makes it the perfect base for shorter trips to Venice, the Vatican, Florence, the Amalfi Coast, and Pompeii. If you have any questions about the selection of tours mentioned in this blog, please feel free to get in touch. Plan your next big Italian adventure with a little help from us!