Day trips based from Rome

Started Mar 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
francesco from rome
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In reply to bikinchris, Mar 18, 2013

bikinchris wrote:

francesco from rome wrote:

bikinchris wrote:

My wife and I are trying to plan a trip to Italy and will spend time in Venice too.
But during our time in Rome, we are looking for suggestion for day trips. Maybe a train trip or a tourist van? We ARE tourists after all.
Great restaurants with a low price are welcome. That's one place I want to really know where the locals eat. They usually know where the good food at a low price is located.

You can find a vast array of unique plances/things in Rome, so it depends on what you are looking for. Maybe you already have some idea? From what I see of the tourist tours, it is possible to replicate without any difficulties the main tours that they provide. Obviously a good guide can provide some insight, but you can also get a nice book guide and be prepared to explore for yourself.

If you have never been in Rome I think that you simply cannot miss the Colosseo, the Fori and then wander in the small streets towards Campo de' Fiori.

But it depends on how many days you have. As you may know, there are someinteresting Musei and churches in Rome..

Maybe you can ask something more detailed and if I am able I can try to answer at my best.

Francesco

Thanks everyone.

Francesco, we have an American company lead by a man Named Rick Steve who does a good job of showing good places IN Rome.

But I will give you a good example. When staying in Amsterdam, we have learned the train system very well. We can easily take day long trips to outlying cities and places like Haarlem, Nijmegen and hundreds of small cities in the country. We also have taken great day trips inside of Paris with companies like Fat Tire Bike Tours.

Are there any companies and opportunities like that in Rome?

Basically if you have time you can go in a lot of wonderful places near Rome. Each of them would probably be a wonderful place by itself and it's only because of the amount of art, historical monuments and scenery that you can find in Rome that is "downplayed". For instance you can go to Ostia Antica (very near to Rome), or to the Etruscan cities, or to the Castelli Romani which are really nice places (just give a look at Frascati for instance). These places are one hour or less from Rome and well deserve one or more days of visit. Some quick names of places not in Rome but close (sorry for the name dropping, but really there is so much that it is difficult to pick one):

1. http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giardino_di_Ninfa

2. http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parco_dei_Mostri

3. http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1158

4. http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pitigliano

5. http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ostia_antica

6. http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frascati

... and many others, these are simply the first that I thought of.

Each of these places is rich of history and of photographic opportunities. But.. really if you have never been in Rome you should devote enough time to it

Btw, I am sure that there are worthy organized tours but... being from Rome I have never tried them sorry

Francesco

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