Day Trips in Rome

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Day trips from Rome are plentiful whether you're looking to relax on a beach or spend the day exploring gardens, monuments or museums. Like most Rome activities, planning starts with getting there. Read on to learn about car services and other forms of transportation to places in and surrounding Rome, then browse through the listings below for some interesting day trip ideas!

You can hire a car service to pick you up at the airport, to take you back to the airport, or to tour you around the countryside. Many car service companies also offer day trips and tours. If you don't feel comfortable driving, let someone else do the driving for you.

If you are flying into Rome airport, you might want to arrange for a car service to meet your flight. For going into Rome, this is about the same price as a taxi and is a better service. The driver waits for you inside the airport. When you come out of customs, there will be a group of car service drivers with signs; look for the sign with your name. The driver takes your bags and takes you straight to the car.

If you are heading out to another town, you might also consider a car service. This lets you avoid driving in a new country when tired and gives you that extra bit of comfort at the start of a trip. You can pickup your rental car the next day.

Frequently the car rental pickup at Rome airport is crowded, with long waits. This can be hard to deal with when jet lagged. We prefer to either spend the first few nights in the city near the airport (usually Rome or Florence for us), then pickup our rental car there. This also lets you avoid the surcharge for picking up a rental car at the airport.

When you book, be sure to get a phone number for the driver or company, just in case you cannot find your driver. Usually when you book, you do not prepay. Payment is given to the driver. If you want to use a credit card, make sure ahead of time that you can use it. Some companies request payment in cash.

May 22, 2008 change by mcburton

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At 1,280 feet above sea level, the beautiful hill town of Frascati is roughly 13 miles from Rome. It features gorgeous 16th century villas such as Villa Aldobrandini which includes gardens, grottoes, and fountains, as well as vineyards that produce some of the best wine in Italy. Most of the wine is served in Rome's restaurants and it is exported as well. Another Frascati highlight is Villa Torlonia and its Theater of Fountains. To get to Frascati, take a Cotral bus (any one) leaving from the Anagina stop of Metro Line A. The Metro runs about every 7-10 minutes, from 5:30 a.m. more..

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tel:Villa Aldobrandini ,+39 06 9420331
address:Frascati Rome


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Tarquinia is home to some of the most spectacular tombs in all of Italy. Highlights include the Tarquinia National Museum and the Etruscan Necropolis. Housed in a Gothic palace from the mid-15th century, Tarquinia National Museum features a wide variety of exhibits such as gold jewelry and decorated sarcophagi (tombs). One of the biggest attractions on site is a pair of terra cotta winged horses, in Hellenistic style that is considered a masterpiece of Etruscan art. Tombs, paintings and more can be found at Etruscan Necropolis (+39 0766-856308). To get to Tarquinia, take one more..

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tel:Tarquina National Museum, +39 0766-856039
address:Tarquina Rome

The Harbor City of Ostia

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Rome is all about ancient ruins, restaurants, museums, monuments, monasteries, colosseums, and churches – it’s not so much about beaches. So if you’re looking for a beach in Rome, you probably won’t find one. Your best bet is to take a day trip to a surrounding harbor town. The nearest beach to Rome is about a 35-minute train ride away in the harbor town of Ostia. Because it’s the closest beach to Rome, Lido di Ostia Beach is always packed with locals looking for a quick getaway on the weekends and tourists looking to do some sunbathing during their stay. In addition more..

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address:Ostia, Rome

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