Discover 5 easy day trips from Rome!
Day trips are a wonderful way to increase your appreciation for lucal culture, cuisine, history and landscape and Rome is the perfect base for your Italian adventures!
…Pack your bags and let’s go on an adventure!
Ostia Antica was founded in 620 B.C.. In 400 B.C., the mighty Romans conquered the area and turned it into a naval base. Then, in 150 A.D. it became a busy commercial port. Today, you can visit the ruins of this remaining Roman civilization. The top attractions to see are the wonderfully preserved amphitheater, Terme di Nettuno and the Thermopolium, the remains of a cafe in which you can still see traces of a menu fresco-ed on the wall.
This is the oldest town in Umbria. The first settlements date back to the Paleolithic era. Then, in the 4th Century B.C., Rome conquered the land. Today, it is a spectacular medieval town; in the winter, Gubbio is home to the wold’s largest Christmas three. Other highlights include the main square, a Roman Theater and the Colle Eletto cable car.
This beautiful town is perched on a rock, caused by an ancient volcanic eruption. Because of the natural fortress created nu its elevation, many civilizations tried to conquer the area in its history. Among the highlights, the Duomo which is a symbol of the city itself and the underground caves and tunnels built by Etruscan.
A coastal city surrounded by the sparkling blue sea and mountains in the distance. The history of Gaeta goes as far as back as Greek mythology, In the Roman era, it was a popular vacation destination for wealthy Romans, The subsequent years saw sledge after sledge, most likely because of its desirable location. There are a total of 7 beaches, with Serapo Beach being the most popular. Don’t miss the Grotto del Turco and Montagna Spaccata: legend has it that the mountain split in two at the exact moment Christ died.
The “Roman Castels: are a group of 13 town at the feet of the Alban Hills. After Rome;s elite started using this area for their summer villas, the Vatican in 1596 acquired a villa in Castel Gandolfo, a town in the Castelli Romani and consequently became the Pope’s summer residence which is still operational today. There are two town thus must be seen: the first if Castel Gandolfo, and the other is Frascati.