Day Trips from Rome
Fun, low-cost, gorgeous places to visit if you have a bit of extra time during your Rome stay.
Ever wonder how Rome could have over one million people way back in ancient times? The answer is simple: The Port city of Ostia which was the “mouth” of the Tiber river to the Mediterranean Sea. Join Rob and Gracelyn as they go on a journey to visit the great but often unseen archeological sight of Ostia Antica. Take a look at these former ham actors while they go on the stage of the ancient theater, have lunch near a Renaissance castle and end their day with cocktails at the beach!
For any super fan of Italian churches, there is a 6th century in Perugia which is a miniature copy of Santo Stefano Rotondo in Rome, San Michele Arcangelo, on the hill overlooking the town of Perugia. If you are pondering over a day trip from Rome to get away from the hustle and bustle of our capital, contact Through Eternity to arrange a private driver to take you out for a wonderul adventure!
Join Through Eternity on a tour visiting the most famous villas affiliated with Tivoli and these villas come from three completely different time periods. Starting from the ancient villa of the Emperor Hadrian, going to the waterfalls of Villa Gregoriana and ending our day in the most spectacular Renaissance gardens of Villa D’Este. A truly wonderful tour where beauty, architecture and nature are perfectly combined, link below!
Head off to the extraordinary remains of the Emperor Hadrian's ancient villa in Tivoli, immersed in the Lazio countryside 40 minutes outside Rome. It was in the surroundings of the Villa's amazing sequence of echoing halls, temples, elaborate water features and more that Hadrian ruled the largest empire the ancient world had ever known, and today the Tivoli villa makes for one of our very favourite day trips from Rome.
Just over half an hour from Rome, a spectacular town of Palestrina boasts ancient ruins far from the usual tourist trail. Here the temple of Fortuna rose from the cliffs of the Lazio countryside. In addition to the amazing ruins, the town itself is a cheery mix of beautiful churches and charming houses that clamber their way up the hillside. Music buffs amongst you will recognise the town for its most famous son, the composer known as Palestrina who changed the face of music in the 16th century
Orti Farnesian - one of the most interesting developments occurred in 1550 when the powerful Cardinal Alessandro Farnese decided to build a fabulous series of terraced gardens The Horti Farnesiani built the 1st botanical garden in Europe and is a spectacular mix of architecture, art and nature that aggrandised the Farnese family name right on the site of ancient Rome's spectacular seat of power. The restored secret gardens and sculpture-studded logge are amongst Rome's most charming surprises
Birthplace of a series of popes in the Middle Ages, hilltop fortress Anagni was a favourite and semi-permanent Papal residence during the 13th century. The town has artistic and architectural treasures to prove it. Most impressive are amazing frescoes in the crypt of the town’s cathedral, one of Italy’s greatest and least-known artistic treasures. Located in the Lazio countryside, Anagni is one of central Italy's great medieval hideaways, a must visit for history buffs and art lovers alike!