Day Trip out of Rome

Jun 2nd, 2004, 11:21 AM
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Day Trip out of Rome

My husband and I will be traveling to Italy on an escorted tour and we have one free day while our tour is in Rome. We have previously been to Rome so we would like to venture out on our own (outside of Rome) for the day. Does anyone have any suggestions for a place we can get to fairly easily on our own? We will not have a car so we'll need to take a train or some other method.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Jun 2nd, 2004, 11:43 AM
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A nearby hill town, like Orvieto. I beleive you can easily take the train there. It's fairly close and a nice change of pace from Rome. Pompeii is also a great day trip (also by train).
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Jun 2nd, 2004, 11:45 AM
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Orvieto or Spoleto.

Actually there are a bunch of good options. I'm really just topping so someone more knowledgeable can reply.
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Jun 2nd, 2004, 12:12 PM
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Ostia Antica would be good for seeing some ancient Roman ruins without going all the way to Pompeii. A day in the Alban Hills is very relaxing, Frascati and Castel Gondolfo. Assisi for the amazing art and walking in the footsteps of St. Francis and St. Clare. Your tour is probably going to Florence, but if not, I've done several daytrips there from Rome. If interested in WWII, you could visit the museum at Anzio and the American cemetary at Nettuno. All these destinations can be reached by train from Rome.
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Jun 2nd, 2004, 01:20 PM
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Like I said, someone more knowledgeable. How's it going, Grinisa?
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Fine, mr_go! Thank goodness it finally stopped raining. Regards to ms_go and miss_go.
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Jun 2nd, 2004, 02:49 PM
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We took a day trip from Rome to Pompeii via train and were not dissapointed! We loved Pompeii and it more than exceeded our expectations. I would highly recommend visiting.

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Jun 2nd, 2004, 05:47 PM
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Unfortunately Pompei is on the escorted tour. We will have visited prior to our arrival in Rome.

A friend at work mentioned Todi. I have never heard of it although we've been to Umbria & Tuscany. What are your thoughts, is it worth a day trip? Are there better choices?
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