When you come to Rome for the first time you want to visit the Colosseum, the Vatican, the Pantheon, toss a coin in Trevi fountain, climb the Spanish Steps, eat gelato in Piazza Navona, sip a coffee outdoors and try a good crunchy pizza. That’s totally fine, we understand that, but you surely know you will not be alone there, especially if you travel in the period from Easter to Christmas. If you have been to Rome already, you know what I’m talking about.
Of course, on your second trip you can go further on, visit some off-the-beaten-path neighbourhoods and museums, explore more hidden sites and the overall experience is generally easier and more enjoyable. Whether this is your first or your tenth Roman holiday, we still give you the same suggestion: go the extra mile and leave the city for a day! This is what the Romans call “gita fuori porta”, literally “a day trip out of the gate” (in Rome we still have walls and gates!). It’s a Roman habit since the ancient times to leave the hectic city and enjoy a day trip, as Rome has always been chaotic and crowded and the experience can really be restorative and fun.