Rome may be the Eternal City, but that doesn’t mean you can’t sneak away for a day to explore the handful of other sites nearby. Whether you haven’t quite had your fill of ruins, feel like drinking wine spouting from a town fountain, are looking for a different perspective, or want to pump your feet down the side of a mountain, we’ve got an unforgettable day trip for you. We’ve tried to go beyond the obvious (but still well-worth-it) places like Pompeii, Ostia Antica, and Tuscany to give you a glimpse at other sweet spots between one to three hours from Rome. Some of these places are accessible by public transportation, but for most, you’ll have to either rent a car or join a tour group. Trust us, they’re worth it.
1. Tread through two UNESCO World Heritage sites at Tivoli.