Day trips from Rome by train

Can you suggest day trip locations close to Rome that can be easily accessed by train?

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Ostia Antica

This massive archeological site is close to the suburb of Ostia, which was once the harbour city of ancient Rome. This is one of the best preserved harbour cities in the world and will take up around 2.5 hours of your time.
Reaching Ostia Antica by train
In order to get to Ostia Antica via train from Roma Termini Station, take the B line to Porta San Paolo (Piramide) and take the Rome-Lido railway. Get off at Ostia Antica and use the pedestrian blue overpass to reach the village.


This town is home to two Unesco World Heritage Sites, namely Villa Adriana, the estate of Emperor Hadrian and the 16th-century Villa d'Este, a Renaissance villa with landscaped gardens and beautiful fountains.
Reaching Tivoli by train
There are seven direct trains from Roma Termini to Tivoli. Alternately, take the MEB from Roma Termini Station heading towards Rebibbia. Get off at Roma Tiburtina and get the next train to Tivoli (these run approximately every 40 minutes)


Located on a rock cliff in Umbria, Orvieto is home to a cathedral that dates back to 1290 and houses a marble Pietà sculpture. You will also be able to see the Pozzo di San Patrizio, a 16th-century well shaft with a double spiral staircase as well as artifacts such as ceramics and bronze items from this era at the National Archaeological Museum.
Reaching Orvieto by train
There are 12 direct trains available from Roma Termini to Orvieto depending on your departure date.


Located in Italy’s Campania region, near the coast of the Bay of Naples, Pompeii was the site of a massive volcanic eruption that took place in 79 A.D. Today, you can see excavated ruins of streets and homes. This post on Pompeii as day trip from Rome has more details
Reaching Pompeii by train
To get to Pompeii via train, start at the Roma Termini and take the train to Napoli Centrale. Switch to the local train in Naples to reach the site.


This central Italian town has many sites that you can spend the day exploring such as Marcigliana Nature Reserve, Lucus Feroniae, an ancient sacred grove, Tiber Extreme Park and the Archeological Museum.
Reaching Monterotondo by train
To get there, take the train from Roma Termini to Roma Tiburtina. From there, you will need to take a bus to Monterotondo.


Located in the Lazio region, Zagarolo has a lot to offer tourists, including sites such as Hadrian’s Villa, an ancient excavation site, Teatro Marittimo, Barco Borghese, where you can see a number of beautiful ruins, and the Museo Lorenzo Ferri art gallery. Travellers can take a train directly to Zagarolo.


The town of Assisi is located in the Umbria region and is the birthplace of St. Francis, a patron saint. The Basilica of St. Francis is a double-story church and one of the most popular sites in the town. There are direct routes from the Roma Termini to Assisi depending on your departure dates.

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Reggia di Caserta

Reggia di Caserta is a palace in Caserta with a beautiful garden. It’s the biggest royal residence of the world. You can book a visit everyday from monday to saturday for 13€ on this website.

It’s easy go to Reggia di Caserta by train because you have to take only one train (best solution) from Roma Termini to Caserta and than you can reach the Caserta’s palace in about five minutes by walk.

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