Top 12 day trips in Italy

The best side trips and day excursions in Italy

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Sorrento

Visiting Pompeii, the Amalfi Coast, Capri, and more from Sorrento on a day trip

 
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The wine hills of the Chianti are a popular side trip from Florence (Photo by Thomas Willemsen)
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Florence

Visiting Pisa, the Chianti, vineyards, Tuscan hill towns and more from Florence on a day trip

 
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Venice

Visiting Padova, the Brenta, Verona and more from Venice on a day trip

 
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The Forum and The Capitolum (temple of Jupiter, Juno, and Minerva), at the intersection of the Cardo Maximus (main north-south street of any Roman town) and the Decumanus Maximus (main east-west street)

Visiting Tivoli, Ostia Antica, the Castelli Romani, and more from Rome on a day trip

 
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Sidetrips from Naples or Sorrento to visit the ancient Roman ghost towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum—and the volcano itself

 
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Palermo

Visiting Monreale, Cefalù, Agrigento, Segesta, and more from Palermo on a day trip

 
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Naples

Visiting Pompeii, Herculaneum, the Amalfi Coast, Capri, or Mt. Vesuvius on a day trip

 
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Visiting Lake Como, Verona, the Certosa di Pavia, wine country, and more from Milan on a day trip

 
 
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