Plan Your Florence to Rome Day Trip

Best. Day. Ever. That’s how I actually described our Florence to Rome day trip. 

Here’s what we did with our 12 hours in Rome. Pack your day trip bag like a pro with this day trip packing list.

The best way to do a day trip to Rome from Florence is by train.

Transportation: How to get to Rome from Florence quickly and easily 

We decided to start our day at the Colosseum and Roman Forum, then move on to the Vatican Museums/Sistine Chapel in the afternoon.

What to see on your Florence to Rome day trip

Rome has a handy and easy-to-use Metro system. I highly recommend it if you want to get around the city quickly and cheaply.

How to use the Rome Metro 

The Colosseum is a great choice if you only have a short time in Rome since you essentially get two major sites for the price of one.


The Forum was once the center of Roman life, but to the casual 21st-century visitor it will look like a jumble of ancient ruins.

Roman Forum 

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