Beyond Rome- Places to Visit

Places to Visit A few steps beyond Rome

Rome is much more than the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon, the Vatican City, the Trevi Fountain or the Spanish Steps. You have already experienced all these things but there is an entire other world outside of the city center waiting for you to enjoy!

Take the opportunity to experience what the true Rome has to offer. Visit places rarely experienced by the average traveller in the Eternal City. In the next few pages we will lead you just a few steps beyond the walls of Rome!


Catacombs of St. Callixtus 

 distance from the city center – 5 km 

Catacombs of St. Callixtus Via Appia Antica, 110/126 Visiting hours: 9.00 – 12.00 14.00 – 17.00

Getting there

For detailed directions visit the  Catacombs of Rome website



Ostia Antica

distance from the city center – 27 km

The site is open Tuesdays to Sundays (closed on Mondays) from 8:30 am
to 4:30pm (Until Feb 15 last Entry is at 3:30pm!)

Ostia was  once Roman Port Town but  now lies 3 kilometers (2 miles) from the sea. The first settlement can be traced back to the beginning of the 4th century B.C. You can  spend the day wandering  among the quiet ruins, or take a tour of the site and learn about the city’s  rise and decline.

Getting there

Go to the Piramide Metro stop on Metro B.  Follow the signs to the Ostia trains. Get on the Roma- Lido train and get off on the 7th stop. It only takes about 30  min from Piramide,  and about 5 minutes to the entrance to Ostia Antica.




distance from Rome – 33km

Getting there

Take the Rome metro to Ponte Mammolo on line B  – then go upstairs and out to the Cotral bus station – from there you can  catch  a bus to Tivoli. The ride is  about 45-60 min!




distance from Rome – 47 km 

This picturesque village not far from Rome  sits on a 50 meter  high cliffs and is one of the most unusual touristic places to visit in Italy.  Almost forgoten and abandoned, in the late 1960s and early 1970s  it was resettled by artists  and has become an undeniable tourist attraction!  Calcata is a perfect place to visit on a  one day excursion from Rome!

Getting there

The most convinient way to get to Calacata is by car. More adventurous travellers can try to get to Calcata by public transportation, by taking the train from Flaminio to  Saxa Rubra (north Rome)  and taking a Cotral Bus to Calcata Vecchiafrom from Saxa Ruba bus station   – the journey takes about 45 min ! Here you can find the winter timetable (in Italian)



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