Hi-we have a 4 day stay in Rome and I'm wondering if that allows us time for a day trip outside of Rome and if so, what you all think would be the best one to do? I've heard several people recommend Pompeii and that definitely sounds interesting. If that is your suggestion I have 2 questions: 1) Is it doable to do the slow train 1-wqy so we can see some of the coastline and still get back to Rome by evening? 2) Do you suggest hiring a guide?
Other then Pompeii...what else is there? My husband would love to see the coast either while we are in Rome or when we go up to Florence. His idea of a perfect day is exploring an old fishing village and eating at an outdoor café soaking in the ambience.