Travel to Italy
Upon arrival in Rome, you will be met at the airport by our local representative in the arrivals area of the airport, before being transferred to your hotel.
Walking Tour of Ancient and Baroque Rome
After breakfast, you will begin your holiday with a walking tour around the city accompanied by your expert local guide. You will visit Saint Peter in Chains Basilica, which is best known for housing Michelangelo’s statue of Moses, part of the tomb of Pope Julius II. It took Michaelangelo over 40 years to complete from 1505 to 1545. The basilica was founded in the 5th century to house the chains that bound St. Peter in Jerusalem and they remain in the basilica to this day.
From here you will move on to The Colosseum, which is one of the greatest examples of Roman architecture and the largest amphitheatre in the world. Beside this you will find the Roman Forum, which was originally a marketplace and is surrounded by the ruins of several important ancient government buildings.
From here continue towards Venice Square (Piazza Venezia), which is where many of the main thoroughfares of the city intersect. It stands at the foot of Capitol Hill and next to Trajan’s Forum, which was the last of the Imperial fora to be constructed in Rome. Here you can find the monument to Vittorio Emanuele II who was the first king of Italy.
Finally you will make your way around to the iconic Trevi Fountain. This wonder of architecture is a staggering 26 metres high and 49 metres wide and is one of the most famous fountains in the world. Be sure to throw a coin into the water for good luck. An estimated three thousand Euros are thrown in each day and the money has been used to subsidize a supermarket for the disadvantaged citizens of the capital.
In the afternoon you will be free to explore the city at your own pace. You could visit the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City (closed on Sunday), which is the official residence of the Pope. Here you can view Michelangelo’s most famous work, which changed the course of Western art.
Day 3 can be spent at your leisure with many other attractions to see. Why not visit the Spanish Steps and the Piazza di Spagna, which is one of the most popular shopping districts in the city and one of Rome’s top tourist attractions.
For art lovers we suggest you visit the Museo e Galleria Borghese, which houses paintings by Caravaggio, Botticelli and Raphael. We suggest you call ahead and pre-book this “queen of all private art collections”.
If you would like to spend some more time outdoors why not visit the Piazza Novona, which is Rome’s most celebrated square. The piazza holds three fountains and is usually full of street artists and hawkers.
You will be transferred to the airport with guide assistance for your flight home.