The eternal splendors of the Colosseum, the charming of the Roman Castles, the marvelous Ulisse Riviera, one of the most beautiful coast of the Tyrrhenian sea. The natural beauties and landscapes, the clear waters, ancient cities… Guided tours, time to relax and the gastronomic experiences of the excellent local cuisine.
This is what awaits you with our Lazio tour. Take a look at the program and book with us!
Enjoy some free time this afternoon, have a famous “carbonara” or “gelato”, or maybe do some shopping!
Dinner in the Jewish Ghetto
The Jewish ghetto of Rome is one of the most beautiful hidden treasures of the city, delimited by the Tiber river on one side and by Venice Square on the other. Today it is famous for its food, especially its plethora of kosher restaurants serving up traditional Roman dishes. An example of restaurant is Giggetto al Portico D’Ottavia, one of the oldest and most historic Roman restaurants (1923), takes pride of place right by the ancient Portico di Ottavia originally built by Emporer Augustus.
We will move to the heart of the historic center with a visit to Piazza di Spagna and the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Colonna and the palaces of Italian political power.
After a short stop, visit to Piazza della Rotonda where you can see the Pantheon, built by Emperor Hadrian in the second century A.D. The walking tour ends in one of the most beautiful and characteristic square of the Renaissance rome: Piazza Navona with the magnificent Fountain of the Four Rivers by Bernini.
After lunch with the guide you are going to the Vatican Museums.
The Vatican Museums are one of the symbol of Rome, where various works are collected, that span from ancient to contemporaty times. Sarcophagi and mosaics share the space with masterpieces by great masters such as Giotto, Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Raphael up to Dalì, Canova and Matisse.
In the midst of so much beauty, the presence of a fragment of lunar rock donated to Vatican citizens by former US president Nixon continues to amaze. The tour ends in the Sistine Chapel where it is possible to admire the famous frescoes of the representation of the Last Judgment.
Today you will visit visit of the largest archaeological area in the world. We will begin our tour from the “Flavian Amphitheater”, better known as the Colosseum, it is one of the most visited monuments ever, an icon of the Capitoline city.
We continue to the Imperial Forums, a series of monuments and archaeological remains that were once the stage of political life. We will end the morning with the visit of the Capital hill (Campidoglio), with its square.
The first stop is Villa Adriana, the wonderful Roman residence that belonged to Emperor Hadrian. Built in the second century A.D. by one of the most important figures of Imperial Rome, the building is still today evidence of the splendor achieved in that era. A magnificent villa whose remains can give an idea of its ancient structure… The Canopo, a charming structure bordered by an elegant colonnade of Greek statues, the large swimming pool and the villa itself.
Villa d’Este, one of the most beautiful Renaissance palaces in Italy. If the apartments of this majestic building will amaze you, wait to see its gardens, embellished with beautiful fountains. The most spectacular is undoubtedly the Fountain of Neptune, but also the Fountain of the Organ and the Fountain of the Ovato are no less!
We will stroll through the streets of Frascati, one of the most renowned municipalities of the Roman Castles, famous for the various Tuscolan villas once home to illustrious patrician families. The town is also often remembered for the Neo-Renaissance Baroque Cathedral of Saint Peter and the church of Gesù built in the eighteenth century by the genius of Carlo Fontana.
We will visit a local winery. We will visit the old farmhouse surrounded by nature, vineyards and olive groves. In these places vines have been cultivated since Roman times, it is possible to visit ancient caves where wine has been aged for millennia. We will guide you through a tasting of three locally produced wines, including the famous white wine Frascati Superiore DOCG. During the tasting will be served delicious appetizer (ham & cheese plates).
Lunch begins with local cheeses, vegetables & different salumi and is followed by fresh homemade pasta with seasonal sauces.
Sperlonga is a small town perched on rocky promontory overlooking the Mediterranean, a short train ride out of Rome. At the base of the promontory, a large beach with soft sand stretches onto crystal clear waters, that lap the land with gentle, shallow waves, while on top of the rocky hill you find a gorgeous, whitewashed village with meandering alleys, cute cafes and stunning sea views. The small town is perfect for a romantic getaway and dinners with sea views, the beach is perfect for families with kids
History lovers will love the chance to see the ruins of Tiberius Villa, laying in front of the sea just outside of Sperlonga town center.
We’ll begin the visit by entering the church, a temple built in the 11th century by Benedictine monks. The sanctuary is known for having been the place of prayer of various bishops, sovereigns and popes such as Pius IX. We’ll tour the interior of the building and access the chapel of St. Philip Neri.
Then, we’ll make our way to the cave of the Turk, one of the most amazing parts of the Montagna Spaccata. To reach this hidden spot, we’ll have to descend about 300 steps, but the effort will be well worth it.
As we walk through the old town, we’ll review the history of this town known as the ‘Pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea‘. Frequented as a holiday destination by emperors, consuls and nobles of Ancient Rome and subsequently turned into an important commercial port during the Middle Ages, this town will surprise you at every turn!
Tour on request for groups or small groups
(min. 4 participants)