Rome of the Caesars and Popes

Tour of 3/5 nights between Rome and the Roman Castles


3 /4/ 5 nights
Proprietà: Escorted City Break
Roman Castles extension available

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Organized tour in Rome, possible extension to the Roman Castles (three options 3, 4 or 5 nights)

Experience the centuries-old history of Rome, with its monuments, streets, squares and countless works of art with skip-the-line tickets and priority entrance. Weekly departures for a guided tour of Rome, the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums, passing through the most significant places of Christianity. Optional extension to the Roman Castles with a visit to a vineyard and wine tasting in the cellar with the producer.

Tour program


Arrival in Rome

  • Arrival in Rome and private transfer to hotel 4*

Accomodation in Best Western Plus Universo or similar, located in the city center

  • Afternoon free for individual visits
  • Overnight stay
19:30 - 22:30

Optional (not included): tasting dinner

Dinner in a characteristic restaurant in the ancient Trastevere district.

09:00 - 13:00

Colosseum and Imperial Forums

  • Breakfast at the hotel, meet with the guide and visit to the largest archaeological area in the world: the Colosseum, the Imperial Forums and Mount Palatine (skip-the-line ticket included).

We will walk on places dating back to the foundation of Rome to the imperial age. Among the other historical legacies of the route: the Arch of Constantine, the Arch of Titus, the Capanne Rotulee, the House of Livia, the House of Augustus, the Cryptoporticus of Nero and the Domitian Palace.

  • Free time for lunch, afternoon at disposal for individual visit
  • Overnight stay
14:30 - 16:30

Optional (not included): visit of Borghese Gallery

  • It is possible to continue in the afternoon with an optional visit to the Borghese Gallery

A tour that will leave us amazed, between classical antiquities and works by the most important Renaissance artists. It can be considered unique in the world as regards to the number and importance of Bernini’s sculptures and Caravaggio’s canvases.

09:00 - 13:00

Rome city center

  • Breakfast at the hotel, meeting with the guide for a visit of Rome city center

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.
Next to the square we find Via Condotti, symbol of the fashion discrict in Rome. From here, we’ll go to the Trevi Fountain, unforgettable location of “La Dolce Vita” by Fellini, in wich a very young Anita Ekberg invites Marcello Mastroianni into the fountain, using the famous: “Marcello, come here!”.
After a short stop, we’ll visit to Piazza della Rotonda to admire the Pantheon, a temple built in 27 BC. later converted into a Basilica, and the Renaissence fountain of Bernini built in the square in 1575.

  • Free time for lunch, afternoon at disposal for individual visit.
  • Overnight stay
14:30 - 18:30

Optional (not included): visit of Vatican Museums

  • In the afternoon, meeting with the guide and visit to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel with skip-the-line tickets.

The Vatican Museums are one of the symbol of Rome, where various works are collected, that span from ancient to contemporary 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. The tour ends in the Sistine Chapel where it is possible to admire the famous frescoes of the representation of the Last Judgment.
Included entrance and English-speaking guide.

09:00 - 13:00


Standard program 3 nights:

  • Breakfast, check-out and transfer to Airport 3 hours before the flight

With extension to the Roman Castles (1 or 2 nights)

  • Breakfast, check-out and transfer to Frascati
  • Meet with the guide for visit Frascati

We will stroll through the streets of 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 known for the cathedral of St. Peter in neo-Renaissance baroque style and the church of Jesus built in the eighteenth century by the genius of Carlo Fontana.

14:30 - 18:30

Lunch and wine tour

  • In the late morning we will move to a local restaurant

With a visit the old farmhouse surrounded by nature, vineyards and olive groves. In this area vines have been cultivated since Roman times, it is possible to visit ancient caves where wine has been aged for millennia. We will talk about the techniques of working the vine and the winemaking processes. Time to taste the famous Frascati wine and lunch will be served, consisting of an appetizer and a first course of the Roman tradition

  • At the end of the visit, transfer to the 4* hotel in the central city.
  • Afternoon at leisure
09:00 - 11:00

Return/Castel Gandolfo

1 night extension:

  • Breakfast, check-out and transfer to the airport/station

2 nights program:

  • Breakfast at the hotel, meet the guide for another day of guided tour

We will move to Castel Gandolfo, a delightful town overlooking Lake Albano, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, known for the presence of the Papal Palace, the pope’s summer residence. Visit of the ancient city center with the Apostolic Palace, the Pontifical Villas and the beautiful gardens. A journey that will tell us the history of the papacy from the seventeenth century to the Lateran Pacts, from the stay of John Paul II and Benedict XVI to the transformation into a museum by Pope Francis. This will be followed by a walk in the manicured gardens of the Parco delle Ville Pontificie with the remains of the ancient Roman villa.

11:00 - 13:00


  • At the end of the tour, continue to Nemi

Visit the ancient village of Nemi, the smallest town among the Roman Castles dating back to Roman times. Colorful, surrounded by nature and with a unique view of the lake of the same name, it offers noteworthy landscape views.

  • Afternoon at disposal for individual visit, overnight stay
09:00 -


  • Breakfast at the hotel, check-out and transfer to the airport/station

Included/not included


  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Accomodation in Hotel 4* BW Plus Universo or similar in the city center, breakfast included (3 nights)
  • Guided visit of the archeological area of the Colosseum and Imperial Forums (skip-the-line tickets included, ca 3hrs)
  • guided tour of the historic center of Rome (3hrs)

Extension Roman Castles 1/2 nights

  • Accomodation in Hotel 4* Villa Mercede (Frascasti) with breakfast (1 or 2 nights)
  • Guided visit of Frascati and traditional lunch in winery
  • Guided tour of Castel Gandolfo (entrance to Palazzo Apostolico included) and Nemi

Does not include:

  • tips and personal extras
  • optional excursion to be purchased when booking

This tour is on request for small groups and groups

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