Experience the centuries-old history of Rome in a weekend, guided tour with priority entrance to the Colosseum. A journey from Classical Rome to the Renaissance, passing through the most significant places of Christianity with a professional guide. Optional extension to the Roman Castles with a visit to a winery and wine tasting in the cellar with the producer.
Accommodation in Best Western Plus Universo 4 **** hotel or similar in the central city, well connected by metro, between Via Cavour and Termini Station, its position allows reaching the main attraction by walk.
We will trample the places dating back to the founding of Rome up 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 Palace of Domitian.
Lunch free (not included).
We will tell the story, the traditions and the special privileges they enjoy, admiring the precious masterpieces inside.
The first will be the Basilica of St. Peter built between 1506 and 1626, followed by a visit to St. John in Lateran, the ancient seat of the papacy, then St. Paul outside the walls and St. Mary Major which preserves paleo Christian mosaics dating back to the 5th century.
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
Standard program 3 nights:
With extension to the Roman Castles (1 or 2 nights)
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 “Gesù “ built in the eighteenth century by the genius of Carlo Fontana.
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.
We will guide you through a tasting of three locally produced wines, including the famous white wine Frascati Superiore DOCG. To following lunch will be served, consisting of an appetizer and a first course of the Roman tradition.
With 1 night extension
With 2 night extension
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.
The seventeenth-century palace was designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini who was also entrusted with the task of following the expansion and embellishment of the gardens in which archaeological finds are still found today. The majesty of the building and the natural beauty that surrounds it made it a destination for the Grand Tour.
An itinerary among the archaeological remains of antiquity present in the cities gathered between Lake Albano and Lake Nemi.
The tour includes:
Extension to Roman Castles:
Extension 2 nights:
Does not include: