FULL DAY TOUR OF ROME (8H)
A comfortable sedan or van is outside ready to welcome you. From that moment we will take care of you so you can enjoy your trip in the Eternal City.
The tour starts with a stop at the fabulous Venice Square dominated by the XV Century Palazzo Venezia and the early XX Century monument to Victor Emmanuel II (the tomb of the Unknown Soldier).
We will continue moving in the area between the Campidoglio and the Tiber where Julius Caesar began the construction of the oldest theatre in Rome. When he died, it was finished by the emperor Augustus between 17 and 13 BD and dedicated to his nephew Marcellus: The Marcellus Theatre.
We will bring you close the Church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, the famous bizantine Church, which was erected where once stood the Ara Maxima of Hercules and where you can admire the famous Bocca della Verità.
Turning on the left we will reach the valley between the Palatine and Aventine hills. From this area, we will be moving to visit the Circus Maximum (the Roman Stadium 600 m long and up to 200 wide).
After that, our driver will finally bring you to the Colosseum or Anphitheater Flavium named from Colossus of Nero which once stood in front it. In 70 AD, under Vespasian, a start was made on the construction of the Colosseum, the largest amphitheatre of classical time and completed on the 80 AD under Titus.
Driving through the famous shopping street called Via del Corso, we will arrive to the Trevi Fountain. The architect was Nicola Salvi , commissioned by Clement XII, finished in 1735 a work begun almost a century earlier by Bernini.
From there we will move to the Spanish Square, dominated by the the famous Spanish Steps, by the Church of Trinità dei Monti and by the fountain designed by Pietro Bernini, father of the great Gian Lorenzo called Barcaccia.
We will then drive you at the Pincio, a vast terrace adorned with, marble groups, friezes, and fountains and arcades commissionated between the 1816 and 1820 to a Frenchman, Giueseppe Valadier.
The Pincio allow the entrance in the northern piazza within the Aurelian Wall: Piazza del Popolo. The Square takes its name from the Church of S. Maria del Popolo. In the square’s center there is one of the largest and oldest obelisks to have reached Rome from Egypt (Seti I and Ramses II – 1300 BC).
From Piazza del Popolo we will move to the Pantheon, a temple constructed in 27 BC by Marcus Agrippa, son-in-law of Augustus, who probably dedicated to the seven planetary gods (Pantheon, in fact, means “very holy” and not “to all the gods”).
A little bit ahead and we will get in Piazza Navona Square. The sqaure follow the shape of the Stadium of Domitian. At the center of the square is one of the finest fountains in Rome made by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, also called as the fountain of the four Rivers.
The tour will finish with the visit of St. Peter Square in the Vatican Area. You will admire the St. Peter Basilica. The primitive basilica was consacrated in the 326 AD by Pope Silvesteron. This is the spot where the first vicar of Christ is suppose to be buried. Niccolò V decided to rebuilt it in 1452.
Many of the greatest artist contributed to the creation of the most important church we know today, from Rossellini to Bramante, from Michelangelo to Giuliano da Sangallo, and Raphael. As soon as we finish our tour, we will bring you back at the hotel or at the place you require.
LOCATION: Rome, Italy
DURATION: 8 hours
- English speaking driver
- Limousine (sedan/van)
- Hotel Pick up and Drop off
- Entrance fees
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
- Official Tour Guide
MEETING POINT: you will meet your driver directly in the lobby of your hotel or to the address you provided
NB: the driver is not an official tour guide and will give you only general information about the sight you will visit (only in the sedan/van). The tour suggested is just an example. You can change it according your ideas.