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A trip to the Countryside! On a short trip from Rome, you'll arrive in the quaint countryside of a town called Viterbo, an Etruscan origin as many towns in the area. Even though it is said that this village was founded in the early centuries Anno Domini, it's historical relevance started with the fortification by the Northern King, Desiderius, in the vain attempt to conquer Rome. It has later become one of the Papal States, and desired by Emperors, for centuries, due to its favorable strategic position. When finally, in 1905, it became a Free Commune. It hosts incredible buildings and structures, aside from the breathtaking views. Like the Papal Palace an outstanding building adjacent to the Duomo of Viterbo, it has actually hosted Papacy for approximately 20 years. Since Rome, at the time of Pope Alexander the 4th, was becoming too violent. Viterbo was the perfect environment for the Holy See to continue its work. So of course, this Papal Palace is an incredible building, absolutely worth a visit. The Duomo of Viterbo right next door, is the town Cathedral dedicated to Saint Laurence. Built in the 12th Century where a smaller church used to be. A few interesting notes about this Cathedral are the beautiful original facade from 1570 and the fact that it is built on top of an 8th century church, which was originally built on top of a temple in devotion to Hercules. Aside from these main sites in Viterbo, there are several other attractions to visit Like the Medieval neighborhood, hosting incredible architectures. And the National Etruscan Museum. Viterbo is not the only charming place you'll see. In fact there are a few other stops your tour driver will make, that will make your head spin! Bagnaia and Bomarzo Visit Villa Lante in Bagnaia One of the greatest structural accomplishments of the Italian 1500s. In Villa Lante, you will see the fountains of the moors, the two mansions (Gambara and Montalto), and a spectacular system of the fountains and water games and a beautiful park. The entire Villa (between the garden and park) occupies a surface of 22 hectares. The particularity of Lante Villa is shown by the magnificence of the garden, especially in the architectural work. You will have lunch in a typical “trattoria” before visiting Bomarzo. Bomarzo is a fantastic garden. It slips into the theatrical, symbol-laden traditions of the Baroque period. Unsurprisingly, after several centuries of neglect, it was rediscovered during the 1950s by surrealist artist, Salvador Dali, who found inspiration in the garden’s mixture of natural and bizarre design. After a beautiful day in the Countryside, visiting the most magical, hidden locations, you’ll return to your requested location in Rome.
A tour to visit the Monsters Park of Bomarzo, Caprarola another incredible village and finally Calcata. You’ll discover some of the most amazing features and hidden gems. Certainly a day to remember. First stop will be Bomarzo (about a 1 hour drive) were you can visit the “Monster Park”. This garden is an extraordinary sight, because with its strange, disturbing sculptures (taken from Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso) it was created by Vicino Orsini, Duke of Bomarzo, to rival Caprarola and the Villa Lante. You’ll continue to Caprarola where you can visit the famous Palazzo Farnese. Initially intended to be a fortress by Cardinal Alessandro Farnese,its construction started in 1525, and was later transformed by Vignola into a magnificent palace. Antonio Tempesti, Giovanni Il Vecchio, Giovanni Antonio Da Varese, Raffaellino da Reggio, Giacomo Del Duca and Jacopo Bertoia worked to realize this magnificent summer residence. Two bridges connect the palace to the immense Italian Garden and to the park on the back side of the palace. The Summer and Winter gardens encircle the Palace. Fountains, grottos, nymphaea, and numerous statues enrich the way between hedges and large staircases. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. On the way back to Rome, stop at Calcata. This very old village, once an outstanding center of the Faliscans, is now one of the best kept, picturesque towns in the region.
This tour is one of the most popular closer day trips to the surroundings of Rome where you can immerse yourself in historyand some of the most precious Italian renaissance jewels. A private tour of Tivoli, just a few miles away from RomeOnce arrived in Tivoli your tour begins with a visit of Hadrian’s Villa, the summer residence of one of the most popular Roman Emperors, Hadrian.Walking through this amazingly preserved villa you will admire some of its wonderful treasures, such as a reconstruction of a porch of ancient Athens, the Naval Theater,the large thermal baths, a reproduction of an Egyptian shrine, and the Hadrian’s Villa Museum, filled with precious objects found during the excavations.Hadrian’s Villa is one of the Italian UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Villa is a monumental living complex that even today continues to display the lavishnessand enormous power of Ancient Rome. After you will drive to Tivoli where your tour driver will be happy to suggest some typical local restaurants in the area.Then off to Villa d’Este, built by the grandson of Pope Alexander VI in the 16th century, one of the most beautiful palaces and gardens of Italy. The entire complex is structured by a geometric system of paths, ramps, and steps altered around fountains, crypts, and arched walkways.A romantic and private tour of Tivoli Villas.At the end of your tour, your driver will take you back to your requested location in Rome.
If you want to do something different, consider a relaxing day out in the country, to explore the Bracciano Lake and Surrounding villages! You will travel to Lake Bracciano, to visit Bracciano, Trevignano Romano, and Anguillara Sabazia. Quaint villages, of Medieval wonder and rustic charm, surrounded by green hills, in a beautiful setting. First off Bracciano! Famous for its outstanding 15th century Orsini-Odescalchi Castle. Visited by important personalities such as John Kennedy and Tina Turner, and of course Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’, who used the castle as their wedding venue. *Upon request, if you’d like to visit the Castle of Bracciano, you can buy your ticket at the booth and as an alternative to the group tours which they usually arrange, a great way to visit the Castle and its museum is to create your personal, fun itinerary to visit the estate on your own. With the delightful help of a video and audio guide, that you can easily download on your phone by scanning a QR code at the entrance. With wonderful explanations, videos and more. Another charming town is Anguillara Sabazia. Your tour driver will be happy to provide suggestions for the best local restaurants on the charming lakeside. And Finally, Trevignano! This village simply reflects and beauty, the traditions and the eagerness to preserve it’s ancient history. The architecture and rustic features are simply breathtaking. After lunch, we will continue to Calcata, one of the best preserved medieval rock towns (literally built in a rocky cliff) in Italy. Calcata has a certain Magic to it, the atmosphere is pure and overwhelming. This Medieval destination is mostly lived by poets, writers, artists and solitaires. At the end, your private tour driver will take you back to your requested location in Rome.
As if a day in Rome wasn't enough, we will take you for a private tour of the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel! A private tour in Rome to remember Enjoy a full day tour in Rome and the Vatican City with your private luxury vehicle. Your personal tour driver will pick you up directly from any place you want, from your hotel or other. And your tour begins! Drive by Piazza Venezia,the impressive circular square, with buildings and monuments enclosing it. With the infamous Balcony from which Mussolini gave his speeches, on one side. Or L'Altare della Patria, Monument to the last king of Italy Vittorio Emanuele the Second, a giant marble white, ancient temple-shaped building that climbs on the side of one of Rome's legendary Seven Hills, Capitoline Hill. Also known as Campidoglio, it hosts incredible views of the Piazza Venezia on one side and the Roman Forum on the other, the perfect division between the ancient Roman past and the present. Speaking of Ancient Roman times, you will head for the Colosseum A stop to see the Mighty Colosseum up-close is definitely a must! Walk Ancient ways of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Drive by the Circus Maximus,a field used mostly for concerts and political events today, but it was once an arena used to entertain Romans while they watched and cheered during water spectacles, fights or reenactments. It was often used as movie sets, like in the film BenHur. To remain in the Roman theme, circle back around into the City Center, characteristic for it's narrow cobble streets that lead to so many wonders. Like the Pantheon! An ancient Roman Temple with a beautifully decorated dome and an incredible history. Created in ancient times, to worship All Gods, it is now one of the active Catholic churches in Rome. To learn more about the Pantheon, visit our blog! Then there's Piazza Navona, not to far from there. A Renaissance delight, with incredible architectures and beautiful fountains, like the Four Rivers fountain, by Bernini. The streets filled with cute little boutiques, old buildings, ivy crawling over the facades and window sills, reveal beautiful wonders, that you will not find in any other place on Earth! Like the Spanish Steps. A beautiful street with the famous sets of stairs that climb into the shape of a giant butterfly up to the square of Trinità dei Monti, which offers incredible views of the Spanish steps below and the busy Via dei Condotti, famous for the most in vogue haute couture stores. One of the adjacent streets hides possibly the most famous Fountain in the WORLD The Trevi Fountain is another mandatory stop. Embedded in a tiny little square, is the world famous fountain. With sculptures of different water related scenes, sea shells, dancing horses and Poseidon. Waterfalls and pools of crystal clear water. What an amazing work of art. Make sure to toss a coin over your shoulder and make a wish! Legend has it, it will guarantee your return in Rome. All this touring can sure work up an appetite! Lucky for you, all of our tour drivers not only know the perfect places to see in Rome, they also love food and know the best restaurants in town! So your tour driver will be happy to recommend the perfect restaurants, trattorias or pizzerias depending on what you are in the mood for. Finally, you driver will take you at the Vatican Museums where you will continue the tour to explore the Museums and the Sistine Chapel! Prepare to sigh! We dare to find something as beautiful as the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel *Upon request, we can arrange one of our qualified guides to take you to a once in a life time experience inside the Vatican. Not to mention, you'll be able to also visit the Basilica of Saint Peter aside from the Museums and Sistine Chapel. In fact, since the entrance in Basilica is free and they've devoted its access only from outside, all the way in Saint Peter's Square, our personal guide would be able to have access of the Basilica from inside the Museums, through an exclusive entrance for guides. So this is certainly something to consider, should you want to include Saint Peter's Basilica to your tour. Other wise you will enjoy your time inside the Museums and Sistine Chapel alone, freely and at your own pace! Without having to stick to a strict itinerary a guided tour would inevitably have. Just know that depending on the number of visits in a day, some wings might be closed. But this won’t matter at all, we can assure you, there is just so much to see, you’ll hardly even notice! To fully assist you, we do offer the possibility of adding Skip the line tickets with privileged entrance directly during the booking process. At the entrance, the customer service will hand you a map of the site, for you to explore the different areas of the Museums and the Sistine Chapel! What you will experience would includes is a system of wings and halls and terraces, including the Cortile Della Pigna, Belvedere, Pio Clementino Museum, the Gallery of Candelabra, the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Maps, and Raphael’s Rooms. Next, you will visit the beautiful Sistine Chapel. The breathtaking, overwhelmingly beautiful creation for you to admire! From there, you'll head back to the exit, a trod on the famous cylindrical stair case. Another undisturbed masterpiece, called "Momo" designed by an Italian architect in the 1930s, inspired by Bramante's double helix staircase from the 1500s, inside the Pio Clementine Museum, a wing of the Vatican Museums. From the Momo stair case you'll exit the Museums to find your private tour driver eager to hear your opinions on the experience. And you'll return to your Hotel location in Rome in time for the afternoon tea.
Welcome in Rome! There is really no better way to start a Roman vacation than with this private tour. One of our personal tour driver will welcome you at your hotel or any other place of your convenience in Rome, to whisk you away, on a 7 hour trip through history, art, archeology and the basic Rome way of living that is just a delight and so interesting to experience. This Tour of Rome will start off with a stop in the famous Piazza Venezia a famous circular square constantly beaten by hundreds of cars and vespas and motorini (what we call mopeds and bikes). While horns are blaring in the traffic, passerby's always in a hurry and the famous Italian charm for hand gestures and raised voices the main constant, all you will notice is the monumental structure overlooking the Piazza. A monument dedicated to Italy's last king Victor Emanuel the Second, and resting place of the Unknown soldier. A fallen soldier from WW1 that is laid to rest there to honor and tribute every Italian soldier who's fought and fallen in every war old or recent. You can notice An imposing horseman in a giant bronze statue, overlooking the entire city center, to magnify the importance of the Italian Kingdom in its glory days. And just above is a building, temple-like in structure, with white marble steps and columns, placed on top of one of Rome's legendary hills. Italian flags hanging on it's ends. This monument is really hard to miss. Fun fact: The monument of Victor Emmanuel, officially called Altare della Patria (the Altar of the Nation) is also known simply as the wedding cake. For it's distinctive shape, built in white, marble layers, one floor after the other. Resembling a big white wedding sheet cake. This altar shares its space with Capitoline Hill, Capitol Hill or simply known as Campidoglio. It is one of Rome's 7 hills placed in between Campus Martius and the Roman Forum, and it is head of the Roman Government, With an incredible square commissioned by Pope Paul the third and created by Michelangelo himself in the 16th century. But Capitol Hill does not only hosts Rome's City hall, the Mayor's office and the Capitolini Museums (which offers a vast amount of marble artifacts, artwork and other curiosities from Roman times) but it offers AMAZING VIEWS of the city below, on one end of the hill is Piazza Venezia, Campus Martius and modernization, on the other the Ancient citadel of the Roman Forum. A perfect balance between present and the past. Speaking of Roman Forum, you absolutely go across Via dei Fori Imperiali, an ancient way in Rome that crosses this part of town, with the Forum's archeological site on both sides. Envision Temples, Market places, Marble buildings and life conducted in these squares centuries ago. This is where Roman Senate would reunite, where citizens would gather to worship archaic divinities and conduct their business. To keep the Ancient Roman theme alive, walking straight through the ancient Roman Forum you will arrive at the Colosseum The one and only Colosseum, the Flavian Amphitheater An ancient, imposing structure built to delight and entertain the people of Rome, in the prime of its years. With gory, cruel hunts and gladiator fights but also fun scenes of Naval battles, where they would fill the Arena with water and float around in ships. A colossal building in the heart of Rome, to gather the people, to bring people together. We absolutely recommend a stop here. But Rome is full of wonderful things to see, in a fun, intuitive and entertaining way. With squares, steps and fountains and churches. Take Piazza Navona for example The most extravagant of Rome’s Square, adorned with the fountain of The Four Rivers by Bernini, and the church of his rival, Borromini. Visit Piazza Della Rotonda, where you can see the Pantheon, the best preserved and enchanting monument of ancient times. The Spanish Steps A wonderful square, world famous for the beautiful stair case that comes down from Trinità dei Monti with beautiful views of Via dei Condotti, intersecting with via del Corso. The most "In" streets for shopping, with great boutiques and haute couture. Walking along the narrow streets you can find other curiosities such as the mighty Pantheon on Piazza della Rotonda, the once temple dedicate to All the Gods, the Ancient Roman building is now an active Catholic church. Then, of course there is the Trevi Fountain, a little further down the streets. Make sure to take tons of pictures of this magnificent fountain that attracts so many people from all over the world, in that small square. This private tour is a whirlwind of emotions! You'll be catapulted into the Middle Ages, Ancient Roman Times, then to Renaissance times, and back to Roman times. With a stop to grab a quick bite to eat, if you like. Your tour driver will know the perfect place. In fact, near the end of the tour, you will have to make another mandatory stop at the Aventine Hill, another majestic hill, hosting picture perfect views of the Eternal City. Then head to the Circus Maximus, where chariot races were performed in imperial Rome, as we can see in one of the classic American movies, Ben Hur. At the end of the tour, your tour driver will take you wherever you like to be dropped off at, hotel or other. This itinerary can be tailored and can change, so it's not a strict preview. All this is just to give you a taste of all the wonderful places you could see during your time out on the streets of Rome. *Upon request, the icing on the cake would be to reserve one of our professional guides: if you want to enrich your activity, we highly recommend selecting the service of one of our expertise guides for the day!
If you are looking for something easy going during your time in Rome, this half day tour is the perfect introduction to the city's most famous highlights. A rome in Half a day makes for the perfect tour! In four hours we can arrange a personal fun entertaining tour driver, pick up and drop off included. If you have any specific requests, if you'd like to see anything in particular, please let your tour driver know! Drive by some of the most amazing places, like the famous Via Veneto, an exclusive street dotted with trees and a more tranquil living, next to the US Embassy with bistros and boutiques. Closed off by ancient Roman walls. Piazza Barberini, an amazing square in the historical center of Rome It hosts fascinating buildings, and a beautiful fountain resembling Triton. Drive by the Quirinal Hill, one of Rome's legendary 7 hills which hosts beautiful views of the Eternal city and the Palazzo Quirinale, residence of the President of the Italian Republic. Traveling through beautiful streets, you must make a few mandatory stops to visit sites like Piazza Venezia and Capitoline Hill, to view enormous monuments and breathtaking views From there you can stop along the famous shopping district Via del Corso, walk a beat into the quaint, narrow streets to reach the quintessential places that belong in any bucket list: The Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain. Beautiful Medieval, Renaissance wonders and Roman curiosities, above all. Continue by visiting other sites such as the Roman Forum and the mighty Colosseum. Take your time, walk around it, take pictures! After all, the Colosseum is the main event to many, for so many reasons. Before the tour ends, make sure to stop by the Basilica of Saint Peter's and its square More sites and curiosities, less known than the places listed above, will be brought to your attention during this tour. *Upon request, the icing on the cake would be to reserve one of our professional guides: if you want to enrich your activity, we highly recommend selecting the service of one of our expertise guides for your half day tour!
This may be the best way to visit Rome while docked in Civitavecchia Port On a day trip to the Eternal city you will have a private tour driver to swiftly pick you up in leisure transportation, from your dock, to take you on a marvelous tour. While traveling on ancient roads, lined with centenary pine trees, you’ll reach the city center. You'll visit the highlights of Rome, some attractions known all over the World, other true hidden gems waiting to be discovered. The Colosseum, one of the most well known venues. A pillar of Roman Architecture A stroll around the Ancient Roman Forum, is definitely a must to truly appreciate ancient ways where in the Roman life, the Senate, the market place and temples to worship archaic Gods and conduct business. Piazza Venezia is next on the list. A famous square with a gigantic, temple-like building, a giant horseman, King Vittorio Emanuele, in striking pose, prepared for battle, hosting the tomb of tombs, the Unknown soldier, one fallen soldier to voice the loss of every Italian soldier near and far. On the other side of the Square is Mussolini’s balcony, infamous building from which the "Duce" used to gather crowds and deliver megalomaniac patriotic speeches. Continue along the busy Via del Corso, to find yourself immersed in the picturesque atmosphere. A giant street with dozens of tiny narrow streets crossing it, in which you can find Via Margutta, the street of the Artists, Piazza della Rotonda, with the famous Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, famous for beautiful fountains and Renaissance buildings, and more. You will see things like never before, with new eyes. Discovering curiosities and architectures and history to make your head spin. Like the Maps of the Empire, the Arch of Constantine; Columns, decorated in marble reliefs or hieroglyphs, like the one of Marcus Aurelio. And the House of the Italian Parliament and Council of Ministers. Other Roman Curiosities are Capitoline and Palatine Hills, Circus Maximus, where Ancient Romans used to conduct gory battles and entertaining spectacles, Trajan's Column, then The Giant Marble Foot and the Cat Street, The Temples of Apollo, Vesta and Janus. All fantastic things to see, we don't want to spoil the surprise. All these curiosities can sure work up an appetite! Luckily for you, your tour driver not only has good taste in arranging the best activity in Rome for you, but also enjoys a good meal. With the ton of Trattorias, Restaurants and such, he will select the best ones where you can enjoy a nice, traditional Italian style lunch. The exploration continues with a drive by along the Tiber River, from where you can see Castel Sant'Angelo, A marvel in architectures, curios shape and history. An Ancient Roman Building of massive proportions. Commissioned by Emperor Hadrian, it was supposed to be his and his family's Mausoleum. However after its initial purposes were dismissed, with the advent of Christianity, it was converted in a fortress in the Papal reign. Fun fact: Legend has it, Castel Sant'Angelo was connected with the Vatican, through underground tunnels, used in case the Pope had to flee from Vatican City or not to attract attention. But speaking Vatican City, you cannot leave Rome without seeing Saint Peter's Basilica first! This beautiful church, pillar of Christianity, with incredibly tall ceilings and impressive domes, is a must see when in Rome. A vast amount of statues, paintings, frescos, make this church a wonderful exposition. From Bernini's Pulpit, placed on top of Saint Peter's resting place, to the Tombs of the Popes in the undergrounds and the Marble "Pietà" by Michelangelo, you will not be disappointed. At the end of such an Experience in Rome, your tour driver will take you back to your cruise ship with wonderful stories to tell and beautiful memories of such a great time.
Your tour driver and your local expertised guide will welcome you at your hotel at any time of your convenience, for this Christian Rome tour. Rome has many churches and on this half day tour we have selected some of the important ones: Basilica di San Clemente – the only church in Rome, built on three different levels, from the 1st to the 12th century. Our expertise tour guide will give a unique insight of the history of this church. Basilica of San John Lateran With your guide, you will visit the interiors of this most ancient church. The “Scala Santa” (Holy Stairs) – located adjacent to the Basilica of St. John Lateran which are said to have been climbed by Jesus of Jerusalem himself. Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem – one of the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome. With our guide you will visit this 4th century church with its relic of the Cross. Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore – dedicated to the Virgin Mary is the largest Catholic Marian church in Rome. Your guide will take you to visit to the basilica are its 5th century mosaics. At the end of the tour we will drive you back to your hotel or any other place of your convenience.
Private Rome Highlights. The title says it all! If you are not big on long day tours, this just might be the perfect solution for you. A nice, 7 hour private Rome Highlights tour from pick up to drop off, to visit the absolute best sights in Rome. Highlights of Rome is the perfect combination of convenience, time and comfort. Your personal tour driver will welcome you with open arms (with a sign with your name, between them) directly at the dock of your cruise ship! All of our tour drivers in Rome have special permission to access the restricted docking areas of Civitavecchia Port After a quick introduction, a nice chat to learn more about your day, you will arrive in Rome. The Eternal City. Of course, we are famous for being flexible and for offering tailored options, to satisfy every possible need. But just, for a review on what a Highlights of Rome tour would entail, here is all the details. Driving on cobblestone streets, surrounded by centenary pine trees, you'll be transported in different period in times, just by looking out the window from your passenger's seat. Bypassing some Archeological sites as the Piramide of Caio Cestio, embedded in the surrounding atmosphere of the Aurelian walls and the entrance of the neighborhood of Aventino, one of the most characteristic neighborhoods of Rome. A Pyramid from the Roman Ages, standing on the exact spot where the primary ancient Roman roads intersect. Driving along Viale Aventino you'll find the famous Circus Maximus to your right The famous Ancient Roman stadium hosted so many competitions that it's purpose, perfectly suits the name. A circus, of ancient times, traditions and glorious stories. Just behind the Circus Maximus, still visible are the ruins of the Palatine Hill. Another historical Landmark in Rome. Behind Palatine Hill stands tall the Colossus, the one and only Colosseum,. While you enjoy your tour drivers anecdotes and details, as you approach the Colosseum you can step out to take pictures! If you'd like to visit it on the inside, your tour driver will be happy to wait for you by the vehicle. And you can find options to book skip the line tickets during the booking process, just in case. The drive around continues Next off the list is Capitoline Hill, where the Town Hall and Mayors office is. Capitoline Hill may just be the symbol of Rome, aside from the Colosseum, since it's where the politics and well-being of the city are discussed. Passing by Piazza Venezia, you will find Italy's last King's Memorial. As many Italian landmarks, it is quite hard to miss, not just because of it's enormous sizes. Driving toward the city center, take a detour, to the Amazing Pantheòn, hidden in the Piazza della Rotonda, surrounded by tall buildings in tiny cobble streets. Then off to the Trevi Fountain. You can't say you've seen Rome, if you haven't made a quick stop to see this gigantic fountain. More importantly, if you haven't tossed the coin into it. Since you are already in one of the most gorgeous areas of the City, we highly recommend stopping in Campo de Fiori, or Trastevere, two ancient neighborhoods, filled with so much beauty and history. But more importantly, filled with amazing places to eat! Enjoy a traditional Roman meal in one of the squares of the neighborhoods. Sip on a glass of red wine and take it all in. Your highlights of Rome will continue with one, very special, final stop. Saint Peter’s Basilica! One of the Holiest places on Earth! Admire its High Renaissance and baroque architecture. With its greatness of art and golden details, marble and mosaics, the atmosphere is overwhelming. Be sure not to miss Michelangelo’s Pieta, completed when the master was only in his 20s. Just when you think you've seen it all, heading back to your cruise ship, you will drive through some of the most enchanted, picturesque scenery in Italy.
This special all-inclusive tour of Rome is a MUST: A VIP Tour of Rome and Vatican Rome is a remarkable city. There is so much to do and see here and adding the Vatican to the itinerary, makes this private tour all the more special. And you want to make sure to cover every possible site during your cruise stop in Civitavecchia. For a true, private VIP tour of Rome and Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. That's why not only we will offer you one of our highly entertaining tour driver, but one of our professional guides, for a private guided tour of Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine and Also Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica Let's see what this private tour includes! Your private tour driver will welcome you at the dock of your cruise ship. And after a quick introduction to learn more about what you'll do on the tour, your quick trip to discover Rome will begin. Approaching the city you will stop on top of the Gianicolo Hill. A beautiful green hill that hosts incredible panoramic views of the city. Meet your private guide We offer the finest selection of expert guides, specialized in History, archeology, art and traditions of Rome. Your personal guide is not only very knowledgeable but will make this guided tour fun, catchy and engaging. So, what will you see when in Rome? First off, you'll cover the Historical Roman aspect of the City, a drive to the Circus Maximus, the legendary stadium, with a stop at the Colosseum, the Arch of Constantine, the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. The glorious Colosseum, an amphitheater built in ancient Roman times to host all sorts of gory spectacles, like the infamous Gladiator fights. The Roman Forum, the Commercial and Political Hub of the Romans and the Palatine Hill, one of Rome's Seven Legendary Hills. Renaissance Times unveiled you get closer to the City center Busy shopping districts and runways intertwined with fountains temples and churches Piazza Venezia, a memorial built in honor of Italy's last king, Victor Emanuel II, an architectural digest. A white, temple-like building, built in layers on the side of Capitoline Hill, often times referred to as the wedding cake. Capitoline Hill is another of Rome's 7 Hills, and it's, to this day, the Political life of Rome (location of the Mayor's office), the square on top of the hill is a beautiful artful creation of Michelangelo himself, surrounded by Medieval and Renaissance buildings, such as the Town hall and the Capitoline Museums. The peculiar aspect of Capitoline Hill is that it is placed between two different Eras in Time: Past and present co-exist. The Roman Forum behind it and the present with the busy square of Piazza Venezia, surrounded by Renaissance buildings, that encompass Via Del Corso, one of the most famous shopping districts in the Capital. Driving across Via del Corso, several narrow streets intersect. Many of which will bring you to discover hidden gems like the Pantheon. Don't be fooled by the Temple shaped building, with Latin inscriptions. It was built in Roman times, to worship "All Gods" but it is, to this day, one of the most beautiful and still active Catholic churches in Italy. Hosting incredible artworks and mausoleums of several important people in history. Before you'll know it, you will reach the monumental Trevi Fountain, for a toss of the coin. Speaking of Fountains, a stop by the adjacent Piazza Navona is highly recommended. A renaissance beauty, dotted with three outstanding artistic fountains, such as the famous Fountain of the 4 Rivers, by Bernini, topped with an Egyptian obelisque, so fascinating. Then, of course, there is the Spanish Steps the iconic stair case, shaped like the wings of a butterfly. Before your private tour of Rome and Vatican continues your tour driver and your guide will be happy to recommend one of the nearby restaurants or Trattorias to enjoy a delicious, traditional lunch. You’ll then continue on the Vatican tour of the Museums and Sistine Chapel! The Vatican Museums contain an incredible collection of art and treasures. Your guide will walk you through a portion of this fascinating museum. Then you will reach the one and only Sistine Chapel. The ultimate masterpiece by Michelangelo, including wonderful frescoes of the CREATION and the LAST JUDGEMENT. But the walls and ceiling on the whole Chapel are one major work of art, to which other artists contributed, such as Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Pinturicchio. And finally, a visit at the Magnificent Saint Peter’s Basilica. You’ll see one of a kind masterpieces like Michelangelo’s PIETA and the bronze canopy over the high ALTAR by BERNINI. Saint Peter’s Square is another of Bernini’s creations. It is one of the loveliest squares in the World. To make this an absolutely "all-inclusive" experience, we offer skip the line tickets to Colosseum and Vatican, for you to add directly during the booking! After such an exciting and interesting day, you’ll enjoy the relaxing ride back to the cruise ship.
An Ancient experience in the Heart of Rome Are you interested in the core Ancient Roman Empire History? While in Civitavecchia, take advantage of this tour. What we offer is a full immersion tour to discover every possible aspect of the powerful Roman Empire! From history to art and architecture all the way to traditions and culture, the Imperial era of Rome is very much alive. All you have to do is walk around the city center to recognize it. Your personal tour driver will welcome you in Civitavecchia Port, holding a sign with your name, directly at the dock of your cruise ship! Traveling the ancient roads to the City center, you will arrive in the Heart of Rome, the "Parco Archeologico del Colosseo" the Colosseum's Archeological Park. Il Colosseo, the pillar of Rome, learn all there is to know about the Colosseum Palatino, one of the legendary 7 hills of Rome Foro Romano, the square where the community would gather to conduct their affairs Get ready for an interactive experience in this Archeological wonder! *UPON REQUEST, The Colosseum, Ancient Amphitheater could be explained to you by one of our passionate guides, for an entirely private guided tour. The unimaginable wonders you will learn will leave you speechless. A perfect mix of history, fun facts and down to earth explanations, to share with you some interesting details on what makes this place so unique. Select your option for a private guided tour of the Colosseum, directly during the booking process! Many youngsters have often asked, is it really that old? Is the Colosseum a reproduction of what once was? No my friends, the Colosseum that we all know and love is the real deal, in the flesh. Well, in stone. This Giant was created nearly 2000 years ago It was used for entertainment primarily. Although the sources of entertainment was quite different back then. In fact the Colosseum was built to host all sorts of games, from hunting scenes to Naval battles and the infamous Gladiator fights. Next on the Ancient Rome Tour, the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, where Roman Civilization truly began You will walk through the ancient ruins of temples, markets and churches of the Roman Forum. Here is where the Ancient Romans conducted their affairs, business, religious, and political. It hosted several Governmental buildings and a great Market Place. A place to gather the people, to shop, to discuss politics, to worship pagan Gods and sometimes protest. Anything relevant that happened in the City Center, would happen here. There are several other places in Rome from the Imperialistic period and more recent, you don't want to miss Such as the Arch of Constantine and Capitoline Hill, the head of Rome's Politics today. Hosting the mayor's office and one of the most fascinating Museums on Roman History, i Musei Capitolini. The square of Capitoline Hill was designed by Michelangelo himself! Next on the list would be Pantheon. But why not grab a bite to eat first? After your morning tour, your driver will be happy to recommend one of the best, typical Roman restaurants or “Trattorias” in the area. Then off to the Pantheon. One of the most beautiful buildings of Ancient Rome. Built to worship "All the Gods", it was converted to church in the Catholic era, becoming one of the most beautiful active Basilicas in the World! And resting place to some of the most famous and important figures through time, like Italy's King and Queen consort and the famous artist Raphael. Last but not least, you will drive to the ancient Appian Way where you will have the chance to stop and visit one of the famous Catacombs located in the area. You will have the opportunity of visiting Rome literally on every level. These catacombs are so fascinating, you will really find their story are intriguing, In some areas of Underground Rome, you will find miles-long tunnels in Catacombs that are even 4 stories-deep. After such an exciting experience in the depths of Rome, you will return to Civitavecchia Port.
Do you have a layover in the Airport and don't know what to do with yourself? Are you embarking on a cruise and have a few hours on your hands? This might be something fun to consider, instead of waiting patiently for your travel plans to fall into place. A private 4-hour pre or post Rome cruise tour and transfer, for a quick review of the major sites. What Pre or Post Rome cruise Tour entails is a combination of convenience, time and excitement Pick up can take place in either Fiumicino (airport or Hotel), Civitavecchia Cruise Port or Rome Hotel. A tour of the city to visit the best famous places and then reach your drop off location, may it be the dock of your cruise ship, the Airport or any other location. It doesn't matter if you are starting a cruise or you're ending it. Why spend a day, hanging around in boredom, when you can enjoy some time in Rome, to take in as much as possible before your departure? A nice introduction to the Eternal city or finish off your time in Rome by seeing places you haven't seen previously. There is always something to see or do in Rome. A typical itinerary in three hours in Rome would normally include the most famous sites Pantheon Trevi Fountain Spanish Steps Colosseum But you have three hours! Do what you want to do, see what you want to see. Your tour driver is there to assist you, give you hints and ideas. Tell him your interests and places you'd like to visit and he will give you the best recommendations and take you there. Make every moment of your time count! A private transfer and small tour of Rome, there is always something new to do! Consider this private Rome tour and transfer to Rome-Civitavecchia Port or Fiumicino Airport (or vice-versa), the cost for the transfer is included in the service! You don’t need to worry about your luggage for this private pre or post cruise Rome tour: your tour driver will stay at the vehicle at all times, while you visit Rome’s sites and will guard all your luggage and personal effects. Finally, at the end of the tour, your driver will take you directly to your request location in Civitavecchia, Rome or Airport.
We will pick you up at your hotel or restaurant, for this Private Rome By Night Tour. You can feel the charming atmosphere of this romantic city among the monuments, over the Capitol Hill, Roman Forum, Colosseum, Spanish Steps, Piazza del Popolo, the unmissable Trevi Fountain and the Vatican City for the breathtaking view of St. Peter’s Basilica illuminated. Then, you will continue onto the Gianicolo Hill for an unforgettable view over the monumental, ancient Rome on the other bank of the Tiber River. From here, you can admire Piazza Navona, a fashionable and crowded meeting point for Romans, or decide to stroll around and explore Testaccio District, the best place in the city to eat a very good pizza and have a traditional glass of Italian wine. Get inspired, by the magic of the Eternal City. In the cobble stone streets, you can only hear the water simmering from the fountains in every hidden corner of every alley.
Our private driver will pick you up in any requested location in Florence. He will escort you at the Train Station of Santa Maria Novella, in one of our luxury vehicles. Enjoy the ride and the full assistance of one of our private drivers. For full comfort, we highly recommend to let us know the amount and size of luggage, to offer the best possible vehicle according to your specific needs. This private transfer can be absolutely be arranged either way.
When Docking into Civitavecchia Port, you want to make sure to experience your time in Rome and Vatican the best way! That's why we are here. To offer you the best possible experience of Rome and The Vatican in a day. Start off with one of our private tour drivers to greet you, directly at the dock of your cruise ship in Civitavecchia Port. After a brief introduction, you'll tour will start. Arrive in Rome to find hundreds of different sceneried in one setting, a mix of Ancient architectures, Nature and Modern infrastructure. All perfectly coexisting. Welcome to Rome on a private tour of Rome and Vatican! First off, Piazza Venezia to admire The Monument of the first Italian king. Furthermore, there’s Mussolini’s balcony, the Capitoline Hill (one of Rome’s seven legendary hills) and the Roman Forum. Make sure not to miss the Colosseum! After that, you’ll head to the Pantheòn, Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, and enjoy the outstanding view of Rome from the Pincio Terrace, and Piazza Navona. After so many fantastic things you've already seen this morning, you'll have to "carb up" for the best part of your tour! The Vatican Museums Your private tour driver will take you at the entrance, that unmissable doorway, surmounted by high walls and a distinctive plaque that says " Musei Vaticani" he will give you all the instructions on how to enjoy your time in the Museums completely along with the Sistine Chapel. *Upon request, we can arrange one of our expert guides inside the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel: Having one of our qualified guides would offer you an immersive opportunity, to learn absolutely everything there is to know about this incredible place: From peculiar traditions to art, history and literature, along with granting you direct access to Saint Peter's Basilica. Since the only known public entrance to Saint Peter's would be from all the way outside in the Square (for which the lines are usually very long) our guides have permission to enter the Basilica directly from inside the Vatican, after you've visited the Sistine Chapel! Visiting the Basilica other than with the guide would not be possible. Since it's entrance is free, it is usually very crowded, lines are very long not leaving enough time for you to visit it, if without a guide Since we have top level experts, the costs are appropriate to the quality of service. In case you are considering one of our private guides to take an exclusive tour of the Vatican, you can select its service during the booking process to add it to the cost for the tour. However, if you are more incline to visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, without the Basilica as a priority, we definitely recommend visiting the Vatican on your own. At your own pace, to fully appreciate everything you'll see, without having to stick to a prearranged itinerary. You could also consider Audio-guides, with amazing explanations and virtual itineraries to choose from. For a personalized tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. At a lighter rate, given the extra costs. We will be happy to arrange skip the line tickets, with privileged entrance of course, (bookable as extras) for you to explore the Vatican's freely on your own. This way you can enjoy visiting each chamber, admiring beautiful artifacts, statues, paintings and frescoes in any of the Museums inside the Vatican you'd like to see, entirely at your own pace! Audio-guide tickets, to download directly on your phone, for an interactive tour of the Museums and Sistine Chapel, still at your own pace. Spending your time in awe and your nose in the air! The most incredible beauty awaits! Visiting the Vatican Museums on your own, will allow you to visit the different wings , like Raphael's Rooms, Cortile Della Pigna, Belvedere, Gallery of Candelabra, the Gallery of Tapestries or the Gallery of Maps. And the Sistine Chapel. Since the Basilica of Sain't Peter's has free access, they've devoted it's entrance directly from Saint Peter's Square, so there isn't a way to enter the Basilica from inside the Museums. Just know that depending on the number of visits in a day, some wings might be closed. But this won't matter at all, we can assure you, there is just so much to see, you'll hardly even notice! Last but not least, on this Rome and Vatican tour, the magnificent Sistine Chapel! This incredible masterpiece, Michelangelo's heritage. We don't want to say too much about it, because we don't want to spoil the surprise. Just know that you will have some time, inside this chapel, to take a moment. To reflect on the overwhelming beauty. Take a seat in one of the chairs placed at it's sides, or stand in the middle and look up, to study the different details of the scenes and stories that have inspired the artist. Then you'll head to the exit, walking along the famous spiral stairwell. Still in awe, after the incredible experience. You'll reunite with your tour driver at the exit and then head back to Civitavecchia Port, to board your ship in perfect time.
As if our private tours weren’t exclusive enough, we present you our newest addition. A private boat tour on the most beautiful shores in Italy: The definition of Wanderlust! This tour generally starts from one of the Argentario area towns' port, or Civitavecchia Port (contact our staff, for pickup and drop off in your requested location or a meeting point directly in Port), where you will board your personal cabin cruiser, Cranchi Z34 speedboat. Your skipper will welcome you on board and following a quick breefing on the day, you'll enjoy a nice greeting breakfast. Warm breakfast pastries, Espresso, American coffee, tea and juice. What a sweet delight! A memorable exclusive tour of the coastal line of the Thyrrenian Sea. You will head to the breath-taking Monte Argentario area, one of the most exclusive territories in the World, possibly. Famous for it’s lagoons, crystal clear water and cliffs. Your skipper, will transform in a fantastic chef and arrange a delicious light-lunch for you. Typical Italian delicacies and beverages (no alcohol). Tour the incomparable beauty with the exclusiveness of a private boat and skipper, on a itinerary including plaves like Porto Ercole, Isola del Giglio and Isola di Giannutri, to gaze into the blue sea, surrounding islands and lagoons of the Monte Argentario area. At the end of the day, at around 6pm you will return to the dock. As if this experience didn't already have everything, you can choose to add the following customizations, for an extra cost: To add to the above experience, instead of a nice light lunch, your skipper will cook a delicious fish-based lunch for you, to enjoy with wine from the best wineries (Falanghina del Sannio, Passerina Marchigiana, Sella e Mosa, etc) In addition to the fish based lunch experience, enjoy an Italian Style aperitivo on board, at sunset, with a chilled bottle of Prosecco *The above additionals, can be purchased and reserved during the booking process. For any other requests, please contact our office. We can arrange private transportation from/to your requested location before and after the boat tour. (Contact our staff) Itinerary Your skipper will welcome you on the dock. While a quick breefing on the day, he will serve you a delicious breakfast. During the tour along the coast, depending on your request and booked extras, he will serve you either a light lunch or a full delicious lunch. A memorable tour of the coastal line of the lower Tuscan Region, to the Mount Argentario. Gorgeous views, beautiful landscapes from the sea an entertaining skipper who will give you wonderful explanations on the itinerary for your day. At the end of this private boat tour, your skipper will take you back to Port. This private tour can be arranged for 1 to 6 people tops.
We are delighted to present you an exclusive luxury activity in Rome A private drive on one of the latest-models of Ferrari, through the streets of the Eternal city. A journey so unique, tailored to your needs. Escorted by one of our personal drivers or if you'd like to experience the thrill of driving it yourself. Select your favourite model: Ferrari 296 GTB, Ferrari SF90 Stradale, Ferrari SF90 Spider, Ferrari 296 GTB, Ferrari F8 Tributo, Ferrari F8 Spider, Ferrari Roma, Ferrari Portofino, Ferrari 488 Pista, Ferrari 488 Spider, Ferrari 812 GTS Let us take care of the rest. And before you know it, you will be immersed in some of the most beautiful sceneries in the World, in Rome, behind the wheel of a Supercar. Send us your enquiry, to learn more on the several options we can arrange. Just know, that if you are looking for a once in a life time activity during your time in Rome, Italy, you've come to the right place. Whether you are having a Rome vacation, or docked in Civitavecchia Port for a day. A luxurious tour on a Ferrari, is an exhilarating memory of La Dolce Vita. Because what better way to spend your time in Rome, if not doing something original? Like driving your personal Ferrari through the city.
When you are visiting Rome and wanting to try something new and exciting, this private tour takes the "off the beaten path" activity to a whole other level! A private tour in the woods of the inland Roman Countryside, to discover ancient traditions: Truffle Hunting! Your private tour driver will welcome you in your Hotel or any other requested location in Rome, to take you for the beautiful countryside. As you enjoy a nice ride on a luxury Mercedes vehicle, you will travel to the beautiful area of the Bracciano Lake. A famous, vulcanic lake dotted with quaint villages and castles. All around the lake is woods. A green, dense woods with a peculiar selection of fauna and flora, home to a rich variety of delicious mushrooms and, you guessed it, Truffles! You'll be headed for the Woods of Manziana, just a few miles away from the town of Bracciano on the lake (world famous for the Odescalchi castle, where Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were married, among of other vip events) You will meet your hunter for the day. A high truffle expert and with his dogs, the two hour hunt in the woods begins. As you follow the trails of the focused hounds, your hunter guide will tell you all about this precious product of the Earth. And then the excitement begins, when the dogs traces the truffles buried in the soil, next to tree trunks and rocks, learn how to extract them and the different truffle hunting techniques. After collecting the prize, the hunter will take you to his house, where a different selections of dishes will be prepared with the truffles you've found. Enjoy a nice, rich lunch to go with home made deserts, wines and liquors, all prepared for the occasion. And after lunch, why not take a stroll to explore the surrounding Lake view villages of Anguillara and Trevignano? For the perfect ending of a perfect day, in the Roman Countryside. At the end of this day tour your private tour driver will take you back to your Rome hotel, with wonderful memories of a delightful day, in the heart of Italy!
Enjoy a relaxing, smooth ride in a comfortable, air-conditioned Luxury Vehicle for your private transfer from Rome Hotel or Airport to Milan. The best solution to reach your destination: Private deluxe transportation, personal driver to suite your every need and customization, to make your road trip more enjoyable. This transfer service can be scheduled also vice-versa. To make sure we offer you our best possible solution, we always recommend to let us know the size and quantity of luggage, so that we can fully satisfy your every need for a comfortable, relaxing private transfer. With our transfer service just relax, and enjoy the ride, let us take care of the rest.
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Visit Naples and you will be transported in another reality in its historical city center and between Via dei Tribunali and Via Spaccanapoli you will reach the famous San Gregorio Armeno, or the street of the Nativity Scene.
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Explore the Sistine Chapel, one of the main event in the itinerary of many tourists from all over the world.