Monuments of Rome
Rome is a unique city and is so-called Eternal for having witnessed periods of extreme wealth, as well as decadence and hardship. Throughout its history, Rome has survived and revived itself, gathering all the knowledge, memories and artefacts of those periods to form the landscape of the Rome we know today. Our tour will depart from Piazza San Bernardo, where the Moses’ Fountain can be found, we will head towards Piazza Della Repubblica, previously known as Dell’ Esedra – its centrepiece being the Fountain of Naiadi, which sits directly on top of the old ruins of the Diocleziano’s Baths. We will continue towards Via Piemonte, the Aurelian Walls, Porta Pinciana, Via Veneto and Via Nazionale. After this detailed visit of the important parts of the city, the guided tour will lead you to the Trevi Fountain, a baroque jewel, and to the Pantheon, originally a pagan temple that is open to the public. We will head to Palazzo Madama, seat of the Senate of the Republic, and then reach the stunning Piazza Navona, built on the ruins of the Domitian’s Circus. Then you will have the chance to admire Castel Sant’Angelo and to visit St. Peter’s Basilica. Please do not wear shorts or sleeveless clothing.
Monuments of Ancient Rome
With this tour you will enjoy the splendour of the Classic Roman Empire. Leaving Piazza San Bernardo, adorned by Moses Fountain, heading to Piazza Della Repubblica and going along Via Nazionale, we will arrive in Piazza Venezia. Crossing the square we will leave on one side the Memorial to King Vittorio Emanuele II and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. After this view of an important part of the city, the guided tour will take you to visit the square of the Capitol, the result of Michelangelo’s architectural and magicical genius. Simple but stately, the square is the seat of Rome’s Town Hall, from here you will enjoy the unique panorama of the Forum and of the Palatine Hill with a view of the massive structure of the Colosseum. We will then walk along the ancient pavement, which crosses the evocative ruins of the Roman Forum, the Curia and the Reggia. You will then be able to admire the Temple of Vesta, the Arch of Titus and the Arch of Costantine. The tour continues towards the Circus Maximum, the Aventine Hill and a visit to the Basilica San Paolo Fuori Le Mura.
One day in Rome with lunch
Our guides will lead you to a journey through the centuries, showing you the most ancient pieces of evidence, both pagan and religious, which are the heritage of Rome – a city full of treasures and memories of incomparable charm. For more details, please see the above tours (1 and 2). Please do not wear shorts or sleeveless clothing.
The main purpose of this tour is to visit the Vatican Museum. Leaving Piazza San Bernardo, adorned by Moses’ Fountain, we will head to Piazza Della Repubblica, with the Fountain of Naiadi situated at the centre. We will then continue with our itinerary, passing Via Piemonte, the Aurelian Walls, Porta Pinciana, the Muro Torto and Villa Borghese. After this view of an important part of the city, we will visit the Vatican Museums and the Vatican Galleries. You will be able to admire the modern entrance built for the 2000 Jubilee, the Galleries of the Chandeliers, of the Tapestries and of the Geographical Maps, the Sobiesky Hall and the Immaculate Conception Hall. We will then stop to admire the Sistine Chapel frescoed by Michelangelo and finish the tour in the Ancient Vatican Library. Please do not wear shorts or sleeveless clothing.
Departing from Piazza San Bernardo and crossing Piazza Della Repubblica, we will go along Via Nazionale to reach the Basilica of St. Mary Major, built on the Esquiline Hill in 352AD. The tour will then continue to the Basilica of St. John in Lateran and then from there, we will go to the Holy Stairs climbed by Jesus Christ to reach Pilate’s Palace. The tour will then again start by coach, crossing Piazza San Giovanni and Via Latina. Tavelling along the Mura Latine, the tour will pass through the Porta Di San Sebastiano to arrive on the Ancient Appia Way, where we will find the Chapel of “Domine Quo Vadis”. We will finally arrive at the Catacombs of St. Callixtus, where the visit will take about 45 minutes (on Wednesdays the visit will be at the Catacombs of Santa Domitilla). On the way back, from the coach you will have an excellent view of the Caracalla Baths.
Rome by night
Sitting comfortably in a deluxe coach, we will follow a charming itinerary, witnessing the ancient origins and the successive cultural and historical artefacts, which now characterize the City of Rome. Departing from Piazza San Bernardo, where Moses’ Fountain can be found, we will head towards Piazza Della Repubblica and then pass Via Veneto, Palazzo Margherita, Porta Pinciana, Villa Borghese, Piazzale Flaminio, Via Flaminia, Piazza Del Popolo, Piazza Augusto Imperatore and Via Del Corso to arrive at the Trevi Fountain, where we will stop for a visit. We will then continue along Via Quattro Fontane, where you will be amazed by the Fountains of the Four Seasons. From Via Nazionale, descending towards Piazza Venezia, we will see the Memorial to King Vittorio Emanuele II and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The itinerary will also include the Capitol, the Imperial Forum, the Colosseum, the Palatine Hill, the Aventine Hill, the Circus Maximus, the Synagogue and Piazza Navona. On the way back we will also pass Castel Sant’Angelo and St. Peter’s Basilica.
Public audience with the Holy Father
A panoramic tour of the city: Piazza San Bernardo with Moses’ Fountain, Piazza Della Repubblica with the Fountain of Naiadi, Via Veneto, Piazzale Flaminio, Via Flaminia, the Olympic Village, Ponte Milvio, Lungotevere, Foro Italico and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Travelling along the Lungotevere towards Castel Sant’Angelo, we will reach Via Della Conciliazione and finally Piazza San Pietro. We will then enter the Nervi Hall to attend the papal audience. Return at the end of the audience. Please do not wear shorts or sleeveless clothing.