Day 1: Imperial Rome from Traian Column to Coliseum
Arrival at Fiumicino airport in the morning. Collect luggage and transfer to the city center by private coach.
Meeting with local guide for a tour of Traian Column, Vittoriano and Campidoglio.
Transfer in Hotel for the check in. Time at disposal for lunch.
Meet again your guide in front of the Hotel for the second part of the excursion : you will visit the main archeological sites as Coliseum, Roman Forum and Palatine hill.
Transfer back to the hotel and free time for relaxing.
Welcome dinner at local restaurant. Overnight.
Day 2: Vatican Museums, Trastevere Stroll with Dinner in Osteria
Breakfast. Transfer by private coach to Vatican City.
Meet your local guide in front of the Museum Entrance and start your private tour of the Vatican Museums and St.Peter’s Basilica.
At the end of the tour, enjoy some time at leisure for lunch, a walk or shopping before a late afternoon guided tour in Trastevere.
Pick up in front of the Hotel for bus transfer to Trastevere, where you will meet your guide to begin a stroll of this lively area.
Trastevere is a neighborhood like no other. Its ivy-coated, cobblestone streets come alive at night earning it comparisons to Greenwich Village and Paris’s Left Bank. It’s where Romans choose to eat with their families on a Sunday and where young Romans go for buzzing nightlife at evenings and weekends. You can’t leave Rome without walking through these streets, tasting the best food on offer, and taking a million pictures of this amazing hotspot.
This is the best place to enjoy a true Roman dinner in a unique atmosphere.
Dinner in Typical Osteria with a menù of the Roman tradition. Transfer back to the hotel and overnight.
Day 3: Tivoli and Villa d’ Este, Frascati wine tasting and dinner
Breakfast. Meet the guide and departe for a guided tour in Tivoli, 30 Kms. east of Rome
Admire the Villa D’Este, one of the most beautiful residences of the Renaissance.
The Villa’s countless fountains, set in the heart of magnificent Italian style gardens, create a delightfully graceful symphony of carved stone, shade, sunlight and water. the afternoon transfer to the Roman countryside.
Free time for lunch.
Following the long sequences of mighty archers running through Rome’s outskirts and countryside, continue your way to Castelli Romani area celebrated for landscapes beloved by poets, painters and writers of the 19th century Romantic Era, to see the Pope’s Summer Palace perched on the slopes of an extinct volcano whose crater holds a superb lake. Visit charming Castelgandolfo where the Pope meets pilgrims in summer and then Nemi with its medieval castle overlooking a smaller enchanting lake where Emperors Caligula and Nerone used to orchestrate refined sumptuous banquets and feasts on luxuriously rigged rafts to entertain and surprise visiting foreign dignitaries. This famed area is considered one of the most beautiful spots in Italy and is the bronze-age cradle of the Latin peoples and language who later were to found Rome on the banks of the Tiber river.
Admire Cardinal Aldobrandini’s Villa, begun in 1598, a monumental country palace-estate with baroque sculptured gardens and art-work and after an opportunity of pleasantly mingling with the natives of Frascati to enjoy the warm and communicative Italian village way of life, maybe shop for a traditional “Pupazze”,a woman-shaped symbol of fertility with three breasts.
H 16.30 You will visit a local winery producing the typical wine of the Roman castles area. You will taste both 3 types of wine, paired with the Frascati traditional products including pecorino cheese with wine jelly, local cuts, olives, ricotta cheese, breads and pizzas wood hoven cooked, pasta and the typical wine cookies.
Transfer back to hotel in Rome, overnight.
Day 4: Squares & Fountains of Rome with Pic-Nic at Villa Borghese, Departure
After breakfast, check out and start your guided tour of the Squares & Fountains of Rome.
At the end of the excursion, relax and enjoy a Pic-Nic at Villa Borghese Park. Transfer to the airport for departure.
Departure: Available all year long
from 535 euro per person in double room based on 25 participants
The tour is fully customizable