This is a private full day tour with one of our expert guides packs all the most important things to see in Rome in approximately seven (7) hours of history, art, architecture, and archaeology, with a couple of refreshment stops along the way. Colosseum, Roman Forum, Circus Maximus, Palatine Hill, Imperial Fora, Piazza Venezia, Capitoline Hill, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, and Campo de’ Fiori in the morning, and a fact filled Vatican afternoon comprising the magnificent Vatican museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Church, and St. Peter’s Square.
A day in Rome: a taste of eternity in the monuments, in the streets and in the squares of one of the most beatiful cities of the world.
MORNING: COLOSSEUM AND ANCIENT CITY
This tour begins at the Colosseum. Built by the Emperor Vespasian in 72 A.C. it is Rome’s greatest amphitheater and has hosted innumerable bloody battles between beasts and gladiators. The Palatine hill located here are the houses of Augustus and Livia, the residence of the Severi and Tiberius’ Domus; so named the Emperors’ residence. Thanks to its large stadium and the terraces an impressive view of the Circus Maximus can be appreciated. The Roman Forum Began as a Market place and soon became the hub of Rome for economics, religion and politics- the real historical center, with its ancient Basilicas, triumphal arches, honorary columns, ancient pagan cemeteries and the Quad leveled market. At the center of the Forum walk the same cobble-stones that have been walked for over twenty centuries, known as the Sacred Way, leading to the Capitoline Hill. The Pantheon, admired and studied by Michelangelo, a true architectonical wonder of Ancient Rome and which today it is the burial place of Raffaello and of Italian Kings. The Square of Venice, Rising at the center, is the monumental complex called Vittoriano was dedicated to King Victor Emmanuel II in 1911 and also called Altar of the Fatherland. From there, a lovely stroll will take us to Piazza Navona to cover the Fountain of the Four Rivers by Bernini and the Church of St Agnes by Borromini, while hearing about the rivalry between these two artists supposedly evident in their architecture. Another short stroll will take us to the beautiful Trevi Fountain, inspired by Roman triumphal arches, is the largest and most famous Baroque fountain in Rome. There you will hear about the abundance of water and fountains in Rome
AFTERNOON: VATICAN CITY
Vatican: Visitors to Rome always take with them profound memories of art and history once visiting the Vatican. This art collection includes works by Raphael, Michelangelo and Caravaggi along with other Roman and Greek Masterpieces. Attracting thousands of visitors each year, after renovation, are the glorious Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica.
Vatican Museums - The various galleries house the most important ancient art collection in the world. 7 Km to walk across, 1,400 rooms with 65,000 works of art. Containing such items as Tapestries with Flemish and Italian examples ,candelabras with fresco paintings and statues; and the historical maps painted by Danti in the XV c. Bernini’s Royal Staircase leads to Saint Peter‘s Basilica, rebuilt in the XVI and XVII c. The Basilica’s interior is decorated with thousands of gilt tesserae, prized marble, Byzantine and Baroque mosaics, and holds the renowned Pieta by Michelangelo as well as Saint Peter’s Tomb.
The Sistine Chapel painted by Botticelli, Signorelli, Rosselli, Ghirlandaio, Pinturicchio and Perugino and the famous ceiling painted by Michelangelo along with other examples of his work.
Find answers to questions you have about the Catholic Church. Learn with us the meaning behind the art, both historical and present day. Our expert and knowledgeable guides make this pleasurable as well as time saving and efficient during your private tour.
NO SHORTS, NO SLEEVELESS OUTFITS PERMITTED.
We would advise against carrying back-packs, umbrellas, and other bulky items.
Note: Trevi Fountain (closed to the public until further notice, so will be included an alternative route)
Please let us know if you would like a custom itinerary.
Available: Every day, Except Sunday and public holydays.
Persons: Min 1- Max 10 .
Price per tour: 1-2 pax € 585,00; 3-4 pax € 710,00; 5-6 pax € 840,00; 7-8 pax € 965,00; 9-10 pax € 1095,00.
- Highlights: Visit of the Roman Forum, the Coliseum and Palatine Hill. Capitoline Hill, the Pantheon, Marcellus Theater, Circus Maximus, The Square of Venice, Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain. Visit of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Cathedral.
- What’s included:
- 7 hours walking tour
- Priority skip the line Colosseum tickets
- Licensed English speaking guide
- Private Colosseum inside tour
- Private Roman Forum tour
- Private ancient Rome tour
- Private Roman fountains tour
- Private Roman piazzas tourSkip-the-line entrance Tickets to the Vatican
- Private Vatican City tour
- Private Vatican Museums tour
- Private Sistine Chapel tour
- Private St. Peter’s Basilica tour