Eternal Rome + The Glory of Ancient Rome + Lunch

Morning:
Departure from Piazza Esquilino (Bus Terminal) through Venezia square we will reach St. Peter’s square (Visit) of the Square and St. Peter’s Basilica. The Saint Peter’s Basilica, was rebuilt in the XVI and XVII Centuries, the interior is decorated with thousands of gilt tesserae, prized marble, Byzantine and Baroque mosaics, the renowned Pieta by Michelangelo and the Saint Peter’s Tomb.
 

The area of Piazza Navona follows the size and shape of the ancient Domitian’s Stadium of the Roman Era. Piazza Navona is longitudinally marked by the presence of three fountains, the side "Fountain of Neptune or Calderoni" and "Fountain of the Moor" by Giacomo della Porta, while the central "Fountain of the Four Rivers" was designed by Bernini. In front of this stands the church with a Greek cross of St. Agnes in Agone, which was completed in 1652 by Borromini.
 
The Pantheon, a real architectonical wonder of ancient Rome, also admired and studied by Michelangelo, today it’s the burial place of Raffaello and of Italian Kings.

Trevi Fountain, a masterpiece by Nicola Salvi . The tour concludes here. (Drop at hotel not included)

On Religious Holidays the tours may not be operating.

On Wednesday due to the Papal Audience the Basilica will be visited only from outside.
 
Important information: No shorts, no sleeveless outfits permitted

Afternoon:
The tour starts from the Square of the Esquilino (Bus Terminal) and continues with a visit at the Coliseum, Rome's greatest amphitheater built by the Emperor Vespasian in 72 A.C. This place was host to bloody fights between beasts and gladiators.

The Palatine Hill was the Emperors’ residence. Here are located the houses of Augustus and Livia, the residence of the Severi and Tiberius’ Domus, with its large stadium and the terraces from which, an impressive view of the Circus Maximus is appreciated.

The Roman Forum was the real historical center of Republican and Imperial Rome, with its ancient Basilicas, triumphal arches, honorary columns, ancient pagan cemeteries and the covered market on four levels that Trajan had raised.

At the center of the Forum, after twenty centuries, it is possible to walk on the same cobble-stones of the Sacred Way, leading to the Capitoline Hill.

The Square of Venice, in which at the center rises the monumental complex called Vittoriano, dedicated to the King Victor Emmanuel II in 1911.


Highlights: St. Peter’s Square and St. Peter’s Basilica, The Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Coliseum, Roman Forum, Capitoline Hill, The Square of Venice

What’s included:
Morning: Pick up from hotel, Walking tour, Licensed English speaking guide, Entrance skip the line
Lunch
Afternoon:
Pick up from hotel, Walking tour, Licensed English speaking guide, Entrance skip the line
Not included: Drop off at the hotel. The tour ends at the Trevi Fountain
Available: Every day
Starting at: Morning 8:30 a.m., Afternoon 2:30 p.m.
Duration: Morning 3 hours + Afternoon 3 hours = 6 hours (approx.) + Lunch time
Person: Min 1, Max 40

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