Within this historic city there is more than just the remains of the gladiators that fought within the arena. There is beautiful architecture that has been designed 2000 years ago. If you aren't into the history don't be swayed into thinking that Rome cant be for you. The food in Rome is another delicacy within itself with traditional pizza's and freshly roasted coffee that you can try at local cafés.
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- Colosseum – The symbol of Rome is the Roman Empire’s
largest amphitheatre. Learn the truth about the bloody events
that took place inside.
- Pantheon – This architectural masterpiece acts as the final
resting place for Rome’s kings. An opening in the dome lets
light flood into the interior.
• 4* accommodation including buffet breakfast
• Excursions and entrance fees
• Lunch during Naples tour
• Overseas private airport return transfers
• Return flights from UK
Arrive in to Rome and transfer to your hotel.
After breakfast, all participants shall gather at the hotel. First, you will cross Piazza della Repubblica with the Fountain of Naiades, together with a local guide,and enjoy a pleasant walk through the historic centre, which allows you to admire the Trevi Fountain, the Column of Marcus Aurelius, Palazzo Montecitorio, designed By Bernini, the Pantheon (tour), Palazzo Madama, seat of the Senate of the Republic and Piazza Navona. Past Castel Sant’Angelo, the bus will take you to St. Peter's Basilica where the guide will tell you everything about the Basilica from the outside.
This morning, the bus will take you to Piazza Venezia, then you will continue on foot to the famous Piazza del Campidoglio designed by Michelangelo, where you can admire wonderful views of the Roman Forum. Then the bus will take you to the Aventine hill and the glorious Circus Maximus. You will stop to admire the beautiful statue of Moses by Michelangelo, at the Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, and from there, you can reach the symbol of the eternal city: the majestic Coliseum. The tour ends at the meeting point closest to the hotel. Return to the hotel with no transfer provided.
The Austostrada del Sole, heading south, will take you through the green Roman countryside. Halfway you will see the Abbey of Montecassino, famous for the great battle of World War II. Then you will reach the port of Mergellina and, walking along the promenade, will Santa Lucia, an old fishing district, where Castel del Ovo is located. You will leave the city travelling through the fertile valley of Vesuvius to reach Pompeii, where you will have lunch. In the afternoon, always accompanied by your guide, your archaeological tour of the old town will start (2 hours approximately). Buried under a layer of ashes and affected by an unexpected eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, Pompeii was brought back to life after almost 1,700 years, and after all these years you can still enjoy the magical and dark atmosphere of those terrible moments. At the end of tour you will start your trip back to Rome, which will last about 3 hours. But first you will visit a former factory of cameos and corals. The tour ends at the meeting point closest to the hotel. Return to the hotel with no transfer provided.
From Piazza della Repubblica, with the central Fountain of Naiades, and then Piazzale Flaminio you will see Piazza Popolo, the old gate to the capital from the north, and the central Egyptian obelisk dating back to the time of Ramesses II. Then, through the Vatican walls, you will enter the Vatican Museums. A guide will take you to the beautiful helical staircase to admire the Gallery of Tapestries and the Gallery of Maps, finally arriving at the Sistine Chapel, with the wonderful fresco of the Last Judgment, by Michelangelo. At the end of the tour, you may decide to stay within the museum a little longer or take the transfer to the meeting point closest to the hotel. Return to the hotel with no transfer provided.
Enjoy breakfast in the hotel before transferring to the airport for your onward flights home.