Rome full day tour

You will be picked up and taken to the dock in Civitavecchia, about an hour driving time. We'll start our tour from Piazza Venezia, the central spot of the city. It is dominated by the gigantic monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, and has been sarcastically nicknamed 'the wedding cake'. Capitol Hill and the Roman Forum are a mere ten minute car ride away. Your view of the glorious Forum Romanum is breathtaking. This was the site of the political and religious center of Ancient Rome.
After a short walk from here, you will feel fully immersed in the spectacular Piazza del Campidoglio. This piazza was commissioned by Pope Paul III, and designed by Michelangelo Buonarroti. It was a tribute to Emperor Charles V's visit to Rome. The Jewish Ghetto is close by, and so we'll take the opportunity to explore the absorbing history of the Jewish community in Rome. At one time, Pope Paul IV enacted a law which restricted Jewish citizens to reside only within the high walled area. After many improvised stops, you'll arrive at the Piazza Navona to view the stunning fountains created by Bernini. There, you will also see the Church of Santa Agnese, which was commissioned to be built by Borromini, the artistic rival of Bernini. Due to the fact that many of
these attractions are in close proximity to one another, you will have the opportunity to see many sites in a relatively short period of time. Your lecturer-guide-driver will enable you to use your time most efficiently, getting to and through these sites.
When this tour is completed, you will have a comprehensive understanding of The Eternal City.
Perhaps you will also have a list of sites that you will want to explore further, upon your inevitable return. If you wish, and upon your request, lunch will be served in an authentic Italian
restaurant on the route of the Appian Way. We'll have you back to your ship according to your needs.

A 3-hour Vatican Museum walking tour is available upon request.

  Participants information:

tour category: Van and English speaking driver

tour availability : everyday

tour duration : 9 hours

pick up time: on demand

participants meeting place
: pier of Civitavecchia

tour cost: per party of up to 7 people - Euros 450

licensed guide: available upon request (Vatican and Forum)

Lunch time: Highly recommended

entrance tickets: Colosseum and Catacombs

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