EXCURSIONS - Splendors of Italy with Rome 2016

Splendors of Italy with Rome (LOE)

10 Day Tour from Milan to Rome

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On this Splendors of Italy tour, you'll spend six nights in Milan with leisure time to explore the city and excursions to Venice, Turin, and Florence. In each of these cities, you'll have a guided tour where you will see the must-see attractions. In Milan, your sightseeing includes a visit to the magnificent Sforzesco Castle grounds; the glass-domed Galleria, with its designer shops and famous cafés; and more. Among the many sights in Venice, visit Doges’ Palace, with its gothic architecture, and the Bridge of Sighs, built in the 17th century. Leisure time in the city gives you the opportunity to take an optional gondola ride or perhaps to sit in St. Mark's Square for prime people watching. In Turin, the birthplace of the Fiat car, you'll walk through the historic center and visit the 18th-century Basilica of Superga, home to the tombs of many princes and kings of the House of Savoy. Among the many attractions you’ll see in Florence, see Michelangelo's David and enjoy a guided walking tour through the historic center.

It’s not enough to just visit these cities and their sights. You want to hear their histories, their secrets, and their stories. Throughout this Italy tour, you’ll be accompanied by a Tour Director and Local Guides from the areas—people who can bring these destinations to life with in-depth, firsthand knowledge of the cities. They may even teach you a little Italian if you ask!

At the conclusion of your tour, travel via high-speed train to Rome, where you’ll have guided sightseeing of the must-see attractions and leisure time to explore the city. All services in Rome, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Monograms. What more could you ask for in a vacation to Italy?
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

MILAN
Special welcome and farewell dinners at a local restaurant; guided walking tour, visit the Sforzesco Castle grounds and admire Duomo Square and the Galleria
MILAN-VENICE-MILAN
By high-speed train (first class)
VENICE
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Private water-taxi through the Grand Canal; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs: glassblower’s demonstration
TURIN
Orientation drive, admire the Mole Antonelliana, walk through the historic center to the cathedral that houses the Holy Shroud; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy lunch at Eataly; visit the Basilica of Superga
MILAN-FLORENCE-MILAN
By high-speed train (first class)
FLORENCE
By high-speed train (first class), Guided walking tour, visit the Academy of Fine Arts to see Michelangelo’s David; admire the Duomo, the Baptistry and Giotto’s Bell Tower, visit Signoria Square; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy lunch at Finisterrae restaurant
MILAN-ROME
By High-speed train
ROME
Guided sightseeing, visit the Colosseum and Roman Forum, the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica
Headsets throughout the tour

Transportation:

High-speed first-class train, motorcoach; mini-buses may be used

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 special lunches in Turin and Florence; 2 three-course dinners with wine: special welcome and farewell dinners in Milan

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Arrive in Milan, Italy

Welcome to Milan! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and leave the hotel for a special welcome dinner with wine at a local restaurant.

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Day 2 Milan

In the morning, enjoy a walking tour with a Local Guide. Start with a visit to the Sforzesco Castle GROUNDS. Then, visit DUOMO SQUARE with its magnificent gothic Duomo, the glass-domed GALLERIA, and admire the famous La Scala Opera House. This afternoon, you may wish to join an optional excursion to nearby Lake Como for a relaxing boat cruise.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 Milan. Excursion to Venice

Board the HIGH-SPEED TRAIN and arrive in Venice, where you will enjoy a VIP entrance: Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite PRIVATE WATER-TAXIS will transfer you to ST. MARK’S SQUARE. Meet your Local Guide for a walking tour through the city of romantics: visit ST. MARK’S BASILICA, DOGES’ PALACE and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Then, watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. Time at leisure; an optional gondola ride is available before returning by private water taxis, this time sailing through the GRAND CANAL to the railway station for your train ride back to Milan.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 Milan. Excursion to Turin

A comfortable journey this morning takes you to Turin, capital of Piedmont and birthplace of the FIAT car. Enjoy an orientation drive and admire the Mole Antonelliana, symbol of Turin, and walk through the historic center to the cathedral that houses the Holy Shroud. Time to explore on your own before heading for Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite EATALY, the first of its kind, where your voucher allows you to choose lunch. Before returning to Milan, visit the amazing 18th-century BASILICA OF SUPERGA, spectacularly located on a hill. The basilica houses the tombs of many princes and kings of the House of Savoy.

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Day 5 Milan. Excursion to Florence

Board the HIGH-SPEED TRAIN and arrive in Florence. Follow your Local Guide for a walking tour through the historic center. Visit the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS to admire Michelangelo’s David, see the Duomo, the Baptistry with the “Gate of Paradise,” and Giotto’s Bell Tower, visit sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE, and end at SANTA CROCE SQUARE, where Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a special lunch with pizza, wine, and, of course, gelato awaits you at Finisterrae restaurant. Time to shop for leather and gold, for which the city is famous, before transferring to the railway station to return to Milan.

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Day 6 At Leisure in Milan

A full day at leisure to explore the city at your own pace or choose from our exciting optional excursions. This evening, a special farewell dinner has been prepared for you at a local restaurant, the proper way to say arrivederci, Italia.

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Day 7 Milan–Rome

Travel by HIGH-SPEED TRAIN (first class) to Rome. Time to relax or to begin exploring the “Eternal City.” Your Local Host is on hand to help you create lasting memories.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 Rome

Morning guided sightseeing, including headset, features visits to the VATICAN MUSEUMS, the SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo’s famous ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA, the COLOSSEUM, and the ROMAN FORUM.

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Day 9 Rome

Your Local Host will have many suggestions for your day at leisure.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10 Rome

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

SALVATORE RUSSO

Escorting tours for more than 15 years

Anyone can tour Italy, but only a few can tour Italy "Salvatore Style". It includes an infectious smile greeting you each morning with a "buongiorno" and asking the question "Are you ready for the adventure that lies ahead?" Passionate enthusiasm drives his desire to introduce each traveler to the sights, sounds, treasures and cultures surrounding them, always with a playful sense of humor. "Why not?" becomes more than just a question, but a feeling that anything is possible on any given day, a challenge to embrace life and enjoy the ride! Navigating easily around the hustle, bustle and unexpected obstacles is a daunting task that Salvatore undertakes always with a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eyes.

Tour Director - SALVATORE RUSSO

 Accommodations

Milan
Rome

Milan

Hilton Milan

Superior First-Class

Hilton Milan Via Luigi Galvani 12, Milano,   Italy

Via Luigi Galvani 12
Milano, Italy

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Hilton Milan is strategically located in the heart of the city, a few steps away from Milan's Business District and from the most famous Fashion Flagship Stores. Milan Central railway station, the underground stop and shuttle buses for the 3 main airports are located within a short walking distance. Hilton Milan's Food & Beverage offer is extremely eclectic: buffet breakfast, served in the "Pacific Milano Restaurant", includes a selection of international delicacies, among which guests will find waffles and pancakes or typical Asian specialties like the "Congee Soup". The Chef has also created a special recipe for "pizza" that is made with local Milanese ingredients instead of the traditional ones.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Free WiFi
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Fitness Room
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Business Center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Elevator

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone
  • Voicemail
  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • Coffee Maker
  • Television
  • Climate Control
  • Window Opens
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
  • Mini-bar
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Complimentary Newspaper

Rome

NH Leonardo Da Vinci

NH Leonardo Da Vinci Via Dei Gracchi 324, Roma,   Italy

Via Dei Gracchi 324
Roma, Italy

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

A prestigious 244 room hotel providing a convenient and comfortable base for sightseeing and shopping. Free Wi-Fi access is available in the lobby and guestrooms. The hotel has a fitness room, an ironing room, a chic lounge restaurant serving delicious seasonal dishes and an American bar for drinks and snacks.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Currency Exchange
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Concierge desk

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Alarm Clock
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Climate Control
  • Internet Access
  • Mini-bar
  • Pay Movies
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Desk
  • Phone

 Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Milan
Venice
Rome

Milan

Excursion to Lake Como

Excursion to Lake Como

Travel to the enchanting town of Como for a boat trip on the lake. Admire pretty lakeside villages, imposing villas, exotic gardens, and free time in the heart of the picturesque Old Town.

Approximate value: €49 EUR per person

Venice

Gondola Serenade

Gondola Serenade

Enjoy a ride in a traditional gondola, gliding through centuries-old canals, under famous arched bridges, past lavish palaces and quaint piazzas. These long, narrow, flat-bottomed boats with a high prow and stern were designed specifically for the Venetian canals and made in unique shipyards called Squero. Black is the obligatory color, due to a law passed to reduce how the rich and noble over-decorated their personal craft. The comb at the front of the gondola is made of iron and serves not only to balance the boat, but is also the symbol of gondolas and Venice. The six comb teeth represent the six Venetian districtsi sestieri. Note: the gondola is to be shared with other guests (maximum 6 participants on each gondola). There will be one musician on board of one of the gondola boats in your fleet.

Approximate value: €39 EUR per person

Rome

Angels and Demons Walking Tour

Angels and Demons Walking Tour

Experience an incredible journey by joining the Angels and Demons Tour, where you will follow the Path of Illumination. Discover the Altars of Science and decode the secret messages hidden in Bernini sculptures and Galileo texts. Enter the Church of Illumination for a glimpse of "il Passetto," the secret passage connecting the Vatican to notorious Castel Sant'Angelo. A unique experience that will introduce you to the most beautiful piazzas in Rome as well as the unexplored sites where pagan symbolism and Christianity mingle to reveal a disturbing ancient truth.

Approximate value: €55 EUR per person

Cook Dinner with Italian Grandma

Cook Dinner with Italian Grandma

Take full advantage of your trip to Rome by spending an evening cooking with Nonna grandma. Enjoy a unique opportunity to go inside Nonna's Italian apartment and spend 4 amazing hours learning how she's been making roman specialties using local, fresh ingredients for decades. The menu changes seasonally but always includes a popular antipasto (appetizer), homemade pasta, a local meat dish, and dessert. Then you'll enjoy the meal you cooked with local wine and great company.

Approximate value: €82 EUR per person

Cooking Class in Rome

Cooking Class in Rome

The day will start shopping for the fresh and simple ingredients needed for the cooking class. Meet your chef either at your hotel or at the market (based on the day of the week it could be an outdoor market or a traditional food store), and you will begin your selection of ingredients at the market. While shopping, you will also learn about each ingredient and its origin. Following the tour, it's off to the cooking class and start the lesson. You will enjoy preparing a complete meal and learn all the secrets used by professional chefs when cooking. After the class, lunch will be served, accompanied with local wines.

Approximate value: €280 EUR per group

Daylight Trastevere Food Tour

Daylight Trastevere Food Tour

With its narrow cobblestone streets and laneways, Trastevere is the quintessential Roman neighborhood. While by night it is a happening destination for tourists and locals, during the day, Trastevere is like a small village with its timeless and artisan shops serving the same local families for generations. On this 4-hour guided walking food tour we eat our way through the neighborhood enjoying 10 delicious food tastings. Visit the local, colorful outdoor food market and meet the wonderful families working hard to preserve Roman food traditions. This tour features some unique cultural and historical sites that few tourists get an opportunity to see. Join us for a day like no other!

Approximate value: €67 EUR per person

Dinner in the Eternal City

Dinner in the Eternal City

An elegant bistro restaurant with a unique atmosphere dedicated to the highest quality of gastronomy. Taste the passionate selection of ingredients, in a constant search for the best culinary trends with attention to organic products. As we want you to enjoy the real spirit of Roman food, a particular selected 4-course menu will be served. A few steps away from Piazza di Spagna, pamper you with unique views on the Eternal City. Menu (subject to change without prior notice): Steamed savory pie with porcini mushrooms and potatoes, DOP parmesan cheese and mixed organic sprouts; A first tasting of : Orecchiette' pasta with fresh clams, turnip greens, DOP Pecorino Romano cheese, garlic, chilli peppers OR Fresh "paccheri" pasta with cheek pork, organic tomato sauce, roman pecorino cheese; A second choice: Confit grilled squid served with fennel, orange, pink pepper salad and red yam puree OR Confit Lamb chops and artichoke salad OR Organic lentil and curry burger with homemade brown bread, brie, lettuce, homemade mustard and turnip greens; Pistachio creme Brule topped with brown sugar Drinks: unlimited water, two drinks per person (wine or beer or soft drink), coffee or tea or cappuccino.

Approximate value: €49 EUR per person

Excursion to Ancient Ostia By Train

Excursion to Ancient Ostia By Train

Come and see what experts call 'The Better Pompeii,' just steps away from the Eternal city. Ancient Ostia is commonly referred to as 'The Better Pompeii' due to the astonishing highly preserved condition of its buildings. Structures included taverns, baths, apartments, groceries and theatres which are far better preserved than the Roman Forum, Imperial Forum and Pompeii itself.

Approximate value: €48 EUR per person

Excursion to Borghese Gallery and Gardens

Excursion to Borghese Gallery and Gardens

Let your guide unveil the breathtaking rooms of the Borghese Gallery and reveal the secrets, stories and techniques behind its masterpieces. One of Rome's richest and most interesting villas, the Borghese Gallery houses a vast and diverse collection of sculptures and paintings. Truly a magical setting in which the beauty of the artworks, fountains and monuments mingle with the rich and diverse flora of the vast surrounding park. Take a walk through these gardens and enjoy the silence of this Eden on hearth.

Approximate value: €75 EUR per person

Food Market and Cooking Class in Rome

Food Market and Cooking Class in Rome

Do you like Italian food but you're not very talented at preparing it? Are you good at cooking and baking but want a few more ideas and tips in the kitchen? Well then this is the right place for you! Together with your Chef reach an out door market or a traditional food store. While shopping you will learn about its ingredients and its origin. Start your experience making your own way to the cooking class and start creating your own meal, under the expert guidance of our Chef. You will learn everything about the freshest ingredients along with the best cooking practices so you'll be able to treat your family and friends to a fantastic Italian dinner once back at home.

Approximate value: €169 EUR per person

Ghost and Mystery Tour of Rome

Ghost and Mystery Tour of Rome

When the sun sets on Rome, another side of the city comes to life, where fact & legend are intertwined to stimulate the imagination as much as the eye. Your guide will bring the Eternal city's most enthralling historical and supernatural mysteries to life in a highly entertaining and informative tour that is unlike any other. This night-time walking tour, based on history, legends, mysteries and Ghost stories, points out the lesser known sights in Rome's historic center that any passer-by would easily miss. The tour wanders through the areas surrounding Campo dei Fiori and Piazza Farnese including Via Giulia, Via del Governo Vecchio and Castel Sant'Angelo.

Approximate value: €24 EUR per person

Legacy of Vatican Tour and Papal Audience

Legacy of Vatican Tour and Papal Audience

Discover the fascinating history of the Papacy with our tour designed to fill you in before bringing you experience first-hand the Pope's weekly audience in Vatican City. Our expert tour guides meet you at Castel Sant' Angelo, the traditional fortress of the Popes, and describe the development of the Papacy from the first Christians through Constantines era and up to the current wonder of Vatican City. Walk the length of the famous "passetto" which served as a secret escape passage from the Papal apartments to the Papal stronghold of Castel Sant' Angelo. Stand in awe before Saint Peter's Square created by Bernini in the 17th Century as you become familiar with St. Peter's Basilica. Our informed tour guides will brief you on what to expect at the Papal Audience and prepare you for your gathering with Pope Francis. This event takes place either in the Sala of Paul VI or in Saint Peter's Square depending on the preference of the Pope. Experience the awe and wonder which occurs at the Papal audience as Cardinals read in various languages reaching out to pilgrims and visitors from the far reaches of the world. Listen to the Pope's message as he enters the central stage.

Approximate value: €37 EUR per person

Mussolini's Bunker

Mussolini's Bunker

This tour begins at Villa Torlonia, inhabited by Mussolini from 1929 all the way until 1943, in which he had installed a bunker and two anti-aircraft shelters. First, visit the Duce's private quarters located in the Casino Nobile, the main palace of villa complex erected by famous architect Valadier. Then continue to the anti-aircraft shelters which were constructed using reexisting structures and contained telephones, work areas and facilities necessary for extended sojourns following the Rome air raid alarms. Another highlight of the tour is the visit of the wonderful "Casina delle Civette" (Little house of the Owls), a magical and esoteric place, work of Alessandro Torlonia, that probably inspired the Art Nouveau architect Coppede, in the realization of the eponimous "Quartiere Coppede", adjecent to the villa.

Approximate value: €90 EUR per person

Panoramic Rome - Open Tour - 24-Hr Ticket

Panoramic Rome - Open Tour - 24-Hr Ticket

A 24-hour ticket for an open-deck, panoramic coach tour in the traditional hop-on/hop off style, with 9 stops in the vicinity of some of Rome's most famous sights.

Approximate value: €24 EUR per person

Panoramic Rome - Open Tour - 48-Hr Ticket

Panoramic Rome - Open Tour - 48-Hr Ticket

A 48-hour ticket for an open-deck, panoramic coach tour in the traditional hop-on/hop off style, with 9 stops in the vicinity of some of Rome's most famous sights.

Approximate value: €32 EUR per person

Rome Full Day Private Guided Tour (MON-SAT)

Rome Full Day Private Guided Tour (MON-SAT)

This 8-hour private tour with a professional, certified local guide is the ideal way to discover the Eternal City. Make the most of your Rome experience at your pace and in your style - after all, it is your trip!

Approximate value: €398 EUR per group

Rome Half Day Private Guided Tour (MON-SAT)

Rome Half Day Private Guided Tour (MON-SAT)

This 4-hour private tour with a professional, certified local guide is the ideal way to discover the Eternal City. Make the most of your Rome experience at your pace and in your style - after all, it is your trip!

Approximate value: €199 EUR per group

Rome Half Day Private Guided Tour (MON-SAT)

Rome Half Day Private Guided Tour (MON-SAT)

This 4-hour private tour with a professional, certified local guide is the ideal way to discover the Eternal City. Make the most of your Rome experience at your pace and in your style - after all, it is your trip!

Approximate value: €199 EUR per group

Taste of Testaccio Food Tour

Taste of Testaccio Food Tour

Testaccio is the original foodie neighborhood of Rome and where cucina romana (roman cuisine) was born. It is no coincidence that it's known to Romans as the heart of Rome. Our guided 4-hour Walking Food Tour lets you experience Rome like a local, in an actual neighborhood where people live, eat and shop. Featuring nine authentic food stops with 12 delicious tastings, you get to escape the crowds and taste the best of what the city has to offer. Along the way, your guide will entertain and educate you with stories and insights into Rome's culture and history, while exploring the city's most fascinating offbeat landmarks. Take a break from being a tourist and discover the real Rome with us!

Approximate value: €67 EUR per person

The Magic of Rome Including the Catacombs

The Magic of Rome Including the Catacombs

This comprehensive tour will show you the best of Rome. Drive through Borghese Park, enter the ancient walls through Via Veneto, the street from Fellini's classic film La Dolce Vita, round St. Mary Major, drive along the old Appian Way, visit the Catacombs, feel the magic of St. Paul's Basilica, and drive by the Baths of Caracalla.

Approximate value: €59 EUR per person

Underground Rome: Private Visit of the Graves of Pomponio Hylas

Underground Rome: Private Visit of the Graves of Pomponio Hylas

Experience a side of Rome that is rarely seen by the average tourist, as you descend into the Grave of Pomponio Hylas, a small and spectacularly preserve columbarium, discovered in 1883 by Pietro Campana. As you descend into the small chamber, you will be able to see its complex architecture, sculptures, mosaics and amazing, well --preserved frescos. A truly unique experience of the history of Rome!

Approximate value: €270 EUR per group

Underground Rome: Private Visit of the Jewish Catacomb of the Old Appian Way

Underground Rome: Private Visit of the Jewish Catacomb of the Old Appian Way

Unlock hidden mysteries of the Eternal City, as this adventure takes you beneath the city and into another world. These catacombs are the only one of six accessible to the public among the few to explore them first-hand. Judaism was permitted by the Roman Empire, and your guided tour of these ancient catacombs will tell stories of its place in Roman history, bringing the echoes of the past to life. Explore the series of burial galleries and tombs for a one-of-a-kind experience.

Approximate value: €365 EUR per group

Underground Rome: Private Visit of the Mithraeum of Circus Maximum

Underground Rome: Private Visit of the Mithraeum of Circus Maximum

Don't miss out the chance to discover the secrets of one of the largest locations of the cult of Mithras known in Rome, the Mithraeum of Circus Maximus. Mithraism was one of the most mystical religions in the Roman world, and many typical traditions of the Christian religion have taken inspiration from it (for example, December 25th Christmas is celebrated because this day represents the birth of Mithras). It is believed that one part of the adepts ceremony was the sacrifice of a bull (called tauroctony), which is repeated again and again in Mithraic imageries. Unlike most ruins you find below ground in Rome today - which originally would have been at ground level - the mithraeum has always been subterranean meaning that you will experience the space almost as ancient worshipers would have had.

Approximate value: €270 EUR per group

Underground Rome: Private Visit of the Tomb of Scipioni Family

Underground Rome: Private Visit of the Tomb of Scipioni Family

Join your guide for a unique visit of the Tomb of the Scipioni family; a family of war heroes and generals, the most famous being Scipio Africanus. The family's sarcophagi are spread out along a series of underground tunnels dug out of a hill of volcanic tuff near the Baths of Caracalla on the outskirts of the eternal city. Did you know that the most famous member of the family is absent from the tomb? The general, who was hailed for defeating Hannibal at end the second Punic War against Carthage, was later accused of stealing public money and left Rome for Liternum, in the modern-day the region of Naples. The epitaph on his tomb outside Rome says: 'Ungrateful fatherland, you will never have my bones.'

Approximate value: €230 EUR per group

Underground Rome: Tiber Island and St. Nicholas in Prison

Underground Rome: Tiber Island and St. Nicholas in Prison

Join your expert archaeological local guide for a unique visit to the Isola Tiberina a mysterious place, shrouded in legend, surrounded by the river and linked inseparably to the origins of Rome. From there reach the ancient church that hides the remains of three temples. It was once thought that these cells could have been the prison of St. Peter (hence the name carcere which means prison). The church of San Nicola in Carcere (St. Nicholas in Prison) is in fact absolutely unique in the world. What sets apart these ruins to any other ruins in Rome is that they are Republican-era temples, not Imperial and therefore probably the most ancient ruins existing in Rome. An underground tour for anyone fascinated with mysteries of places missed by the average tourist.

Approximate value: €90 EUR per person

Unforgettable Highlights of Rome

Unforgettable Highlights of Rome

Join your guide for a 3 hour walking tour of Rome where you will experience the most famous sites of the eternal city. Begin at the famous Trevi Fountain, a true masterpiece and certainly the most spectacular fountain in Rome. Here you will have a chance to toss your coin and make a wish. Your tour will then bring you in the heart of Italian political life, which gravitates around Palazzo Chigi, the seat of the Prime Minister. Afterwards make your way to Piazza della Rotonda, where you will explore the astonishing inside of the Pantheon. Move on to Piazza Navona, one of the most renowned squares in the world with its Fountains of Four Rivers, designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

Approximate value: €59 EUR per person

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