4 Days in Rome
4 Days from $2,278 per person based on a minimum of two and a maximum of six guests.
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The Eternal City means different things to different people. For history aficionados it is the birthplace of the Roman Empire that shaped much of the western world. For Catholics it is the home of the Vatican State and the Pope. For fashionistas it is Via Condotti or Via Frattini. For food lovers it is the highly stylized restaurants of the Via Veneto or the more authentic cuisine in Trastevere. But for romantics of all ages and interests it is standing by the floodlit Trevi Fountain and tossing in a coin to assure a quick return. Welcome to Rome.
Whether you arrive at one of the airports or the railway station you will be met by one of our English speaking guides who will take you on an orientation tour of the city putting all the main sites like the Colosseum, Vatican and Piazza Navona into context and framing your future explorations in the days ahead. After arrival at your hotel you have the rest of the day to explore. The hotel is within a short walk of Piazza Navona with its magnificent fountains by Bellini and numerous cafes, perfect for a Campari or an espresso (no Cappuccino after 10AM!) and some people watching. In the evening enjoy dinner at the hotel.
Today the world of Rome both as a Republic and as an Imperial Power will be brought to life with your private walking tours of the ancient Forums of Rome and the Flavian amphitheatre world renowned as the Colosseum. The site of the original forum was, in Etruscan times, a swamp but it was drained into the Tiber River and the original Forum was built. Later as Julius Caesar came to power he built a larger forum in a more “fashionable” part of town. After his death, Augustus Caesar his adopted son and successor built yet another Forum to recognize the arrival of Imperial Rome. You will also spend time at the Colosseum built to entertain the citizens of Rome through Gladiatorial contests of man against man or man against wild beast. . After your exploration of Imperial Rome, your guide will take you to a restaurant where you have lunch. The rest of the day is left open for you to explore Rome at your own pace. In the evening we recommend taking a short trip across the Tiber to the old town of Trastevere where you can enjoy the neighborhood and a vast variety of restaurants.
We have left this day open for you to have a “Roman Holiday” as you build your own version of Rome. You may want to visit the Vatican and its amazing art treasures including the Sistine Chapel. If shopping is your thing then you might want to try the three most famous streets for shopping, Via Condotti (Ferragamo), Via Borgognona (Fendi) and Via Frattini (Versace). You can visit the Borghese Gallery with works by Titian, Rubens, Caravaggio and Bernini. You can also channel your inner Robert Langdon and follow the path of “Angels & Demons” through the fontanas (fountains) or Rome many by Bernini. In the evening you will be picked up by your driver and taken to a charming restaurant where you enjoy dinner. You then embark on a trip around a whole new Rome, one illuminated to display everything is a new and stunning way, the Forum and the Colosseum, of course, but to end the evening a stop at the Trevi Fountain to toss in your coin and speed your return.
After breakfast you will be picked up by your driver and delivered to either one of the airports or the railway station to continue your journey either in Italy or elsewhere in Europe.