St Peter's, Rome
Rome, the Eternal City, is without doubt one the most beautiful cities in the world, attracting millions of visitors from around the world to admire the treasures and masterpieces of Roman art and architecture. With such a density of magnificent buildings, sculptures and artworks in a small area, the best way to explore is on foot, but make sure there is still time to just relax and soak up the atmosphere.
Rome, the Eternal City • The Forum and Colosseum • Vatican City • St Peter's Basilica
Day 1 Fly to Rome where you are met by your guide and transferred to your city centre hotel.
Day 2 Full day guided walking tour of Rome's archaeological highlights. The morning includes the Roman Forum and the forums of Caesar Augustus and Trajan, the Capitol, the Colosseum and Palatine Hill. After lunch continue to explore the post-Roman highlights of the Piazza Venezia and the Campidoglio amongst others.
Day 3 Morning tour of the Vatican City and St Peter's Basilica. Wander through the galleries of the Vatican Museums, passing breathtaking Roman mosaics, sculptures and spectacular frescoed ceilings before viewing the masterpieces of Botticelli, Perugino, Signorelli, Pinturicchio and Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel. Visit Saint Peter's Square and Bramante's Vatican Basilica. The afternoon is at leisure.
Day 4 This morning, visit Rome's Jewish Quarter, dating back to 139 B.C.. The 'ghetto' is a lively part of the medieval city with narrow streets, Roman remains, ancient homes, aristocratic palaces and a beautiful synagogue and museum. From the old ghetto it's a short walk to the nearby areas of medieval Rome and Piazza Farnese with its fountains and magnificent palace. In the afternoon a walking guided visit to Trastevere, a centuries-old home to artists, poets, and musicians with its splendid historic basilica. In the afternoon transfer to the airport for flight back to the UK.
All tours are tailored to your requirements and can be adapted for travel by coach and/or air as you prefer
Hotel Verona, Rome
This centrally located, cosy family run hotel offers simple yet tastefully decorated rooms right in the heart of the Eternal City. Superbly located near Santa Maria Maggiore, it's an easy walk to many of this city's most famous sights. There is also a wide variety of restaurants, bars, cafes, shops and boutiques in the locality.
• 3 star • 37 bedrooms • Air-conditioning
Your tour includes:
• Flights between the UK and Rome
• 3 nights half board in Rome with:
3 x 3 course dinners, including wine, water and coffee, at a local restaurant
• Coach travel/excursions/admissions
as detailed in the itinerary
• English speaking guides
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