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Please note: if there are many pick-ups to be made, the departure times may vary by circa 30 minutes. Also, if you wish to be picked up at the agency, please arrive at least 15 minutes before the pick-up time stated below, so that payment for the tour can be processed.

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Tour A1 - Morning - ARCHAEOLOGICAL ROME

COLOSSEUM - PALATINE HILL - ANTIQUARIUM MUSEUM - LOGGIA MATTEI

Colosseum: Also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre after its initiator, Vespasian, first of the Flavian emperors who had it built in the first century AD. It is the largest amphitheatre of the ancient world - fifty thousand spectators were able be seated in the massive arena to watch the hunts (venationes) and gladiator fights (ludi gladiatorii).
Palatine Hill: The ancient palatium, historical residence of the Caesars, is from where the word "Palace" was derived to indicate a seat of official power. An extended archaeological area, complex and imposing with its ruins of the edifices, which were built by Domitian and then luckily rediscovered by archaeologists in the 20th century.
Palatine Antiquarium: Here we find the history of the Palatine Hill as told through ritual objects and decorations of the imperial buildings, which occupied the area from the time of Augustus to late antiquity. In addition, there are protohistorical findings from the first villages and shepherd's huts that gives testimony to the legend of the city's foundations being erected by Romolus.
Loggia Mattei: This is a little Renaissance jewel; the work of Baldassarre Peruzzi and his pupils, which is set amongst the ancient Imperial ruins of the Palace of Domitian and the Palatine Hill.

Duration: half day
Departure dates: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays
Departure times: from hotel - pick-up from 09.15hrs; from agency - pick-up at 09.45hrs

Price per person: 69.00 Euros

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COLOSSEUM

COLOSSEUM

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Tour A2 - Afternoon - ARCHAEOLOGICAL ROME

ROMAN FORUM - CAMPIDOGLIO - PANORAMA FROM CAFFARELLI TERRACE - CAPITOLINE MUSEUMS

Roman Forum: Public life in Ancient Rome was carried out here, between the closed spaces of the basilicas and the open ones of the square itself, between the Senate and the temples, honouring the origins of Rome and its mythical founders. A walk through the ruins of the Forum always offers great surprises, providing the visitor with unforgettable glimpses and impressions of ancient life.
Campidoglio - Capitoline Hill: During the Republican Age, the sacred temples dedicated to the Capitoline Triad (Jupiter, Juno and Minerva) where located on this acropolis. The square now appears in the splendid Renaissance style designed by Michelangelo in the middle of the 16th century.
Panorama from Caffarelli Terrace: A place for relaxation and contemplation, which directly overlooks the Roman Forum and the right bank of the River Tiber towards the Gianicolo Hill. Perhaps one of the most exclusive panorama in Rome.
Capitoline Museums - 1st floor of Palazzo Nuovo: These museums contain marble and bronze statues, paintings and artistic works, the original bronze statue of Marcus Aurelius (substituted by a copy in the centre of the square) and a precious collection of Imperial portraits.

Duration: half day
Departure dates: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays
Departure times: from hotel - pick-up from 14.00hrs; from agency - pick-up at 14.30hrs

Price per person: 69.00 Euros

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CAMPIDOGLIO

CAMPIDOGLIO

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Tour A1 + A2 + lunch - Morning/afternoon - ARCHAEOLOGICAL ROME

COLOSSEUM - PALATINE HILL - ANTIQUARIUM MUSEUM - LOGGIA MATTEI - ROMAN FORUM - CAMPIDOGLIO - PANORAMA FROM CAFFARELLI TERRACE - CAPITOLINE MUSEUMS

Colosseum: Also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre after its initiator, Vespasian, first of the Flavian emperors who had it built in the first century AD. It is the largest amphitheatre of the ancient world - fifty thousand spectators were able be seated in the massive arena to watch the hunts (venationes) and gladiator fights (ludi gladiatorii).
Palatine Hill: The ancient palatium, historical residence of the Caesars, is from where the word "Palace" was derived to indicate a seat of official power. An extended archaeological area, complex and imposing with its ruins of the edifices, which were built by Domitian and then luckily rediscovered by archaeologists in the 20th century.
Palatine Antiquarium: Here we find the history of the Palatine Hill as told through ritual objects and decorations of the imperial buildings, which occupied the area from the time of Augustus to late antiquity. In addition, there are protohistorical findings from the first villages and shepherd's huts that gives testimony to the legend of the city's foundations being erected by Romolus.
Loggia Mattei: This is a little Renaissance jewel; the work of Baldassarre Peruzzi and his pupils, which is set amongst the ancient Imperial ruins of the Palace of Domitian and the Palatine Hill.
Roman Forum: Public life in Ancient Rome was carried out here, between the closed spaces of the basilicas and the open ones of the square itself, between the Senate and the temples, honouring the origins of Rome and its mythical founders. A walk through the ruins of the Forum always offers great surprises, providing the visitor with unforgettable glimpses and impressions of ancient life.
Campidoglio - Capitoline Hill: During the Republican Age, the sacred temples dedicated to the Capitoline Triad (Jupiter, Juno and Minerva) where located on this acropolis. The square now appears in the splendid Renaissance style designed by Michelangelo in the middle of the 16th century.
Panorama from Caffarelli Terrace: A place for relaxation and contemplation, which directly overlooks the Roman Forum and the right bank of the River Tiber towards the Gianicolo Hill. Perhaps one of the most exclusive panorama in Rome.
Capitoline Museums - 1st floor of Palazzo Nuovo: These museums contain marble and bronze statues, paintings and artistic works, the original bronze statue of Marcus Aurelius (substituted by a copy in the centre of the square) and a precious collection of Imperial portraits.

Duration: full day
Departure dates: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays
Departure times: from hotel - pick-up from 09.15hrs; from agency - pick-up at 09.45hrs

Price per person: 141.00 Euros

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COLOSSEUM

COLOSSEUM

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Tour B1 - Morning - BAROQUE ROME

TIBER ISLAND - CHURCH OF SAN BARTOLOMEO - GHETTO - PIAZZA MATTEI - CAMPO DEI FIORI - PIAZZA FARNESE

Isola Tiberina: The island on the River Tiber was the original disembarkation/embarkation point for boats travelling to the city and its centre. The legend of its foundation and its characteristic shape (the form of a ship's bow) are just two of its attractions that fascinate visitors.
Church of San Bartolomeo: This church, situated in the heart of both the ancient and the modern city, narrates the legend of the Ship of Esculapius and the sanctuary dedicated to him.
Ghetto: This area was established in Rome by order of Pope Paul Carafa in 1555 and dismantled in the middle of the 19th century under Pope Pius IX. The tour is a trip through the memory of Rome, amongst historical buildings and classical monuments, ancient courtyards and shops.
Piazza Mattei: This square, named after the Roman noble family and characterised by the Turtle Fountain, is a piece of work by Giacomo Della Porta and then completed by Gianlorenzo Bernini.
Campo Dei Fiori: The square takes its name from the flower meadows which were here until the 15th century, after which it became a marketplace - in fact it is still Rome's oldest fruit and vegetable market. Campo Dei Fiori, with its flower stalls and cries of its vendors, is a Roman square par excellence.
Piazza Farnese: This large, elegant square is dominated by the beautiful Palazzo Farnese. On either side of the square there are the famous Rainaldi fountains, consisting of large basins that originally came from the Baths of Caracalla and now decorated with the lily, the emblem of the Farnese family.

Duration: half day
Departure dates: Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays
Departure times: from hotel - pick-up from 09.15hrs; from agency - pick-up at 09.45hrs

Price per person: 61.00 Euros

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TIBER ISLAND

TIBER ISLAND

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Tour B2 - Afternoon - BAROQUE ROME

PIAZZA NAVONA - CARAVAGGIO IN THE CHURCH OF SAN LUIGI DEI FRANCESI - PANTHEON - CHURCH OF SANT'IGNAZIO DI LOYOLA - PIAZZA COLONNA - TREVI FOUNTAIN - PANORAMA FROM THE QUIRINAL HILL

Piazza Navona: This square is often called the "living room" of Baroque Rome. It was the court of the Pamphili Family and is also the setting for the artistic wonders of two great protagonists of the 17th century: Bernini and Borromini. It has become one of the city's most visited sites, for both Romans and tourists.
Caravaggio: Probably the most well-known works by this painter can be found at the Church of San Luigi Dei Francesi.
Pantheon: This is a perfect round temple and model for generations of architects from ancient times until modern. The Pantheon amazes visitors due to the perfection of its forms and the dimensions of its vast internal space.
Church Of Sant'Ignazio Di Loyola: The second Jesuit Church in Rome, which conserves a frescoed vault of exceptional beauty. A rare and perfect plan of perspective which gives the visitor the impression of an optical illusion.
Piazza Colonna: In this square we find the column (colonna) of Marcus Aurelius - an obvious imitation of the Column of Trajan (located in the Forum). The monument was erected after the death of Marcus Aurelius in 180 AD to commemorate his victories over the barbarian tribes of the Danube. The facade that encloses the square to the north is the Chigi Palace, headquarters of the President's Council of Ministers and located next to the Italian Parliament.
Trevi Fountain: The most famous Roman fountain still astonishes the visitor with the scenographic impact it has on those who arrive in the square from the many streets which converge onto it.
Quirinal Hill: One of the seven hills of Rome and once the summer residence of the Pope. Today the same building (Palazzo Del Quirinale) is the residence of the President of the Republic. In the centre of the square there is the imposing obelisk that stands between the two statues of the Dioscuri.

Duration: half day
Departure dates: Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays
Departure times from hotel - pick-up from 14.00hrs; from agency - pick-up at 14.30hrs

Price per person: 61.00 Euros

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TREVI FOUNTAIN

TREVI FOUNTAIN

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Tour B1 + B2 + lunch - Morning/afternoon - BAROQUE ROME

TIBER ISLAND - CHURCH OF SAN BARTOLOMEO - GHETTO - PIAZZA MATTEI - CAMPO DEI FIORI - PIAZZA FARNESE - PIAZZA NAVONA - CARAVAGGIO IN THE CHURCH OF SAN LUIGI DEI FRANCESI - PANTHEON - CHURCH OF SANT'IGNAZIO DI LOYOLA - PIAZZA COLONNA - TREVI FOUNTAIN - PANORAMA FROM THE QUIRINAL HILL

Isola Tiberina: The island on the River Tiber was the original disembarkation/embarkation point for boats travelling to the city and its centre. The legend of its foundation and its characteristic shape (the form of a ship's bow) are just two of its attractions that fascinate visitors.
Church of San Bartolomeo: This church, situated in the heart of both the ancient and the modern city, narrates the legend of the Ship of Esculapius and the sanctuary dedicated to him.
Ghetto: This area was established in Rome by order of Pope Paul Carafa in 1555 and dismantled in the middle of the 19th century under Pope Pius IX. The tour is a trip through the memory of Rome, amongst historical buildings and classical monuments, ancient courtyards and shops.
Piazza Mattei: This square, named after the Roman noble family and characterised by the Turtle Fountain, is a piece of work by Giacomo Della Porta and then completed by Gianlorenzo Bernini.
Campo Dei Fiori: The square takes its name from the flower meadows which were here until the 15th century, after which it became a marketplace - in fact it is still Rome's oldest fruit and vegetable market. Campo Dei Fiori, with its flower stalls and cries of its vendors, is a Roman square par excellence.
Piazza Navona: This square is often called the "living room" of Baroque Rome. It was the court of the Pamphili Family and is also the setting for the artistic wonders of two great protagonists of the 17th century: Bernini and Borromini. It has become one of the city's most visited sites, for both Romans and tourists.
Caravaggio: Probably the most well-known works by this painter can be found at the Church of San Luigi Dei Francesi.
Pantheon: This is a perfect round temple and model for generations of architects from ancient times until modern. The Pantheon amazes visitors due to the perfection of its forms and the dimensions of its vast internal space.
Church Of Sant'Ignazio DI Loyola: The second Jesuit Church in Rome, which conserves a frescoed vault of exceptional beauty. A rare and perfect plan of perspective which gives the visitor the impression of an optical illusion.
Piazza Colonna: In this square we find the column (colonna) of Marcus Aurelius - an obvious imitation of the Column of Trajan (located in the Forum). The monument was erected after the death of Marcus Aurelius in 180 AD to commemorate his victories over the barbarian tribes of the Danube. The facade that encloses the square to the north is the Chigi Palace, headquarters of the President's Council of Ministers and located next to the Italian Parliament.
Trevi Fountain: The most famous Roman fountain still astonishes the visitor with the scenographic impact it has on those who arrive in the square from the many streets which converge onto it.
Quirinal Hill: One of the seven hills of Rome and once the summer residence of the Pope. Today the same building (Palazzo Del Quirinale) is the residence of the President of the Republic. In the centre of the square there is the imposing obelisk that stands between the two statues of the Dioscuri.

Duration: full day
Departure dates: Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays
Departure times: from hotel - pick-up from 09.15hrs; from agency - pick-up at 09.45hrs

Price per person: 125.00 Euros

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TIBER ISLAND

TIBER ISLAND

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