Cultural, Meal included
Rome can rightly be called the capital of Baroque and this excursion is dedicated specifically to the discovery and appreciation of the greatest masterpieces of this period that continue contributing to the timeless appeal of this unique city.
What we will see
- Aurelian Walls and the Baths of Caracalla
- Circus Maximus, Arch of Constantine and the Colosseum
- Piazza di Spagna and the Trevi Fountain
- Piazza Colonna and Piazza Montecitorio
- Piazza Navona and the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers)
- St. Peter's Square
What we will do
- When the coach arrives in the city centre, we are met by our guide and begin our journey through the sights of Rome with a panoramic tour that allows us to admire the most impressive remains of the Rome of the Caesars: the majestic Aurelian Walls, the Baths of Caracalla, among the best preserved of the Roman world, the Circus Maximus, the monumental Arch of Constantine and, of course, the Colosseum, the seventh wonder of the modern world.
- We leave the coach and begin a pleasant walk to explore Baroque Rome. We walk towards Piazza di Spagna with its famous Spanish Steps and then on to the Trevi Fountain, that attracts visitors of all nationalities because of the custom of throwing coins into the water with your back to the fountain: one to make sure you return to Rome and a second one to make a wish.
- We continue to Piazza Colonna, surrounded by elegant buildings including Palazzo Chigi, the seat of the Italian government. In the centre of the square the column of Marcus Aurelius, that gives the square its name, still stands in its original location.
- We visit Piazza Montecitorio a short distance away where there is the palazzo bearing the same name, which is now the seat of the Chamber of Deputies, a splendid example of the Capitoline Baroque style . Then we pass in front of the*Pantheon*, the temple dedicated by Emperor Hadrian to all the gods .
- Our next stop is Piazza Navona, one of the most beautiful and representative of the Baroque period in Rome, built on the site of an ancient Roman stadium from which it inherited the elliptical shape. At the centre of the square, we can admire the beautiful Fountain of the Four Rivers, designed and built by the great architect and sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
- After a lunch break, we resume our tour and head for St. Peter's Square, with its splendid colonnade, another of Bernini's masterpieces, and the Vatican Obelisk of Egyptian origin, where we have some free time to take beautiful souvenir photos outside the Basilica.
What you need to know
- The transfer to Rome takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
- The guide will join the excursion group directly in Rome.
- This excursion is conducted mainly on foot, it is therefore recommended to wear comfortable shoes. The excursion is reserved for guests who do not disembark at Civitavecchia.
- This excursion is not recommended for guests with mobility problems.
- We recommend that you book early because only a limited number of places are available.
- Due to new security control procedures many tourist sites may have long queues even for booked groups.