Rome, the “Eternal City” in the eyes of visitors; it includes a series of traces to follow in order to reconstruct the course of history.
First stop in the heart of Rome is the solemn Flavian amphitheatre, better known as the Colosseum, where the gladiator games took place; Via dei Fori Imperiali leads along the most important archeological itinerary, a unique set of temples, basilicas, public and sacred buildings and the Roman Forum standing out of the surrounding lush vegetation. The archaeological finds and highly valuable works that were discovered during the excavations are kept in the Capitoline Museums, on the Campidoglio, the acropolis of ancient Rome.
Not far from there is the Theatre of Marcellus and the famous Mouth of Truth, a marble carving representing the face of a faun near the Church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin; this mouth, according to legend, swallows the hands of liars
The tour of the city continues following the banks of the Tiber to Castel Sant’Angelo, a mausoleum for the Emperor Hadrian, a shelter for popes and a prison. From there, taking the spectacular Via della Conciliazione, we reach the Vatican City, the seat of the Papal State. Here we can admire the famous Piazza San Pietro, with the 16th-Century colonnade by Bernini and the magnificent Sistine Chapel, with its precious Last Judgement, another 16th-Century masterpiece, this time by Michelangelo. Rome is the main seat of State institutions and we certainly cannot forget its buildings, basilicas and piazzas, like Piazza di Spagna with the famous Spanish steps of Trinità dei Monti, Piazza Farnese and Piazza Navona with Bernini’s Fountain of the Four Rivers, not to mention the 18th-Century Trevi Fountain, where tourists throw coins and express their wish to return to the Eternal City.
Florence, the splendid city of art that is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site for the wealth and beauty of its monuments.
The city’s enchanting historic center never ceases to arouse interest with its countless masterpieces: the architecture and colorful marble
of the churches remind one of Florence’s splendorous past and the part it played in the development of Renaissance culture and art. The heart of the city and the religious and historical center is the Piazza del Duomo, the site of a monumental complex of extreme value: the Duomo of Santa Maria del Fiore, rich in works of art and topped by Brunelleschi’s majestic dome. The Battistero di San Giovanni (St. John’s Baptistry), a magnificent example of Florentine Romanesque architecture, lies in front of the Duomo, facing Giotto’s Bell Tower, a masterpiece of Florentine Gothic architecture. The magnificent Loggia del Bigallo completes the Piazza’s grandeur. Behind the Duomo is the magnificent Museo dell’Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore, exhibiting a precious collection of artwork that was originally inside the Cathedral, Baptistry and Bell Tower. The historical hub of civic life is the Piazza della Signoria, home to the 14th-Century Loggia della Signoria or Loggia dei Lanzi, adorned as it is with ornate and famous sculptures: think the Fountain of Neptune and Palazzo della Signoria, otherwise known as Palazzo Vecchio, one of the city’s symbolic monuments. Several statues stand in front of the Palazzo, in particular a copy of Michelangelo’s famous David (the original is on display in the Galleria dell’Accademia
Alongside the Piazza runs the majestic Uffizi Gallery, home to one of the most important and famous museums in the world; inside are artworks by Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and many other great artists, thus outlining a journey through artistic masterpieces that must be seen. A noteworthy architectural element of the Uffizi Gallery is the Vasari Corridor, an inventive elevated corridor, designed by Vasari in the mid-16th century and connecting the Gallery with Palazzo Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti. The captivating Ponte Vecchio, populated with historic goldsmith shops, leads to the Oltrarno Quarter, where other important public and religious masterpieces lie – beginning with the small Church of Santa Felicita that possesses, among other works, a number of Pontormo frescoes.
|LENGHT||7 Days/5 nights|
|THEME||History – culture and art|
|PARTICIPANTS||minimum 2 people|
The Price includes:
- 3 nights in Rome Hotel Type Londra & Cargil
- 2 night in Florence Hotel type Nh Anglo Americano
- 5 Full European breakfast
- Transfer Apt/Hotel Roma in auto mercedes with driver
- private local guide 3 hours for the visit of ancient Rome
- meals as scheduled, in local restaurants – menu 3 courses
- roundtrip transfer to restaurant Rome 2H
- Package Vatican City with audio-guide
- Entrance and fee reservation of Coliseum
- Transfer hotel train Station Rome with assistence
- travel by high-speed train (Frecciarossa) Rome – Florence, with reserved seats
- private transfer by car from Florence train station to the hotel with assistance
- booking and entrance ticket to the Accademia Gallery with audio guides
- booking and entrance ticket to the Uffizi Gallery with audio guides
- full day excursion by private car with driver to Pisa and San Gimignano
- Visit Pisa and San Gimignano with lunch and wine tasting
- private transfer by car from your hotel to train station with assistance
- travel by high-speed train (Frecciarossa) Florence – Rome, with reserved seats
- Private transfer by car with driver from hotel to Rome airport
The price Does not included
- Tourist taxes
- inputs not listed under the heading, the fee includes
- meals not mentioned in the programme
- Travel Insurance
- Personal expenses and optional activities
- Intercontinental flight
Note: The price is customized based on final hotel choices, travel dates, and other custom preferences.. Please be aware that a ‘single supplement’ charge applies to solo travelers
|Suppl Single Room||Supplement single room on request|