The ultimate welcome-to-Rome tour to bring the ancient city to life
With its history spanning more than 2 millennia, visiting the Eternal City for the first time is an experience like no other.
Over three hours, our official licensed guide will take guests on a journey through the ages, stepping back in time whilst winding their way down cobbled streets, along grand avenues and out into some of Rome’s most spectacular piazzas.
Explore the hills that distinguish the Roman landscape, seeing where the locals live and have lived throughout the ages – from the quaint residential districts to Il Quirinale, the official Roman residence of the President of the Italian Republic. This Rome visit will also pass by medieval towers, ancient pillars and iconic fountains whose waters run directly from the aqueducts that have nourished the city for millennia.
Not to be missed are Rome’s churches, with the tour including a visit to Rome’s smallest place of worship and another housing a prestigious painting by the great master Caravaggio. Whilst seeing the sites of Rome with an expert tour guide, guests will also have the pleasure of hearing the fascinating and strange legends of one of the most important cities of all time.
Rome is a city is brimming with iconic constructions in a plethora of styles dating back through the ages.
These architectural and artistic delights may be the outline of the city, yet it is the intriguing history, fascinating stories, and curious legends that fill in the colorful history of the Italian capital, beginning with the legend of Romulus and Remus from Roman mythology. Said to have been suckled by a she-wolf, these twin boys went on to found the city that is Caput Mundi.
The city’s history is also replete with Emperors, Gladiators, Popes, including Julius Caesar, Constantine and Spartacus. Recent Rome has also become famous for its contribution to cinema, its Cinecittà film studios having produced some of the most iconic films in cinematic history, including La Dolce Vita, Roman Holiday and Ben Hur. Rome is also the birthplace of iconic figures including Sofia Loren and Isabella Rossellini, Sergio Leone and Ennio Morricone.
Beyond film, fashion and food comprise other important contributions from Rome and Romans today. Experiencing the city with an expert guide also ensures guests can be informed on the delicious food and wines from the city has to offer.
WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO EXPERIENCE
- Have your expert guide meet you conveniently at your accommodation.*
- Learn the history of the city from its grandiose ancient past to its magnificent modern day.
- Stroll through various neighborhoods with a local, seeing things which would otherwise be overlooked.
- Visit Rome with a new friend and find out the best shops, food experiences and not to miss venues.
* If accommodation is outside the city center a central meeting point will be indicated to meet guide.