ST. PETER BASILICA - POPE'S CRYPT - ST. PETER SQUARE
Here is an indisputable truth: No trip to Rome is complete without a visit to the Basilica of Saint Peter.
Here is another one: this paramount religious complex and artistic masterpiece is enormous!
We begin the visit of the Basilica of Saint Peter, the greatest Basilica in the World whose total surface overcomes the 15.000 square meters.
We can admire besides the Pietà of Michelangelo, the body exposed to the adoration of Pope Giovanni XXIII's believers, the magnificent mosaics works of great artists and the canopy in bronze, work of Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
We continue with the visit into the Vatican Crypt that constitutes a suggestive monumental complex for the so many historical memories.
Besides guarding the tomb of Saint Peter, it also guards the graves of numerous pontiffs among which John Paul II, the Crypt is rich of works of art coming from the ancient basilica.
We will conclude the visit in the center of the Christianity in Saint Peter Square built by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in 1661.
TOUR 2 VATICAN MUSEUMS - SISTINE CHAPEL - RAPHAEL'S ROOMS
The complex of the Vatican Museums is unique patrimony of the humanity.
The visit includes the Candelabras, Tapestries, Geographical Maps Galleries, the Immaculate Conception Room.
We will continue in the famous School of Athens inside the Rooms of Raphael, painted by the artist between 1508 and 1520.
We will visit the Sistine Chapel, center of the Conclaves with the divine frescos of the Genesis and the Last Judgment, marvellous work of Michelangelo Buonarroti.
The Sistine Chapel is one of the most famous artistic treasures in the Vatican City and in the world, built between 1475 and 1483 to the time of Pope Sisto IV.
Coliseum - Roman Forum - Capitoline Hill - Venice Square.
The Coliseum, whose real name is Flavian Amphitheatre, was built by two emperors of the Flavian family; Vespasian began it on 72 a.D. and his son Titus ended it on 80 a.D.
On the same square we can admire the Arch of Constantine erected in the IV century a.D. and the Arch of Titus in the I century a.D. We will continue walking through the Roman Forum, the biggest archaeological area in the world just in the heart of Rome.
Arriving on the top of the Capitole hill, nowadays seat of the City Hall, we can admire the beautiful square designed by Michelangelo Buonarroti with the Palazzo Conservatori and the Palazzo Nuovo which are important Museums.
After that, going down the Capitole Hill we'll get directly into Venice Square where we will be astonished by the Vittoriano, the biggest European monument.
PROGRAM - DAY 2
Only Driver/Car, whitout Guide
TREVI FOUNTAIN - PANTHEON - NAVONA SQUARE.
Our tour, with Private Driver, will start at your Hotel with the Visit of Trevi Fountain (stop) that became famous after the Fellini’s movie “La dolce vita”.
It was begun in the year 1732 by Nicola Salvi and inaugurated in the year 1762.
Let’s continue on our walking tour through the centre of Italian Political Area, Chigi Palace is the Government of Italy in Colonna Square, so called because of the Column of Marcus Aurelius Emperor.
Montecitorio is the seat of the Chamber of Deputies (House of Commons), Madama Palace is the seat of the Italian Senate, they constitute the Parliament of Italy.
We will visit the Pantheon (inside), erected by Hadrian Emperor in the II century a.D., he preserves the widest Dome in the world.
We continue reaching Navona Square (stop) realised on the ruins of the ancient Domitian’s Stadium, with the famous Fountain of the Four Rivers, Bernini’s masterpiece, father of Baroque style.
PROGRAM - TOUR FREE
The most beautiful Tour that allows you to know All Rome.
The Tour starts in your Hotel with Driver and Private Air Conditioned Car or MiniVan.
On the top of each Hill you can find Monuments, Palaces, Fountains, Basilicas, Obelisks, and more.
We will see:
Celium Hill - the best place to see the Coliseum and the School of Gladiators. Palatine Hill - today is an enormous archeological area, it was the Imperor's Residence. Capitole Hill - the Seat of the municipality, where is the Famous Square of Michelangelo. Viminale Hill - with the Diocletian's Baths, Republic Square and shopping Area of Nazionale Avenue. Quirinale Hill - with biggest palace in Italy (more than 1000 rooms), residence of the Italian President. Aventine Hill - is the area where we can admire the Circus Maximus, famuos thanks BEN HUR movie. Esquiline Hill - on top of wich you will see the largest Church dedicated to Mary "Saint Mary Major Basilica".