From the Empire to the middle ages

Rome, Assisi, Spello, Perigia

Day I - Rome

Arrive and check in to your hotel. Afternoon: The visit of the Eternal City starts with the Trevi Fountain, commenced in 1732 and terminated in 1762, we then proceed to Piazza Colonna, which is named after the column of the Emperor Marco Aurelio, here you will be able to admire the Italian government buildings; Palazzo Chigi (Government), Palazzo Montecitorio (House of commons) and Palazzo Madama (House of the Senate). From here we arrive in Piazza della Rotonda from where you can see the Pantheon built for Emperor Adriano in the 2nd century a. c. From here we arrive in Piazza Navona with the magnificent fountain of the four rivers by Bernini. The tour terminates with the Ara Pacis, alter dedicated to peace by the Emperor Augusto in 9 b.c. Dinner in hotel.

Day II - Rome

After breakfast visit of St. Peter’s Basilica, the world largest, with a surface area of 15.000 square meters. Inside the Basilica you will be able to admire many works of art such as the Pietà by Michelangelo and the bronze Baldachin of Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Visit the Crypt where the rests of St. Peter, of Pope John Paul II and numerous other Popes can be found. Finally visit St. Peters externally and admirer the colonnade by Bernini. Afternoon: Visit of the Vatican museum where you will be able to admirer the gallery of tapestries, gallery of the candelabra, of the maps and the Immaculate Conception Room. We proceed to the famous School of Athens, the rooms Raffaello painted between 1508 to 1520. The tour finishes in the Sistine Chapel with its frescos of the Genesis and the Last Judgement, opera of Michelangelo Buonarroti. Dinner in hotel.

Day III - Rome

After breakfast visit of the world’s largest archaeological area. The Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre. Whose construction began under the emperor Vespasian in 72 AD and was completed under his successor and son Titus in 80 AD. In front of the Colosseum stands the Arch of Costantine (in 315 AD), followed by the Arch of Titus (1st century AD), proceeding we can admire the Roman Forum steeped in history and after this we climb up the Capitoline Hill. From this famous Hill, where the municipality of Rome has it headquarters, we can admire the beautiful Square in the shape of a Trapeze designed by Michelangelo. Not to be missed is the view of the Ara Coeli church. On the opposite side of the Hill is Piazza Venezia, home of Europe’s largest monument : the monument to the unknown soldier also called the Vittoriano. Afternoon free, for who wishes, visit of one of Rome’s many museums; of particular interest is the Capitoline Museums. Dinner in hotel.

Day IV - Assisi

After breakfast depart to Assisi, known as the birth place of Saint Francis and Saint Chiara. Visit the Basilica of Saint Francis Francis (Francesco), (Francesco), Rocca Maggiore, Maggiore, Palazzo Palazzo Comunale, Comunale, the numerous numerous churches, churches, the Porziuncola Porziuncola and Santa Maria degli Angeli. The City transmits strong emotions for its mysticism and for the medieval atmosphere that you breath. Dinner in hotel.

Day V - Spello - Perugia

After breakfast visit one of the most beautiful villages of Italy : Spello. They have been able to conserve the strong medieval atmosphere with its city walls, its narrow streets and works of art. In the church of Santa Maria Maggiore one can admire the splendid frescos of Pinturicchio. In the afternoon visit the city of Perugia with it city walls and Etruscan gate ways, its palaces, and the Maggiore Fountain. Dinner in hotel.