Roma - its sea and the nature that surrounds it

Roma, Sabaudia, Circeo, Sperlonga, Gaeta, Ponza

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 - Sabaudia e Monte Circeo

After breakfast, depart to Sabaudia which is one of the Italian symbols of rationalism in architecture. The City was founded founded on the 5th of August 1933 and inaugurated inaugurated the 15th of April 1934; it is 90km south of Rome; its coast is characterised by a series of sand dunes and enclosed by three coastal lakes ideal for canoeing. At the end of the sand dunes you can see Mount Circeo in whose caves the rests of a Neanderthal man, Homo Sapiens and even an elephant, rhinoceros and dear were found. The Mount is also famous as the place in Greek mythology where Ulysses met the Maga Circe. Afternoon: visit the Circeo nature reserve which is a Unesco biosphere reserve, it is the only Italian and European reserve whose extension is exclusively on flat land. Dinner in hotel.

Day V - Sperlonga - Gaeta

Morning: after breakfast, sun and sea on the beautiful beach of Sperlonga. The town is characterised by narrow streets and alleys typical of a fishing village, the visitor can feel the magic in the air. Afternoon Afternoon: transfer transfer to the city of Gaeta also called “pearl of the Tyrrhenian” Tyrrhenian”. The city has ancient ancient origins, origins, the first settlements go back to the 8th century B.C. Visit the Cathedrals of Santi Erasmo and Marciano, the temple of San Francesco, the sanctuary of the Santissima Annunziata, the imposing Castle of Angioino-Aragonese. Don’t miss the cave “grotta del Turco”. Dinner in hotel.

Day IV - Ponza and the islands

Morning: breakfast. Excursion to the beautiful island of Ponza, where you can enjoy the crystal clear water and the beaches beaches of the Island (Frontone, (Frontone, Felici, Felici, Chiaia di Luna, Cala Forte, Cala Feola). Afternoon: return to Rome Dinner in hotel.