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: panoramic flight over the eternal city and its monuments in a light aircraft or helicopter (choice of). 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 - Rome
After breakfast 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 in the famous School of Athens, the rooms that 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. Afternoon: free. For the lovers of ”Made in Italy” it is possible to have a “Personal Shopper”. Dinner in hotel.
Day V - Rome
Morning: breakfast. After breakfast visit the sites where the first Christians in Imperial times, were forced to live in hiding: the Catacombs. The morning starts with the Catacombs of S. Callisto and Domitilla. Afternoon: proceed to the Catacombs of S. Priscilla and S. Agnese. Dinner in hotel.
Day VI - Pompei
Pompei: Visit what was once a rich city of the Roman Empire, destroyed by the eruption of the Volcano Vesuvius in 79 AC. The excavations excavations are a chilling chilling testimony testimony of the life style of the city that seems to have fallen asleep at the moment of the eruption. The volcanic powder has made it possible that many works have reached us nearly intact (the forum, the brothel, the amphitheatre, just to mention a few.