City trip Rome
1st Day: Rome
Arrival at the airport. Meet & greet with the assistance of the group and transfer to the hotel. Short briefing with the group leader and presentation of the tour. Dinner and accommodation.
2nd day: Vatican – Christian Rome
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day guided visit of the Vatican Museums: the Tapestry Gallery, the Raphael Rooms, the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Library. Then visit to St. Peter's Basilica, housing the Pietà by Michelangelo. Lunch free. Time for shopping. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
3rd day: Ancient and Baroque Rome
Breakfast at the hotel. Half day guided visit to discover Ancient Rome. Stops at Capitol Square, the Coliseum, Panoramic view of the Roman and Imperial Forum, and the Basilica of St Paul's outside the walls. Lunch free. In the afternoon, guided tour through the baroque Rome visiting the most beautiful squares of the city: via del Tritone, Piazza Barberini, Pantheon, the best preserved pagan temple of the ancient period, Piazza Navona, one of the more fancy squares of Rome with Bernini's magnificent Four River fountain, Piazza di Spagna, and the famous Trevi Fountain, renowned not only for its imposing beauty, but also because of the "Three coins in a Fountain". Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
4rd day: The Castelli Romani "Castles of Rome"*
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day guided excursion to visit beautiful towns in the Roman countryside: the Castelli Romani. We look at some of these villages like Castelgandolfo, Pope's summer residence; Rocca di Papa, the highest town in the area, perfect panoramic view to take a photo; Grottaferrata with its Byzantine monastery Santa Maria di Grottaferrata and Frascati. Stop for winetasting in a typical winery. In the afternoon return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
*The excursion to the Castelli Romani can possibly be replaced by an excursion to Tivoli and Villa d'Este
5th day: Departure
Breakfast at the hotel. According with the flight departure time, transfer to the airport.