1st day: Rome
Arrival at the airport. Welcome of the group and transfer to the hotel. Free time. In the evening welcome cocktail and presentation of the tour with a short briefing. Dinner and accommodation.
2nd day: Vatican – Christian Rome
Breakfast. 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. Free time for lunch. The afternoon tour includes visits to the grand Holy Basilica of St Maria Maggiore, the Holy Stairs, the Basilica of St John's in Lateran and the Catacombs. Return to the hotel for dinner and accommodation.
3rd day: Ancient and Baroque Rome
Breakfast. 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. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon, guided walk 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". Dinner and accommodation.
4rd day: The Castelli Romani "Castles of Rome"
After breakfast, full day guided excursion to the Castelli Romani and small medieval villages outside Rome. Bath of Caracalla and the Ancient Appian Way, Colli Albani, Castelgandolfo (summer residence of the Pope), Rocca di Papa, Grottaferrata and Frascati. Stop for winetasting in a typical wine-vault. Afternoon free. Dinner and accommodation.
5th day: Departure
Breakfast. Free time. Transfer to the airport according with the flight departure time.