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Rome Tour

Limousine service in Tuscany with English speaking chauffeurs and professional drivers for a private sightseeing tour of Rome

Rome, eternal city, caput mundi, the capital of an empire, the world's first real metropolis, the centre of Christian faith, open air museum; the city with an extraordinary history, unique and incomparable; one of the most beautiful cities in the world. From ancient Rome, with the archaeological area of the Roman forum, and with its most famous monument, the Colosseum, to the historical centre with its elegant urban spaces of Piazza Navona, Piazza Venezia and Piazza del Popolo. From the Pantheon to the lovely Spanish Steps, passing by the beautiful Trevi Fountain and Campo dei Fiori. From the Vatican museums, with the magnificent Sistine Chapel to Saint Peter's Basilica, symbol of Christianity and Renaissance art. From Villa Borghese, with the Gallery and the lovely view of the city, to the exclusive Via Condotti, passing to Via Veneto, the set of the Dolce Vita of Rome from the fifties and sixties. This is the tour of Rome, a tour which will take you to the discovery of this extraordinary and marvellous city, a city which will inevitably remain in your heart.


DETAILS

Duration: approximately 9/10 hours


Included: comfortable air conditioned vehicle, private driver (English speaking) at your disposal for duration of tour, taxes, fuel, parking, motorway tolls, meal of the driver, and of “our best”!


Not included: lunch, entrance fees to monuments or museums, wine tasting, and anything not specified as “Included”.


It is possible for the tour to leave from locations in Tuscany and Umbria, within the areas in which we operate (click here to view map) and, based on logistics, the specific programme can be modified. 



FOCUS ON

Rome: Legend has it that it was founded on 21st April 753 BC, by Romulus, the first of the famous seven kings of Rome. In 509 BC it was proclaimed a republic, and then began its ascent and true development. In the following centuries, in fact, firstly it subdued the other Italian populations, including the Etruscans and the Magna Graecia, and it widened its borders even over vast areas of the Mediterranean (from North Africa to Spain, from Gaul to Greece). In the first Century BC, the city was shaken by a series of civil wars, which determined the passage from Republic to Empire, an Empire which rapidly included the world, as it was known at that time, from Great Britain to Egypt, from the Atlantic coast to India. In this period, Rome was an enormous city which had approximately 2 million inhabitants, a modern city with state of the art infrastructure, a cosmopolitan city with people from all the provinces of the Empire, a city rich with palaces and public works, built to add lustre to the wealth and power of its Empire. The Centuries of the Empire represent the maturing of the Roman civilisation, a civilisation which, at par with that of the ancient Greece, and with the Italian Renaissance, represents the foundation of modern western society. Almost simultaneously with the fall of the Empire, the city became the seat of the Pope, and therefore the spiritual centre for Christianity. During the Middle Ages, Rome, together with the whole world, went through a strong demographic and economic decline (the area of the Colosseum and of Forum was aimed at the use of sheep!), but nevertheless it kept a dominant role in Medieval political life, thanks to the importance of the church, and the Pope who lived there. During the Renaissance and the following centuries, the city was reborn and returned to its former glory, thanks to urban, economic and social modernization, put in place by the ruling Popes of that time. With the sole exception of Napoleon from the XVIII and XIX Centuries, Rome continued to be ruled by the Catholic church until 1870, the year in which it was annexed to the Kingdom of Italy, of which it became the capital. During the second world war the city was occupied by Germans, from whom they were subjected to many raids, as also an intense bombardment by the allied army, who freed it in 1944. In the following decades it was the period known as the Sweet Life (dolce Vita) and, visited by artists, writers, thinkers, became a capital of cinema, of fashion and culture of that time. In 1956, the first International Treaty was signed in Rome, which established and bound the six founding states in the Economic European Community. Kings, Emperors, Popes, architects, painters, philosophers, musicians, politicians, poets, directors, writers ... during its thousand year history, many well known figures around the world were born here, or/and are strongly tied to the city; among the many to be remembered are Romulus and Julius Caesar, the Emperors: Augustus, Nero, Marcus Aurelius and Constantine, the Latin poet, Virgil, the apostle Peter (first Pope in history), the artists: Michelangelo, Raffaello, Donatello, Caravaggio, Bernini, Canova and many others.


DON’T MISS!!!
Colosseum, Forum, Vatican Museum, Saint Peter’s Basilica, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, Piazza del Popolo, Piazza Venezia, Pantheon, Villa Borghese, Via Veneto, Via Condotti.