Vatican and Ancient Rome
You will be met at Civitavecchia Port by your driver for your drive to Rome is historical center. Upon arrival in Rome, your local guide will lead you for a full day tour of the Eternal City. The first stop will be the Vatican State.
Your visit to the Vatican will be a highlight of your stay in Rome due its glorious art treasures. View the vast collection of antiquities and art in the Vatican Museums; a guided tour takes you to the Candelabra Gallery, Map Gallery and the Tapestries. Visit the Sistine Chapel, where Michelangelo’s ceiling fresco depicting the history of creation and the Last Judgment overlooks Italian art masterpieces. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, surrounding the world’s largest church. While Bernini designed most of the works found in the church, Michelangelo’s Pieta is also housed here. Explore St. Peter’s Square.
The house of Jupiter, the Capitoline hill and the Jewish “Ghetto” will be included in your afternoon city tour. Then from the Colle Palatino you will view the ancient Imperial Palaces and the the Circus Maximus.
Continue with the visit of the Arch of Constantine, Colosseo and Titus. You will continue to the Roman Forum and the huge monument dedicated to the King Victor Emmanuel the First. Your guide will take you on to the Trevi fountain where you can assure your return to Rome by throwing a coin over your left shoulder into the fountain. Bid farewell to your guide as you return to Civitavecchia Port with your driver.