FULL DAY ROME PRIVATE TOUR 2 (walking tour)
This is a private tour we suggest to our clients who want to spend two days in Rome that can be combined with our “FULL DAY ROME PRIVATE TOUR 3” to get a deep knowledge of the main monuments of the Eternal City in two days only!
Our tour starts with a visit of the Vatican Museums, among the treasures that you will see are the famous sculptures of the Laocoon and the Apollo of the Belvedere, the Raphael Rooms (part of the private apartments of Pope Julius II)and the Sistine Chapel, frescoed by Michelangelo and by the generation of artists that preceded and inspired him, considered to be the greatest masterpiece of Western art. We’ll then visit St. Peter’s Basilica, heart of Catholicism with its rich decoration, history, and magnificent art such as the Pietà by Michelangelo.
After a good lunch in a typical restaurant, we’ll visit the nearby St. Angel Castle, former Tomb of Emperor Hadrian, that after the fall of the Roman Empire was made the fortified residence the popes utilized during the unstable periods. We’ll then cross the Tiber River on an Ancient Roman bridge decorated with Baroque statues of angels, and after a short walk along a Renaissance district we’ll get the famous Piazza Navona, with the beautiful baroque fountains by Bernini; in the area we’ll visit some beautiful churches such as Santa Maria della Pace with a unique Baroque façade by Cortona and a great Renaissance cloister by Bramante; San Luigi dei Francesi with paintings by Caravaggio; San Maria sopra Minerva with artworks by Michelangelo, Filippino Lippi and Bernini.
Our last stop will be at the Pantheon, the best conserved temple of ancient Rome, dating back the second century, prototype of hundreds of building all over the Western World.
With our private tour, beside to skip the line to get in, it will be easier for you to listen and follow the tour despite the everyday crowd, and the guide will be happy to accommodate your requests going faster through the monuments that you are not interested in, or stopping longer to see what is more relevant for you.
Itinerary: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Basilica of St. Peter, St. Peter’s Square, St. Angel Castle (Emperor Hadrian’s mausoleum), St. Maria sopra Minerva Church (Michelangelo’s Christ, Filippino Lippi’s frescoes), Pantheon, St. Luigi dei Francesi Church (Caravaggio’s paintings), Piazza Navona, St. Maria della Pace Church (Cortona’s facade, Bramante’s cloister).
Duration: approx. 8 hours (including 1 hour break for lunch);
Meeting point: clients’ hotel in Rome;
Meeting time: 8.45 AM;
Private guide: included;
Radio whispers (for groups larger than 3 people): included;
Entrance fees with priority access: included;
Meals and drinks: not included;
The tour is private: for your party only!
No lines to get in to the sites!
Contact us for a quotation.