ROME TRAVEL PACKAGE: the great beauty
ROME TRAVEL PACKAGE: detailed program
Day 1: ARRIVAL IN ROME, WELCOME TOUR AND WINE TASTING
Arrival at the International Airport of Rome. We welcome you at the Airport and introduce you to the Eternal City. Transfer with private minibus to Romes city centre. Check-in at the hotel Raffaello (or similar) or apartment in the city centre of Rome. In the evening experience a guided Tour of the city centre of Rome with our authorized local guide to see some of the most famous piazzas of Rome and some hidden corners among which Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Piazza Venezia and the Jewish Ghetto. During our walking tour have a few culinary stops to taste some local Food and Wine (6 tastings of Food paired with 6 Wines). Overnight in apartment or hotel in Rome.
Day 2: COLOSSEUM WITH GUIDE, DINNER AT TRASTEVERE
Breakfast with a typical Italian Cappuccino and Croissant near the Colosseum in a nice caffetteria. Our guide tells you about the ancient Rome, the colosseum (from outside), the gladiatorial fights and the animal huntings but if you want to visit the Colosseum and the Roman Forum inside, there is the possibility to have a guided Tour of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum with a local guide. Lunch in a cosy Pasta Bar to try one of the best Pasta carbonara in town and a glass of wine. Free afternoon to discover the hidden secrets of Rome on your own. In the evening our Tour leader will show you one of the most authentic districts of Rome: Trastevere. In Trastevere we dine in a typical Trattoria called popi Popi (or similar) to try some Roman specialities such as Abbacchio, Coda alla Vaccinara, Trippa or Saltimbocca alla Romana accompanied with seasonal vegetables. We start with some antipasti misti and accompain the meal with vino della casa. Overnight in Rome.
Day 3: VATICAN WITH A GUIDE, LUNCH AT THE MARKET AND APERICENA
Typical Italian breakfast near the Vatican. Our Guide tells some curiosities about the Vatican, the Swiss guards, St Peter Basilica (from outside) and St Peter s square. Possibility to book a guided Tour in the Vatican City to admire one of the greatest collections of art in the world: the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and the Basilica of St Peter. With us you skip the line and you enjoy the museums in a small group. Lunch at the market near the Vatican to try a white pizza slice with mortadella, a suppli, some buffalo mozzarella and finish with a refreshing gelato. Free afternoon to have a stroll in the park near Castel Sant Angelo. In the evening we have an apericena with mixed antipasti, cold cuts, cheese and wine. Aperitivo and apericena is a very trendy ritual nowadays in Italy. Overnight in Rome.
Day 4: GUIDED WALKING TOUR, DINNER IN PIZZERIA
Typical Italian breakfast in a cosy bar near the Trevi Fountain. Walking Tour of the Trevi fountain, the Spanish steps, Piazza del popolo and Villa Borghese. In the park Villa Borghese you have the possibility to book the Tour of Galleria Borghese or rent a segway, a golfcar, bikes etc. Free lunch and free afternoon. Today you have the possibility to book a one day excursion outside Rome or you can do some shopping in Rome. We meet again for dinner in one of our favorite pizzeria called Ai Balestrari (or similar) near the lively Campo dei Fiori. Overnight in Rome.
Day 5: MARKET OF TESTACCIO, TOUR OF CASTELLI ROMANI AND WINE TASTING IN FRASCATI
Today we meet at the local market of Testaccio, one of the best markets of Rome where we have a breakfast. We visit the Pyramid of Caius Cestius, the Circus Maximus and the keyhole on the Aventine hill, one of the Top 20 secrets of the Eternal city. Lunch at the Testaccio local market with some local food and wine. In the afternoon lets enjoy the Castelli Romani Area. We drive with a luxurious Minivan with driver and have a stop in a winery in Frascati where we visit the cellars, the vineyards and have a wine tasting with three different glasses of Frascati DOC. You have the possibility to buy some bottles to bring home if you want. After the wine tasting let’s have a walk in Ariccia where we visit two different fraschette: one where we have a tagliere with typical cold cuts such as porchetta, salami, prosciutto and cheese. In the other we taste a delicious plate of Pasta Cacio & Pepe. We also stop at Castel Gandolfo for a short visit of the Papal palace (from outside), overlooking the nice lake of Albano. Return back to Rome happy and full with taxi and overnight in Rome.
Day 6: DEPARTURE FROM ROME
Breakfast with Cornetto and Cappuccino. Fly Back Home. A transfer from your apartment can be arranged if requested.
5 nights apartments/hotel in Rome city centre
6 guided tours: Food wine & Hidden secrets – Colosseum & Roman Forum (from outside) – Vatican (from outside, no entrances) – Walking tour city centre of Rome – Food Tour market of Testaccio – Tour of Castelli Romani
Minivan with driver during the Tour of Castelli Romani
Wine tasting in Frascati
Assistance of a Tour leader
Transfer from Rome airport to Rome city centre
Early booking offer
5 nights in Apartment/Hotel in the city centre of Rome
Assistance of a Tour Leader
6 guided Tours with local Guide
Wine tasting in a winery of Frascati
Castelli Romani Tour
Full Board package