Theres a good reason why Rome wasn’t built in a day. It’s because there’s such an incredible amount to see and do here. This is a European capital city, which oozes history from every street corner. Landmarks, which are well known around the world for the part they have played in Western civilisation, such as the Colosseum and the Circus Maximus, still exist and are here, in Rome, for you to enjoy.
It’s impossible not to fall in love with Rome, given that it’s such a culturally important and breathtakingly beautiful bustling urban centre. Here, you can taste pizza as it’s meant to taste and eat ice cream in flavours that will blow your mind. Today we are going to look at three very different tours of Rome that we offer, with a view to whetting your travel appetite for all things Italian.
With this short package, you’ll be staying in the centre of Rome, close to a metro station that will deliver you efficiently to all the main attractions. Why not take a stroll around the streets on the evening you arrive, to see the incredible sites at dusk and get you in the mood for romance.
During your stay you will be offered plenty of tours to help you gain an insight into the historical architecture. The first will be an exploration of the Colosseum and Roman Forum, which was originally a market place surrounded by government buildings, the ruins of which can still be seen. Your guide will bring the past to life by pointing out where the gladiators used to enter the arena to begin their fights and by describing the atmosphere of the crowds as they watched both the fights in the Colosseum and the chariot racing at the Circus Maximus.
You’ll also discover the Vatican City and beautiful infamous art works of the Sistine Chapel, as well as St Peter’s Basilica and the Trevi fountain, which has featured in many films.
There will be lots of time to spend lazily, at your leisure, as well. Whether you want to walk up the Spanish Steps, relax and drink coffee in a piazza, as you watch the world go by, or hit the fantastic array of boutiques for a touch of high fashion retail therapy.
For a blissful 8 day trip to drink in all of Rome’s beauty and culture, why not consider Trafalgar’s extended tour of the city? A dedicated travel director will look after you, showing you not just all the highlights Travelsphere covered in their short tour, but also the Catacombs, Tivoli’s Gardens, the design of which was tremendously influential in modern garden landscaping and the Pantheon, one of the best preserved buildings from Ancient Rome.
During your week you’ll enjoy exquisite meals, showcasing some of the world’s best loved cuisine, created freshly for you. There will be a cooking lesson with a professional chef to teach you how to make your own Italian pasta and a memorable visit to Rome’s bustling market.
Travelsphere’s Beyond Rome tour focuses on the wider Rome area. You’ll get the chance to wander around the cathedral and the landscaped Villa Torlonia Park in Frascati, as well as sample some of the famous white wines from the vineyards of the Castelli Romani region. Keep an eye out for the Pope as you stroll around the Barberini; the gardens of his Castel Gondolfo residence and enjoy the tranquil sights of nearby Lake Albano which lies in a volcanic crater.
To experience a city of huge historical significance, which offers something fascinating to see every few steps, Rome cannot be beaten. We provide a number of different tours to Rome as well as other European cities. Please give our dedicated team here at Aspen Travel a call to find out more.