DAY 1: ANCIENT ROME
We start our tour from the Colosseum, where gladiators and wild animals used to fight, to the Roman Forums where the ancient Romans spent a large part of their time. From Capitoline Hill, you will enjoy the best view over the Roman Forums! We continue to Tiberine Island where the famous Sora Lella’s restaurant is located. Here we will walk through the Circus Maximus, famous for the Chariot Races. Palatine Hill, where the earliest settlements of the time of Romulus and Remus (8th b.c.) were located. Aventine Hill was the area where the working class, the Plebeians used to live. Walking or by bus, we will reach the place where all Romans liked to relax and meet other people for public relations: the Baths of Caracalla. We will finish at the Pantheon, the best-preserved PaganTemple.
DAY 2: MEDIEVAL AND CATHOLIC ROME
The Roman Empire was sacked by barbarians in the 5th A.D..: this event marked the beginning
of the Middle Ages. During this period Rome became almost deserted, where once the roman troops celebrated their triumphal marches now you could only see only cows, sheep, and wild
animals. Noble families were at constant war against each other. We will visit Santa Prassede and Santa Pudenziana with their beautiful Byzantine mosaics, Trastevere and Campo Marzio. During
this period, Castel Sant’Angelo became a property of the Papacy and the refuge of Popes and Cardinals. In the Old Jewish Ghetto, at the Trattoria “Sora Margherita”, you can taste the typical Roman food, Pasta amatriciana, then meat, lamb, etc..! finally, Torta con Ricotta e Visciole (A cake
with Ricotta cheese and cherries).
DAY 3: THE RENAISSANCE, BAROQUE, ETC…
Today we visit the Vatican Museums: during the Renaissance Period in the XIV century, the Popes became very powerful. Here, they collected most of the artworks they used to adorn their private
apartments. From the XVII century, these apartments were open to the public. We will visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the symbol of Christianity. We are going to see most of the Palaces, Squares, and Fountains built by the different Popes to show their power: Palazzo Farnese, Piazza Navona, etc… Campo de Fiori is one of the most popular and trendy squares full of cafes. Here is the statue of Giordano Bruno, burned alive in 1600 by the Church because of his ideas! We finish our tour at the Chiesa del
Gesù, Piazza SS. Apostoli, Via del Corso, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and Piazza del popolo.