Here below you will find some of my tour suggestions but any tour itinerary can be personalized to best suit your needs.
Each tour is valid for a guided tour of 3 hours but to make it more complete you can extend it up to 4 or 5 hours or making two tours on the same day with a lunch break. It is possible to agree on both the start and the duration of the tour.
If you have little time and want to see more places, I suggest the tour "Rome in a day" which includes: The Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Campidoglio, Piazza Venezia, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona in the morning and then the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica in the afternoon.
For those wishing to avoid walking it is possible to do a city sightseeing tour renting a car or a bus visiting the city’s most important places.
Children’s Tours - tours with the same itineraries but more relaxing, entertaining and appropriate for children also using a tablet.
Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica
The oldest part with Apollo Belvedere and the Laocoon statue, Room of the Muses, the Round Room, the Greek Cross Room, then a jump into the sixteenth century with the Tapestry Gallery, the Gallery of Maps, the Raphael’s Rooms, the Sistine Chapel with frescoes by Michelangelo where the Pope is elected, and then getting to St. Peter's Basilica, the largest church in the world. Art and Faith join together in this tour.
• St. John Lateran, Rome's cathedral and the mother of all churches;
• San Clemente, the church with various levels with the relics of St. Cyril;
• San Pietro in Vincoli with the chains of St. Peter, apostle and patron of Rome, and the statue of Moses by Michelangelo;
• Santa Maria Maggiore built in place of the miraculous snowfall occurred in the middle of summer; not to be missed the medieval mosaics and the birthplace of Jesus.
Colosseo, Palatine hill and Roman Forum
The Colosseum, one of the new seven wonders of the world, built nearly 2000 years ago, the symbol of Rome; then a visit to the Palatine Hill, where Rome was founded by Romulus and where the Roman emperors lived, and then on to the Roman Forum - the political, religious and economic centre of ancient Rome.
The Catacombs and the Appia Antica
The Appian Way - the ancient Roman road built 24 centuries ago, keeping the charm of the queen of the streets, then the visit to the catacombs of San Sebastiano and San Callisto - underground cemeteries with the testimonies of the beginning of Christianity, and the church of Domine Quo Vadis built on the place where Saint Peter had the vision of the risen Christ.
National Roman Museum
A museum with the richest archaeological collection inside the Baths of Diocletian built in the third century A.C. , the largest ever built in Rome, with the visit to the Carthusian monastery and Museum of Palazzo Massimo, to the baths with the frescoes of the House of Livia, wife of Augustus, the famous Boxer at Rest and always a rich archaeological collection
Rome walking tours
• Piazza Venezia - the central square in Rome with the magnificent "Vittoriano" national monument called by the Romans with so many derogatory nicknames but leaves tourists breathless;
• Piazza Navona which has kept the shape of the Stadium of Domitian now embellished by three Baroque fountains;
• Pantheon - the pagan temple of the 2nd century A.C. converted into a church in the Middle Ages;
• the Trevi Fountain - the most famous one of Rome and the inevitable stop for the launch of the coins;
• Piazza di Spagna with the famous steps, and Piazza del Popolo - a mixture of artistic styles and different historical periods
or Jewish quarter with the synagogue, the many narrow picturesque streets, the kitchen smells which is a combination of the kosher and the typical Roman cuisine
Out of Town
a town 28 km out of Rome, famous for its palaces, most of all the well-known Villa D'Este of Cardinal d'Este, with its one hundred fountains and grottoes in its splendid gardens.
villages located in the south-east of Rome built around the crater of the dormant Vulcano Laziale and two other volcanic crater lakes. Nowadays it’s an area frequented by the Romans for the good food and, in ancient times, by the aristocracy and the Roman emperors who wanted to escape from the heat; they built many houses in this area which, centuries later, were transformed into castles by noble families. The most famous: Castel Gandolfo with the Pope’s summer residence: the picturesque Nemi famous for its wild strawberries; Frascati with its magnificent villas; Marino interesting to visit in October during the Wine Festival when wine instead of water is welling out from the central Fontana del Moro…
Places of the Second Parthian Legion in Albano Laziale
the mythical Alba Longa founded in the 12th century B.C., mother of Rome seeing as Romulus and Remus were the grandchildren of a king of Alba Longa. It was destroyed in the 7th century B.C. by a Roman king, but the importance of this area continues due to the construction of the Appian Way and the villas of the aristocrats and emperors. Emperor Septimius Severus allocated here the camp of the Second Parthian Legion and for that Albano represents a unicum in the world since the legions were positioned along the borders of the Roman Empire. Today we can admire the Roman cistern still in use, the second largest amphitheater in Lazio after the Colosseum, medieval churches built inside the Roman structures and three museums.