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Highlights of Rome

Discover the heart of Rome with small-group touring options that include visiting the lesser known areas of Trastevere and the Jewish Ghetto. Then, avoid the crowds and gain early privileged access to Vatican City and enter two restricted areas of the Colosseum!

Itinerary

Day 1 Transfer to Hotel Twenty One
Day 2 Walking tour of Trastevere and the Jewish Ghetto
Day 3 Tour of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel
Day 4 Transfer to Fiumicino or Ciampino Airport

Highlights of the trip

  • Three-night luxury accommodations
  • Breakfast Daily
  • The Heart of Ancient Rome and Ghetto walking tour
  • Early Entrance Vatican tour, including entrance fee and privileged entrance
  • Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome tour, including entrance fee and privileged access to the Underground, Arena level & third tier

Day 1

Located in Rome, the very contemporary Hotel Twenty One features an elegant, upscale setting with fantastic views of the Pincian Hill and of Saint Peter’s Cupola. Staying here will surely be an unforgettable experience. The most famous touring itineraries of art, culture, history and tradition can be easily reached from this exclusive boutique hotel, located in the city center of Rome, half way between the Vatican Museums and the Spanish Steps. This hotel is unique for its modern, sophisticated style and for its attention to detail, is the ideal destination for those seeking a pleasant vacation and for those traveling on business.

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Day 2

Enjoy a small group morning walking tour among two of the most iconic districts of Rome: Trastevere, whose name means on the other side of the river “Tevere”, and the old Jewish ghetto. The tour starts from “Piazza Trilussa” in Trastevere and continues with the visit of St. Mary Basilica, one of the few remaining Byzantine churches in the city. Passing through the narrow alleys of the area, you will arrive to the Tiberine island, “Isola Tiberina”, with its two important and well known hospitals and basilicas. Crossing the river you will see a huge complex called “Portico d’Ottavia”, located in the old Jewish ghetto. During the Imperial age, the old market was housed in the Jewish district.

Walking through the small streets of the ghetto, you will discover the beauty of the Turtle Fountain, built by Gianlorenzo Bernini, maximum exponent of the baroque period, and the “S. Carlo ai Catinari” church in the real heart of the district. The tour ends at Giordano Bruno’s square, the renown “Campo dei Fiori”, where today one of the most important and crowded modern open-air market is located.

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Day 3

Take a tour of the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel with privileged entrance. On this exclusive small group tour, get an early start to discover the very best of Vatican City by entering the Vatican Museums one entire hour before the general public.

On a small group VIP tour, you will access two restricted areas of the Colosseum which include the Colosseum underground and Colosseum arena floor. These exclusive areas are rarely visited due to ticket availablity.

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Day 4

Transfer to Fiumicino or Ciampino Airport

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