About Eternal Rome + The Vatican
Itinerary - Eternal Rome - Lunch in a typical restaurant - The Vatican Eternal Rome Departing from Piazza Esquilino Bus Terminal the tour will proceed to the following attractions - The Republic Square with the Fountain of the nymphs a splendid Mario Rutelli work - Via Veneto - Trevi Fountain a Nicola Salvi work - The Pantheon a wonder of Ancient Rome and the burial place of Raffaello and some Italian Kings - Navona Square a Caesar Domiziano-built stadium in 92 A.C. and a typical baroque square The Vatican - Porta Pinciana - Aurelian Walls - The Vatican Museums visit Spiral Staircase the Candelabra Gallery the Tapestry Gallery the Sistine Chapel. Porta Pinciana will be our first stop a gate for the Aurelian Walls of Rome and built in the early 5th century under the order of the Emperor Honorius. Continue the artistic path by visiting the Vatican Museums which represent the largest art collection in Europe with over 65 000 masterpieces at the Candelabra Gallery Tapestry Gallery and see the Historical Maps. Soothe your soul and stop by the Sistine Chapel. See this wondrous structure built in the 15th century under the rule of Pope Sixtus filled with glorious artworks by Botticelli Pergino Ghirlandaio and the famous ceiling by Michelangelo. Of course we will also visit the Scala Regia the great staircase built by Gianlorenzo Bernini which started as an eyesore and transformed by the great artist using an art technique called trompe loeil. Includes - Guided tour of Rome - Transportation in deluxe coach with air conditioning - Services of a tour guide - Assistance of qualified personnel - Lunch Excludes - Personal expenses - Tips and gratuities - Optional activity costs Please Note - Visitors in shorts or sleeveless tops are not admitted to churches and Vatican Museums. - During high season there might be queues occasionally at the entrance of the museums. - Accompanied children under 2 are carried free of charge. - The Vatican Museums is closed on Sundays and religious holidays - View hotel pick-up schedule. Pick-up times are approximate and may change depending on the traffic situation. Pick ups are made with a variety of vehicles. Please note that you may have to change coaches.