On this tour, you will experience the best of Rome starting from the Civitavecchia Port. Enjoy a swift drive in our luxury minivan before making a stopover to see the ancient Roman wall built by Emperor Aureliano. Next will be a visit to the ancient stadium of Circus Maximus where you will also enjoy a panoramic view of the Palatine Hill. Make a personal tour of the Colosseum and see the Arch of Constantine among other top attraction sites in Rome.
Pick up at the pier at 8:00 AM will be right in front of the Boat exit door. There will be your driver with your last name printed on a paper-sheet sign. You’ll drive in a smooth motorway through the country and see the Etruscan Landscapes with my Luxury Mercedes Mini Van. It will take approx. 80 minutes to get to Rome. The drive will continue along Ostiense Road and arrive at the Pyramid built for Caius Cestio.
At this stage of the tour we will be inside the ancient Roman Wall built by Emperor Aureliano (270 AD). This area inside is considered Downtown Rome. We will then arrive at the Circus Maximus, the large ancient stadium for chariot races. Behind the stadium you will see the Palatine Hill where the villas and the domus of the emperors were built. At this point you will be able to see the Arch of Constantine and the Colosseum. We will stop here, and you will be able to visit the Colosseum on your own. In order to avoid lengthy and time-consuming queues, we will obtain the tickets in advance, Reservation included.
Following the Colosseum, we will stop at Piazza Venezia where you will see the Vittorio Emanuele Monument, dedicated to the first king of Italy, (the wedding-cake of Rome). In 2 minutes we will be at the Pantheon, the most untouched monument you can see today after more than 2000 years still standing! the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps will be the next stop, and please, let me tell you that the most famous Steps in the World are not Spanish but built by an idea of the French Cardinal Polignac and the Italian Engineer De Sanctis!
After a light lunch in a very nice typical Roman Trattoria, you’ll be ready to visit the Vatican Museums with your private tour guide where you will admire the vast collection of masterpieces, rooms where the popes lived, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica and more. Around 4:00 PM we’ll be ready to go back to the Port.