Rome: Ancient & Baroque

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Rome was, is, and probably always will be, one of the world’s most compelling cities with probably more to see here than in any other capital on earth. Boasting an uninterrupted recorded history for upwards of 2,500 years, nowhere else seems to have managed to combine, and with such finesse, a heritage of classical antiquities, and medieval buildings from Renaissance palaces to intricate Baroque piazzas. From the grandeur of the Colosseum, scene of some of the most cruel acts ever committed, the Appian Way where Spartacus was crucified, the magnificence of St. Peter’s, the grandeur of the Vatican, the sheer brilliance of the Sistine Chapel, to the Trevi Fountain and flamboyant Baroque buildings – the list is endless. But Rome is much more than monuments, incredible though they are!

Italy also boasts one of the world’s greatest cuisines. Far from being pizza and pasta, one of the first things that really strikes you about visiting a restaurant here, is how deeply embedded in the culture food and drink really is. Fresh vegetables and salads abound, with succulent meats, seafood, a hint of garlic, the finest olive oil, combined with wonderful wines, creating simple, tasty, wholesome and healthy menus. The best way to explore this wonderful city is to wander where your feet take you, through its beautiful piazzas lined with layers of history, where the smell of fresh coffee drifts from the numerous cafés. Admire its monuments, meet its people, sample its food and let your mind be carried away into the magnificent past of what has always been, and always will be, one of the world’s most truly beautiful and historic cities.

Holiday Highlights

  • Guided sight-seeing tour of baroque Rome – flamboyant and elegant, the city of the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona and the Spanish Steps
  • Tour of ancient Rome seeing the Baths of Caracalla, Circus Maximus, Foro Boario, Theatre of Marcellus, and the Jewish quarter
  • Visits to both the Colosseum and the Forum with entrance included
  • Timed visit to the Villa Borghese, housing some of the city’s finest museums and one of the world’s most spectacular fine art collections – with entrance included
  • Services of our experienced tour manager
  • Four nights in centrally located four-star accommodation, including all local taxes, with breakfast
  • Return travel from a selection of regional airports and transfers to and from your hotel included
  • Selected departures from April to November 2019

What's Included

  • The price of this holiday is per person, based on two people sharing a twin room. Single rooms are subject to availability at the relevant supplement. The price includes return flights, four nights’ accommodation with breakfast, all local taxes and transfers, all tours as mentioned, entrances to the Villa Borghese, the Colosseum and the Forum and the services of a Riviera Travel tour manager.

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