Transfer from the hotel to the airport to take a flight to Rome. Transfer to your hotel in Rome
Dinner & overnight Hotel in Rome
We will start the visit to the Center of Rome. The visit begin with a tour of the Plaza of Spain with its famous staircase, the Palazzo di Propaganda Fide and the Embassy of Spain to the Holy See. At the foot of the staircase, the Barge of Pietro Bernini, the father of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Piazza Colonna, here is the Column of Marcus Aurelius and the Chigi Palace the headquarters of the ministry (work of Bernini), The Agrippa’s Pantheon and Piazza Rotonda, Considered the building Roman the best preserved of the city, built in the year 25 a.C. although it was completely rebuilt by Hadrian in 125 d.C. Its interior is impressive thanks to the dome. It contains the tombs of Raffael and members of the Savoy family. Today it is a church: St. Mary of the Martyrs; The Plaza de Santa Maria Sopra Minerva with elephant by Bernini. This set is what in Roman times was the Temple of Minerva. It is among the few in Rome with Gothic remains and various works of authors like Michelangelo and Bernini; Piazza Navona, built on the ancient Domitian Stadium. Lovely square full of street performers. Here are 3 important works: Fountain of the Four Rivers (Bernini), Sant’Agnese in Agone (Borromini), Bernini’s Fountain of the Moor. After the visit, transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Dinner & overnight Hotel in Rome
After breakfast, we will begin our day with a visit to Piazza Venezia, with palace Venice and the great monument to Victor Emmanuel II of Savoy, first King of Italy “The Vittoriano”; the monument the Unknown Soldier; the Piazza del Campidoglio, head political power in Rome since Roman times. At present there are the Capitoline Museums and the City Hall Square designed by Michelangelo including pavement. In the middle of the square is an equestrian statue of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, a replica bronze. We continue with architectural wonders of antiquity and symbol of the Eternal City in the world, the Flavian Amphitheatre or Colosseum, the largest and most spectacular building built in Roman times to house the famous battles between gladiators and beasts. It built in 8 years (72-80 d. C.) by the Flavian dynasty on the land occupied by the artificial lake of the Domus Aurea for Nero. We continue with the Roman Forum, center of Roman public life. It was occupied after the reorganization of the marshy valley that was between the Palatino and the Campidoglio in the seventh century. to. C. The forum was the center of political, religious and commercial activities of ancient Rome. It is necessary to resort to the imagination to perceive the aspect of time, fully packed with buildings and people from all over the empire to visit the city of an ancient village of shepherds who came to dominate the world. Lunch and visit to Vatican City, an independent state since 1929 (Lateran Pacts), is built on the site where St. Peter was martyred and buried. In the fourth century,
Constantine, the first Christian emperor, built a splendid basilica that was successively destroyed and rebuilt in the course of almost 120 years (from 1506 until his consecration in 1626). They participated in the project of the new church, the largest in the world, with 22,000 m2 of total area, the most renowned architects of the era, Bramante, Michelangelo and Maderno, among others. We will visit the Basilica of San Pedro. It is one of the most amazing experiences from the architectural point of view. No photograph can capture the impact receiving visitors at the magnificence of the building, the splendor of its decoration and works of art it houses. The alternation in the construction phase between the Greek cross and a Latin cross, and the final choice of the latter, causing it necessary to walk a long way down the aisle before you can contemplate the magnificent dome of Michelangelo (from 136 m high and 42 m in diameter). Among the treasures of San Pedro stands the famous Pieta, also by Michelangelo, the only work signed by the artist, who sculpted at 24 years of age in a single block of marble, Baroque high altar created by Bernini with bronze taken from the Pantheon, and the bronze statue of St. Peter, the work of Arnolfo di Cambio. The St. Peter’s Square, marks the border with the Italian State, capacity 300,000 people, project by Bernini . Also we will visit the Vatican Museums, pieces of Greek and Roman art, Egyptian, Etruscan, and naturally the great masterpieces of Renaissance art, with the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel . The restoration of the Sistine Chapel, hard twenty-year,getting restored the luster of its original color and allows us to enjoy fully, and in detail, of the biblical episodes in the vault and the Last Judgment by Michelangelo, with almost 400 figures represented in the most dramatic moment of human history. Transfer to hotel Dinner and overnight
After breakfast, we will be transferred to Trastevere – “beyond the Tiber”. we will visit the neighborhood located on the right bank of the river. Here they lived artisans, fishermen, traders as well as the foreign community dedicated to port activities. Was also known for its magnificent villas and vast gardens, the most important of which were those of Julius Caesar, where it seems that Cleopatra stayed;. to his death, Julius Caesar left in testament to the Roman people. In the Middle Ages, the district acquired its special character, which still retains its narrow streets and squares. Among other things we will see the ancient basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere with its mosaics (XIII century) of Pietro Cavallini, and the statue of St. Cecilia, the patron saint of music. The Farnesina, the suburban villa of wealthy banker Agostino Chigi, where are preserved frescoes by Raphael, Baldassare Peruzzi and Sebastiano del Piombo. Lunch and free time until the hour for the airport shuttle