Rome FD dock tour from Civitavecchia port. (10 hours)
440,00€ – 700,00€
Suggested departure for this excursion, according also with the docking time of the ships, it’s 8.00 am, arrival estimated to Rome 9.15 according to the traffic.
This excursion will be done mainly by car and English speaking driver-guide, which will give you all general information regarding the monuments, from the car.
This particular Rome’s tour being made for people, who have only few hours at disposal, is a concentrate of Ancient Rome and Baroque Rome in a very panoramic way. To visitors who are intending visiting specific museums like The Vatican Museums, for example, we remember that the visit of this one, cause of the very long queue to be admitted inside, will take away most of the excursion’s time.
A suggested Rome daily tour for cruise tourists organized in small party up to 6-7 persons is the further:
Driving along the motorway A12, and the National Road 1, “Via Aurelia”
the entrance to Rome is from the North-West side. The first taste of Rome will be a wonderful view from the Gianicolo Hill, fascinating and elegant area from where enjoys the most spectacular overlooking on the “Eternal Town”.
Now tour to the ancient town is starting, reaching the Porta San Paolo, the related tract of the Aurelian Wall, and the integrated pyramid “Piramide Cestia”.
The first stop in this itinerary is the most famous among the ancient roman high light, The Coliseum.
The monument can be visited simply from the exterior, just walking around it entering in the amphitheatre area from the Constantine Arch, or discovering the interior, against payment, and also according with the queue situation at the cashier.
From Coliseum, therefore you will be driven toward the “Terme di Caracalla” the second largest Roman baths. So, you will be driven around the Baths of Caracalla
and if requested, driver will drop you for a quick photo stop to a nearby terrace. This place moreover, is very famous among the lovers of lyrics, because during summer time the site is used as an open Opera theatre, and even Pavarotti and the Three Tenors has been fascinated by this place organizing their first concert together from the summer stage in the Baths of Caracalla.
Now, just in few minutes’ drive, you will reach the Aventino hill, which is one of the famous Seven Hills of the ancient Rome, among whose the Eternal Town
rose. When you will arrive there, next to the Early Christian Church of Sant’Anselmo and at the Villa of Malta’s Knights it is possible to look through the key hole of its gate, in order to get one of the most impressive views of the St. Peter’s Cupola. This site has also been celebrated as the “Buco di Roma” (Roman Hole) in one
of the scenes of the film “Roman Holidays” with Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn.
After crossing the elegant Aventine’s streets with its luxury condominiums and Villas, sites of numerous embassies like the American Embassy to the Holy See, you will reach a panoramic terrace over the Circo Massimo (Circus Maximum). There a photo stop is a must, even because, further the ancient horse race track, you are facing an exceptional landscape given by the Imperial Palaces located over the Palatino (Palatine Hill). Then, driving down at the bottom of the Aventine Hill, in the area of the Foro Boario, you will admire several
Pagan temples converted later on in Christian Churches, dedicated to Hercules and Portunus, while on the opposite side into a porch belonging to the Orthodox church of Sant’Andrea in Cosmedin, the famous Bocca della Verità (Mouth of the truth) which was also included in the Roman holidays film scenes.
Up and down among the Roman hills, now is the turn of the Campidoglio hill,
(Capitoline) where, after arrived to the umpteen terrace, you will be able to dominate by your sight most of the Foro Romano (Roman forum).From this point, you will cross the pedestrian square opened in front of “Palazzo Senatorio”, site of the Roman City Hall, designed by Michelangelo as same as the staircase which will lead you to the meeting point with your car and driver. Only just restarted, you will enter in that which is considered the topographic centre of Rome: Piazza Venezia.
A brief stop there to admire The Vittoriano, the largest Roman Monument, then Palazzo Venezia, which was the headquarter of Mussolini, The Palazzo Bonaparte, Rome’s Napoleon residence, The Colonna Traiana ( Trajan Column) and its belonging forum, ect….
Arrived already at lunch time we suggest, according with your needing yout driver guide will suggest some places where to spend a relaxing time tasting the fine Roman cuisine.
At the end of lunch, after have refilled yourself with new energies, Rome’s tour is restarting visiting the Baroque Squares.
The first stop of this second half itinerary will be the renowned Fontana di Trevi (Trevi fountain) where is possible have the necessary time to take some pictures and the customary throw of coins.
Piazza di Spagna (Spanish Steps) and the famous shopping street Via Condotti, will be the next stop, further, proceeding through a maze of narrow streets you will be astonished admiring the Pantheon, dating back to the II century A.D. this is one of the most important building of the antiquity still completely standing, famous for its Cupola, studied and used as example by great artists like Brunelleschi and Michelangelo. Continuing the crossing of this incredible area of Rome, isn’t possible to avoid a stop to another square with fountains: Piazza Navona, where, in the middle of an elliptic square built over the ruins of the ancient Domitian Stadium, rises one of the most celebrated Bernini works: the Fontana dei Fiumi (Rivers’ Fountain) representing the four most famous river of the XVII century. By this time we are arrived at the end of this day through the wonders of Rome, and as last stop before to lead to the dock of Civitavecchia, the Basilica of San Pietro. There you will have the possibility to access into the church for a visit, naturally according with the time still at disposal, in order to go back to the ship at 18.00 pm as usually required
Therefore departure from Rome will be at 16.45-17.00 pm.
2 pax: € 440,00
3 pax: € 480,00
4 pax: € 530,00
5 pax: € 580,00
6 pax: € 640,00
7 pax: € 700,00
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