Rome, Italy

Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy (0)
from/per person $160.00
  • City sightseeing
  • Groups allowed
  • Tour guides

Description

Short history of Rome, Italy

Italy officially the Italian Republic is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. Located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy shares open land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, San Marino and Vatican City. Italy covers an area of 301,338 km2 (116,347 sq mi) and has a largely temperate seasonal and Mediterranean climate. Due to its shape, it is often referred to in Italy as lo Stivale (the Boot). With around 61 million inhabitants it is the fourth most populous EU member state. The capital of Italy is Rome (Roma).

Legend of the founding of Rome

Traditional stories handed down by the ancient Romans themselves explain the earliest history of their city in terms of legend and myth. The most familiar of these myths, and perhaps the most famous of all Roman myths, is the story of Romulus and Remus, the twins who were suckled by a she-wolf. They decided to build a city, but after an argument, Romulus killed his brother and the city took his name. According to the Roman annalists, this happened on 21 April 753 BC. This legend had to be reconciled with a dual tradition, set earlier in time, that had the Trojan refugee Aeneas escape to Italy and found the line of Romans through his son Iulus, the namesake of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. This was accomplished by the Roman poet Virgil in the first century BC.


Highlights

 

  • Entrance to the Vatican Museums
  • Renaissance frescoes of the Sistine Chapel & Raphael Rooms
  • Grandeur of St. Peter’s Basilica with Michelangelo’s Pietà
  • Remarkable views of the Sistine Chapel’s renowned ceiling
  • Opportunity to visit the Roman Forum & climb Palatine Hill
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Schedule

  1. Vatican City
  2. Vatican Museums
  3. Sistine Chapel
  4. Borghese Gallery
  5. Royal Palace of Caserta
  6. Colosseum
  7. Roman Forum
  8. Palatine Hill
  9. St Peter's Basilica
  10. Raphael Rooms
  11. Trevi Fountain
  12. And lots of more...

  1. Hotel Star ★★★ 
  2. Orto di Roma Hotel ★★★
  3. Regina Margherita Hotel ★★★
  4. Appia Park Hotel ★★★★
  5. Roma Aurelia Antica Hotel ★★★★
  6. Radisson Blu Es Hotel ★★★★★

Duration: 4 Day

Price Includes:

  • Transfer from/to Airport
  • Hotel for 4 nights
  • Breakfast
  • Insurance

Price Not Includes:

  • Air ticket
  • Museum and entry tickets
  • Restaurant
  • Souvenirs