Sip a cappuccino in a hidden café overlooking an opulent piazza, as the people of Rome perform their daily rituals offering insight into the culture, lifestyles, and artistry of the renowned Eternal City. Discover the secret niches amidst the turquoise waters and limestone cliffs of the Amalfi Coast. From a city frozen in time beneath layers of ash and pumice to ruins promoting the opulence of the heart of Roman Empire, your custom tailored tour immerses you in majestic flavors, persistent traditions,...
Rome – Eternal Charms
Rome is a city of imperial legacy and artistic riches. This was the heart of an empire in which temples stood as testaments to devotion to Byzantine mosaics depicting the tales of Old and New Testaments. From Renaissance frescoes offering intimate, humane depictions of heavenly characters to the grandeur of palaces framed with baroque piazzas, Rome radiates the charms of its past set in the antique architecture, hidden streets, and outdoor ambiance. Legacy and legend emanate from the Colosseum and the Pantheon. Traditional cuisine provides alluring aromas drifting from historic restaurants offering pasta carbonara and cacio e pepe, a cheese and pepper pasta dish.
Your flight lands at Fiumicino Airport, where your private transfer meets you at baggage claim. Settle into your hotel in the heart of the historic city center. The lobby inside what was once a private villa embodies the lavish lifestyles of the Roman aristocracy in the form of elegant furniture, marble floors, and gilded window frames. Your guide meets you in the lobby eager to escort you through the celebrated elegant piazzas of Rome for an introductory tour. You begin in Campo de’Fiori to find the marketplace wrapping up for the day.
The sweet aroma of fresh flowers lingers amidst the remaining florists packaging sunflowers and azaleas. The alley framed by historic palaces whisks you away from the bustling openness of Campo de’ Fiori to find two fountains at the heart of Piazza Farnese. The basins were crafted out of ancient granite tubs taken from the Baths of Caracalla. A stone iris crowns each fountain, which was the symbol of the Farnese family. The rosy palace was designed in the 16th century and completed by master architect Michelangelo. Much of the palace was erected using materials taken from the outer Colosseum’s abandoned grounds. The family coat of arms adorns the central balcony above the main portico.
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- Witness the continued grandeur of Rome’s historic architecture embodied in the iconic monuments of Colosseum and Pantheon
- Embrace the charms of people watching during a private wine tasting in a bustling, elegant piazza in Rome
- Cruise inside the wonder of the Emerald Grotto, located on the Amalfi Coast, to view the enchanting reflections cast by the sun and sea
- Visit the National Archeological Museum in Naples to discover the treasures of Ancient Egypt along with the classic sculptures of Rome and Greece
- Traverse the cobblestone streets of Pompeii for a marvelous exploration of the ancient port city’s remaining artistry, offering insight into the past
- Stroll through the markets of Rome with a celebrated chef before learning how to craft the perfect Italian meal with the regional influences of Rome
- Delight in a scenic drive along the Amalfi Coast with a private drive allowing you to stop and linger at your whim and pleasure
- Relish the flavors of Neapolitan pizza with a private cooking class in the city known for creating the iconic Italian dish
Rome is the largest city in Italy but can still feel charming when wandering through the historic city center. The Amalfi Coast spreads across the Gulf of Salerno but feels separate from mainland Italy, bordered by dramatic limestone promontories and decorated with colorful towns. Your 8-day tour takes you from the splendor of Ancient Rome to the enchantment of the Bay of Naples, each rich in history, culture, cuisine, and unimaginable beauty. Your tour begins with your arrival in Rome. Your private transfer meets you at Fiumicino Airport and escorts you to your lavish hotel in the historic city center. You meet your guide in the lobby for a tour of the elegant piazzas of the Eternal City, from Campo de’Fiori to Piazza di Spagna.
The following day, your guide relishes the wonders of Ancient Rome on a guided tour of the Trajan’s Market, Capitoline Hill, Roman Forum, and the Colosseum. Following your exploration of Rome’s past, your guide introduces you to a charming café in which you can relax with a wine tasting tour while watching the city-goers pass by. Then, you have a full day tour of Vatican City’s splendors, taking you through St. Peter’s Square, the Basilica, and the celebrated museums.
Enjoy the city at your preferred pace the next day with a chance to wander the streets at your leisure. Visit the shops along Via del Corso or visit the opulent collection of artwork in Villa Pamphilj before your private cooking class with a local Roman chef. Your private transfer escorts you south to Naples and the preserved city of Pompeii. Delight in discovering the remarkably conserved villas, streets, and frescoes of the former Roman port city. Continue around the Bay of Naples to settle into your luxurious hotel in the city of Sorrento.
The day is once again at your leisure to embrace the culture and beauty of the region. Delight in a hike through the hills to reach the lookout point at the edge of the bay or explore the thrills of Naples, which include the National Archeological Museum accompanied with a pizza making class. Then, you have a private driver eager to take you along the scenic road to the Amalfi Coast. Visit the charming towns and villages nestled amongst the cliffs and take the time to discover the Emerald Cave in Conca dei Marini. On the final day, your private transfer escorts you from your hotel in Sorrento to the Naples airport for your flight home.
$2,859 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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