You will arrive at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport for the beginning of your spectacular, 8-day tour of Italy. A transfer will bring you to the heart of the ancient city where you will check into your hotel. It will not take long to realize why Rome is known as the eternal city. Ancient and architectural masterpieces will blend seamlessly into the equally modern and bustling city.
A local guide will soon greet you at the hotel and whisk you away to the first private walking tour. You will explore the splendor of the Fontana di Trevi, or the Trevi Fountain, which is one of Rome’s most beloved landmarks. The majestic fountain was designed out of travertine stone by architect Nicola Salvi, and was first opened to the public back in 1762. The grandeur of the fountain will remain on your mind as you continue the tradition of throwing three coins over your shoulder into the fountain, which is rumored to ensure your return to Rome, a new romance, and eventually marriage. The tour will continue to some of Rome’s most famous squares, or piazzas. You will enjoy strolling into local shops or having an afternoon espresso as you reach Piazza Della Rotonda and Piazza Navona. Piazza Della Rotonda’s main attraction is the Pantheon. You will quickly be amazed and enamored at how a building that dates back to the second century could still be so well preserved. The fountains and sculptures of Piazza Navona are the perfect way to conclude your tour for the day.
You will enjoy a traditional Roman dinner of pasta carbonara and a nighttime stroll, which is locally known as a passeggiata, before retiring to your hotel for the night.