No other city matches the wonder of Rome, from its political history and cultural passions, its lavish museums, and artistic masterpieces, Rome captivates visitors with an opulent past matched only by imagination. Your flight will land at Fiumicino Airport where your private transfer will await your arrival at baggage claim. In the heart of the historical center, you will find your hotel welcomes you with luxury and view of the garden that continues to the dome of the Santa Maria del Popolo. After you take some time to refresh yourself in the comforts of your room, your guide will meet you in the lobby ready to introduce you to the wonders of the ancient city.
The scent of rich espresso drifts out of the café beside the hotel as tables line the edges of the Piazza del Popolo beneath the Baroque façade of the church. Your guide will lead you to Michelangelo’s Campidoglio, one of Rome’s most iconic 16th-century squares that connect the two summits of Capitoline Hill. The hillside is the epicenter of the Roman Empire, from its founding to its fall. Michelangelo designed the new square in the 1530s under the patronage of Pope Paul II Farnese and the master artist transformed the original trapezoidal shape of the piazza into an intriguing oval. Work on the square continued well into the 17th-century long after Michelangelo passed away. The lavish square is the perfect place to start your exploration of Rome’s captivating history, from its ancient roots to its luxurious reformation throughout the millennia.