Beautiful view of Rome at sunrise in Italy

Uncovering the Secrets of Rome Tour

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Customizable Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited

Italy, Vatican City

Places Visited

Rome, Naples, Ostia Antica, Tivoli...

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Suggested Duration

9 Days

The glory of Rome knows no bounds as the city embodies 3,000 years of history as it accentuates the opulence of ancient life, medieval tradition, Baroque artistry, and contemporary views. Fountains adorned with intricate marble statues decorate piazzas as the scent of fresh pasta emanates from countless mouthwatering restaurants. The Colosseum towers over Rome’s past on the edge of the city center, and the Sistine Chapel radiates the unique view of a master artist. You will be immersed in...

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Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy your VIP status during a spectacular After-Hours tour of the Vatican Museum and linger in the wondrous artwork of the Sistine Chapel
  • Discover the often overlooked Baroque church of Saint Ignazio to find graceful frescoes that form a three-dimensional effect
  • Indulge in the traditional flavors of Rome with a private pasta-making class
  • Witness the ancient streets of Pompeii during a private excursion to the historical city still covered in ash and pumice
  • Wander beneath the former arena floor of the Colosseum during a special tour of Rome’s ancient sites
  • Wander the medieval neighborhood of Trastevere for an in-depth look at contemporary Roman culture within the historical Roman architecture
  • Experience the grandeur of the gardens, art, and familial legacy of the Villa Borghese
  • Stroll along the main road of Rome’s iconic port city of Ostia Antica to see first-hand the preserved culture of ancient life
  • Relish the soft pizza dough between your fingers during you private pizza making class in Naples
  • Visit the main portal to the monastery of the Knights of Malta for an unforgettable view of Rome
  • Take a class on mosaic tile-work from an artisan craftsman in the heart of Rome’s historic art district 

Detailed Description

Experience the true marvels of Rome during your 9-day exclusive tour of the artwork, architecture, and culture of one of the most famous cities in the world. Relish your private excursions to ancient monuments and delight in your exclusive exploration of the Vatican Museums during an After-Hours Tour. The splendor of Rome will welcome you and turn every moment into legendary memories. Your perfect adventure will begin with your arrival at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport as your private transfer will escort you into the heart of the ancient city and your luxurious hotel near the highlights of Rome’s spectacular monuments. Your guide will meet you at your hotel eager to lead you on an introductory tour through Rome’s open-air museum atmosphere, from the Piazza Navona to the Spanish Steps.

Next day, your guide will immerse you in the ancient life of Rome after you have had breakfast. Explore the secluded sections of the Colosseum and wander along the historical structures of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Explore the National Museum of Rome the next day, which encompasses several antique buildings, including the Baths of Diocletian. In the afternoon, you will have a walking tour of the Jewish Ghetto and the medieval neighborhood of Trastevere. You will have the chance to learn the secrets of crafting mosaic tiles during a private demonstration by an artisan craftsman. Next day, you will have a full day tour of Vatican City with an in-depth visit to the gardens, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the museums. The highlight of your tour will be your private After-Hours excursion through the galleries of the main museum concluding in the Sistine Chapel.

Venture next to the outskirts of Rome and the old port city of Ostia Antica to uncover the old passageways and gain insight into the daily life of a Roman city. The expansive gardens of the Borghese Villa are yours to explore the next day, along with the lavish works that decorate the villa’s interior. In the afternoon, your guide will take you on a tour of Rome’s distinctive historical churches before you embark on a private pasta-making class to learn the art of the Italian cuisine. Travel south to the Bay of Naples with your private transfer the next day and visit the preserved city of Pompeii. For lunch, you venture into Naples for a cooking demonstration about Neapolitan pizza.

The following day is at your leisure to indulge in the splendor of Rome at your leisure. Visit the collective towns of Castelli Romani outside of Rome or relax in the stunning gardens of the villas in Tivoli. In Rome, you will witness the Baroque ceiling frescoes of Saint Ignazio Church and wander the streets to take it all in.  Next day, your private transfer will meet you at your hotel ready to escort you to Rome’s Fiumicino Airport for your flight home. 

Starting Price

$2,470 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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Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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