The splendor of Rome transcends time as the contemporary city maintains an ambiance of classic elegance, accentuated by the ruins and the Baroque and Renaissance embellishments. Your private transfer will meet you at Fiumicino Airport and escort you into the historical center of Rome. The city bustles with excitement around the cobblestones as students and couples linger on the marble staircase known as the Spanish Steps which connect Piazza de Espana to the upper level of the Trinita dei Monti Church.
You will find the comforts of your luxurious hotel that border the open public square of Piazza Repubblica truly refreshing in the midst of the city. Via Nazionale, one of the main streets of Rome, begins in the Piazza adorned by the Fountain of the Naiads was erected in the 19th century under the commission of Pope Pius IX. The fountain and it’s characters depict the Nymphs of the lakes, rivers, and oceans, as shown through the animals, such as the swan, horse, and dragon. Your guide will meet you in the hotel lobby eager to lead you on an intimate introductory tour of Rome, and take you along the iconic monuments connected to the Eternal City, ending in the charming Piazza Navona.
Along the way, you will stop at the Pantheon, a gorgeous structure built in the 2nd century AD after the original temple was damaged in a fire. A magnificent dome rests atop the masonry walls erected in a cylindrical shape as the entrance features 16 granite columns topped with Corinthian capitals to create a dramatic and unforgettable welcome to the Pantheon and the city of Rome. At the end of your tour, you will have a delicious dinner in a local, celebrated restaurant with a glass of wine accompanying each dish to accentuate the flavors of the meal.