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Why rush to your Rome hotel when you can seize the unique opportunity to extend your cruise adventure and make the most of your disembarkation day in Italy?
Embrace the sweet life, La Dolce Vita, as you bid farewell to your cruise ship in Civitavecchia and set off on a Roman adventure. Optimize your disembarkation day by immersing yourself in the city's rich history, iconic landmarks, and mouthwatering cuisine, just as the locals do.
Our La Dolce Vita Rome Post Cruise Tour from Civitavecchia is a meticulously planned debarkation tour designed to comfortably and effortlessly maximize your sightseeing opportunities in Rome. Leaving behind the packed monuments and museums, exhausting tourist queues, and the hassle of securing entrance tickets, our La Dolce Vita Rome Post Cruise tour embraces Rome's authentic spirit at the leisurely pace of a true Roman savoring the good life.
Explore Rome's charming squares, marvel at enduring Ancient Roman monuments, and discover hidden gems that have captivated Romans for generations. Enjoy a delightful lunch at a charming local restaurant in the picturesque Trastevere neighborhood, and, of course, leave room for a delectable Italian gelato that will sweeten your memories of Rome for a lifetime.
For up to 4 Persons from Civitavecchia: 550 EUROS
For up to 6 Persons from Civitavecchia: 600 EUROS
For up to 8 Persons from Civitavecchia: 680 EUROS
** Dates on the Booking Form Calendar that are NOT Selectable, are NOT AVAILABLE.
** Please include your DROP-OFF HOTEL NAME and ADDRESS IN ROME in the MESSAGE BOX of your booking form.
Your dedicated Stefano Rome Tours English-speaking driver will meet you on the pier next to your cruise ship Civitavecchia at 7:30 AM, ready to begin your unforgettable journey through the Eternal City. Your Rome post-cruise tour will conclude with your arrival at your Rome hotel at approximately 5 PM, making it the perfect way to extend and enhance your cruise experience.
One of the standout features of our La Dolce Vita Rome Post Cruise Tour is Colosseum Square. As you wander through this expansive plaza, you'll hear the whispers of ancient grandeur and history. Feast your eyes on the majestic Colosseum, a place where gladiators and heroes once clashed valiantly. Stand in awe of the towering Arch of Constantine, a symbol of the great Emperor's triumphs.
The Colosseum, constructed in 72 AD, emerged on the site that was once Emperor Nero's opulent Golden House, known as the Domus Aurea. Originally named the Flavian Amphitheater, this architectural marvel came to life under the guidance of Emperor Vespasian's family and served as a venue for public spectacles.
Its famous nickname, the Colosseum, originates from the towering Colossus of Nero, an ancient bronze statue portraying the emperor as the pagan sun god Apollo, proudly standing nearby.
While you stroll through Colosseum Square, seize the opportunity to capture the essence of the Colosseum from various angles, ensuring you immortalize its unique beauty through your camera lens.
And don't forget to explore the nearby Arch of Constantine, an imposing triumphal arch crafted in the 4th century AD to commemorate the victories of Roman Emperor Constantine. This significant ruler forever altered history by legalizing Christianity, a faith that was once persecuted in Rome.
After your visit to Colosseum Square, a short drive will bring you to the nearby Circus Maximus where you will enjoy a brief stop. Here, you'll encounter faint echoes of the once-magnificent Ancient Roman stadium that captivated both the Roman elite and the common populace with thrilling chariot races.
In the heart of the stadium, where the grand spina once divided it, you'll find the illustrious Obelisco Flaminio—an ancient obelisk that now graces the center of Piazza del Popolo.
As you soak in the ambiance of this historic location, the majestic Palatine Hill stands in the background, providing a regal backdrop to the allure of Circus Maximus.
Today, Circus Maximus has undergone a remarkable transformation, evolving into a beloved public park cherished by locals. It serves as a vibrant hub for various festivals and concerts, bridging the gap between the historical grandeur of ancient Rome and the lively pulse of modern-day Rome.
Your Rome debarkation tour continues to Aventine Hill, a hidden gem that holds enchantment at the heart of Rome. In antiquity, Aventine Hill was one of the seven foundational hills upon which the city was born over 2,700 years ago. This hill was celebrated not only for its scenic beauty but also for being the coveted location of opulent villas and grand estates.
Within Aventine Hill lies the Garden of the Oranges, a tranquil oasis that warmly welcomes travelers and locals alike, providing a serene sanctuary within its lush greenery. As you stroll along the winding pathway leading to a terrace at the garden's edge, you'll be greeted by a breathtaking panorama of Rome and the majestic Dome of Saint Peter's Basilica.
If you venture a bit further uphill, you'll stumble upon the Piazza of the Knights of Malta, where an unassuming keyhole offers a mesmerizing glimpse into another world. Peer through this unpretentious keyhole, and you'll witness a masterpiece of perspective: the iconic dome of St. Peter's Basilica, perfectly framed by meticulously manicured hedges. Here, art, architecture, and a touch of mystique converge, evoking a profound sense of wonder that transcends the boundaries of time.
High above the bustling streets of Rome, there's another treasure awaiting you on Janiculum Hill, offering one of the city's most breathtaking panoramic views.
Known as Gianicolo in Italian, Janiculum Hill has ancient origins that predate the foundation of Rome itself. It was home to early Etruscan settlements and stood as a strategic sentinel, overseeing the winding Tiber River and the vast landscape below. Legend has it that the name "Janiculum" is linked to Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and transitions, highlighting its role as a gateway connecting Rome to the wider world.
From the terrace atop Janiculum Hill, you'll be treated to a mesmerizing panorama that captures the timeless charm of Rome. Elaborate church domes rise gracefully, competing for your attention in a harmonious display of architectural marvels. Amongst this sea of domes, the iconic Pantheon's dome stands tall, a radiant symbol embodying Rome's enduring spirit and boundless beauty.
Here, time itself intertwines, as ancient monuments seamlessly coexist with modern structures, weaving an enchanting tapestry that recounts the rich history of Rome in all its opulence.
Trastevere, a vibrant neighborhood situated across the Tiber River, is revered by locals for its winding streets adorned with timeless charm, truly encapsulating the essence of Rome. It occupies a unique place in the hearts of Romans, where the past gracefully merges with the present, and the air is filled with a lingering sense of nostalgia.
Meander through these intricate alleys where weathered facades proudly flaunt a captivating spectrum of colors, and cascading vines add to the picturesque scenery. Trastevere isn't merely about its historical allure; it serves as a lively testament to the rhythmic pulse of Roman life.
Explore the bustling Piazza Santa Maria, a vibrant square brimming with energy. Here, the splendid Church of Santa Maria in Trastevere stands as a testament to the spirit of this ancient neighborhood, with its golden mosaics illuminating the atmosphere.
A visit to Trastevere would be incomplete without savoring a leisurely lunch at a local ristorante or trattoria, where you can indulge in the rich flavors of traditional Roman cuisine, meticulously crafted with culinary skills passed down through generations. With each bite, you'll savor the history and essence of Rome itself.
As you step into the vast expanse of Saint Peter's Square, you'll find yourself immediately embraced by the majestic colonnades, poetically described by Gian Lorenzo Bernini as "the maternal arms of the Church". This meticulously designed elliptical forecourt was created to accommodate the largest gatherings of people, all eager to partake in the blessings of the Pope.
At the heart of this magnificent square stands the awe-inspiring St. Peter's Basilica, an instant focal point that commands your attention. Its magnificent dome soars gracefully towards the heavens, a true testament to the brilliance of Renaissance architecture. This iconic basilica, the largest church in the world, holds profound religious significance as the final resting place of St. Peter, one of Jesus Christ's apostles.
The center of the square is dominated by a towering Egyptian obelisk, a symbol of ancient power and spiritual enlightenment. Originally transported from Heliopolis during Emperor Caligula's reign, this obelisk serves as a living testament to Rome's rich history.
Saint Peter's Square is adorned with twin fountains, each with its own unique story. The northern fountain, sculpted by Carlo Maderno harmonizes beautifully with the southern fountain designed by the masterful Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
As you leisurely wander through this extraordinary square, allow yourself to be fully immersed in its enchanting ambiance—a place where history, art, and spirituality come together in breathtaking harmony.
Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of Piazza della Rotonda, where the Pantheon, an architectural masterpiece, shares its spotlight with an exquisite baroque fountain.
Dominating the square is a towering 20-foot Egyptian obelisk, a masterpiece originally created by Pharaoh Ramses II for the esteemed Temple of Ra in Heliopolis. The fountain exudes undeniable grandeur, promising to captivate your senses completely.
Take a moment to absorb the magnificence of the Pantheon. This architectural marvel reigns supreme in the square, its majestic presence effortlessly capturing attention and evoking profound wonder.
While leisurely exploring the square, you'll find yourself surrounded by the pastel hues of historic palaces. Discover hidden corners around the Pantheon, stumble upon charming local shops, savor the sublime delights of gelato from a nearby gelateria, and surrender to the irresistible charm that has made Piazza della Rotonda a beloved favorite among generations of Rome's residents.
Piazza Navona, a lively square known for its distinctive oblong shape, takes its name from the ancient term 'agones', which signifies games. This bustling space was built upon the remains of Emperor Domitian's 1st-century AD sports stadium.
At its core lies the grandeur of the Fountain of Four Rivers (Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi), a masterpiece crafted by the renowned Gian Lorenzo Bernini in the 17th century. This intricate fountain pays tribute to the four major rivers known at the time: the Nile (representing Africa), the Danube (Europe), the Ganges (Asia), and the Rio de la Plata (America). Overlooking the fountain stands an ancient Egyptian obelisk, commissioned by Pope Innocent X, adding both stature and authority to this splendid aquatic creation.
Today, the square's allure is further enriched by the vibrant displays of local artists, the artistry of street performers, and the historic palazzi that encircle the square. This blend of history, creativity, and lively activity makes Piazza Navona a dynamic space cherished equally by locals and inquisitive visitors, providing a taste of la dolce vita.
Discover the quintessence of la dolce vita at the Trevi Fountain. As you approach this enduring masterpiece, you become entranced by the harmonious flow of its waters—a mesmerizing serenade that beckons you into its mystical embrace. This architectural marvel from the 18th century draws its name from the convergence of "tre vie" (three roads) at its very location.
The focal point of the Travi Fountain is a graceful representation of the legendary Titan God Oceanus. Gracefully poised beneath a triumphant arch, his chariot is drawn by mythical sea horses led by Tritons. The waters that feed the Trevi Fountain trace their origin to the ancient Aqua Virgo aqueduct, dating back to 19 BC.
Legend has spun a delightful tale around this fountain: tossing a coin with your right hand over your left shoulder into its waters guarantees your return to the Eternal City. As you partake in this cherished tradition, your hopes and dreams merge with the glistening ripples, carried away to mingle with the wishes of countless kindred spirits.
The Trevi Fountain, celebrated in iconic films like "La Dolce Vita", "Roman Holiday", and "Three Coins in a Fountain", holds a cherished place not only in the hearts of Romans but also in global movie enthusiasts.
The renowned Spanish Steps, known for their graceful 18th-century spiral stairway, extend a warm welcome as they seamlessly bridge the bustling Piazza di Spagna square below with the elevated French church of Trinita dei Monti and its obelisk on top.
The name "Spanish Steps" finds its origins in the former presence of the Spanish Embassy on this site in 1647, later transformed into the Spanish Embassy to the Holy See.
At the foot of the Spanish Steps, you'll discover the "Fontana della Barcaccio" (The Fountain of the Old Boat), a magnificent Baroque masterpiece attributed to Pietro Bernini, the father of the esteemed sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini. This fountain pays homage to the wine-carrying boats of Ripetta's port, its artistic excellence a testament to the ingenuity of the Bernini lineage.
Much like the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps are also immortalized in iconic films like "Roman Holiday".
As you ascend the Spanish Steps, you'll immerse yourself in the harmonious blend of architectural grandeur and historical significance that has elevated this iconic landmark to a beloved gathering place for generations of local Romans and inquisitive travelers alike.
As your Rome post-cruise tour draws to a close, it's time to bid adieu to these beloved Roma landmarks, cherished by generations of locals as your personal driver will take you to your Rome hotel.
We thank you for choosing Stefano Rome Tours for your sightseeing tours of Rome and private excursions from Civitavecchia. We look forward to sharing the beauty of Rome with you!
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This La Dolce Vita Rome Cruise Rome Tour provides an English-speaking Driver who is NOT a Licensed Tour Guide. Your driver will be happy to provide general touristic information while at the vehicle, but will not be able to accompany you to sightsee away from the vehicle.
* Italy has strict laws and regulations aimed at protecting official licensed guides that make it unlawful for Drivers to act as tour guides or accompany guests to sightsee on foot away from the vehicle. In order for us to comply with Italy’s laws, Drivers are required to remain with the vehicle while guests sightsee away from the vehicle.
* On this La Dolce Vita Rome Cruise Rome Tour you will SELF TOUR (unaccompanied by your driver) when away from the vehicle.
* You will be dropped off as close to the sites as possible in accordance with municipality and traffic laws.
Please inform us in your reservation (message box) of the total luggage you anticipate bringing (large check-in suitcases and small carry-on cases) so we can provide you with a suitable vehicle to safely accommodate all passengers and their luggage.
A minivan for up to 8 passengers can accommodate up to 6 suitcases and up to 6 carry-on cases in TOTAL.
Please do not leave any personal items and valuables inside the vehicle while away from the vehicle.
For Tours from Civitavecchia, your driver will meet you on the Pier next to your Ship at your tour's scheduled pick-up time holding a sign with the NAME in your reservation.
Do NOT leave the ship area, and do NOT take a shuttle bus outside the port.
Look for your driver in the same area on the Pier as ALL private drivers will be waiting for their clients. After you meet your driver you will be accompanied to your vehicle and your Rome private shore excursion will begin with a leisurely drive from Civitavecchia to Rome.