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For up to 2 Persons from Rome Hotel: 450 EUROS
For up to 4 Persons from Rome Hotel: 470 EUROS
For up to 6 Persons from Rome Hotel: 550 EUROS
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Your personal Stefano Rome Tours English-speaking driver will meet you at your Rome hotel or accommodation at 9:00 AM. Your Rome tour will conclude with your arrival back at your hotel accommodation by approximately 5 PM.
Welcome to the enchanting city of Rome, where history, art, and culture intertwine to create an experience unlike any other. Join us on a captivating journey through the timeless beauty of the Eternal City with Stefano Rome Tours, your gateway to the wonders of Rome. Indulge in the luxury and convenience of our private limousine tour, where every detail is meticulously curated for you to explore Rome's postcard-worthy treasures.
Throughout the tour, your personal English-speaking driver will take you as close as lawfully possible to the magnificent sites on our itinerary. We understand the value of your time and aim to minimize walking distances, allowing you to maximize your sightseeing opportunities.
Leave the crowded tourist attractions with restrictive time-slot tickets and lengthy security lines behind as you delve into the heart of this ancient city. Our thoughtfully designed itinerary takes you on a journey through the city's most iconic and captivating landmarks, and experience the essence of Rome. Explore the grandeur of Piazza della Rotonda dominated by the Pantheon. Toss a coin in the legendary Trevi Fountain, climb the elegant Spanish Steps, and soak in the vibrant atmosphere of Piazza Navona.
Find solace in the embrace of St Peter's Square, a spiritual haven. Capture breathtaking views of the Roman Forum from a hidden terrace on Capitoline Hill, see the outline remains of the ancient Circus Maximus where thrilling chariot races took place, and admire the Colosseum and the triumphal Arch of Constantine on a stroll through Colosseum Square. Finally, find peace and tranquility at the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls, one of the four Papal Basilicas.
Your personal Stefano Rome Tour driver will meet you at your hotel or accommodation at 9:00 AM, and whisk you off on a day of unforgettable postcard-perfect adventures in Rome. Your private Rome tour will conclude at approximately 5 PM with a convenient drop-off at your hotel, ensuring lasting memories to treasure.
On this private Rome tour, discover the essence of Rome's Famous Squares, where every step reveals a postcard-perfect scene.
As you set foot in this bustling square, your eyes will be irresistibly drawn to the imposing Pantheon and captivating Fontana del Pantheon.
The enchanting fountain is surmounted by a remarkable marble Egyptian obelisk. This obelisk, once part of a magnificent duo created for the Temple of Ra in Heliopolis, finds its twin counterpart proudly showcased in front of Basilica of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, just behind the Pantheon.
Embrace the freedom to wander through the square at your own leisure, exploring the surrounding area that is rich with architectural wonders. Let the historical palazzi captivate your imagination, see the Basilica of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva with the famous statue Bernini’s elephant carrying the obelisk, browse inviting shops brimming with unique treasures, and indulge in a heavenly gelato from one of the nearby gelaterias.
Stop at the iconic Trevi Fountain, a Baroque masterpiece that has captured the hearts of millions. As you approach, the soothing sounds of cascading water and the sight of majestic sculptures will transport you to a scene straight out of a classic film.
Designed by the talented architect Nicola Salvi, the Trevi Fountain was completed in the mid-18th century and stands as the largest Baroque fountain in the city. Its opulent facade and intricate details create an enchanting spectacle that transports you to a realm where art and water seamlessly merge.
At the center of the fountain stands the majestic figure of Oceanus, the god of the sea, riding in a shell-shaped chariot pulled by sea horses. Surrounding Oceanus, a symphony of statues and reliefs brings ancient Roman mythology to life. Tritons, representing the sea's turbulent nature, guide the chariot, while statues depicting Abundance and Health further enhance the fountain's symbolic significance.
But the Trevi Fountain's allure extends beyond its remarkable artistic beauty. It carries with it a tradition that has become a cherished ritual for visitors from all corners of the globe. Legend has it that by tossing a coin into the fountain over your shoulder, you ensure your return to Rome. No Rome tour is complete without a stop at the Trevi Fountain.
So, immerse yourself in its splendor, make a wish, and let the Trevi Fountain weave its magic, leaving an indelible mark on your memory and a longing to return to the Eternal City.
Venture to the sublime Spanish Steps, a vision straight from a postcard. Ascending gracefully amidst the bustling streets of Rome, the Spanish Steps stand as a testament to timeless elegance and artistic inspiration. This iconic landmark, composed of 135 steps, is not just a magnificent architectural marvel but a symbol of the city's rich history and cultural heritage. The Spanish Steps have witnessed the footsteps of artists, writers, and dreamers who sought refuge and contemplation in their embrace.
Constructed in the early 18th century, the Spanish Steps were commissioned by the French diplomat Étienne Gueffier, with the purpose of connecting the Spanish Embassy to the Trinità dei Monti Church. Designed by the talented Italian architect Francesco de Sanctis, the steps became a harmonious blend of Baroque and Roman architectural styles.
At the foot of the steps lies the Piazza di Spagna, a vibrant square that exudes enchanting energy. Here, you can marvel at the Fontana della Barcaccia (Fountain of the Old Boat) a charming fountain created by Pietro Bernini, the father of Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Its shape, resembling a sinking boat, pays homage to the flooding of the Tiber River in the 16th century.
To your right, the Keats-Shelley Memorial House stands as a testament to the literary history of this enchanting location, once home to the renowned English writer John Keats.
As you stand upon these steps, take a moment to breathe in the atmosphere, and soak in the artistry of the surroundings. The Spanish Steps are not just a staircase; they are a testament to the eternal charm and magnificence of Rome, inviting you to become a part of its grand narrative.
Experience the vibrant energy of Piazza Navona, a lively square adorned with three magnificent fountains and surrounded by historic buildings awash with warm tones.
Once an ancient Roman stadium, built by Emperor Domitian for exhilarating athletic spectacles, Piazza Navona bears witness to centuries of transformation. Its very shape, an elegant oval, pays homage to the echoes of ancient athletic games and the thunderous applause of crowds.
The air comes alive with the vibrant energy of artists and musicians, their talents on display for all to behold. From intricate paintings to street performances, creativity weaves its magic, illuminating the square with a kaleidoscope of emotions.
Gaze upon the majestic Fountain of Four Rivers, a triumph of Baroque artistry sculpted by the masterful hands of Gian Lorenzo Bernini. This grand masterpiece stands tall, each figure representing a major river of the continents known in that era: The Nile, symbolizing Africa's mighty lifeline, the Danube, personifying Europe, the Ganges, embodying the spirit of Asia, and the Río de la Plata, representing the Americas.
Feel the harmony of cultures intertwine, as the water flows gracefully and the sculpted creatures come to life. An ancient Egyptian obelisk stands proudly above the fountain. Commissioned by Pope Innocent X, it serves as a bridge between civilizations, an eternal witness to the ever-changing tides of history.
As you walk in the footsteps of emperors and artists, let Piazza Navona transport you to a realm where the past embraces the present. Discover the layers of history that breathe life into every stone, and allow yourself to be swept away by the timeless tales that unfold within this extraordinary place.
Step into the revered Saint Peter's Square, a symbol of faith and unity that warmly embraces millions of visitors in the "maternal arms of the Mother Church."
Designed by the visionary Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the sweeping elliptical square serves a profound purpose. Its thoughtful design ensures that a large number of the faithful can gather here to receive the Pope's blessings. Marvel at the grandeur of 284 colossal Doric columns arranged in four majestic rows. These columns create an awe-inspiring colonnade, adorned with 140 statues of saints from various periods of history, each telling its own story of devotion and inspiration.
At the heart of Saint Peter's Square stands the focal point that commands attention - an 84-foot-tall ancient Egyptian obelisk. This remarkable obelisk, originally from Heliopolis, Egypt, was brought to Rome in 37 AD under the reign of Emperor Caligula. As you gaze upon this ancient monument, contemplate its rich history and the journey it undertook to find its place in the heart of the Eternal City.
Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of Saint Peter's Square, where the collective devotion and spirituality of countless pilgrims converge. As you take in the majestic surroundings, feel the connection to centuries of tradition and the enduring legacy of faith.
Not to be missed on this Postcard Rome Tour are the wonders of Ancient Rome, where history comes alive and postcard-perfect moments await.
Prepare for a special treat as you venture to a tucked-away terrace behind Capitoline Hill, offering an unrivaled vantage point to behold the breathtaking panorama of the Roman Forum. From this elevated position, you'll witness the sprawling expanse where the mighty Roman Empire conducted its governance, with the imperial Palatine Hill standing majestically in the distance, adorned with opulent palaces that once belonged to emperors and the elite.
And, of course, your gaze will be drawn to the iconic Colosseum, peeking from the horizon. Make sure your cameras are at the ready, as this picturesque spot is one of the most sought-after and photogenic locations in all of Rome.
For centuries, the Roman Forum served as the beating heart of the city, a bustling hub that encompassed politics, law, commerce, and religion, truly epitomizing the essence of Ancient Rome. This ancient forum, often referred to as the Navel of the City of Rome (Umbilicus Urbis Romae), witnessed the grandeur and governance of the empire.
Today, its impressive ruins bear witness to the glory and power of Ancient Rome's illustrious past. Imagine the structures and monuments that once stood tall, adorned with fine white marble and topped with terracotta roof tiles, creating a vision of splendor that has captivated the world for centuries.
Step into the grandeur of Piazza del Colosseo, a spacious cobblestoned pedestrian square that offers a captivating view of the majestic Colosseum and the nearby Arch of Constantine.
Behold the awe-inspiring Colosseum - a glorious amphitheater, its monumental facade capturing the imagination of all who lay eyes upon it. Constructed over 2,000 years ago, the Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheater, was commissioned by Emperor Vespasian and completed under the reign of his son, Titus. Its magnificent structure, featuring a massive elliptical shape and towering arches, showcases the ingenuity and engineering prowess of the Roman civilization.
As you stand before this architectural wonder, let your imagination roam freely. Picture the grandeur of the ancient games, gladiatorial contests, wild animal hunts, and grand theatrical performances among other spectacles were staged in the arena, captivating more than 50,000 spectators. The Colosseum has witnessed the rise and fall of empires, the cheers of victorious gladiators, and the gasps of the crowd as the mighty beasts roared in the arena.
The partially ruined structure stands proudly, comprised of four arcaded levels adorned with a total of 80 arches on each of the lower three levels. While the Colosseum's current travertine stone construction imparts its earthy tones, envision its former glory, when it was clad in exquisite white marble and embellished with 160 larger-than-life statues, graciously housed within niches nestled within the arches.
As a testament to the passage of time and the intricate interplay between nature and human activity, the Colosseum bears scars of its storied history. During the Medieval and Renaissance eras, the allure of the Colosseum's precious marble led to extensive quarrying, with its stones repurposed as building materials for various structures throughout Rome. Despite the ravages of time, the Colosseum's enduring presence serves as a powerful reminder of the ancient world's grandeur and splendor.
Nearby, the remarkable Arch of Constantine commands attention, commemorating Emperor Constantine's decisive victory over Emperor Maxentius in the Battle of Milvian Bridge in 312 AD. This triumphal arch stands as a testament to the triumphs and achievements of the Roman Empire, its intricate reliefs and ornate design offering a glimpse into the glories of the past.
In the heart of Piazza del Colosseo, immerse yourself in the echoes of history and bask in the legacy of an empire that forever shaped the world we inhabit today.
Make a brief stop to see the traces of Circus Maximus where charioteers once competed for glory. Picture the chariots thundering down the track, the roar of the crowd, and the adrenaline-fueled excitement that filled the air. Envision the epic tales of Ben Hur and other larger-than-life ancient champions and feel the exhilaration that once filled this legendary venue
Cast your gaze upon the Spina, the central barrier adorned with statues and monuments, where an imposing obelisk once stood tall. Behold the remnants of opulent villas on Palatine Hill standing proudly behind the arena, once the homes of Rome's elite, now silent witnesses to the passage of time.
Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls is an impressive testament to faith and one of Rome's four Papal Basilicas, which hold the highest reverence in Christendom. As you continue your Postcard Rome Tour, prepare to be enthralled by the grandeur of this magnificent basilica, the second largest in Rome.
St Paul Outside the Walls earned its name for its location beyond the ancient Roman Aurelian Walls, standing as a testament to its significance and historical roots. Originally commissioned in the 4th century by Emperor Constantine, this basilica was erected above the burial place of Saint Paul the Apostle. Today, it stands as a beacon of spiritual devotion and a sacred pilgrimage site for millions of Christians worldwide. Approximately 4.5 feet below the altar lies the final resting place of Saint Paul.
While the basilica faced destruction by fire in the early 1800s, its restoration to its former glory stands as a testament to human dedication and the generosity of donors from across the globe. The resurrection of this architectural masterpiece showcases the unwavering commitment to preserving the spiritual heritage of Rome.
Beyond its historical and religious significance, St Paul Outside the Walls offers a captivating array of architectural splendors. The graceful portico and the enchanting cloister of the adjoining monastery beckon visitors to stroll and reflect in their serene atmosphere. Unlike the often crowded and time-consuming security lines at St Peter's Basilica, St Paul Outside the Walls presents a more accessible experience, allowing visitors to fully immerse themselves in the profound spirituality and captivating beauty of this sacred sanctuary.
Prepare to be captivated by the majesty of St Paul Outside the Walls, where history, faith, and architectural prowess intertwine to create an unforgettable experience. Marvel at the rich tapestry of devotion and artistry that has endured for centuries, as you explore one of Rome's most revered treasures.
As our Postcard Rome Tour comes to a close, our dedicated personal driver will ensure your comfortable return to your hotel, leaving you with fond memories of an extraordinary journey through the heart and soul of this eternal city.
Join us on this remarkable journey and discover why Rome is truly the Eternal City. Your postcard-perfect Rome adventure awaits with Stefano Rome Tours!
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This Postcard Rome tour 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 Panoramic Rome Tour for Cruisers 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 the municipality and traffic laws.
For day tours from Rome hotels, your driver will meet you inside the lobby of your hotel or area permitted by your hotel.
For Apartments or B&Bs without a lobby, your driver will meet you outside the main entrance of your Address.
* If your hotel or accommodation is located on a street or in an area that is restricted to vehicle traffic, your driver will park as close as lawfully possible, and meet you on foot at your Address to accompany you to your parked vehicle. Door-to-door service may not be possible on streets, squares, or areas restricted to vehicle traffic or vehicle stopping.