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  • Bernini and Borromini: The Rivalry that Transformed Rome

    This Rome art tour explores the rivalry between Bernini & Borromini, two masters of Baroque art & architecture, as explained by an English speaking guide.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Look closely at the masterworks of Bernini and Borromini, with the help of a knowledgeable English-speaking art docent
    • Explore Baroque architecture in depth through Bernini’s Sant’Andrea al Quirinale and Borromini’s San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane
    • Visit Santa Maria della Vittoria and marvel at Bernini’s revolutionary statue The Ecstasy of St. Teresa
    • Be amazed by the Palazzo Barberini, built for Pope Urban VIII, the most extravagant of the Baroque popes
  • Herculaneum & the Archaelogical Area of Vesuvius

    Full day tour of Herculaneum, Oplontis, Stabaie, and Boscoreale in the company of a licensed tour guide and driver from Naples or the Amalfi Coast. 


    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Full-day tour of the archaeological area of Vesuvius
    • Visit the sites of Herculaneum, Oplontis, Stabiae and Boscoreale
    • Gain insight into daily Roman life pre-Vesuvius eruption
  • Hidden Treasures of Rome

    Dive deeper into the Eternal City with a private tour in Rome. Your guide will share hidden treasures, such as the Baths of Caracalla and Aventine Hill. 


    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Start with a visit to the surprising Basilica of Santi Quattro Coronati which dates back to the 5th century
    • Drive along the ancient Appian Way with its many pagan and Christian tombs, and feel the excitement of walking on 2,400-year-old Roman cobblestones
    • Explore secluded areas of the Aventine Hill with its monasteries and ancient churches
    • Visit Testaccio, the most unconventional of Rome’s neighborhoods, with its famous Monte dei Cocci
  • Hills of Florence

    Tour the hills of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo to the nearby village of Fiesole in the company of a private driver and expert licensed guide.

     

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Drive up to the famous Michelangelo Square giving a beautiful view of Florence
    • Visit the breathtaking Basilica of San Miniato nearby
    • Head to Brunelleschi’s spectacular Dome to admire its exterior and interior
    • Continue your way through changing landscapes to the village of Fiesole
  • Naples and Pompeii Shore Excursion

    During this Naples and Pompeii shore excursion you will have city tour in Naples and archaeological tour of Pompeii with an expert guide.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Embark on an adventurous private shore excursion to Naples and Pompeii
    • Witness panoramic views over Naples from the incredible Posillipo terrace
    • Tour the UNESCO-listed ruins of ancient Pompeii with a professional guide, including the magnificent amphitheater and the stately homes of the ancient Roman nobility
    • Examine the plaster casts of those killed during the eruption, their bodies in motion as they tried to escape the lava and ash.
  • Ostia

    This half-day tour to Ostia Antica takes in the splendid ruins of this ancient Roman port town. Often called the ‘better Pompeii,’ the site is filled with mosaics.

     

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Half-day tour to Ostia from Rome
    • Often called the ‘better Pompeii’, the ancient town of Ostia Antica makes for an incredible visit, with many of the same buildings, mosaics and features as are found in its more famous counterpart
    • Here it’s easy to let your imagination fly and feel like you’ve been transported back in time – in this once bustling Roman harbor town the isolated ruins reveal no sign of the modern world so you’ll have a truly authentic experience!
  • Paestum & Mozzarella Cheese Factory

    This full-day Paestum tour and mozzarella cheese factory visit combines an archeological visit with a foodie twist in the company of experts.

     

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Embark on a full day tour to the Paestum Plain with a private English-speaking guide
    • Visit a renowned mozzarella cheese factory and see how real Italian mozzarella is made on a private tour, before getting to enjoy a taste of some mozzarella-based products
    • Explore the perfectly conserved temples and massive Doric columns of the 6th century Greek Paestum
  • Pompeii & Amalfi Coast from Rome

    Take this incredible Rome day trip to the Amalfi Coast, and discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii—the ancient town that was blanketed beneath a sea of Mount Vesuvius’ volcanic ash for centuries. Then enjoy the dreamy coastal scenery that typifies this stunning area of southern Italy. Spend time at leisure in the picture-perfect town of Positano.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Full-day Pomepii and Amalfi Coast tour from Rome with an expert driver
    • Visit Pompeii and Positano on your day trip to the Amalfi Coast
    • Explore the UNESCO-listed site of Pompeii on a walking tour with a local expert guide
    • Sample Limoncello
    • Enjoy free time in the picturesque village of Positano and stroll along its beaches
  • Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius Day Trip

    Book a private full-day Pompeii day trip from Rome with Italy’s Best Rome, including a tour of Pompeii with a licensed guide and a hike up Mt Vesuvius. 


    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius day trip from Rome
    • Using official, licensed Pompeii tour guides, we’ll give you a well-rounded view of Pompeii, visiting examples of all the most common building types so you’ll understand what it was to live in this ancient port town over the Bay of Naples.
    • Hike to the summit of Mt Vesuvius and peer into the crater
    • Soak up views of the Bay of Naples from the volcano’s summit
  • Pompeii and Herculaneum

    Tour the archeological sites of Herculaneum and Pompeii. During your Pompeii tour, discover the daily life of ancient Romans in this unique site.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Full-day Pompeii and Herculaneum excursion from Naples or the Amalfi Coast
    • Tour the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii with a professional guide
    • Witness the plaster casts of those killed during the eruption, their bodies in motion as they tried to outrun the lava
    • Discover the magnificent amphitheater, the stately homes of the ancient Roman nobility, the taverns and restaurants, the lovely artifacts and works of art, and the wide avenues of a lost world
    • Enjoy a delicious lunch in one of the many local restaurants in the area
    • Travel to Ercolano and explore the ruins of Herculaneum, including monuments, fossils and mosaics, with a professional guide
  • Rome to Amalfi Coast – Pompeii

    This luxury Rome to Pompeii sightseeing transfer in a Mercedes includes a 2-hour stop in the archeological site, with a drop off in the Amalfi Coast.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Leave Rome in the morning to travel to the Amalfi Coast, making a stopover in Pompeii
    • Explore the UNESCO-listed ancient ruins of Pompeii with a local expert guide
    • Discover nearby attractions such as the notorious Mount Vesuvius, or notable WWII sites such as Montecassino Abbey
    • Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant to taste the region’s exquisite cuisine
  • Underground Naples

    This 3-hour Underground Naples tour takes you under the surface of the city in the company of a knowledgable guide to discover its hidden history.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • 3-hour private walking tour with a professional art history guide in and around Naples’ archaeological sites
    • Experience Naples’ energetic historical city center
    • Descend down into ancient archaeological sites beneath Naples Cathedral (Duomo di San Gennaro) and the church of San Lorenzo Maggiore
    • Enjoy a personalized, educational and entertaining activity