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Rome experiences and activities : a selection of Tours, Activities and Classes in Rome, suggesting guided tours and hidden places that will allow you to experience the chance to live an unforgettable memory in your life. Italy’s Best knows and understands that you value your vacation time and our goal is to make everyone of our guests’ stays more and more unforgettable.

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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
  • Borghese Gallery & Gardens

    Enjoy a Borghese Gallery private tour with an English speaking guide. After viewing works by Bernini & Raphael stroll the Borghese gardens.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Enjoy an in-depth examination of the Galleria Borghese in the company of an art historian and see one of the world’s most incredible private art collections
    • Admire both the sculpture and painting collections of the Borghese Gallery
    • Complete your experience with a stroll through the Borghese Gardens for a stunning view over Piazza del Popolo
  • Castelli Romani Day Trip

    Escape the hustle and bustle of Rome and visit the scenic hilltop towns of the Castelli Romani on a half-day or full-day tour! Relax on the journey through the idyllic Alban Hills, and enjoy stops at Lake Albano, Castelgandolfo and Frascati. Learn about the ancient villages’ history and culture from your driver and sample a glass of Frascati wine while learning about Castelli Romani wine production.

     

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Day trip to the Castelli Romani from Rome, led by an expert local driver.
    • Admire the scenery of the Alban Hills, where the pretty Castelli Romani towns are found.
    • Visit Lake Albano and Castelgandolfo, the summer home of the pope.
    • Have lunch on a terrace overlooking the lake (optional)
    • Sample a glass of Frascati wine in the town where it’s produced.
  • Crazy for Soccer: Rome Family Experience

    During this Rome soccer experience take in a match at the stadium, where an English-speaking soccer expert will share inside tips on Italy’s favorite sport.
     


    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Enjoy a soccer game with a local soccer expert
    • Partake in lunch at a local Roman tavern
    • Take in a match at the stadium while your expert explains the intricacies of the game and local soccer culture
  • Creative Art Workshops for Kids

    Enjoy a hands-on creative art workshop for the whole family in Rome! You can choose from a variety of activities, from fresco or mosaic making to ceramics.
     


    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Customizable workshop that combines a visit to a historical site and hands-on fun for kids
    • Select from fresco making, sculpture, terracotta ceramics, or mosaic making
    • A unique experience that lets the whole family make their own masterpiece
  • Early Christian Rome

    This private tour visits four of Rome’s most sacred basilicas on your tour of Early Christian Rome, including the Lateran.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Begin at St John Lateran Basilica and visit the Papal throne at San Giovanni in Laterano
    • Visit the Holy Staircase, traditionally believed to have been the stairs Jesus walked in Jerusalem at Pontius Pilate’s residence
    • Marvel at the legendary Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
    • End the tour with a visit to the Basilica of St. Paul, outside Rome’s Aurelian Walls
  • Esquilino & Monti Neighbourhood Stroll & Market Walk

    Enjoy this Rome market tour in the Esquilino and Monti neighborhoods with a culinary expert from Italy’s Best Rome, complete with tastings.
     


    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Visit the neighborhood market in the company of an English-speaking food expert
    • Sample traditional pastries and pizza
    • Learn about the concept of eating “alla stagione”
    • Discover the ever-increasing variety of international cuisine available in Rome
  • Family Tour: Gelato Making Lesson

    During this private gelato making lesson in Rome, kids will make alll the gelato they can eat in one of Rome’s oldest gelato parlours.

     

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Hands-on gelato making class for kids
    • Lesson unfolds in one of Rome’s oldest gelato parlours under the supervision of professional gelatieri
    • Kids will love tasting the masterpieces they have just created!
  • Family Treasure Hunt: Galleria Borghese

    In this fun family treasure hunt in Rome we’ll explore the art of the Galleria Borghese, using clues and games to learn the collection’s art.
     

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Enjoy a family friendly treasure hunt in the Borghese Gardens
    • Guided tour of the Borghese Gallery geared toward kids
    • VIP Fast Track tickets to bypass the admission lines
  • Gladiator School and Catacombs

    A two-hour experience for kids at a gladiator school in Rome, followed by a visit to the ancient Roman catacombs for an underground experience.
     

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Two-hour gladiator school course
    • Learn the history of gladiatorial games, their training regimes, and importance in the Roman empire
    • Recreate historical battles with the whole family
    • Enjoy a guided tour of the catacombs on the Appian Way
  • Go Karts Experience

    About 40 minutes from downtown Rome, near the historic town of Artena, a Go-Kart track awaits you! The outdoor track is reserved just for you and your children. Technicians are on hand and children will be outfitted with helmets as they experience the thrill and excitement of karting!

     

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Short trip outside Rome for some fast and furious go-karting action
    • Take turns on the racetrack under the guidance of experienced technicians
    • Enjoy sweeping views of the countryside from Artena, a historic town 40 minutes outside Rome

  • 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