Upcoming SlideShare. Like this document? Why not share! Embed Size px. Start on. Show related SlideShares at end. WordPress Shortcode. Published in: Education. Full Name Comment goes here. Are you sure you want to Yes No. Be the first to like this. No Downloads. Views Total views. Actions Shares. For your second course, try venturing into the world of quinto quarto Roman offal dishes , and go for the tripe or coda alla vaccinara oxtail stew. When this place opened in December , owner Alessando Santomauro envisioned creating a modern space that churns out traditional Italian treats. For the food, he enlisted Sergio Conti — hailing from a long line of bakers — who's on site every day overseeing the production of his family's recipes.
And for design, Santomauro enlisted two local architects to create a French chic atmosphere that strays from the typical forno format. Stop by in the morning for delicious cornetti or in the afternoon for a slice of pizza bianca, a simple Roman style pizza topped with only olive oil and salt. Guests love their misshaped brutti ma buoni ugly but good gluten-free cookies and la mela in camicia , a flaky pastry filled with cinnamon-topped apples. Open every day on Sunday until 2pm. Walls are draped in aged magazine paper, wooden crates overflow with seasonal produce, and fresh eggs and tarts are on display.
Serving food exclusively from the region of Lazio, their quiche-like tortes are delicious, as are their soups and salads. Customers can dine at the mismatched tables and chairs, and the fact that you need to fetch your wooden, biodegradable spoon from the cupboard further emphasises the cosy atmosphere. Make sure you check out the shelves — laden with artisanal food products such as olive oils, jams, sauces, teas, and organic fruit juices — before you hit the cobblestone road.
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You can even tweak them thanks to their tailoring service. The four rooms are modern and spacious; the detached suite with handmade terra cotta floors and a high, exposed wood ceiling is gorgeous. Upon arrival, you'll be handed the keys, as well as a very helpful guide to the neighbourhood, and then left to your own devices — although owner Bernardo is always a phone call away if you need him. Also, each morning he prepares a simple breakfast for guests, which he leaves on a tray outside their door.
There's no permanent reception, so either arrange a time to meet Bernardo, or have your cell phone handy to call there's a number listed at the buzzer. Contact directly for better deals. Drinking wine and Italy go hand in hand. Get a better grasp on what you're tasting with a quick crash course at Vino Roma, where owner Hande dishes up wisdom on the culture and history of Italian wine and reveals fun facts that you can spout off at your next trip to the enoteca.
Duration: 15 minutes Stop At: Piazza Navona, Rome, Lazio Cycle around this oblong square and get a first row view of the central fountain. Start your day with a pickup from your central Rome hotel, or alternatively, hop aboard your coach in the center of town, near Rome Termini Station. Leave Rome and travel north to the picture-perfect region of Tuscany, passing through the green valley surrounding Tevere River and hills blanketed with olive groves and vineyards.
Leave the museum and set off on your walking tour to see top city attractions like Florence Duomo Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore. Stop near Piazza della Signoria to enjoy lunch in a typical Florentine restaurant, and then continue your walking tour to the Basilica of Santa Croce to see where Michelangelo is buried.
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Return to your coach with your guide and return to Rome, finishing your tour back at your hotel. Alternatively, you can finish your tour with a drop off at Via Veneto, Piazza Barberini, Piazza Venezia or Piazza della Repubblica; simply let your guide know on the day. Click on the 'View Additional Info' button below to see the tour's meeting point, near Termini Station.
Leave Rome and travel north by air-conditioned coach, following the River Tiber toward Tuscany. After roughly 1. Seemingly sprouting out of the volcanic rock on which it stands, the hilltop town boasts a history that dates back to Etruscan times. On a walking tour, see the stall where he was said to be born, his childhood home, and the spot where he pledged his life to his vocation. Admire the Roman Temple of Minerva and then return to your coach for the journey south. Head back to Rome and finish your tour at the start point in the early evening. Walk around the site with your guide, taking in the gardens and posing for photos in front of Bernini-designed fountains while learning about the Cardinal and his lavish life in the villa.
Depart from central Rome by air-conditioned coach in the morning and travel out of the city on the 3. Nearby Mount Vesuvius erupted on a summer's day here in the year 79AD, covering the town and its many inhabitants in thick layers of volcanic ash. Pompeii has been locked in a time capsule ever since, and the artefacts and buildings on display offer insight into life here almost 2, years ago.
Stroll along Via degli Augustali, past the age-old limestone columns still standing, and perhaps pose for photographs in front of the centuries-old scenery. To help you navigate your way around, all paths begin and end with beautiful frescoes depicting scenes from daily life in ancient Pompeii.
In the mid-afternoon, hop back aboard your air-conditioned coach for the journey back to central Rome where your Rome to Pompeii independent day tour will come to an end. Start your experience with a pickup from your Rome hotel or meet your guide in the city center and board your air-conditioned coach. Arrive in Cortona and enjoy a walk through the heart of this walled hill town, which is little changed since medieval times. Perhaps enjoy some free time to look around the picture-postcard streets independently and maybe visit the 19th-century Cathedral of St Margaret Basilica di Santa Margherita , perched on the hilltop.
Continue along the banks of Lake Trasimeno in Umbria, and stop for lunch at an authentic farmhouse restaurant. Enjoy a tempting 4-course of regional dishes, washed down with drinks own expense. Please see the Itinerary for a sample menu.
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With your appetite sated, drive through the rolling Chianti countryside to the charming hilltop town of Montepulciano, known for its ruby-red Vino di Nobile and Rosso di Montepulciano wines, produced here since early medieval times. After your wine sampling, return to Rome, where your tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel or a choice of points in the center.
Duration: 25 minutes Stop At: Circus Maximus, Rome, Lazio The Circus Maximus was destined for sports and athletic competitions of various types, it became famous above all for the chariot races. At peak times, it could accommodate from , to , with standing places. Recent excavations have brought to light finds that allow us to better delineate the ancient features of the circus, a myriad of small shops, stalls and taverns surrounded the racing area.
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Duration: 15 minutes Stop At: Pantheon, Rome, Lazio Dedicated to the worship of all the gods Pan-tutti Theon-divinity , the Pantheon was built by the emperor Hadrian between and d. The great Renaissance artist Raffaello Sanzio is also buried there. Duration: 35 minutes Stop At: Piazza Navona, Rome, Lazio Piazza Navona, the most beautiful Baroque square in Rome, occupies the runway of the ancient "Stadio di Domiziano", or "Circus Agonalis", of which it has perfectly preserved the elongated rectangular shape of the arena, with one of the smaller sides the northern one curved, while the surrounding buildings occupy the site of the tiers of the cavea.
Some think it is a manhole, others, given the size, the cover of a well. It has the features of a faun inspired by a river divinity, the God Portuno, to whom a temple was probably dedicated near the same cloaca. Duration: 10 minutes. Start your morning with either a hotel pickup or by meeting your guide near Rome Termini Station. Baroque churches, fountains and palazzos built during the Renaissance are scattered around, adding to the oh-so-Roman charm that abounds.
Amble to Trevi Fountain, hearing about its coin-throwing traditions from your guide, and then stop to throw one in yourself. Do it according to legend: throw one coin to visit Rome again, two coins to fall in love with an Italian, and a third coin to marry one! After posing for photos in front of the dazzling masterpiece, stroll over to the Column of Marcus Aurelius, and then walk over to Palazzo di Montecitorio -- an elegant Bernini-designed palace that is now used as a parliament building. Officially a church, the Pantheon contains several tombs of eminent Italians, like the Renaissance genius Raphael.
Pose for pictures from the outside and then walk from Piazza della Rotonda to Piazza Navona to admire its lavish Bernini fountains. Hop back on board your coach and end your tour back at the start point. Alternatively, request a drop-off at one of four different locations; simply let your guide know on the day. Full-Day Tour: Want to see more of Rome? Upgrade to the full-day tour, and after your morning tour, spend a couple of hours at leisure for lunch own expense , and then meet your guide at a pre-arranged time for your afternoon tour. Finish with a skip-the-line Colosseum tour.
Full-Day Tour with Lunch: Upgrade to the full-day tour and include lunch at a restaurant close to Vatican City or Termini Station in between your morning and afternoon tour. Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Vatican Museums, Vatican City, Lazio When your ship docks at the Civitavecchia cruise port, hop aboard your private air-conditioned vehicle for the drive into Rome, where your shore excursion starts in Vatican City. Meet your private guide, and enter the Vatican Museums with your skip-the-line ticket.
Duration: 2 hours Stop At: St.
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Your day tour ends with the drive back to Civitavecchia so you can catch your cruise ship. Note: Your private guide provides commentary about Rome and its iconic sights throughout the day. If you have any special interests, such as architecture, art, culture or history, please provide this information at the time of booking so your guide can best prepare for your private tour. Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to the Civitavecchia port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded.
See our terms and conditions for full details. Please specify at time of booking. Duration: 3 hours. Set off from Piazza di Spagna, and then proceed to the Spanish Steps, with their lively atmosphere and stunning views down into the winding alleys of the heart of the historic center. Next you will encounter one of Rome's most dramatic monuments, the beautiful Trevi Fountain. Your stroll through Rome continues with a stop at Piazza Colonna, which contains the column erected by Marcus Aurelius and is considered by Romans to be the very center of the city.
Stop at the Pantheon, with its impressive concrete dome and open oculus, which never fails to impress. Nearby you will explore Piazza Navona, with Bernini's famous "Fountain of the Four Rivers" triumphantly marking its center. Why not upgrade and include a 3-hour Colosseum and Ancient Rome small-group walking tour in the morning? Start your day with a gentle stroll up Oppian Hill to enjoy unforgettable views of the Colosseum -- Ancient Rome's most iconic landmark. After heading back down, skip the long entrance lines of the Colosseum and enjoy priority access to explore this famous attraction with your expert guide.
As you walk around the fascinating ground and first floors, hear stories from your guide about the amphitheater's intriguingly brutal past filled with bloodthirsty gladiators. Enjoy roughly two hours at your leisure. Explore the impressive ruins or have lunch at any of the several nearby restaurants own expense before meeting your guide for your Best of Rome Walking Tour in the afternoon. Full explanation about the Pantheon will be given from the outside.
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Travel through ancient olive groves and past row upon row of centuries-old vineyards, and soak up spectacular views of the verdant Italian countryside. The fertile soils here have been used in wine production since the Roman Era and there are thousands of years of winemaking heritage to discover. Gain insight into the various stages of wine production and learn how their techniques have evolved from antiquity to the present day.
Step inside 3rd-century cellars where fine wines mature slowly in Acacia and French Oak barrels, and listen as your guide details the complex winemaking processes at play. Sample delicate fruit flavors in reds such as casa romana and soleggio and subtle sweetness in whites like poggio verde, before finishing with a taste of the delicious dessert wine, stillato.
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes. Your expert local guide will reintroduce you to monuments you thought you knew, transformed by night-time illuminations, and describe how they were desecrated by citizens desperate for something to sell. Pass By: Via del governo Vecchio, Rome, Lazio Dark times give rise to dark legends, and your guide, an experienced storyteller, will share some of these too. Start your Rome afternoon tour with a hotel pickup, or alternatively, meet your guide in town -- near Termini Station. Head to Piazza Venezia by air-conditioned coach and begin your afternoon of Imperial Rome sightseeing with a walk around to soak up the sights.
Stroll to Capitoline Hill for a walk around Piazza del Campidoglio -- the beautiful 16th-century square designed by the Renaissance maestro Michelangelo. Soak up views of the Roman Forum that sits below it, and envisage life during the days when Rome was founded, around BC. Leave the Church of St Peter in Chains and continue your tour, by coach, to the world-famous Colosseum. Your tour then finishes outside the Colosseum in the late afternoon. Duration: 35 minutes Stop At: Pantheon, Rome, Lazio Dedicated to the worship of all the gods Pan-tutti Theon-divinity , the Pantheon was built by the emperor Hadrian between and d.
Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Bocca della Verita, Rome, Lazio The large imperial tondo of almost 2 meters in diameter was once used as a manhole cover for a cloaca. Duration: 15 hours. Meet your guide in central Rome or enjoy a pickup from your central Rome hotel. Then, board your air-conditioned coach to start your 3-hour tour. Then, head inside to admire the interior.
See the stately columns and sumptuous chapels, and view the golden mosaics, many depicting the life of Christ. View the wood-encased stairs and then visit the ornate Basilica of St John Lateran, the church that was dedicated to Christ in and the first to be built in Rome. Then, depending on accessibility, explore the San Castillo, Santa Domitilla or San Sebastiano tunnels to see the burial niches, frescoes and other treasures lying inside. Lastly, take in views of the Baths of Emperor Caracalla, the ruins of a 3rd-century Roman bathhouse.
Then, end your tour at the start point or your choice of several city-center locations. When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your Rome city hotel details. Your transfer will be confirmed at the time of booking and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. It's that easy! The city has re-emerged from the darkness of centuries precisely as it would have been when it was unexpectedly buried in the thick layer of ash and lava which poured down from the devastating eruption of Vesuvius.
It was the year 79 A. Built on the cliff that separates it from its crowded port, Sorrento is famous for its panoramic view of the sea and Piazza Tasso, dotted with coffee. The historic center is a maze of narrow streets Duration: 1 hour No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.
The historic center is a maze of narrow streets Duration: 20 minutes Stop At: Blue Grotto, Anacapri, Island of Capri, Province of Naples, Campania Capri, the island in the Gulf of Naples, is famous for its steep territory, exclusive hotels and shopping, ranging from haute couture, limoncello, to handmade leather sandals. One of the most famous natural sites is the Blue Grotto, a dark cavity where the sea water is tinged with electric blue thanks to the presence of an underground cave that filters the sunlight Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Piazza Tasso, Sorrento, Province of Naples, Campania Sorrento is a coastal town on the Sorrento Peninsula, located in front of the Bay of Naples, in the south-western part of Italy.
The historic center is a maze of narrow streets where is located the church of San Francesco.