Best of Rome and Vatican - Skip all the Lines

Best of Rome and Vatican - Skip all the Lines
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$111.77
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Description

Best of Rome and Vatican is a comprehensive four and a half hour journey through a beautiful ancient, historic, and artistic world. We make sure that everyone, whatever their budget, can see the best of Rome in one go.

We begin with the famous Vatican Museums and see all the major galleries therein. The Belvedere Courtyard, which houses ancient and classical pieces which so many artists took their inspiration from, Pio-Clementine Museum, Room of the Muses, Round Room, Greek Cross Room, Gallery of Tapestries, Gallery of Maps and Raphael Rooms, before entering the awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel. You will hear all about Michelangelo and his struggle to accept and complete the work which became what is arguably the single most recognized piece of art in the world.

We then head to St. Peter's Square and cover the history of the Vatican City State. We discuss the obelisk and the Swiss Guard. At this point, the tour ends. You can visit the Basilica to see Michelangelo's beautiful Pieta', Dome, Baldacchino, and other monuments of artistic importance after the tour if you so wish.

After a short break for lunch on your own we meet again in front of Rome's greatest engineering accomplishment; the Colosseum. Wander around the arena and hear about the life and times of Romans in a brutal age, defined by bloody and violent games which took place just yards away from where you'll be standing. Learn about the making of a gladiator and understand what the games meant to onlookers as well as participants. How do we know so much about what happened in the Colosseum? You'll find out on this tour! We then leave the arena behind and walk up ancient Via Sacra into the Roman Forum. Rich in history, archaeology, and mythology, overbuilding in antiquity requires careful explanation today. We study the main basilicas, temples, and ruins in the forum area, and consider the role and influence of Gaius Julius Caesar in ancient Rome. Understand how the Roman Empire became so powerful, and listen as we examine the complex chain of events which led to it's decline.

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Best of Rome and Vatican is a comprehensive four and a half hour journey through a beautiful ancient, historic, and artistic world. We make sure that everyone, whatever their budget, can see the best of Rome in one go.

Special Offer - Book and save 4% compared to the local supplier's prices! - Book Now!