Retracing the extraordinary places of Sorrentino’s famous film, we will spend 5 days discovering the Eternal City and the nearby areas.
Arrival at the airport or station and accommodation in hotel or bnb.
Our first afternoon starts from the symbolic place par excellence of Rome: the Colosseum. Started by Vespasian in 72 AD was inaugurated by his son Titus in 80 AD. It could host more than 50,000 spectators who came here to watch gladiator or animal fights.
The visit of the Colosseum must be completed with that of the Imperial Forums. The forums were the main city squares where public buildings stood and the market was held.
The day begins with a visit to Piazza di Spagna, a Baroque square enriched by the sumptuous Spanish Steps. At the foot of the staircase is the famous Barcaccia fountain, a work by Pietro Bernini. We will walk along via condotti, one of the main luxury shopping streets up to via del corso and then to reach the Trevi Fountain, the most famous in Rome.
The tour continues with a visit to the monumental Pantheon, another symbol of Rome, built by Agrippa in 27 BC. It was a temple dedicated to all the gods, then transformed into a Christian church in 608.
After a short lunch stop, we will arrive in Trastevere which from a working-class district has transformed into one of the most fashionable places in the capital with its splendid Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere, the basilica of Santa Cecilia and if you want to enjoy a wonderful view of the city, go up the hill to the Janiculum.
Today we will dedicate ourselves to the splendid St. Peter’s Basilica. The building stands in the place where the emperor Constantine had a sanctuary built in honor of the apostle Peter who was crucified and buried there. Bramante, Raphael, Michelangelo and Antonio S. Gallo took part in the construction of the present complex. The interiors, as well as the colonnade, are by Bernini.
The day continues with a visit to the Vatican museums which house an incredible art collection. We advise you to visit the picture gallery, the Gallery of geographic maps, Raphael’s rooms and then, without any doubt, the Sistine chapel. Its name derives from Pope Sixtus IV who commissioned the work and his paintings which extend for about 1100 square meters. The Sistine chapel is dedicated to Maria Assunta in heaven and is used as the pope’s private chapel. Since 1870 it has become the seat of all conclaves.
A day to discover nature and food and wine along the wine route of the Castelli Romani. You will be seduced by archaeological sites of rare beauty, patrician villas, country towers, lakes and breathtaking views.
Today this vast territory that hosts 16 municipalities offers 7 DOC and 2 DOCG wines. Included in our itinerary food and wine visit with lunch.
This is the day of your departure. Transfer from your hotel or bnb to the airport or train station.