Half day by car, half day walking. I'll do all reservations, I'll drive and I'll lead you
Rome is like red wine: you open the bottle and then you have to smell the different nuances of its grapes, give a little sip, then a bigger one to enjoy it to the end. Thousands and thousands of years of dominance over most of the known world: how was it possible? Of course the geographic position was fundamental. Howeher, neither geography nor the military power cannot be the only factors. There could not have been so much respect without the deep sense of Sacrality that Rome inspired: the Romans, and the non-Romans as well, deemed that Rome had been founded because of the will of the main pagan Gods, that's why from the Gaul invasion of 390 BC, they remained outside the city walls. The so called Barbarians attacked and sacked Rome but still they maintained a sense of respect for what meanwhile became the center of Christianity. In the following centuries most of the city was abandoned, and, like a sleeping beauty, little by little layers of dust covered everything. Let's discover it together
Board your cruise free shuttle bus. At the end of the drive (Cruises Shuttles Terminal) just exit and go left: here is Europcar rent a car office (you'll see a green sign on the wall): I'll be there with our car. Please know they open at 08:30 am. When in Rome we are going to drive by the Old Appian Road, the Baths of Caracalla, the Aurelian Wall, the Circus Maximus, the Palatine and Aventine Hills, the Colosseum (outside). By the area of the Vatican we are going to park the car and start walking. Our walk will reach the Roman Forum, the Capitol Hill, the Theatre of Marcellus, the Tiberine Island, the Mouth of Truth, the Temples of Portunus and of Hercules, Piazza Venezia (Victor Emanuel- Unknown Soldier Memorials and Mussolini's balcony) the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon (inside), Piazza Navona and then back to area of the Vatican. If required we can plan the visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Skiptheline tickets available but not included.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Europcar Rent a car close to the Cruises Shuttles Terminal in Civitavecchia
End location: Europcar Rent a car close to the Cruises Shuttles Terminal in Civitavecchia
Duration: 10 hours
Rented car. Please be aware that an Italian regular five seater might be kind of small (Fiat Panda or similar). If a larger five seater is required this is possible paying some 120 euro extra. For Minivans extra cost is 250 euro. In case a customized tour including these extra costs will be published. When in Rome, it will involve some walking.
* A Five seaters Rented car: PLEASE NOTE THAT COST OF RENTED CAR IS NOT REFUNDABLE IN CASE OF CANCELLATIONS
* My over 25 years of experience as a Tour Guide of Rome and Italy.
* My over 35 years of safe driving
* My competence in making all relevant reservations,for no extra-charge "for-my-guests-only".
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 Euro - Lunch, entrance fees, water, etc
* Public transportation in Rome, meals, entrance fees (if travellers require to enter inside any site or museum).
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My highest recommendation goes to Sergio! When you spend time with him, you feel like you're spending the day with a member of the family, rather than just a guide. His knowledge of history, art, and culture are matched only by the warmth of his personality and the quality of his hospitality. We spent two days with Sergio, seeing the best of Rome and the Umbrian countryside. We wish it could have been two weeks! Sergio is the best!