NEW SERVICES PROVIDED FROM CIVITAVECCHIA PORT:
"ROME ON YOUR OWN":
ROUNDTRIP TRANSFER TO ROME, UP TO 8 PEOPLE OF YOUR PARTY: EURO 400 TOTAL RATE PER CAR / MINIBUS!!!
"ROME AS YOU WISH":
9 HOURS GUIDED TOUR OF ROME TO THE HIGHLIGHTS YOU CHOOSE TO SEE!!
HERE AS FOLLOWS, JUST SOME OF THE MANY EXCURSIONS FROM CIVITAVECCHIA PORT. FOR ADDTL TOURS, HAVE A LOOK AT OUR
"SHORE EXCURSIONS IN ITALY TOURS" PAGE!!
ROME AND THE VATICAN TOUR:
Our Driver will pick you up at Civitavecchia Port at 08.00 a.m. waiting for you in front of the ship, by Mercedes or similar A/C Vehicle, to drive you to Rome (1.20 hrs).
Once in Rome the first stop will be the Colosseum, where you will have the possibility to visit it inside or just walk outside of it. From the Colosseum will keep driving to Aventine Hill where we will stop for a nice view to Palatine Hill with its Emperor Houses and the Circus Maximus down below. Will drive then to another of the 7 hills of Rome called Capitoline, where you have a breathtaking view on the Roman Forum, the old city center, then will drive to Venice Square passing by Victor Emanuel Monument, known as the "wedding cake" for a picture stop and then will arrive at the Pantheon. Time to visit this amazing Ist C. B.C. Temple, now a Church, where Victor Emanuel II and Raphael paintor are buried and then will drive to the most famous fountain of Rome, Trevi, in order to throw your coin inside. Spanish Steps passing by on the way towards the Vatican, where before visiting it, will stop for lunch (not incld) in a typical restaurant, suggested by your Driver or free time for lunch on your own. After lunch will drive you to the Vatican Museum (closed on Sunday) where you can visit it, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica by yourselves or by hiring, at extra cost, a licensed English speaking Guide, who will take you inside for a private 2 hours tour, at addtl cost (We suggest you to pre purchase the Vatican Museum Tickets, since 2 months in advance, at the following site in order to "Skip" the line: www.vatican.va for a 02.00 p.m. (14.00) entrance. The cost is Euro 20 each adult and Euro 12 each kid from 6 to 18 yrs).
At the end of the Vatican Tour, around 04.00 p.m. you will be driven back to Civitavecchia Port and dropped off at 05.00 p.m. appx. in front of the ship again.
N.B. PLEASE NOTE NO SHORTS OR SKIRTS ABOVE THE KNEES TO VISIT THE VATICAN INSIDE.
N.B. WE SUGGEST OUR CUSTOMERS, NOT TO VISIT THE COLOSSEUM INSIDE, DUE TO THE VERY LONG LINES TO ENTER IT FOR SECURITY CHECKS, EVEN IF IN POSSESS OF PREPURCHASED TKT, SAVING IN THIS WAY "PRECIOUS" TIME TO SPEND VISITING THE OTHER SIGHTS IN ROME!
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Rome (English pronunciation: /roʊm/; Italian: Roma, pronounced [ˈroːma]; Latin: Roma) is the capital of Italy and the country's largest and most populated municipality (central area), with over 2.7 million residents in 1,285.3 km2 (496.3 sq mi), while the population of the urban area is estimated by Eurostat to be 3.46 million. The metropolitan area of Rome is estimated by OECD to have a population of 3.7 million.
It is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, on the Tiber river. The city has been one of history's most powerful and important centres, being the home of the emperor during the Roman Empire and the Italian government. The city also has a significant place in Christianity and is the present day home of the Roman Catholic Church and the site of the Vatican City, an independent city-state run by the Catholic Church.Due to this, the city has often been nicknamed "Caput Mundi" (Latin for "Capital of the World") and "The Eternal City". Also, Rome is widely regarded as one of the world's most beautiful ancient cities.
Rome's history as a city spans over two and a half thousand years, as one of the founding and most powerful cities of Western Civilisation. It was the centre of the Roman Empire, which dominated Europe, North Africa and the Middle East for over four hundred years from the 1st Century BC until the 4th Century AD, and during the Ancient Roman era, the city was the most powerful in Europe. During the Middle-Ages, Rome was home to some of the most powerful popes, such as Alexander VI and Leo X, who transformed the city into a modern centre of the arts and one of the major centres of the Italian Renaissance, along with Florence. The current-day version of St Peter's Basilica was built and the Sistine Chapel's ceiling was painted by artist Michelangelo. Famous artists and architects, such as Bramante, Leonardo da Vinci, Bernini and Raphael resided for some time in Rome, contributing to its impressive Renaissance and Baroque architecture. As a modern city, it has been capital of the unified Italy since 1870, and grew mainly in two periods either side of World War II. As it is one of the few major European cities that escaped the war relatively unscathed, central Rome remains essentially Renaissance and Baroque in character. Rome has had an immense historic influence to the world and modern society over the ages, particularly during ancient times, mainly in subjects such as architecture, art, culture, politics, literature, law, philosophy and religion.
Modern Rome is a bustling cosmopolitan metropolis, and is Italy's capital of politics, economy, and media. Rome is a city rich in history, art and culture, and the vastity of its priceless monuments and treasures lead it to have many UNESCO World Heritage
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