Rome in a Day
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Enrich your visit to the Eternal City with the most popular tour of Rome’s Chauffeur Services taxis: ROME IN ONE DAY.
This highly requested tour offers you the chance to see the city of Rome: designed with great care to offer you the opportunity to visit the unique places in the world such as the most famous monuments, historic churches, famous squares and the wonderful and full of mysteries Cities of the Vatican, which is found in the “MUST” to see.
The itinerary to be covered in one day, to admire so many beauties of the city is impressive. To optimize sightseeing and minimize waste of time on foot, this chauffeur tour is THE choice par excellence among day trips to Rome. Pre–cruise and post–cruise tours and excursions designed for those who come or go to the Port of Civitavecchia.
Enjoy Rome, the eternal city in your comfortable vehicle with English-speaking chauffeur (no guide), which introduces you to the history, the wonderful Roman culture, the culinary flavors and the hidden secrets of Rome. All this awaits YOU.
Your professional chauffeur will be in the pick-up place, hotel or accommodation, as requested, at 08:00 in the morning to finish the tour around 16:30.
This day tour starts and ends in Rome.
If the pick-up and drop-off location is the port of Civitavecchia, consult our tour of Rome in A Day Shore Excursion.
Along the way to your first destination, you may have the opportunity to look at the famous ancient Roman pyramid built in the name of Caius Cestius. It is not possible to stop and visit this monument as it is closed for public visits.
Fortunately, this ancient monument was incorporated into the defensive walls (whose presence would be noticed here and which surrounds the old spiced quotation), the pyramid today looks like one of the best preserved ancient buildings of ancient Rome. Its construction was placed around 18 B.C. – 12 B.C. as funeral tomb of Gaius Cestius Epulus, Roman magistrate and member of one of the four tolerated religions of Rome, the Septemviri Epulomum.
The first stop of our Rome tour in one day will be the Colosseum, an irrefutable symbol of Rome and its great imperial life. Inside you will immerse yourself for four centuries, ancient Romans lived the famous fights between gladiators, witnessed the fake naval battles, the hunt for beasts brought from all over the known world, public performances and theatrical performances. With an incredible capacity estimated between 50,000 and 87,000 spectators.
The Colosseum, originally known as Amphitheatrum Flavium was built in 71/72 A.D. by the will of Vespasian and inaugurated in 80 A.D. by emperor Titus.
Near the Colosseum you can see the Arch of Constantine, a magnificent Arch of Victory built in the 4th century A.D. by Emperor Constantine, the one who made Christianity a religion no longer persecuted.
The tour continues with the next stage, Circo Massimo, the ancient stadium dedicated to dangerous chariot races, also shown on cinema screens from the film (Ben-Hur 1959).
Walking along via del Circo Massimo you can admire the place that once housed the villas of the emperors and the elite of Ancient Rome, Palatine Hill.
Your tour continues. We head to the Capitol, from where you will enjoy a panoramic view of the entire Roman Forum, a significant part of the Palatine Hill and the Colosseum in the distance.
Near the Capitol, there is the famous and imposing Piazza Venezia, at the foot of the national monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, better known as Vittoriano, improperly called Altare della
Patria. It is a work designed by architects Ettore Ferrari and Pio Piacentini with the support of Giuseppe Sacconi, who was the architect of the project in detail. Work began in 1885 and ended in 1935, and on the occasion of the Turin International Exhibition, it was opened to the public in 1911.
Your one-day tour of Rome continues. We head to another magnificent place in Ancient Rome, the Pantheon, the ancient Roman temple dedicated to all Roman gods. It was transformed into a church in the 6th century, to then become a burial place for Italian royalty, including Vittorio Emanuele II, King Umberto I and Queen Margherita. Even the world-renowned artist Raphael finds eternal rest in the Pantheon.
Surely the Pantheon is the best preserved building among all the ancient structures of its age in Rome. We venture to say perhaps in the world. Its structure, but above all its dome that has stood for centuries, has inspired the famous Brunelleschi, who studied it carefully as inspiration, for the design of the dome of the Florence Cathedral (the Duomo) with which we note its similarity.
Looking at the center of the dome we see the eye (oculus in Latin ‘), which has always been open, to let rain water, sometimes snow, pass through. The floor collects the water with an ingenious system, through holes that are not very visible and which convey to the underlying drains.
THE TREVI FOUNTAIN
The journey continues towards the most famous fountain in the world, the Trevi fountain. In baroque style, it is located in the middle of three streets of Rome; hence the name “Trevi“. Tradition has it that if visitors throw a coin into the fountain, they ensure a return to Rome; two coins will bring a new love story and three will guarantee a marriage. The collection of coins that takes place at night ensures a little support for the less fortunate.
The Trevi fountain is the protagonist in the film by the author “Three coins in a fountain” and “La Dolce Vita” by Federico Fellini.
SPANISH STEPS / SPAIN SQUARE
Next visit of the Tour of Rome in one day is the Spanish Steps where you will find its characteristic 18th century spiral staircase, which connects the Spanish Steps to the French church of Trinità dei Monti. At the top of the stairs you will find the Sallustian obelisk, erected in 1789 which represents a smaller version of the original obelisk, belonging to Pharaoh of Egypt Ramses II, which is currently located in the center of Piazza del Popolo.
At the foot of the staircase you will find a Baroque fountain from the early 1600s, “Fontana della Barcaccia“, which represents a shallow boat used on the Tiber river to transport wine to the port of Ripetta. The author is Pietro Bernini, father of the illustrious sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
At the end of the visit to the Spanish Steps, we recommend you make a quick stop for a traditional Italian lunch.
After lunch, the next and final stop is the smallest country in the world, the Vatican. You will start with the Vatican Museums, where you will be fascinated by the works housed inside, masterpieces by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Giotto, Perugino, Caravaggio, Raffaello, Tiziano.
You can also admire the Raphael Rooms, the Tapestry Gallery, the Map Room, the Pinacoteca and the Sistine Chapel.
For a better understanding, we strongly recommend hiring an authorized English-speaking Vatican Guide to accompany you on a 2-hour tour through the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.
For more information read “Note” on this page, on authorized tourist guides in Rome.
After the Vatican Museums, you can visit the Basilica of San Pietro, the largest church in Christianity and where it is believed to be the tomb of San Pietro. Inside the basilica you will admire Michelangelo’s imposing masterpiece, the Pietà, Bernini’s numerous achievements.
This is the end of your Rome tour in one day with taxis, chauffeur service in Rome. Your chauffeur will take you back to your hotel or place of accommodation. The important “Tips” and “Note” sections on this page will improve your experience.
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Guests who booked Rome on a day tour also enjoyed the wine and cheese tasting tour of Montepulciano and Pienza, the tour of the Roman castles and lakes via RomeMinicab.
|TOUR ITINERARY||TOUR INFO|
|Colosseum||Duration: One Day|
|Circus Maximus||Duration: Rome|
|View of Roman Forum|
|Drive by Piazza Venezia|
|Saint Peter’s Basilica|