IQ Hotel Roma**** (3 nights, B&B, 2 rooms, Double occupancy) Rome
The hotel is perfectly located in the centre of Rome just 400 metres from Repubblica Metro Station, and 15 minutes' walk from the Colosseum. This innovative hotel offers a fully customizable service, designed for modern travelers who want the opportunity to choose all the best amenities at an affordable price. Termini train station is situated around 700 m from the hotel, making this an ideal starting point to explore the magic of the Eternal City
Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's tour July 8, 2017 (8:30 am)
With skip the line access this guided tour to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica shows you the best of the Vatican City in under four hours.
- Make every minute count with skip the line entry
- See world famous Renaissance art at the Sistine Chapel
- Visit the Vatican Museums and St Peter’s Basilica with a professional guide
The Vatican Museums attract millions of tourists every year and it’s clear to see why. Come and see for yourself the beautiful artwork and artefacts which inhabit the museums from Vincent Van Gogh’s Pietà, after Delacroix, which is housed in the Collection of Modern Religious Art, to the Augustus of Prima Porta in the Braccio Nuovo. The various sculptures and paintings are a sight to behold and at night they’re even more so.
After the visit to the Museums you will be taken to the renowned Sistine Chapel, the official residence of the Pope in Vatican City. Get a taste of the architecture and art which has gone into making the Sistine Chapel what it is today, with work from some of Italy’s most famous Renaissance artists, including Michelangelo and Pinturicchio. See the gorgeous Sistine Chapel Ceiling, covered in art including The Creation of Adam and many more pieces by Michelangelo.
Visit the renowned St Peter’s Basilica. Venture inside the Basilica and find yourself lost in the amazing architecture and artworks which have gone into bringing this magnificent building to life. Created during the Renaissance period, the building is filled with art from famous Italian artists of the time and was even designed by the famous Michelangelo himself. See the beautiful altar which sits above the resting place of the tomb of St Peter himself, taking pride of place as the centrepiece of this wonderful example of Renaissance architecture. Take this fascinating tour through the Vatican City!
Colosseum Dungeons Tour, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill: July 9, 2017 (1:55 pm)
This is not a regular Colosseum tour, this is the most EXCLUSIVE Colosseum tour in Rome! Let us treat you like a VIP as we enter with skip the line tickets included in the price and get behind the scenes access to explore the Colosseum Underground, Arena Floor and Third Level!
The Roman Guy sees it as his mission to reveal some of the last remaining secrets of the Colosseum during this VIP Rome tour. With our professional English-speaking guide, you'll get the opportunity to experience something that very few visitors get to see, going behind the scenes in the Colosseum and retracing the footsteps of gladiators! Guide, tickets and admissions included.
- The Dungeons
- The arena floor
- The third level
- Small group tour
- Guided stroll of the Ancient City (Roman Forum and Palatine Hill)
Your tour begins inside the Colosseum when a padlocked gate is opened for your group. You'll descend underground into the "Hypogeum", commonly known as the Colosseum Underground or Dungeons. This is where Gladiators and wild animals awaited their fate! You are now standing in an area that was unknown to the tens of thousands of screaming spectators above. Your expert guide will explain how you would have felt at this moment if you were a gladiator - It was dark, you were alone, and you knew that you might be taking your last breaths in this world.
Next, your guide leads you into the heart of the Colosseum, as you walk under a great archway known as the "Porta Libitina" or "Gate of Death" and out onto the reconstructed arena floor, where gladiators once fought for their lives. From this gate only the dead passed through, because this was the direction to the Gladiator district. Once inside the arena, look around you, and your expert guide will bring the roaring games back to life. The arena floor along with the other restricted areas make this one of the best guided tours in Rome.
After all the action, you'll visit the Third Level. This is another restricted area, where we will be the only visitors, and from here you'll see one of the best views both down into the Colosseum and out onto the Roman Forum.
By the end of the tour your guide will have created an excellent picture of what life was like during the 1st - 4th century A.D. as well as create a timeline of events through Roman history. You can leave knowing you have really conquered ancient Rome and the Colosseum!
High-speed rail from Rome to Naples (Standard Class) July 10, 2017