Is it possible to see much of Rome in a day? It is with Your Own Italy and our experienced local tour professionals! Beginning with the most important landmarks of the ancient Forum, your local guide will explain the origins of ancient Rome, the Republic, and the glory days of the Empire. One of the highlights of the excursion is a visit to the magnificent Colosseum (with Skip the Line passes for Your Own Italy guest. Find out about the machinery that provided the special effects that accompanied the ferocious games and learn about the role of these games in the lives of Roman citizens. After experiencing Constantine's Arch, viewing Rome from the tranquil Palatine Hill, you will visit the Pantheon. This extraordinary ancient domed temple has remained largely intact for almost two millenia.
Jumping forward to the Baroque period we take a look at the lovely Piazza Navona with a trip to the Spanish Steps. Finally it's time for lunch at a specially selected restaurant. You will spend the afternoon at St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums, and the Sistine Chapel. Last but not least, your driver will take you to one of Rome's famous seven hills for an aperitif and catch splendid views of the city before returning you to your cruise ship. Hopefully, this taste of Rome will wet your appetite for a longer visit another day!