Rome Highlights, the Sightseeing Driving Tour
- Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Rome, Italy
- Product code: RM0003a
That “Rome wasn’t build in a day” is also a popular way of saying and it’s actually impossible to visit all Rome in only one day! But you may still get an overview of the highlights, and see some of Rome’s greatest attractions.
The “Rome in One Day Sightseeing Driving Guided Tour” starts from the archaeological heart of the eternal city: from the Amphiteatrum Flavium, better known as the Colosseum (or Coliseum), in which thousands of cruel fights between beasts and slaves took place, we will then admire the majesty of the triumphal Arch of the Emperor Constantine.
Nearby this arch, the Roman Forum is a journey into ancient roman history: from the early Seven Kings to the Late Empire every man who ruled Rome left a reminder of himself in Rome main public square. From the Rome of the Emperors to the Rome of the Popes we will take a walk in the heart of Baroque Rome: from Trevi fountain, the monumental celebration of the Virgin Aqueduct, crossing the Galleria Colonna recently restored and opened to the public, we’ll visit then Piazza Colonna, taking its name from the Column in honour of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius. And then Piazza Montecitorio, with the 17th century old tribunal is now the seat of Italian Parliament, Piazza Sant’Ignazio, beautiful rococo square and the Jesuit renaissance church with the illusionist dome by Andrea Pozzo. We will enter the Pantheon with its huge Ancient Roman dome and the grave of the great Italian artist Raphael, the church of St. Louis of France, with the famous canvases by Caravaggio, the eclectic dome of Saint Ivo alla Sapienza by Borromini. Our morning tour finish off with Piazza Navona and its famous fountain of the Four Rivers designed by Bernini for the Pope Innocent X Pamphilj.
We will drive up the Janiculum to enjoy a spectacular view and drive by St. Peter’s Square before returning to hotel..