Italy’s capital Roma is grand both in size and magnificence.
Italy’s capital Roma is grand both in size and magnificence.
The history of Rome dates back well over 2000 years. In the 1st century BC, Roman mathematician and astrologer Lucius Taruntius Firmanus put his abacus to work and established that Rome was founded in 753 BC – on the 21st April, to be precise.
Mythology has it that Romulus and Remus founded Rome, choosing the Aventine Hill on which to construct the city foundations.
Science however tells that Rome is actually even older. Its early populations, a mix of Etruscans, Sabines and Latins, blended to form the Romans. The Roman Kingdom and subsequently Roman Republic were born, before being taken over by the Roman Empire – as many of the surrounding lands far and wide also came to be.
Having conquered much of the world as the Romans knew it, their beloved city became known as “Caput Mundi” (World Capital) and “The Eternal City”.
Today, Rome is the capital city of the Lazio region as well as that of Italy itself. Well over 4 million people call Rome’s metropolitan home.
Internally within Rome is Vatican City, a country within a city (within a country). After the fall of the Roman Empire, the Pope had much control of Rome, establishing the city as the Papal States capital.
It was only the unification of Italy that saw this come to an end. Rome went on to become the capital of the Kingdom of Italy in 1871 and subsequently the Italian Republic.
Rome is home to many iconic symbols of Italy, none greater than the Coliseum. Other iconic must-see Roman sites include the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, Roman Forum, the Vittorio Emanuele II Monument, and a host of other breathtaking piazzas, buildings, monuments and more.
Art & Galleries - Museum Tickets & Reservations - Families & Kids - Eco-Friendly Tours - € 55.00
There’s no better way to experience the layers of the city’s rich history than on a 3-hour guided excursion including visits to major sights like the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps and the Pantheon.
Art & Galleries - Private & Exclusive Tours - Families & Kids - from € 49.90
The Capitoline Museum boasts an impressive collection of ancient sculptures, plus various 16th and 17th century paintings by the most famous artists of the era. Discover the great treasures within this historic museum that dates back to 1471.
Art & Galleries - Museum Tickets & Reservations - Families & Kids - € 65.00
Join one of our experts as they show you the grandiose Borghese Gallery with its unsurpassed collection of paintings, sculptures and frescoes by famous artists such as Caravaggio and Bernini. Set in exquisitely landscaped gardens, this is an unmissable experience.
Art & Galleries - Private & Exclusive Tours - Families & Kids - from € 108.43
Enjoy a personalised exploration of Ostia. During its glory days, the seaside town of Ostia was the capital’s primary naval base and a major commercial port. However, abandoned for centuries, it wasn’t until 19th-century excavations uncovered some of the best preserved ruins of the ancient world, which we can visit today in this picturesque and historic Italian town.
Art & Galleries - Museum Tickets & Reservations - Families & Kids - Eco-Friendly Tours - € 75.00
Our Vatican tours get you streamlined access to the museum and its world-famous collection of masterpieces. Book your place in one of our small groups led by some of the most knowledgeable and passionate local guides.
from € 14.14
Take the hassle out of navigating Rome with the ease of a private driver to take you from the Rome airport to your Roman accommodation.
from € 111.43
Your very own driver and private vehicle for a transfer from the Rome city centre to Florence city centre.
Avoid the hassle of driving in Italy. Save on car rental, road tolls, fuel (and possible fines!) when travelling to Florence from Rome.
Private & Exclusive Tours - Special Discounted Packages - from € 31.25
Make the most of your day in Rome with this private transfer from your cruise ship in Civitavecchia to central Rome.
Private & Exclusive Tours - from € 85.00
A convenient private transfer from Florence City Centre to the heart of Rome.
Your very own driver to take you from Florence to Rome, or vice versa.
Art & Galleries - Private & Exclusive Tours - Families & Kids - from € 205.33
Enjoy gaining a completely unique view of Rome at night from the comfort of your own privately chauffeured vehicle. See the capital come alive at night as well as some of its most famous sights by the light of the stars.
Art & Galleries - Private & Exclusive Tours - Families & Kids - from € 80.00
Explore the vast reaches of the capital in the most comfortable and efficient way possible: by car! Relax and enjoy the sights while your knowledgeable private chauffeur expertly navigates through the streets and roadways of this bustling metropolis and its finest landmarks.
Art & Galleries - Private & Exclusive Tours - Families & Kids - from € 129.83
The power of faith and the utter devotion of the Italian people can be found in every corner of this beautiful city. Explore a personally selected number of beautiful churches, and enjoy the unique experience of visiting the eerie catacombs where the faithful were buried.
Art & Galleries - Private & Exclusive Tours - Families & Kids - Romance - from € 39.88
Walk the ruins and monuments of the ancient capital as the stars come out and the night lights come on. What better way to begin your evening than with a full evening’s exploration of the most famous sights and scenes after dark?
Art & Galleries - Private & Exclusive Tours - Families & Kids - from € 90.00
Delve into the famous Catacombs and explore the world under, and beyond, the ancient walls. Also, enjoy and introduction to the Appian Way, which was the most famous road to the capitol. The structure and design of the Appian Way is still regarded as an amazing feat of engineering. It has influenced urban planners all over the world for centuries.
Wine - Families & Kids - Eco-Friendly Tours - € 70.00
Taste your way around Italy’s capital on a gastronomical expedition encompassing some of the most traditional and delectable cuisine and wine on offer in the Eternal City.
Art & Galleries - Private & Exclusive Tours - Families & Kids - from € 67.00
Watch as the capital’s most important sites come to life! Explore this bustling metropolis with a captivating guide who will lead you on a romp through the history of the city’s illustrious architecture, politics and culture.
Art & Galleries - Museum Tickets & Reservations - Families & Kids - Eco-Friendly Tours - € 60.00
Get a unique perspective on the founding of not just a city but an empire when you join us to walk in the footsteps of legendary gladiators and emperors.
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