After first exploring the Piazza San Pietro we enter the basilica, birthplace to the mightiest religious power and culture. Upon entering you will immediately be thrust into one of the largest and most inspiring churches in the world, where majestic artworks and incredible architecture are everywhere you look.
For centuries Rome has been a place of Christian pilgrimage, from the 1st century AD until the present age. Traces of the primitive Christian Church are found all over the city. On this unique itinerary we follow the development of the early Christian community with visits to Rome’s most sacred sites to see the art and architecture that pioneered the way for what became the Western World’s most powerful cultural heritage – the Papacy.
Lunch and wine tasting in the Roman Castelli (Roman Castles), founded by the Ancient Latins, makes for a most wonderful Roman pastime. The Colli Albani (Alban Hills), with their volcanoes transformed into lovely romantic lakes and fertile soil for vines, is Rome’s most famous wine-producing area.
Tivoli has been a popular summer resort for the Romans since ancient times; a favourite place to escape the chaos and heat of the Roman Summer. Emperors, poets and popes saw the little town of Tivoli on the slopes of the Tiburtini Hills become an arresting location for inspiration and peace.
Arguably the greatest museum in the world, Vatican City holds some or the rarest treasures on display for all to see. Our Vatican & Sistine chapel tour takes us through the Vatican Museum and on to the Sistine chapel exploring the many masterpieces and famous architecture along the way.
Arguably the greatest museum in the world, Vatican City holds some or the rarest treasures on display for all to see. Our Vatican & Sistine Chapel tour takes us through the Vatican Museum and onto the Sistine chapel exploring the many masterpieces and famous architecture along the way.