Discover the Eternal City at your leisure as you spend two nights in
Italy’s timeless capital. History, art and architecture abound, from Greek
sculpture to Roman ruins. Marvel at the grandeur of the Vatican, where St.
Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel await. Stroll through the ancient ruins
of the Roman Forum and the Coliseum. Take time to walk up the Spanish Steps,
toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain to ensure your return to Rome, or just spend a
relaxing afternoon at a quiet outdoor café. Many attractions are within walking
distance of your centrally located hotel.
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Today's opportunities are endless. You might visit the
Forum, the political and commercial center of ancient Rome when the empire was at its greatest
power. Various emperors constructed the temples, monuments and other buildings
here over a period of nine centuries. Today, you can still see the Curia where
the Roman Senate met. Take a walk up the Palatine Hill, where tradition says
the first settlers of Rome built their huts
under the direction of Romulus,
and which was later the home of Caligula, Nero, Tiberius and Domitian. Or you
can step out of Italy while
you're still in Rome with a visit to the Vatican,
an independent state. The Vatican museums are
filled with magnificent art that goes far beyond such well-known pieces as the Pieta and Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel
ceiling. Tour Rome's famous Catacombs, located
in tunnels carved out of rock along the Via Appia (Appian
Way). Or spend an idyllic afternoon in the gardens of the Villa
Borghese, one of Europe's most elegant parks.
And by all means, do as the Romans do—sip espresso, savor Italian wine and
take the time to enjoy la dolce vita.
After a full day of independent exploration, retire to your hotel or perhaps
enjoy one of Rome's
NOTE: Italian museums are closed on Mondays. Vatican museums are closed on Sundays, since they are in Vatican State.
Day 2 - Independent exploration of Rome
Continue your independent exploration of Rome today.
Day 3 - Depart for U.S.
After breakfast* this morning transfer to the Rome airport
(approximately 40 to 60 minutes depending on traffic) for your departing
flight. Please ensure you are ready in the hotel reception area at the
*Please note: For guests with early-morning departures,
breakfast at the hotel may not be available. Please check with the front desk
to verify the times that breakfast is served.
**Please note: VBT recommends that you check your transfer
time in your “Transfer Reminder.” VBT transfer times and departure points are
finalized in advance and cannot be modified for individual guests. If you
extend your stay beyond the scheduled program dates, return transportation to
the airport will be at your own expense.