SHORE EXCURSIONS IN ROME

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Rome shore excursions 
Shore excursions specially designed for cruise passengers

1.- ROME HIGHLIGHTS (6.5HRS)

Pick up at Civitavecchia harbour and departure to Rome city centre. 

Guided promenade around the main highlights of the city: the Pantheon, a perfect round temple and model for generations of architects from ancient times until modern. Piazza Colonna: in this square we find the column (colonna) of Marcus Aurelius and the Chigi Palace, headquarters of the President’s Council of Ministers located next to the Italian Parliament. The Trevi Fountain: the most famous Roman fountain still astonishes the visitor with the scenographic impact it has on those who arrive in the square from the many streets which converge there. Piazza Navona: the “living room” of Baroque Rome, court of the Pamphilj family and setting for the artistic wonders of two great protagonists of the 17th century: Bernini and Borromini. Piazza di Spagna and the famous Spanish Stepsdominated by Trinità dei Monti, the church that was under the patronage of the Bourbon kings of France. The Scalinata is "without a doubt the longest and widest staircase in all Europe.  The tour will continue with a panoramic tour of the city - by bus – you will be able to admire: Saint Peter’s Basilica (external), Coliseum(external), Roman Forums

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Return to Civitavecchia harbour






2.- ANCIENT ROME AND VATICAN CITY (8HRS)
Pick up at Civitavecchia harbour and departure to Rome city centre. You will have time at disposal to walk from Piazza della Repubblica, with its beautiful fountain of the Naiadi, going towards Piazza Venezia, one of the busiest squares in Rome, at the bottom of the Capitoline Hill and then to Piazza del Campidoglio, the Imperial Forums, the Coliseum (external) and the Arco di Costantino, erected by Constantine to commemorate his victory over his rival Maxentius, in 312 A.D. at the famous battle of Ponte Milvio. Free time for lunch. The tour will continue with the guided visit of the Vatican museums, one of the largest art collections of the world, and St. Peter's Basilica which houses the breathtaking Pieta' by Michelangelo, and Bernini's papal canopy







3.- SQUARES AND FOUNTAINS (6.5 HRS)
Pick up at Civitavecchia harbour and departure to Rome city centre
An unforgettable walk throughout Rome’s most marvellous squares, starting from Piazza Navona, then to San Luigi dei Francesi and to the Pantheon. And, what final stop could be more fitting than theTrevi Fountain, literally exploding in front of your eyes when you emerge from the labyrinth of surrounding alleys. This extraordinary display of travertine and water is the product of a Baroque imagination, based on a project of Bernini and successfully recreated by the architect Nicola Salvi a hundred years later.
The promenade will continue with the visit of Rome main fountain "Fontana del Tritone", built by Bernini, this fountain is in Piazza Barberini and was  commissioned by the Barberini family in 1642.Fontana della Barcaccia, in Piazza di Spagna, at the foot of the Spanish Steps (Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti) built in 1629 by Bernini. Fontana dei Fiumi, in the center of Piazza Navona, designed by Bernini for Pope Innocent X.  Return to Civitavecchia harbour