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Description:

Siena was founded in according with the legend in the early days of Roman era by Senious son of Remus. This explained the presence of the senese emblem of the twin being suckled by the she-wolf. In the 12th century Siena was on the side of the Holy Roman Empire it was led by the Ghibellines and become an independent republic, having prospered through its merchant who were famous throughout Europe and trough its bankers in fact she was a big treat for her rival the city of Florence which was led by the Popes and the Guelphs. Today what we have left from the middle ages are the beautiful narrow streets, squares and contrade a series of parishes whose ancient rivalries are still acted out in the twice a yearly Palio (bareback horse race from 1283 every July 2nd and August 16th) honored as you wonder the streets by the flags with colors and symbols of each contrade. Siena is also the native town of the patron of Europe St. Catherine the relic of her body is the church of St. Mary of Minerva in Rome meanwhile her head is preserved in the church of St. Domenic in Siena. San Giminiano is probably the best example in Italy of medieval town, was on the main pilgrim route from Northern Europe to Rome,   with its 13 house towers built by noble families between the 12th and 13th century as a form of house and protection since it rises on a hill overlooking the Elsa valley and its wineries.  

Day like:

The Tour is 11h usually it starts at 7:30AM . Your driver will meet you in the lobby or where you indicate. The drive to Siena is about 2,5/h. The driver is allowed to drive right up to city center from there you will have about 2 hours to wonder on your own reaching out to the major sites like the Duomo one of the most beautiful example of gothic architecture remaining in Italy and Piazza del Campo where the Palio takes place. Right after you can either choose from having lunch in Siena or head towards San Giminiano and on the way stop at a winery to try local Chianti wine and food. After lunch visit of San Giminiano and head back to Rome.

Helpful Info:

Duomo 10.30am – 7:00pm on Sunday opens at 1:30pm

Entrance fee from E. 4,00 till E. 7,00.

RATES

Up to 3 people: Euro : 600 

Up to 6 people: Euro : 650 

Up to 8 people: Euro : 700


Description:

Tivoli is situated along Rome’s second main river the Aniene right near a great waterfall from the Tiburtini Mountains were the famous quarries of Travertine are. Popular throughout the roman empire for its climate and position as it controlled the whole traffic from the east coast toward Rome. The most remarkable structure left is Villa Adriana commissioned by Emperor Hadrian (117-138 A.D.) in order to use it as his summer Residence recreating areas which had visited during his journeys in Greece and Egypt. The second major structure left now days in Tivoli is Villa D’Este very well preserved since it dates back to the 1500 hundreds when Cardinal Ippolido D’Este become the city major of Tivoli and choose an ancient monastery as his residence. He called Pirro Ligorio and other artist to renovate the inside and the outside as well which is today the highlight of the villa the famous Gardens decorated with over 50 fountains completing working off a natural system of communicating vassals receiving the water from the river itself.

Day like:

The Tour is 7/h usually it starts at 9:00AM . Your driver will meet you in the lobby or where you indicate. The drive to Tivoli is about 1 hour, first stop will be at the Hadrian’s Villa right after, before heading to Villa D’Este we will take you to the ancient part of the city for great pictures and to enjoy a good sandwich outdoor or to try one of the oldest restaurant of central Italy situated right across a waterfall next to the Temple of Vesta with a spectacular view  called Sibilla.

Helpful Info:

To enter the Vatican and any other worship place you must cover up your shoulders and your knees.

Hadrian’s Villa E. 8,00 open 9:00am - 6:00pm

Villa D’Este E. 8,00 open 8:30am - 6:30pm

RATES

Up to 3 people: Euro : 500
Up to 6 people: Euro : 530
Up to 8 people: Euro : 550

 


Description:

The most breathtaking cliff road in Italy is just south of Naples along the west coast within the Gulf of Salerno and gets its name from one of the several summer villages along it called Amalfi. Popular pleasures here include great sea food meals served with the famous Lacrima Christi wine from the vineyards along Mount Vesuvius, road winds with spectacular views and fun beach hopping. Fron Naples on the way to the Amalfi Coast you can admire one of Italy’s active volcano mount Vesuvius famous in the history records for the eruption of the year 79 A.D. burying the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum with over 20 feet of pumice and ash. The excavations of the 16th and 18th century reviled a city petrified in time, in some buildings paintings, sculpture and graffiti have survived and are still visible.  

Day like:

The Tour is 11/h usually it starts at 07:30AM . Your driver will meet you in the lobby or where you indicate. The drive to Pompeii is about 2,5/h, in the high season when in central Italy could be pretty worm we usually prefer to stop in Pompeii first thing in the morning, we recommend to have as arrange for you a private guide who will privately guide you for 2/h in the archeological site. From Pompeii we will drive for about 1,5/h along the cliff road of the Amalfi coast line in order to reach the summer village of Sorrento or Positano where you can wonder around shop and swim if you wish. For those that don’t care much for tanning or swimming we can arrange a beautiful lunch right on the beach or up on a hill nearby where the view of the Gulf of Salerno and Positano it self is outstanding. From éPositano the drive back to Rome is about 3,5/h.

Helpful Info:

Open from 09:00am til 07:30pm

Entrance fee E. 11,00

RATES

Up to 3 people: Euro : 600 

Up to 6 people: Euro : 650 

Up to 8 people: Euro : 700

*Add an extra rate of Euros 110,00 if you like to have a Private Walking Guide (2hrs).

*Add E.1,50 per person if earphones are required.

Description:

The Roman Hills, known also as Roman Castles, have always been an area of retreat for the Romans , in the middle ages the area become a big fortress, that explains the name, meanwhile in the 16th and 17th century change into a place of luxurious residences with their spectacular parks. There are all together over 10 small town on the hills most of them still keep that middle ages look small streets, guarding towers and small fortress even if unfortunately during World War II some of them were damaged by bombs. These towns are all famous for the production of great white wine, extra verging olive oil, bread, wine biscuits and the roast pork called Porchetta.

Day like:

The Tour is 5/h usually it starts at 10:00AM . Your driver will meet you lobby or where you indicate. This is really a very relaxing day trip driving through the hills with stops first in Castel Gandolfo the town of the pope’s summer Residence to see the Apostolic Palace, the lake and to visit a small family run winery to try the famous white wine and the extra virgin olive oil. The day continues toward the town of Nemi loved by the Emperor Caligola and famous for its wild strawberries cakes.
Helpful Info:

To enter the Vatican and any other worship place you must cover up your shoulders and your knees.

You are required to purchase tickets on line to avoid long queues for:

-       Coliseum  http://www.coopculture.it/en/colosseo-e-shop.cfm

-       Vatican http://biglietteriamusei.vatican.va/musei/tickets/do?action=booking&codiceTipoVisita=26&step=2

Always remember to get the reservation printed out and take it with you.

If you spend more than one day in Rome we suggest you to visit Rome and the Vatican on a different day.

Prices listed do not include lunch, gratuities and entrance fees to the sites.

Coliseum tickets: 14 Euros (Reservation fee included)
Vatican Museums tickets: 25 Euros (Pre-sales fee included)
Catacombs ticket: 8 Euros
Ostia Ruins: 8 Euros
Tivoli Gardens: 8 Euros
Etruscan Museum: 8 Euros

RATES

Up to 3 people: Euro : 320 

Up to 6 people: Euro : 350 

Up to 8 people: Euro : 380

Description:

The origins of Orvieto go back the 9th century B.C. time of the first settlements of the Etruscans along the Italians west coast, big prove is the incredible tufaceous caves in the bedrock upon today the city rises. During the middle ages and the dispute between the Pope and the Holy Roman Empire Orvieto always remained faithful to the Pope receiving all the benefits and was able to prosper through the entire medieval. One of the main attraction of Orvieto is the Duomo built in the 13th-14th century in order to preserve the relic of the famous “Miracle of Bolsena”. Obviously as any Umbrian city Orvieto is also know for the finest selection of hams and salamis, extra virgin olive oil, truffle mushrooms, clay and ceramics.

Day like:

The Tour is 8/h usually it starts at 8:00AM . Your driver will meet you in the lobby or where you indicate. The drive to Orvieto is about 1,5/h first stop will be at the Duomo, then we will arrange an underground visit of the towns and its tufo caves. You should be finished by lunch time and ready for a typical lunch with an olive and local wine taste right in the main square in a place choose by us or always open to new suggestions.. If time allows on the way back to Rome we always like to do just a little picture stop Civita di Bagnoregio known as the Ghost Town a lovely little village only 10 people live there right on a cliff.

Helpful Info:

Duomo 09.30am – 6:00pm Sunday 1:00pm - 5:30pm

Entrance fee E. 3,00

RATES

Up to 3 people: Euro : 500 

Up to 6 people: Euro : 550 

Up to 8 people: Euro : 600