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Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo Fast-Track Ticket and Express Tour

1. Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo Fast-Track Ticket and Express Tour

After meeting your guide at the meeting point in front of the Lungotevere Castello, take part in an express 1-hour tour of the Castel Sant'Angelo’s incredible terrace. Skip the lines and enter the castle accompanied by your guide to experience the magnificent terrace which offers one of the best views of the Eternal City of Rome. The view opens 360 degrees towards the city center from the grounds of the castle and beyond the River Tiber. Admire the St. Angelo Bridge, one of the most scenic masterpieces of Roman Baroque design, adorned with 10 angel statues symbolizing love and passion. See the many iconic buildings and sights surrounding the castle such as the Palazzo di Giustizia (Palace of Justice), the Villa Borghese, the Quirinal Palace, the Pantheon, Capitoline Hill, Aventine Hill, and the Janiculum. Look towards St. Peter's Basilica where you can appreciate the Passetto di Borgo, a passage way that connects Castel Sant'Angelo with Vatican City. After this fantastic experience, you are free to visit the remaining levels of the castle at your own pace. Admire the other ruins of the castle that was founded by the Roman emperor Hadrian and built to be his monumental tomb. Throughout the years, the building has also been used as the private residence of the pope, a treasury of the state, a prison, and a place of public executions.

Assisi & Orvieto Day Trip from Rome

2. Assisi & Orvieto Day Trip from Rome

Escape Italy's busy capital for one day on this trip to Assisi and the Umbrian hill town Orvieto. On this tour, you will unveil the religious architecture of Umbria (such as the famous Cathedral of Orvieto) and discover the wines and local products of Tuscany. Leaving Rome in a northerly direction and driving along the Tiber Valley, reach Orvieto as your first stop, a small town of Etruscan origins where you will stop to admire the magnificent 14th century cathedral, a masterpiece of gothic architecture. The tour continues through the green Tuscan Hills covered in olive groves and vineyards. This is the land of some of Italy’s best known D.O.C. (quality controlled) wines, which include Orvieto, Chianti and Brunello di Montalcin. You will then have a further stop, where you will taste some local wines and other typical Umbrian and Tuscan products. Afterwards, enjoy lunch, consisting of traditional local dishes. In the early afternoon you will continue your journey and drive along the shores of Lake Trasimeno. Finally, reach Assisi, which is located at the foot of Mount Subasio. Assisi is famous for being St. Francis' birthplace. You will see the Church of St. Claire*, St Francis’ birthplace and his childhood home, the Townhall Square. Around the Townhall Square, you will see the People’s Palace and the Roman Temple dedicated to Minerva. One highlight of the tour will be the visit of St Francis’ Basilica, located close to the ancient city walls, with its magnificent frescoes painted between the 12th and 14th centuries. Leaving Assisi, stop at the town of Santa Maria degli Angeli, where St. Francis died in 1226. You will reach Rome around 19:30/20:00, where you will be dropped-off in the vicinity of your hotel.

Rome Off-the-Beaten Path 3.5-hour Walking Tour

3. Rome Off-the-Beaten Path 3.5-hour Walking Tour

Your 3.5-hour tour begins in Rome’s Jewish Ghetto, one of the most important, but greatly ignored neighborhoods in the city. With roots dating back to the mid-16th century, the area was integral to the development of Roman culture and cuisine, and home to important landmarks such as the Teatro Marcello, which is also known as the Jewish Colosseum. Next, you’ll make quick stops at the famous Mouth of Truth (stick your hand in and tell a lie if you dare). Then you’ll leave the city proper in search of the Appian Way, the most frequented thoroughfare of ancient Rome. Walk along the original paving stones as your expert guide tells you stories about the thriving Empire. From the veneration of Emperor Augustus to the crucifixion of Spartacus, this road played a central role in many of Rome’s greatest events. Your trip outside the walls will take you past the Park of the Aqueducts. Marvel at the giant structures that once provided Rome with fresh running water on demand. Afterwards, head off the beaten path to to Tiber Island, the boat-shaped island which has connected both sides of the Tiber River since antiquity. Onwards, experience some of the lesser-known spots in bohemian Trastevere, starting with a visit and tasting at a historical bakery. Pop into the church of Santa Cecilia, a magnificent complex built upon a 5th-century Basilica, before heading to Testaccio Market, where you'll try a typical roman pasta with a soft drink included.

From Rome: Assisi and Orvieto Small Group Tour

4. From Rome: Assisi and Orvieto Small Group Tour

Escape the hustle and bustle of Rome for the day on a full-day tour of Umbria, one of the most picturesque regions of Italy. Rich in vineyards, olive trees, and hill-top villages, the most famous site in the region is the UNESCO World Heritage town of Assisi. Upon arrival at this mystical place, learn about Saint Francis as you wander within the ancient walls. Built on the green slopes of Mount Subasio, the colorful houses of ink stone. narrow streets, flower decked balconies, and noble palaces provide beautiful views. A highlight of your time in Assisi will be a visit to the Basilica of St. Francis to see Renaissance masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue. After lunch, continue to Orvieto to admire the magnificence of its cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture with a glistening façade of stained glass, mosaics, and sculptures. Soak up Orvieto’s charms, and marvel at the countless churches scattered around its historic center. Transfer back to Rome for a hotel drop off in the early evening.

Discover Catholic Rome Half-Day Private Tour by Car

5. Discover Catholic Rome Half-Day Private Tour by Car

Explore the spiritual heart of Rome on an exclusive half-day tour of the city’s papal basilicas and jewels. Not only of inestimable religious value, the Catholic churches in the city center are of tremendous artistic and cultural heritage. The tour covers 4 basilicas, starting with the Basilica of St. Peter’s. Marvel at the magnificent portico designed by Bernini, and the world famous dome by Michelangelo. Continue to the Basilica of St. John Lateran, the oldest of the 4 major basilicas in Rome and renowned as "The Mother of All Churches in the World." Next, go to Esquiline Hill, one of the legendary 7 Hills of Rome, and see the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, the largest Catholic Marian church in the city. Based on Hellenistic principles, the church contains some stunning examples of Late Antique mosaics. Go to the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, built on the burial site of the apostle Paul, and learn its history from the days of Emperor Constantine. End with a visit to the lesser known church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, and see the famous Bocca della Verità ("Mouth of Truth") in its portico. A tour guide is not included; a suggestion may be to bring a guidebook. Remember to check the website for opening times of the location and the price of entrance ticket. Entrance fees are not included.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 52 reviews

On arriving at Castel Sant'Angelo a few minutes late we managed to find the guide, who was actually looking for us. The tour covered all the main attactions of the monument, starting from the bottom up. We were taught the key elements of every room and we left the place just a bit more knowledgeable, which has to count as something. Apart from the educational aspect of the tour, we were also led to several breathtaking points through the structure and we had the chance to take pictures. The view from the top was amazing. We definitely recommend it.

The guide was really great. He had a lot of knowledge and told us not only about the castello, but also about the city and gave us some great tips for places to visit. The guidetour was said to be 1 hour but it was even longer. Without a guide it would be not half as good. The view from the top is beautiful, you should not miss it!

Very interesting tour and a very friendly tour-guide who told the story of the monument in an entertaining way. We really can recormend this tour!

Great guide. Federico explained everything with much passion and in proper English. Would recommend it to anyone . Thanks again!

It was just my partner, myself and another couple. The tour guide was excellent and we highly enjoyed it.