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Introduction

Ideally placed in the very heart of the region and, indeed the country, is Rome, the capital and centre of government, separating the north from the south. The sights to see are many, including the magnificent Colosseum, the Pantheon, St Peter’s Square and Basilica, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain and the animated Piazza Navona. There is so much to do that the longest stay is always too short.

All roads lead to Rome, as does the main railway system, which makes day trips from the capital an easy option. Within easy reach is Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli (40km east) and the well-preserved Roman site at Ostia Antica (26km southwest), a former ancient port. Further afield, and accessible by car, are the notable Benedictine monasteries of Subiaco and Montecassino.

Two international airports serve the region. Fiumicino (Leonardo Da Vinci airport) is on the southwest coast connected by rail to the centre of Rome which receives scheduled airlines and Ciampino, which is used by charter airlines, located 16km southeast of Rome. A bus links Ciampino to the centre of Rome.

The Colosseum has survived earthquakes, severe weather, countless wars, stone-robbers and almost two thousand years of neglect, but an ambitious restoration project is set to begin in December, with the goal of returning the crumbling monument to its former glory.

In September, four floors of scaffolding went up on the Colosseum, the largest amphitheatre of the Roman Empire and one of Italy's most iconic symbols. The scaffolding is expected to cover the monument for two-and-a-half years – as the ancient amphitheatre's facade and entrances are rebuilt, according to the Telegraph.

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Excursions in Rome

The following excursions can be pre-booked for clients staying in Rome. Private excursions can be tailored to suit individual requirements and interests on request.

Private excursions: Price (per person)*

4-hour city tour by private car inclusive of English speaking driver £78
6-hour city tour by private car inclusive of English speaking driver £114
8-hour city tour by private car inclusive of English speaking driver £150
3-hour private walking tour with English speaking guide £114
6-hour private walking tour with English speaking guide £219

* Based on 2 people travelling. Reduced rates apply for larger parties. Single supplement on request. Entrance fees to sites payable locally.

Guides are highly recommended for all those wishing to gain more than just a superficial impression of their destination. The expert guides are enthusiastic, extremely knowledgeable and provide fascinating insights into the past and present of their home town or archaeological site. The excursions listed below are public tours.

Regular excursions: Price (per person)*

3-hour tour of Monumental Rome incl. the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona and St Peter’s Basilica (07:45 daily) £33
3-hour tour of Ancient Rome incl. The Roman Forum, The Coliseum, The Capitol and St Paul’s outside the walls (15:00 daily) £44
3-hour tour of Artistic Rome incl. the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel (08:30 daily, excl. Sunday’s and Catholic holidays) £49
4-hour tour to Tivoli incl. Hadrian’s Villa and Villa d’Este (15:00 April to September – daily, excl. Mondays / 08:30 in October – daily, excluding Mondays / 08:30 in November and March – daily, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday) £55

Holiday Tip

Avoid premium restaurant prices in Rome by heading to the district of Trastevere. Here you can eat very well at a reasonable fee surrounded by local people.

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