This tour is perfect for those guest who wish to enjoy a complete overview of Rome from Florence and in the comfort of a car. You will have the chance to drive where large buses are not permitted, allowing you to see more and walk less, capture the "best of Rome" and finally not have to worry about taking the train.
Your driver will pick you up directly at your hotel in Florence and after a three hour car drive south, you will start by exploring the Rome of the Emperors. Your driver will make stops at the Forum, the Colosseum, and the Mouth of Truth. You will continue your car tour with a panoramic drive past the Circus Maximus, the Palatine Hill, and the immense Baths of Caracalla.
Next you will make a stop to visit the Pantheon. This incredible monument is the best conserved in Ancient Rome and is one of the several buildings erected by Agrippa and restored or rebuilt by Hadrian.
You will want to throw a coin over your shoulder in the Trevi Fountain, so that will be your next stop. From here you will go to the Spanish Steps, this perfect people-watching place in Rome, and then the Capitol Hill and past the Piazza del Popolo with the Flaminian Obelisk that date from 1318 - 1304 B.C.
Your excursion continues towards the Vatican City; the smallest independent state in the world, it measures about 108 acres. At the bottom of the Via della Conciliazione lies Saint Peter’s Basilica, the largest church in the world and the burial place of Saint Peter.
This magnificent church took over 100 years to build. You can visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel to see the incredible works of Michelangelo, his “Last Judgment” and his “Creation of the World”.
The most famous artists of the Quattrocento, such as Perugino, Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Rossellini, Signorelli and their respective workshops, which included Pinturicchio, Piero di Cosimo and Bartolomeo della Gatta, were also commissioned to paint in the Sistine Chapel. If you are interested in visiting the Vatican Museums, please let us know so that reservations can be made for the appropriate time.
During the day, your driver will be more than happy to suggest you the best place for lunch, from the top restaurants, or local trattoria, to a simple panino or pizza place on the way, according to your needs.
Your tour of Rome ends with a return transfer to your accommodation in Florence. less >>
The proposed itineraries are only examples of possible tours. For different pick up / drop off locations or customized itineraries we invite our clients to contact one of our tour coordinators to help them design their own tour.