Florence & Rome

7 Day Package from Florence to Rome

According to Samuel Johnson, “A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority.” We don’t want you to feel inferior, which is why Monograms has made it easy for you to travel to Italy. On this 7-day vacation package, we’ve arranged your hotel reservations at centrally located hotels, daily breakfast, sightseeing, first-class train travel between Florence and Rome, and transfers from/to your hotels & the train stations. Plus, a one-of-a-kind feature offered by Monograms is the service of a Local Host® in both cities, in essence a “friend in the city” who can help you with activities, offer suggestions and recommendations, and answer your questions.

Your vacation begins in Florence, where your Local Host will greet you with a smile and a set of materials to familiarize you with the city. The next morning, after included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for guided sightseeing with a local expert, someone who will share inside stories and secrets on the must-see attractions, such as Michelangelo’s original David, the Ponte Vecchio, and more. With your Certified Local Guide in Rome, you’ll view Michelangelo’s famous ceiling paintings at the Sistine Chapel, admire the Colosseum and Roman Forum, and much more. Plus, we’ve arranged VIP access so rather than waiting in long lines like all the other tourists, you’ll skip the lines, leaving you more time to be inside the attractions!

You’ll have a full day to explore Florence and Rome on your own (with the help of your Local Host of course). In Florence, you may want to take a gelato-making lesson; enjoy a walking tour of the city by night; take an excursion to see the Leaning Tower in Pisa and to Lucca, featuring some of Italy’s finest medieval and Renaissance architecture; browse for works by local artisans and goldsmiths on the Ponte Vecchio, dating to 1345; or just relax at a fine Tuscan restaurant sipping Chianti wine. In Rome, you may want to shop at some of the famous fashion boutiques, visit one of the many museums, take an excursion to the Borghese Gallery and Gardens to see its vast collection of sculptures and paintings, admire the fountains in the Piazza Navona, or just enjoy authentic Italian pizza at a local restaurant. Be sure to ask your Local Hosts for their favorite walks, restaurants, and shops.

And did we mention we’ve included first-class travel on the high-speed train between Florence and Rome? You won’t have to deal with the stress of purchasing tickets and finding the right train. We’ve handled all of that for you—not to mention your hotel reservations, sightseeing, and breakfasts. All you have to do is grab your camera and get ready for an amazing vacation!


Receive a $100 per person Air Credit on select 2017 air-inclusive Europe vacations.*

Always Included:

Your Choice of Hotels

We've carefully screened and selected the right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your accommodations to match your style and budget.

Local Host

& Destination Guides with city maps

Meals Included

Buffet breakfast daily

Sightseeing & Activities

Guided sightseeing; inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE. ALSO INCLUDED: personal headset for included city sightseeing

Baggage Handling

Monograms has taken care of porterage at your hotel, so feel free to let the bellman help get your luggage to your room with no tipping required.

Day-By-Day 2017

FEATURED HIGHLIGHT

Your Monograms vacation package includes first-class travel on the high-speed train between Florence and Rome. We’ll even transfer you to/from the train stations and make sure you get on the right train—making your travel smooth and easy!

DAY
1
Florence, Italy

Benvenuto—welcome. Your Local Host is on hand to help you feel right at home in the “birthplace of the Renaissance.”

DAY
2
Florence

Morning guided sightseeing, with headset, includes a visit of the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS featuring Michelangelo’s original David. Walk through Cathedral Square; sculpture-studded Piazza della Signoria, the center of the city’s political life since the 14th century; and Santa Croce Square. Also admire medieval Ponte Vecchio, the arched, stone merchant bridge spanning the Arno River (on Mondays, included guided sightseeing will take place the following day).

DAY
3
Florence

Your Local Host has many ideas to help you enjoy this splendid city; perhaps visit the Old Pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella with its hand-molded soaps and perfumes, or stroll through the Mercato Centrale (Central Market) dedicated to the primary ingredients of Tuscan cuisine.

DAY
4
Florence-Rome

Travel by HIGH-SPEED TRAIN (first-class) to Rome.

DAY
5
Rome

Your morning guided sightseeing, with headset, is rich in religious and ancient history. Visit the VATICAN MUSEUMS to see its amazing treasures. In the SISTINE CHAPEL, where the Conclave is held to elect new Popes, view Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment and his famous ceiling paintings. Also on the agenda today, see monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA, built in 313 AD above St. Peter the Apostle’s tomb and home to Michelangelo’s masterpiece Renaissance sculpture, the Pietà. Cross the Tiber River and continue your immersion in history at the iconic COLOSSEUM, built for 50,000 spectators, and the ROMAN FORUM, where the oldest structures of the ancient city are located (on Sundays, included guided sightseeing will take place the following day).

DAY
6
Rome

Full day at leisure to enjoy a choice of activities—your Local Host will have many suggestions, such as where to find the best pizza alla Romana and pasta cacio e pepe (pasta in a creamy olive oil, pecorino cheese and black pepper sauce)!

DAY
7
Rome

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Included Hotels

*The "STARTING AT" price is based on August 1, 2017, which is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).

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Ambasciatori

Via L. Alamanni, 3
Firenze, Italy

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 12:00

Modern hotel built in 1930 with well-appointed, tastefully decorated rooms, near the Metro, the Duomo, LaScala and shopping.

Location & Highlights



Room Amenities

  • Mini-bar
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Phone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning
  • Non-smoking Rooms

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
The elegantly furnished rooms are made to provide emotions without invading your space. The bright and refined rooms are in first place to make your staying an unforgettable experience.

NH Collection Giustiniano

Via Virgilio, 1
Rome, Italy

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 11:00

Named after one of Rome's great Emperors, this modern 161 room hotel has a relaxed atmosphere in a great central location. Free Wi-Fi access is available in the lobby and guestrooms. Amenities include a fitness room, a contemporary styled restaurant serving regional & international dishes and a lounge bar serving refreshments and light snacks.

Location & Highlights

Set in the heart of the fashionable Prati district, close to the Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica with a good selection of restaurants and shops nearby. Villa Borghese and the Spanish Steps are just a stroll away, across the river Tiber and the Lepanto metro station provides easy access to other historical sights.

Room Amenities

  • Climate Control
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone
  • Mini-bar
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Desk
  • Room Service
  • Alarm Clock
  • Internet Access
  • Window Opens
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Complimentary Toiletries

Hotel Amenities

  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Currency Exchange
  • Concierge desk
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Parking/Valet
  • Fitness Room
Contemporary furnished guest rooms with parquet flooring.

Other Hotel

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

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Glance Hotel in Florence

Via Nazionale, 23
Florence, Italy

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 12:00

A brand new centrally located 68-room contemporary hotel with Free Wi-Fi access available throughout the property. Amenities include a breakfast room, lounge bar and roof-top terrace with an outdoor (seasonal) swimming pool offering fantastic panoramic views of the city.

Location & Highlights

Situated in the historic San Lorenzo area, famous for its Food Market, the Ponte Vecchio Bridge and Florence Cathedral can be found just a short walk away.

Room Amenities

  • Coffee Maker
  • Window Opens
  • Climate Control
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Phone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Mini-bar

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Concierge desk
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool
Modern guestrooms are equipped with walk-in showers or bathtubs and coffee/tea making facilities.

Albani

Via Fiume 12
Florence, Italy

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 12:00

This 102 room boutique property is set in a restored turn of the century palace combining a refined atmosphere with classic Italian flair. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all the guestrooms and communal areas of the hotel. The hotel also has a fitness centre and sauna. There is an elegant restaurant offering fine Italian and International cuisine and an American bar for informal drinks and snacks.

Location & Highlights

Situated on a quiet Florentine side street close to the church of Santa Maria Novella and the lively San Lorenzo Market with the Duomo just a short walk away.

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Mini-bar
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Window Opens
  • Phone
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Climate Control
  • Pay Movies
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Voicemail
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness Room
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Business Center
  • Spa Services
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Ice Machine
  • Currency Exchange
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Parking/Valet
  • Luggage Storage
All guestrooms feature contemporary and classical architectural design along with Florentine furnishings and décor.

Starhotels Metropole

Via Principe Amedeo 3
Roma, Italy

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 12:00

This elegant 236 room modern boutique style hotel is perfectly placed. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property and there is also a fitness room. Tempting international dishes and Roman specialities can be savoured in the intimate restaurant and for a refreshing break there is a stylish bar offering all day drinks, cakes and light bites.

Location & Highlights

In the heart of the city, close to the beautiful church of Santa Maria Maggiore, near the Opera Theatre, with many historical wonders including the Forum, the Colosseum and the Pantheon just a short walk away. A Perfectly placed hotel with plenty of local bars and restaurants nearby.

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Window Opens
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Alarm Clock
  • Air Conditioning
  • Pay Movies
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Coffee Maker
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Room Service
  • Climate Control
  • Mini-bar
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Voicemail

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Fitness Room
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Ice Machine
  • Beauty Salon
  • Elevator
  • Gift Shop
Sumptuous guestrooms equipped with coffee/tea making facilities, bathrobes, slippers and Free Wi-Fi internet connection.

Activities & Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

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Florence

Florentine Dinner

An evening you'll never forget. Find out first-hand that the best and the most delicate food and wines originate in Tuscany. Be sure to come with an appetite!

Price Range: $$

Tuscan Cooking Class in Medieval Tower

Ignite your passion for cooking on this unique excursion. A complete culinary adventure awaits you in a Medieval tower located just outside from Florence.

Price Range: $$$$

Chianti countryside, San Gimignano & Wine tasting at Verrazzano castle

The ultimate Tuscan experience! Soak up the legendary Chianti countryside as you drive to the heart of Tuscany, with gentle hills, olive groves, and vineyards. You have time to explore San Gimignano, the most famous of Italy's medieval towns, and stop at Verrazzano Castle.

Price Range: $$$$

Excursion to Pisa and Lucca

Travel to two of Tuscany's important cities. First, world famous Pisa where you will marvel at the Baptistery and Cathedral and, of course, the renowned Leaning Tower - Later continue on to beautiful Lucca, one of Tuscany's best kept secrets.

Price Range: $$$$

Bargello Museum (ticket only)

Built in 1255, in the Bargello Museum you will find the most important collection of Renaissance Tuscan sculpture in the world.

Price Range: $

Full Day Private Excursion to Cinque Terre

Explore Cinque Terre, one of Italy's most scenic landscapes, on this day trip from Florence. The Cinque Terre area is a cluster of enchanting medieval fishing villages on the Liguria coast which boast with breathtaking views of the sea.

Price Range: $$$$

Private Guided Tour

This private tour with a professional, certified local guide is the ideal way to discover Florence. Make the most of your Florence experience at your pace and in your style - after all, it is your trip!

Price Range: $$$$

Highlights of Uffizi Gallery

Admire the world's greatest collection of Italian and Florentine art.

Price Range: $

Palatina Gallery, Royal Apartments and the Modern Art Gallery in Pitti Palace (entrance ticket only)

The Palatina Gallery is located on the first floor of imposing Pitti Palace; houses of the most significant collection of works by 16th- and 17th-century by Italian and European artists.

Price Range: $

Boboli Gardens and the Siver Museum (entrance ticket only)

The Boboli Gardens is one of the largest and most refined gardens in Italy as well as an extraordinary open-air museum. Visit also Silver Museum, housed in Pitti Palace, which contains a collection of priceless silver, cameos, and works in semi-precious gemstones.

Price Range: $

Mosaic Museum: Opificio delle Pietre Dure (ticket only)

Visit the museum dedicated to the traditional art of the Florentine mosaic (inlaid work) in semi-precious stones.

Price Range: $

Create Your Own Pizza

Mama mia! Learn the history of pizza, the art of making the dough, how to choose the best toppings, then make your pizza just like an Italian pizzaiolo!

Price Range: $

Excursion to Famous Antinori's Wine Cellars in Chianti

Don't miss out this unique chance to learn everything about wine production by visiting the Antinori winery.

Price Range: $$$

Florence by Night

Get the first impression of beautiful Florence by Night! You will be fascinated by stories of this Renaissance city's history, people and way of life while you admire the magnificent illuminated buildings and monuments on a walk with your local guide. The last stop of the evening is at famous Gelateria Vivoli for a refreshing, homemade gelato (included)!

Price Range: $

Rome

Ghost and Mystery Tour of Rome

When the sun sets on Rome, another side of the city comes to life, where fact & legend are intertwined to stimulate the imagination as much as the eye.

Price Range: $

Gourmet Dinner in Rome

Discover the unique atmosphere of a charming restaurant dedicated to the highest quality of gastronomy.

Price Range: $$

Private Guided Tour

This private tour with a professional, certified local guide is the ideal way to discover the Eternal City.

Price Range: $$$$

The Catacombs

The early Christians created the Catacombs, a network of underground corridors. We will show you the best of them!

Price Range: $$

Barefoot in the Park: Your Gourmet Organic Picnic in Rome

There is nothing more refreshing, informal, aggregating and friendly then a Picnic. Treat yourself as you deserve with freshly prepared organic gourmet food. Picnic is more than a lunch, it is an experience!

Price Range: $

Bike Tours

See the unique architecture of Rome from a different perspective, from a bike saddle. During short breaks you will get to know about the fascinating history of the city!

Price Range: $$

Cooking Class in Rome

Do you like Italian food but you're not very talented at preparing it? Are you good at cooking and baking but want a few more ideas and tips in the kitchen? Well then this is the right place for you! Together with your Chef learn everything about Italian finest cuisine.

Price Range: $$

Excursion to the Borghese Gallery and Gardens

Let your guide unveil the breathtaking rooms of the Borghese Gallery and reveal the secrets, stories and techniques behind its masterpieces. Take a walk through its gardens and enjoy the silence of this Eden on hearth.

Price Range: $$

Trastevere for Foodies

Trastevere is like a small village with its timeless and artisan shops serving the same local families for generations. This tour features some unique cultural and historical sites that few tourists get an opportunity to see. Join us for a day like no other!

Price Range: $$

Unforgettable Highlights of Rome

Join your guide for a walking tour of Rome where you will experience the most famous sites of the eternal city.

Price Range: $$

Angels and Demons walking tour

Experience an incredible journey by joining the Angels and Demons Tour. A unique experience that will introduce you to the most beautiful piazzas in Rome as well as the unexplored sites where pagan symbolism and Christianity mingle to reveal a disturbing ancient truth.

Price Range: $$

Taste of Testaccio Food Tour

Testaccio is the original foodie neighborhood of Rome and where cucina romana (roman cuisine) was born. Our guided Walking Food Tour lets you experience Rome like a local. Take a break from being a tourist and discover the real Rome with us!

Price Range: $$

Underground Rome: Private Visit of the Mitraeum of Circus Maximum

Don't miss out the chance to discover the secrets of one of the largest locations of the cult of Mithras known in Rome, the Mithraeum of Circus Maximus. The mithraeum has always been subterranean meaning that you will experience the space almost as ancient worshipers would have had.

Price Range: $$$$

Excursion to Ancient Ostia by Train

Come and see what experts call The Better Pompeii, just steps away from the Eternal city.

Price Range: $$

Underground Rome: Private Visit of the Jewish Catacomb of the Old Appian Way

The guided tour of these ancient catacombs will tell stories of its place in Roman history, bringing the echoes of the past to life. Explore the series of burial galleries and tombs for a one-of-a-kind experience.

Price Range: $$$$

Underground Rome: Private Visit of the Tomb of Scipioni Family

Join your guide for a unique visit of the Tomb of the Scipioni family; a family of war heroes and generals, the most famous being Scipio Africanus.

Price Range: $$$$

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Florence

Meet one of your Local Hosts in Florence, ItalyMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Florence. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Florence and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Florence insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host® in Florence

Born in Holland, with a passion for art history, fashion, and Italy, Florence was a natural draw for Helma. She now has several years of local tourism experience, and is a licensed guide. She is very happy to welcome Monograms guests to the Cradle of the Renaissance.

Piazzale Michelangelo and San Miniato al Monte

Enjoy a sensational view over the "cradle of the Renaissance" from Florence's most panoramic square located high on a green hillside overlooking the city. A little further up the hill, see the beautiful basilica San Miniato al Monte where the Benedictines built a church in honor of St. Mennas.

Piazza della Repubblica and Ponte Vecchio

Walk through the commercial heart of town—from the elegant and lively cafés of Piazza della Repubblica to the picturesque Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) which crosses the narrowest point of the river Arno. Admire the patient and precious work of the local artisans and goldsmiths. Ask your Local Host about this and other walking routes to see the best of Florence.

The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo)

Better known as the ‘Duomo’ – it not only dominates the skyline but also represents the geographical, cultural and historical center of the city. Visit Brunelleschi's spectacular, 37,000-ton dome and climb Giotto's bell tower “the Campanile” – three-floors with 414 steps.

Church of San Lorenzo

See Brunelleschi's early-Renaissance masterpiece and the mausoleum of the Medici family, built by Michelangelo, in the New Sacristy.

Church of Santa Croce

Built towards the end of the 13th century by the great architect Arnolfo di Cambio, this Franciscan basilica is a highlight of the specifically Italian architecture of the Gothic style. Wander along the three wide naves enriched by Galileo's and Michelangelo's tombs, and admire works of the Early Florentine School from Giotto and his followers in the transept chapels.

Santa Maria Novella

Enjoy the harmony of this medieval architectural jewel. Built in 1246 by the Dominicans, its beautiful arcades and its incredible vaults preserve works by many Renaissance artists.

Modern Art

While the art scene in Florence is destined to be more classic than contemporary, modern art is alive and well. Many of the contributions come from the restaurants, bars and hotels that show the work of local and international artists. Astor Caffè, Rex Café, and Gallery Hotel Art are among those putting on regular, gallery-worth exhibitions.

Central Market

Florence's bustling Central Market (better known as the Mercato Centrale) is a fascinating place to visit, especially for foodies. Located in a towering cast-iron building dating from 1874, its entrances are often obscured by the stalls of the San Lorenzo market that line the streets outside (the San Lorenzo stalls feature crafts, leather clothing, shoes, souvenirs, etc). Inside the market are a myriad of vendors dedicated to the primary ingredients of Tuscan cuisine.

Music in Florence

Numerous churches offer concerts and opera performances throughout the year. Try St Mark’s English Church or some grander settings which include the magnificent Chiesa di Orsanmichele and the gorgeous 12th-century Chiesa di Santo Stefano al Ponte Vecchio. Stop at Santa Maria dei Ricci for the daily organ concert. Ask your Local Host for more information.

Old Pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella

The pharmacy/museum displays the results of more than 800 years of work by Dominican monks. Following centuries-old formulas, the officina sells ancient remedies and tonics alongside hand-molded soaps and perfumed powders.

Florentine Fashion and Shopping

Florentine leatherwork, gold jewelry, Italian craftwork, and art books are great gifts to take home. Florence is also famous for its out-of-town fashion outlets, but if you only have time to do one, visit the ‘Mall’- just a half-hour drive from the city, it is home to many designer names and discounts.?

Tuscan Food Specialties

Specialties to try include succulent bistecca fiorentina (Florentine steak); pappa al pomodoro (local bread and tomato soup); ribollita, (cabbage and bean soup); and biscottini di Prato con vin Santo (a special cookie and white wine) to finish off your meal. Sip Chianti wine, Brunello di Montepulciano, or the Super Tuscans.

Rome

Monograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Rome and Italy. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Rome and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Rome insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host® in Rome

Hi , I'm Ila and with over a decade of experience in the leisure vacation sector it is always my pleasure to welcome you to Rome. Helping people comes naturally to me and I know how important it is to have someone you can trust when you are in an unfamiliar city. You can consider me "your personal concierge" since your satisfaction is my # 1 priority. I truly love my career and take pride in being an ambassador for Monograms, collaborating with my team members to ensure a seamless and memorable experience for you. Whether its tours, shopping, dining, nightlife, places of interest or other local activities, you can always count on my sound advice to help you discover the city's hidden treasures. So...relax enjoy and be ready to truly experience la dolce vita!

Bocca della Verità

Find it in the portico of the Santa Maria church and dare to put your hand in the Bocca della Verità (Mouth of Truth) - the marble disk presumed to be the face of a river god that, legend has it, will bite off a liar’s hand.

Ara Pacis

The Ara Pacis Museum was designed by the international architect Richard Meier and houses the Ara Pacis, the 2,000 year-old “Altar of Peace” that was used (paradoxically) for sacrifices. It is a commanding work of Roman art and architecture that had been lost to civilization for centuries.

Capitoline Museums

The creation of the Capitoline Museums can be traced back to 1471, when Pope Sixtus IV donated a group of bronze statues of great symbolic value to the people of Rome. The collections are closely linked to the city of Rome, and most of the exhibits come from the city itself.

Jewish Synagogue & Museum

The synagogue was built from 1901 to 1904 on the banks of the Tiber, overlooking the former ghetto. The eclectic style of the building makes it stand out, even in a city known for notable buildings and structures. This attention-grabbing design was a deliberate choice made by the community who wanted the building to be a visible celebration of their freedom and to be seen from many vantage points in the city. The aluminum dome is the only squared dome in the city and makes the building easily identifiable even from a distance. Also visit the small museum nearby which depicts Roman Jewish life and ritual.

Marcellus Theater

The Theater of Marcellus is an ancient open-air theater built in the closing years of the Roman Republic where people were able to watch performances of drama and song. In the 12th-century the Theater was turned into a fortress. In 1368 it was acquired by the Savelli family and later transformed into a building with private living quarters. A part of the exterior of the original theater is now visible. The Theater is one of the oldest preserved examples of an entertainment venue from ancient Rome.

Gianicolo Hill

This is known as the city of seven hills, but actually Rome has more than that. Indeed, the Gianicolo (or Janiculum), the hill that affords the best view of Rome, is west of the Tiber and outside the ancient city, so it's not counted among the ancient seven. The panorama and the silence from the top take your breath away. At noon, the quiet is momentarily broken by a single cannon shot, to mark the exact time, a tradition that dates back to the 19th century. Busts of some of Italy’s modern heroes are scattered along the pathways, and looming over everything is a gigantic statue of the great bearded hero Giuseppe Garibaldi on horseback. Families may wish to spend some time at Gianicolo Park, with its wonderful panoramic views, carousels, and puppet shows.

Via Condotti

It begins at the foot of the Spanish steps and is named after conduits (channels) which carried water to the Baths of Agrippa. Today, it is the street which contains the greatest number of Rome-based Italian fashion boutiques. Antico Caffé Greco, a historic landmark café, was established at Via dei Condotti 86 in 1760, and attracted figures such as Stendhal, Goethe, Byron, Liszt and Keats. Today, Caffe Greco remains a haven for writers, politicians, artists and notable people in Rome. Guglielmo Marconi, inventor of the radio, lived at Via dei Condotti 11, until his death in 1937.

Roman Cuisine

When in Rome, you should do as the Romans do by eating some of the city's typical dishes. Try pizza alla Romana (thin crusted white pizza brushed with olive oil & rosemary); pasta cacio e pepe (pasta in a creamy olive oil, pecorino cheese and black pepper sauce); pasta e ceci (pasta and chickpeas soup); carciofi alla Giudia (fried artichokes), saltimbocca alla Romana (Veal scallops), and for dessert: Maritozzi (soft buns with raisins and candied orange peels), crostata di ricotta (kind of cheesecake made with fresh ricotta and candied fruits), Ciambelle al vino (hard doughnut-shaped cookies to be dipped in wine at the end of the meal). And don’t forget to sample the most famous delicate, white wine of the region -Frascati - produced in the nearby Roman Hills, perfect with fish, appetizers and fresh cheeses.

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*The "STARTING AT" price is based on August 1, 2017, which is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).
* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).