Have your breakfast in the morning. You will then set out on a tour of city with a wealth of archaeological treasures. – Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine – The largest structure, Colosseum still provides the model for sports arenas, present day football stadium built on a oval Roman plan during AD 72 – AD 80. Besides the Colosseum stand the Arch of Constantine – triumphal arch erected by the Senate to honour the emperor; The Pantheon - Built 2000 years ago this is best preserved antiquity, its 43 mtr dome is a supreme achievement of Roman interior architecture, which hangs suspended without visible supports, that are hidden inside the walls; Walking through the Forum (Fortress) in the middle of a throbbing modern city, is like stepping back two millennia - which was the centre of Roman life, its triumphal arches and the remains of its walls are still impressive. Roman political and religious life along with courts, markets and meeting places were centred here.
See the Vatican City - the world’s smallest country located within a country – the centre piece of the Vatican City is the St. Peter’s Basilica, the largest church in the world built between the 16th and 18th centuries, and see the Dome of Michael Angelo. If you can climb up the steps, do so and get a spectacular view of the city; Sistine Chapel - with frescoes of Michael Angelo covering the walls and ceilings. You can also visit the Vatican Palace that contains magnificent rooms decorated with works of greatest artists of that time.
Visit Trevi Fountain – Rome’s largest fountain, This 17th century masterpiece has been immortalized in films. It depicts the sea God Oceanus (Neptune), with horses, tritons and shells; San Giovanni in Laterano – One of Rome’s most impressive churches with an ornate 16th century wooden ceiling and beautiful mosaics in the apse; Centro Storico and the Spanish Steps – This is the historic centre of Rome filled with churches, resplendent palaces, and lively squares where you could roam around spending some time in the ancient streets and lanes. Stop at the Church of Santa Maria del Popolo where you will find works by Bernini and Caravaggio. Stop at Spanish steps, the flight of irregular steps that lead upto the French church of Triniti Dei Monti; You can visit Via Condotti, Rome’s most fashionable street, where the Café Greco is famous for artists, writers and musicians. See one of Rome’s majestic churches – Santa Maria Maggiore built in the 4th century with Rome’s oldest mosaics decorating the upper walls and the apse; Catacombs of San Callisto and San Sebestiano – with intricate multi layered networks of passages and chambers constructed between 290 and 310 with pagan and Christian wall paintings; Piazza Navona – Rome’s most characteristic Baroque squares used for festivals and horse races; Palantile Hill – shows evidence of Rome’s earliest settlement; Baths of Diocletian National Museum – they were so enormous that today they contain two churches, a Christian monastery and a museum – with treasures of antiquity that include Greek and Roman sculpture, pre Christian and later sarcophagi, beautiful mosaics and frescoes.
Thereafter you can opt to visit the Borghese Art Gallery (at additional cost with advance bookings) where you can see the collection of art by the greatest artists – Raphael, Caravaggio, Titian, and Bernini. Later return to the Hotel. Overnight at the Hotel.