Day 3 - Rome Explorations
Your final day in Rome comes with an array of options of
touring, though, of course, you are welcome to spend the day
meandering through the city at your own pace.
You may elect to take a small group tour of the Roman Forum and
Colosseum. Meet your driver at the hotel this afternoon for transit
to the epicenter of ancient Roman life, the Colosseum. Here, you
meet an English-speaking guide and the remainder of the small group
for an insider's look at this impressive amphitheater. Next,
continue to what remains of the Roman Forum buildings. Each stop
offers a glimpse back in time to this golden age of European
Alternatively, you may wish to embark on a Roman Food Tour.
Savor the tastes of Italy on this 3-hour immersion into Rome's
culinary scene. Begin in Campo de' Fiori, home to one of the oldest
street markets in Rome. With the guidance of an English-speaking
escort, venture through the market to taste offerings such as
porchetta, olive oils and balsamic vinegars, with each variety
boasting its own unique essence derived from the region in which it
was produced. Continue to the Antica Salumeria near the Pantheon,
where you are treated to a spread of cured meats, focaccia bread,
hand-crafted cheeses, sottoli (vegetables preserved in oil) and
local wine. The excursion presses forth with a walk through town,
which concludes with a platter of traditional Sicilian pastries and
a cup of espresso from none other than Tazza d'Oro, a coffee shop
that has been serving Romans for more than three decades.
Or, you may take an optional small group tour to Pompeii and
Naples. Unbelievable history beckons just outside of Rome, and it
is yours to behold as you venture to Pompeii and Naples on this
full-day excursion. A private car takes you to Rome's train
station, and here, you board a train to Naples. An English-speaking
guide is waiting at the platform in Naples when you arrive.
Together with the rest of the group, you travel to Pompeii in the
shadows of Mount Vesuvius. Walk amongst the houses, buildings and
shops that once lined these ancient streets while learning about
the region's history and the volcano that destroyed it all. Enjoy a
light lunch with the group, then the excursion proceeds to Naples
for a panoramic tour that highlights the immense beauty that
surrounds the city. Your guide drops you back at the train station
for your return journey to Rome. Overnight Rome.