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  • Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Tour

    1. Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Tour

    Discover one of the greatest art collections in the world on a guided tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. First your local guide will show you around the Rotunda, the Gallery of Tapestries, and the Gallery of Maps. Marvel at the ornate ceilings, ancient statues, and intricate tapestries found throughout the Vatican Museums. A highlight will be an entire ceiling and wall completely frescoed by the Renaissance genius Michelangelo Buonarotti. Visit the world-famous Sistine Chapel, and see the Creation of Adam in real life. Listen as your guide tells  you about Michelangelo’s private jokes and secret messages that were hidden amongst the painted frescoes on the ceiling of the chapel

  • Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Private Tour

    2. Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Private Tour

    Beat the crowds with a private tour of the Vatican Museums. Explore the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel with your personal and highly professional tour guide, who will tailor the experience to fit your needs and requirements. Learn about the fascinating history of the Vatican, from its creation to its modern status as the world’s smallest state. You'll explore the second largest museum in the world, home to the Raphael Rooms, Pinacoteca and Gallery of the Geographical Maps. The Vatican Museum has more than 1400 galleries, and hosts one of the largest art collections in the world, with a variety of excellent Roman and Etruscan artworks. There are pieces by master painters like Perugino, Pinturicchio, Ghirlandaio, Rosselli, Botticelli, Signorelli, della Gatta and, of course, Michelangelo. See the Sistine Chapel through the eyes of an experienced tour guide, officially licensed by the Vati...

  • Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Tour

    3. Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Tour

    Discover one of the greatest art collections in the world on a guided tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.  Your local guide will take you to the most interesting galleries within the museums – the Rotunda, Gallery of Tapestries and Gallery of Maps. Each of these rooms contains ornate ceilings with the walls decorated with ancient statues, frescoes, and tapestries. Of course, the greatest gem of the Vatican collection is not a painting on any wall, but an entire ceiling and wall completely frescoed by the greatest genius of the Renaissance period – Michelangelo Buonarotti. From the Creation of Adam to the Last Judgement, Michelangelo dedicated some of his greatest years to the Sistine Chapel, working day and night – even sleeping in the chapel – to satisfy the popes of Rome. He also expressed his frustration with his employers with jokes hidden in his work. Today these have...

  • Borghese Gallery: Tour with Gardens

    4. Borghese Gallery: Tour with Gardens

    Enjoy the Borghese Gallery and Villa Borghese Gardens in Rome with skip-the-line admission and a guided walking tour. This popular attraction often sells out in advance, so by pre-booking your ticket, you will visit one of the world’s most beautiful art museums hosting the works of extraordinary artists. Admire Caravaggio’s most important paintings like “Young sick Bacchus” and “ Boy with a Basket of Fruit”; Bernini and Canova’s magnificent sculptures’ collection, boasting works like “Apollo and Daphne”, “David”, “The Rape of Proserpina” and “Paolina Bonaparte”. Be led through the marvelous rooms of Casina Borghese, with its splendid frescoes, and discover the secrets, the stories, and the painting techniques concealed behind the masterpieces of one of the world’s most beautiful art museums. Take a relaxing stroll through the Villa Borghese gardens, an enchanting park with little lak...

  • Alfredo alla Scrofa Restaurant in Rome: Eat Like a Star

    5. Alfredo alla Scrofa Restaurant in Rome: Eat Like a Star

    Visit one of Rome's most traditional and authentic restaurants, and enjoy a plate of world-famous Fettuccine Alfredo in the restaurant where it was first created. Feel like a VIP while dining at Alfredo alla Scrofa, a long-time favorite destination for residents, artists, writers, singers, and actors from around the world. Eat at the tables where Greta Garbo, Dean Martin, Andrea Bocelli, and Jimi Hendrix once sat. After eating like a star, head to Alfredo's shop and let yourself be tempted by the delicious pasta, wine, olive oil, parmesan cheese and other specialties on offer, all while enjoying an exclusive discount on these fantastic gifts. Choose between 3 exclusive offers: a delicious lunch including dessert, a delicious dinner including dessert or discover the secret of the famous Fettuccine Alfredo in a cooking class before enjoying the restaurant's delicious specialties. Lunch ...

    I wasn’t sure whether to do this or not but I’m very glad that I did and would do it again. I loved it! First, Carlo and Francesco taught us how to make different pastas which was a lot of fun, but I learned that I am better at eating it than I am making it. After the class, we enjoyed the best Alfredo I’ve ever had as well as some awesome caprese, bread, eggplant parmigiana and tiramisu. We had a wonderful time and along with the wonderful memories made, we also got to take home our aprons and some pasta to make at home.

  • Rome: 2-Hour Gladiator School

    6. Rome: 2-Hour Gladiator School

    Train to be a gladiator at a school in Rome! Go back to school, but a school with a difference! Take this fun 2-hour course at a gladiator school on the ancient Via Appia in Rome, and learn to be a Roman fighter. Suitable for children and adults both, you will live like a warrior for 2 hours, wearing the gladiator tunic and mastering the skills of swordplay – safely of course. After an introduction to Roman history, learn the basic techniques of gladiatorial swords fighting. Each session includes a description of life as a gladiator and top tips on techniques with Roman weapons. Enjoy a unique experience!

    We booked this for a family activity for my 7yo’s birthday and it was so fun. An unforgettable experience for the kids and the adults loved it too. Highly recommend!

  • Rome: 125cc Vespa Rental (12 Hours-1 Week)

    7. Rome: 125cc Vespa Rental (12 Hours-1 Week)

    Rent a 125cc Vespa scooter for up to one week, and discover Rome like a Roman. Enjoy the freedom of the roads and feel the wind in your hair as you drive to the sights you want to see. Save money on expensive taxis, and visit Rome’s main tourist spots in a short time. Rentals are available for periods of 12 hours, 24 hours, 48 hours, 72 hours, and even one week. Each Vespa comfortably seats 2 people. You can have your scooter delivered to your hotel, or collect it from a convenient collection point near Termini Station. From there, all of Rome’s landmarks, such as the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Pantheon are within easy reach. Marvel at the Renaissance monuments of Piazza Venezia, or doff your helmet to the Pope in the Vatican City. Travel to hidden corners, and park up with ease. The scooter rental includes accident liability insurance, 2 helmets, safety locks, anti-theft, a windshiel...

    Check in was easy and we had an amazing time riding around Rome on the Vespa. Drop off was also easy as there are multiple locations with the option to do so after hours.

  • Tivoli: Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este Half-Day Tour

    8. Tivoli: Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este Half-Day Tour

    Start this 5-hour tour of Tivoli from Rome from Piazza Esquilino, with stunning views of the Colosseum from one of the 7 hills of the city, and drive through the Via Tiburtina, passing Castro Pretorio, the Baths of Tivoli, and Ponte Lucano (Lucano Bridge). Your destination is Hadrian's Villa, built in the 2nd century by Emperor Hadrian, once more grand than the center of Imperial Rome. Discover a multitude of exquisite fountains and flower gardens. See the caryatids and columns of the Canopus and Serapeum, the villa's pool and artificial grotto, named after an Egyptian city where a temple was dedicated to the god Serapis. You will also see the island “Maritime Theatre,” on which sits a small Roman house that was probably used as a retreat from busy court life. Continue to Villa d'Este, a beautiful Renaissance villa with exquisite Italianate gardens that's full of grottoes, frescoes, a...

  • Rome: Forum & Colosseum 3-Hour Tour with VR Experience

    9. Rome: Forum & Colosseum 3-Hour Tour with VR Experience

    This walking tour includes visits to iconic sites of the Eternal City including the Roman Forum and Colosseum. During this 3-hour tour, your English-speaking guide will introduce you to the Colosseum and Roman Forum, the world-famous symbols of ancient Rome. Marvel as your guide leads you inside the Colosseum, taking you back from the time of its construction through the excitement of the gladiator games. You'll also visit the open-air Palatine archeological site.

    Then, explore with your guide the Roman Forum, the main political and administrative centre of the ancient city. You'll also be able to see what ancient Rome actually looked like from the exact spot that you are standing, with a unique virtual reality experience.

  • From Rome: Full-Day Pompeii and its Ruins

    10. From Rome: Full-Day Pompeii and its Ruins

    Join this amazing journey through space and time, entering Pompeii: a unique document of Greco-Roman life.  Begin your journey down the “Highway of the Sun”, passing through the famous Roman countryside, Castelli Romani. Enjoy incredible views of the Mediterranean, Mount Vesuvius, and countless historic sites. You will also enjoy a short sight of the city, the seashore and the gulf of Naples. After stopping for a traditional Italian lunch, make your way to the UNESCO Archaeological Site of Pompeii with Skip the Line Tickets. Spend the afternoon exploring this once thriving city that was frozen in time by layers of volcanic ash. Pompeii remained buried under a layer of pumice stones and ash 19 to 23 feet (6 to 7 meters) deep. The city’s sudden burial served to protect it for the next 17 centuries from vandalism, looting and the destructive effects of climate and heavy weather.  After y...

    It was a good experience, we really liked it. The only complain I have is that they don’t let you go to a nearby hotel for the pick up, and the directions of the other location are far from downtown.

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Great afternoon. We had so much fun. We had a 10 year old boy and 12 year old girl. Our gladiator was fabulous. He was friendly. Funny. Interesting. Wanted us to have a great time. Kids said it was a highlight of Rome and so do we!

This is a must-do activity for those who love the Ancient Roman History and the Gladiators. Sergio, our "lanista" was excellent in his role: very knowledgeable, communicative and with many smart jokes. We had a fantastic time.

Our guide Ivano was brillant. Local guy, very professional with a lot of profound (also background) knowledge, good driver and very funny. The 4 hours passed in no time. THUMBS UP IVANO!

We booked this for a family activity for my 7yo’s birthday and it was so fun. An unforgettable experience for the kids and the adults loved it too. Highly recommend!

Super great! My son just loved it! Perfect instructor with skill and humour. A must go for families with kids.