DAY 3 – Sunday, April 12, 2015
After breakfast at our hotel we depart for our tour of Ancient Rome!
Admire where emperors and wealthy citizens staged the deadly gladiatorial combats and wild animal fights. Discover the meaning of the “Eternal City”, walk along the “Via Sacra” (Sacred Way), the route followed by religious and triumphal processions in ancient Roman times. Stroll down to the Coliseum and take in the best view of Roman history.
Aperitif with a view
No other venue in Rome offers such a breathtaking view and only a very few have the unforgettable opportunity to enjoy such an experience. Here you really have the Ancient World at your feet from the prestigious position of the Terrace on the Vittorio Emanuele monument. Enjoy an aperitif while the guide brings the monuments to life gazing over the 2000-year old coliseum and Roman Ruins.
We stop at one of Rome’s restaurants for Lunch.
After lunch we continue our day with an afternoon Tour of the Catacombs
The catacombs are the underground burial place of the early Christians because they were forced to bury their loved ones outside the walls, which formed kilometers of tunnels under Rome. It was also a place where they could live and practice their religion without being persecuted. Today, it is still possible to see underground temples found several meters below ground level. A guide will accompany guests through the eerie underground hallways of the Catacombs of St. Sebastian. Walking through this impressive maze of dark, mysterious tunnels, one discovers many religious symbols hidden away.
Rest of the day at your leisure