Rome in a day Coming in from the Cruise Ship to the Port of Civitavecchia, your English speaking driver will meet you by your arrival dock to take you on a Roman adventure, to have an overview of the principal monuments and discover the eternal city. After a bit of drive you will be entering into the ancient city via Porta San Paolo gate, one of the principal gates of the ancient city wall still impressively standing since 3rd cent A.D. From here the first stop is the the Circus Maximus, a chariot track dated back to 6 cent BC, this way you have an spectacular view of the Palatine Hill as well, the remaining of the emperor places, not to mention where the origin of Rome comes from starting with the tale of the twins and the she- wolf to its first king Romulus. Continuing from here to the celebrated Piazza Venezia, situated at the base of the Capitoline Hill, (one of the 7 hills) leading to the most important road of the ancient capital, Fori Imperiali, today dividing what was the once the Roman forum. Following this road you can finally admire The Coliseum, originally known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, one of the most famous ancient architecture in the world. It had a capacity to sit about 50,000 spectators that would marvel at the gladiator competitions.
Done visiting the Coliseum, your driver will take you to the Ancient Roman Temple, Pantheon, (today a church) which was dedicated to the main 12 gods from the ancient mythology, close by you have time to visit Piazza Navona one of the famous squares in the city. It was used as an ancient Roman stadium, a colossal structure in travertine with the capacity of 30.000 spectators at every game, while you can admire the Fountain of the Four Rivers designed by Bernini.
The next stop will be at the magical Trevi Fountain, the legend and the beauty of this fountain brings thousands together daily to admire and throw a coin inside for good luck.. Your intro tour will finish by the Spanish Steps for you to admire and climb (if you wish) the amazing staircase that consists of 135 steps that was built to connect the Spanish Embassy (hence the name) to the Church of the SS. Trinita’dei Monti.
After a busy morning it’s time for a lunch break at your choice before carry on to the ultra famous Vatican Museums. the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica, the largest Catholic Church ever built. This is the heart of the Catholic Church and home to the Pope himself. Your Tour in Rome will conclude here and your driver will take you back to the port to sail off to your next destination.