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Discover the magical history of Eternal City as we travel through the Roman night
A Rome private tour by car to cover the city from top to bottom, to follow the river, to travel along the ancient walls, and to drive through Rome's beautiful hills. Along the way we will begin to understand the innumerable expansions and contractions that the city has undergone from its birth over 2,700 years ago to the present day.
We have developed this private Rome tour to help you avoid a trap that so many visitors get caught in: being limited by time constraints to exploring only a small portion of the city which, however rich, is just a small sampling of all that Rome has to offer. Here, on the other hand, you will be given a view of the city's development over the centuries, and learn how it has changed and evolved with the passage of time. It is a view that, though as through a glass darkly, brings to light the whole of the city's past.
Discover Rome beneath the stars, bewitched by the moon. Mysterious and magical, Rome under the moon exchanges honking horns and cosmopolitan chaos for lamp-lit streets that cradle dreamers and lovers who breathe in the scented air of romance, lost in endless enchantment. The night alters the face of the city, shrouding everything in a veil of mystery.
As we drive through the city, imagine yourself on horseback, being guided by an architect friend through the various parts of the city: from its origins through the years of the Republic until the time of Christ; on into Imperial Rome, rich and sumptuous; across the dark times of the fall of the Empire. From there, on to the great early Christian basilicas, the Byzantine Empire, the revival of the Renaissance, the majesty of the Baroque, and into the city's redevelopment in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Throughout our private Rome tour by car, we'll be telling you about the people who inhabited the city: the wealthiest neighbourhoods; the changes in population; what they did for a living; their relationships with the river, the hills and the monumental ruins of the ancient city; we will learn how the cultural and political center of the city was moved and redesigned several times, especially as part of the journey from paganism to Christianity.
Starting at the Capitoline Hill, ancient and sacred heart of the pagan city, we will explore the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, the Circus Maximus, the Aventine Hill, the Boarian Forum, the Olitorian Forum, The Spanish Steps and the Pincio Hill with spectacular views over the rooftops of downtown Rome, Piazza del Popolo, Augustus' Mausoleum, Castel' Sant'Angelo, The Bridge of Angels, St. Peter's Basilica, Trastevere, the Janicolum Hill with the entire city glittering at your feet, the Ponte Sisto, The Tiber Island, the Pyramid of Gaius Cestius, the Baths of Caracalla, the ancient Appian Way, the Basilica of Saint John in Lateran, Piazza Vittorio, Piazza della Repubblica, Piazza Navona and the Quirinal Hill, before finally returning to Piazza Venezia.
Grand vistas and ancient enchantments lead you down the road of discovery, bringing you to a new knowledge and understanding of the this wonderful city as it lives and has lived down the ages. Join us on this fascinating Rome private tour to discover it.
Your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel
This is a private driving tour through the city centre of Rome
Oct 13, 2019
CAROLYN & RON ERIKSSON
Sep 11, 2019
Our guides are fluent in English and have a contagious passion for Rome's inspiring cultural heritage. Experts in their fields, they will immerse you in the hidden histories and intriguing lives of history's great protagonists. So much to see, so easy to miss out: with the help of our guides, visit the most absorbing sites and uncover the stories that have changed the world. Don't miss this fascinating journey!