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Italy, The Colosseum in Rome

The Colosseum in Rome Travel

Italy, The Colosseum in Rome

Almost everyone has heard of the Colosseum in Rome as it is often discussed in History during school. The emperor known as Vespasian began construction of this incredible amphitheatre around 70 AD and it was not completed until 80AD, when Titus was ruler.

Originally designed to hold over 80,000 spectators, the Colosseum was the site of several gladiator contests, executions, re-enactments, and theatrical performances. Despite having suffered severe damage from earthquakes and weather, the Colosseum is still one of the most visited tourist attractions in all of Rome. The best peak time for tourists to travel is May, September and October.

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Tours
Imperial Rome Tour
Tour includes the highlights of Rome; Piazza Venezia, the Imposing Colosseum, Circus Maximus and the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls

Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel Tour
The tour begins by coach passing though Piazza della Repubblica and follows the ancient walls which once surrounded this ancient city. En-route you will see the famous Villa Borghese Park and the northern gate. On arrival at the Vatican Walls, your guide will lead you into the Vatican Museums taking in the beautiful spiral staircase and continuing through the Gallery of the Tapestries and the Gallery of the Geographical maps before arriving in the famous Sistine Chapel, with its magnificent fresco of the Last Judgement by Michelangelo. Your entrance tickets are included.

Via Ugo La Malfa
A tour of Ancient Rome on a Segway scooter. There will be a short lesson on how to ride the Segway and then you’re off. The Segway Human Transporter (HT) is an exciting and unforgettable experience, the first self-balancing, electric-powered transportation device, the Segway HT uses the same space as a pedestrian, and can go anywhere a person can walk.

Full Day Tour to Capri – Not recommended in winter
Situated in the Gulf of Naples, surrounded by an emerald and turquoise sea, Capri is often called the pearl of the Mediterranean. This Island of Dreams has enchanted many people with the incomparable beauty of its rugged landscape, the mildness of its climate, the richness of its vegetation and its characteristic small white houses. Approximately halfway along the highway, you will be able to see the Abbey of Monte Casino, noted for its famous battle and complete destruction during WW2.

Blue Grotto
Arriving in Naples you will board the jet for the 45 minute crossing to Marina Grande, the port of Capri. Here you will then board motorboats to reach the Blue Grotto (weather & sea conditions permitting. Should the weather not be favourable you will substitute this tour with a tour of Pompeii).

Umbria / Tuscany
Proceed to Relais il Canalicchio in Umbria on a self-drive basis. (approximately 2 hours). Two nights stay at your fabulous hotel in Umbria.

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