The Wonders Of Rome
If you are setting sail on a cruise around Italy and the Mediterranean soon, why not include a land tour of Rome in your package? There is so much to see and do in the city. So much so, you’ll want to come back again and again.
Fast-paced this city is not. Every activity starts with a relaxed coffee break. Locals and tourists alike sit and sip espressos at the many pavement cafés you’ll find throughout the city, enjoying the slower pace of life away from the buzz of the main tourist attractions. Once you’ve had your caffeine boost, why not head over to the Borghese Gallery, home of one of the world’s greatest art collections? Here you will find the gem of the gallery, Titan’s mesmerising oil painting Sacred and Profane Love.
A visit to the Roman Forum, the former commercial and political hub of the Roman Empire, is a must. Highlights of this collection of ruins include the Casa delle Vestali, the Curia and the Temple of Castor and Pollux. Of course, no trip to Rome would be complete without visiting one of the city’s main attractions, the Colosseum. Built between 72 and 80AD, this gigantic monument is the largest amphitheatre in the world. As many as 50,000 Roman spectators would descend on the arena to watch sporting events and games.