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We had an awesome day with Claudio our driver. He collected us promptly and took care to find out what we expected to get from our trip and made sure that he exceeded these expectations. He called ahead to book a trusted private tour guide who was waiting for us on our arrival in Pompeii - he was fantastic! And then we drove on to Sorrento, stopping at various places on the Amalfie Coast to take photographs and then we had a late lunch in Il Positano, before returning to Rome. Travelling with two young daughters, it was a long day trip, but memorable - and we all thought it was our best day of our week-long holiday to Rome.
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Date published: 02/20/2016
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RMV-01 CASTELGANDOLFO AND POPE SUMMER RESIDENCE

Italy boosts a wealth of beautiful countryside and the area surrounding Rome is no exception.Set out a drive from the your hotel through the Roman hill. The Campagna around Rome is enchanting, rolling hills and lush farmlands are dotted with farmhouses, villas and palaces.You will reach the lake Albano in the crater of an extinct volcano.Winding your way up the top of nearby hill you will stop for a short stroll in the lovely medieval town of Castel Gandolfo, where the popes have kept their summer residence for centuries. In fact Castel Gandolfos Papal Palace and gardens are actually part of the sovereign Vatican State. At noon enjoy a typical local lunch with plenty of home-made wine. After lunch you will head to Rome along the old Appian way, on of the first ancient roman military roads.One of the most impressive sights you will see along the way is the tomb of Cecilia Metella, mausoleum of a roman noblewoman, the daughter of a roman general, who lived during the time of Julio Cesar. Proceed by the Catacombs, the curious underground maze of tunnels hallowed out of volcanic rock, where the earlier Christians, persecuted by the Romans, had to practice their religion in secret and bury their dead.Drive by the bath of Caracalla, Colosseum and Venice Square.

RMV-01 CASTELGANDOLFO AND POPE SUMMER RESIDENCE
Duration: 5 Hours
Location: Rome (Italy)

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1-3 250.00 €
4-5 300.00 €
6-8 325.00 € Group rates
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Whenever possible, payment in Euros is greatly appreciated and will avoid costly Italian bank commission on exchange rates. However if you choose a different payment method rather than Euro cash, the additional costs are as follow: Credit card + 12 %
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Italy boosts a wealth of beautiful countryside and the area surrounding Rome is no exception. Your driver will pick you up at your hotel and you will set out on a relaxing drive across rolling hills and lush farmlands, dotted with beautiful villas and palaces. You will reach Castel Gandolfo, a pretty hill-town perched high above Lake Albano, which the Popes have chosen to build their summer residence. Take a short stroll in this lovely medieval town and enjoy a typical local lunch with plenty of home-made wine. After lunch you will head to Rome along the old Appian way, one of the earliest and strategically most important Roman roads of the ancient republic.

The monumental tomb of Cecilia Metella is one of its main and most impressive sights. Erected for a Roman noblewoman, the daughter of a general who lived in the time of Julio Cesar, the mausoleum is "a stern round tower of other days, / Firm as a fortress, with its fence of stone, / Such as an armys baffled strength delays, / Standing with half its battlements alone, / And with two thousand years of ivy grown" as Lord Byron so romantically expressed it.

Drive by the catacombs, a curious underground maze of tunnels hollowed out of volcanic rock, where the earlier Christians, persecuted by the Romans, would bury their dead, the baths of Caracalla. Expect to pay approximately 08.00 euro per person for admission to the Catacombs. Kindly take note that the admission fee includes a guided tour with a local guide. They may not be using a microphone that is why we suggest that you stay as close as possible to the guide to better hear what (s)he will be saying.

Drive bye the Colosseum and Piazza Venezia before you reach your hotel.
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Highlights:

- Castelgandolfo and the papal summer residence
- The old Appian way and the tomb of Cecilia Mettela
- The baths of Caracalla, the Colosseum and Piazza Venezia

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Important information

- This tour includes a professional informative English-speaking driver. Due to strict Italian laws & regulations that protect officially licensed guides, our drivers cannot walk with you into any site but can answer any question you have from the vehicle. A professional licensed guide, where needed, can be hired on request at an extra cost.

- Please dress respectfully when visiting religious monuments; local custom requires covering knees and shoulder.

- Comfortable walking shoes recommended.

- The tour sequence may be altered to avoid congestions but always covering mentioned sights.

- Keep an eye on your wallet and purses at all time. Do not wear jewelry or carry large amount of cash.

Inclusions

- Professional informative English-speaking driver
- Private vehicle with pick up and drop off at your hotel
- Flexible itinerary

Exclusions

- Lunch
- Admission fees
- Tips to driver and guide ( please read below for more information)

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