Black Card Rome - From the Caesars to the Popes in two days

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350,00 €

2 days

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Maximum capacity limit
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Meeting point:

Customer’s hotel

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Departure time: on demand

What's included:

  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Colosseum, the underground, the Palatine hill and the Roman Forum, the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica
  • Guided Tour
  • Booking and handling fee
  • Guest relations assistance
  • Private transfer service from/to hotel
  • A lunch for each day

What to remember:
  • People under 18 must bring a valid ID
  • Students under 24 must bring their student card
  • Access to Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Vatican Gardens and Saint Peter's Basilica is permitted only to visitors dressed appropriately (no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, no hats allowed)
  • It is not permitted to enter the Museums and the Colosseum with trolleys, large suitcases and backpacks, umbrellas with a spike tip, kick scooters, glass bottles, knives, scissors, any tools that could be harmful to other people or damage works of art
  • Pushchairs are permitted


With your helpful guide you'll discover the Vatican Museum, the Colosseum and many of the most evocative squares of the ancient Rome.
The visit will be divided in two days. The driver will take you from the hotel to the meeting point with your tour guide and back.With the Black Card you will be allowed to skip lines (often extremely long) to gain easy access to museums and monuments and you will be taken to a famous and typical Italian restaurant in Rome.Be aware that the two days could be inverted.

DAY 1
We start from the Picture Gallery, where the Raffaello’s artworks are exposed (I cartoni degli arazzi, La Trasfigurazione), together with Leonardo da Vinci (San Girolamo), Caravaggio (La deposizione di Cristo), Giotto (Il trittico Stefaneschi), just to name a few most famous ones.Then you will take a walk in the spectacular “Cortile della Pigna”, “Cortile del Belvedere”, and you will wander about in the animal’s Gallery, in the “Sala delle Muse” ( the Muses room Torso del Belvedere), in the “Sala Rotonda” (the round room) and in the “Sala della Croce Greca” (the Greek cross room, where the sarcophagus of Sant’Elena and Santa Costanza are kept).
You will go through the “Sala della Biga” (the two horse chariot room), the Galleria dei Candelabri, the Galleria degli Arazzi, the Galleria delle Carte geografiche, the Sala di Pio V, the Sala Sobieskj, which is the room of Immacolata Concezione. You will then arrive to the “Stanze di Raffaello”, four rooms frescoed by the master painter from Urbino who started them in 1508.You will visit the rich apartments of Borgia ( Borgia family with its power and its violence has been portraited in many movies and tv series). Finally you’ll arrive at Cappella Sistina, (the Sistine Chapel) entirely frescoed by Michelangelo: a spectacular place that you would never want to leave.

Walking in front of Porta Santa, you’ll arrive at Basilica di San Pietro (Saint Peter Cathedral), built between 1506 and 1626: an interminable yard. Infact in Rome, to define an interminable thing, romans say : “it’s like the San Pietro yard”. A big amount of travertine used to build the Colosseum has become material for the creation of the Cathedral. The works started with Pope Giulio II in 1506 who asked Bramante to destroy the original Cathedral of Costantino (latin era) and to build a new one with the greek cross plan. Inside the church there are artistic wonders: “la Pietà di Michelangelo”, the “Baldacchino del Bernini”, the statue made by Arnolfo di Cambio in honour of San Pietro. In the area between the ancient and the new cathedral there is the “Grotte Vaticane”, where the tombs of numerous Popes are kept, even Giovanni Paolo II (John Paul II).
At this point you will be relaxing and enjoying the Italian cuisine in one of the typical Italian restaurant in Rome: lunch is included in the price.
Duration of the tour: 4 hrs


DAY 2


Our tour will make you discover the Colosseum and its dungeons.The Colosseum is the world’s biggest amphitheater and Unesco has added it in the list of the “World Heritage.
Its construction started in 72 A.C. and ended 8 years later.It would contain between 50 and 75 thousand spectators.

Your tour guide will tell you about the different techniques used to build it and he will introduce you to the world of Gladiators, the famous fighters who duelled in the arena: it appears that this type of fighting started in ancient Greece in order to celebrate private memorial services and the Romans transformed them in acclaimed public shows.

Next stop is Palazzo dei Cesari, on the Palatine hill. This is where the word “Palatium” (building) comes from. You will be taken to see the ruins of the Domus Augustana and then the paintings of the first Nerone’s Building, they are the only ones that were saved after the arson that took place in 64 A.C.

Our tour ends with a visit to the Roman Forum that in arcaic times was a necropolis, and then has been transformed in the heart of Rome with its temples, its cathedrals, the Curia and the Domus of Pontiff Maximum.

The morning will end in the marvellous Piazza del Campidoglio, designed by Michelangelo, where there is a spectacular sight of the ancient Rome.

It’s time for a break: a new restaurant to taste some typical Italian dishes (lunch is included).

After the break you will visit the best squares in Rome : Piazza di Spagna (Spanish Steps), Fontana di Trevi (Trevi Fountain), Piazza Colonna, Piazza del Pantheon and Piazza Navona.

Watch out, because along the way you will spot the most original boutiques of the Capital for your shopping.
Duration of the tour: 6 hrs

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21/11/2015 15:01:30

Angelica B.

Thanks VIP in Italy for this amazing experience!!! Two days full of art and history, but also delicious food and fun!!!