Through Italy on the footprints of the Romans
The proposed route runs through Italy touching the most important and well-known Roman sites. It starts from Verona with the visit of the beautiful amphitheater, the third largest in the world. In the evening, during the summer, there is the opportunity to attend the Opera just inside the Arena, an experience to do at least once in life. Continue to Rome, the cradle of Roman civilization. We will visit the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and Trajan’s Market, the Baths of Caracalla, the Pantheon and Piazza Minerva, the Domus Aurea and many other beautiful places that made Rome the most known and popular city in the world. In the Baths of Caracalla, in summer, you can see Opera, truly impressive. We will walk through the streets, monuments, fountains and museums , a unique experience, a trip through the ages of this wonderful city. The next stop is Naples, an ancient city that preserves artifacts and great works of the classical period thereafter. A visit to the Archaeological Museum is critical to understand the criteria of ancient art. Not far from Naples there is Boscoreale, a small town next to Vesuvius which preserves important excavations and the “Antiquarium”. We leave Naples to reach the nearby Pompeii, one of the most fascinating and popular monuments in the world. Mosaics, murals, villas catapult the tourist routes in Roman times, it will be possible to reconstruct the lifestyle of this great civilizations of the past. The site is Unesco heritage. From Pompeii, always in Campania, we reach Ancient Capua, the current Santa Maria Capua Vetere. Where there is an amazing amphitheater few meters smaller than the famous Colosseum. It was a place of many battles that saw protagonists gladiators, including Spartacus. In the same site there is also a museum that preserves the relics. Nearby, we do not miss the Mitreo, a rare example in Italy of wall painting dedicated to the god Mithras. “The Museo Campano” and the Archaeological Museum of Capua will close the tour. Ability to customize the trip, to make other trips or stay several days in one of the city route.
Basic program (10 days – 9 nights), ability to customize the itinerary
The day: Verona
II day: Verona – Rome
III Day: Rome
IV Day: Rome
V Day: Rome
VI Day: Rome – Naples
VII Day: Naples
VIII Day: Naples – Pompeii – Caserta
Day IX: Caserta – Santa Maria Capua Vetere
X Day: Santa Maria Capua Vetere – Rome
Kids basic program (10 days – 9 nights), ability to customize the itinerary
I day: Verona – sightseeing on ‘City sightseeing bus’
II Day: Verona – visit the African Museum to discover other cultures through play; Rome – tour the “City sightseeing bus”
III day: Rome – the Colosseum and the Forum and in the afternoon visit to the open air museum made murals Tormarancia
IV Day: Rome – Villa Borghese and the Biopark and late afternoon stage show
V Day: Rome – Laboratory of Archaeology and children in the afternoon walk through the main streets
VI day: Naples – walk on the Promenade and the Decumani
VII day: Naples – Certosa di San Martino and in the afternoon zoological station to admire the many varieties of fish
VIII day: Pompeii – Archaeological excavations with dedicated activities; Caserta – Belvedere of San Leucio
Day IX: Caserta – Royal Palace and the Palace and in the late afternoon Caserta Vecchia Park
X day: Santa Maria Capua Vetere – Amphitheater and Museum of the Gladiators; Rome – end of tour
Ability to customize the trip, to make other trips or stay several days in one of the city route.
In the wake of the Romans between Naples and Caserta
Campania and Lazio are the regions that maintain the highest number of sites and artefacts from Roman times. This tour crosses two provinces of Campania, Naples and Caserta, full of places that during the Empire were of strategic importance. It starts with a visit to the Naples Archaeological Museum which houses artifacts of extraordinary importance. Then we will continue to Boscoreale, a town of Vesuvius, with the visit of the excavations and the Antiquarium. From Naples, the next stop of the tour is Pompeii, a city destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, Unesco heritage and witness, after more than 2000 years, of habits, customs and traditions of the Romans. Pompei is a unique place, one of the most visited archaeological sites in the world. Between houses, villas, buildings, fountains and mosaics you seem to be just landed with the time machine. From Naples you can easily access to two other important milestones: Cuma, with the famous Sybil’s Cave, baths and temples; and Baia, the popular resort where the Romans were going to hang around, now submerged, as Pozzuoli and Misenum. The archaeological research are performed in the seabed, so you can take a tour underwater to admire from a different perspective the finds and the remains of the Roman buildings, a unique and exciting tour feasible at any time of year. The journey continues to Caserta which, besides being known for the famous Royal Palace, is closed to the next destination, Ancient Capua. In the site you can visit the impressive amphitheater, the second largest in the world, in which the Gladiators fought, including the famous Spartacus. In the closed museum we will find artefacts of the area. Not far away is the Mitreo, place of worship dating back to the II – III century. d. BC, when the Roman Empire was near the end, when it began to spread the cult of the Asian god Mithras. In the Museo Campano and in the Archaeological Museum instead are kept important finds of the classical age. In Sessa Aurunca and Teano, we will visit theaters from the Roman era and the museum Sidicinum. Then we reach the nearby Calvi Risorta, ancient Cales, first Roman colony in Campania. Because of its strategic location, between Campania and Lazio, today Calvi Risorta still retains many exhibits including a temple, a theater, arches and two thermal. The tour ends in Naples where you can go to the islands of Ischia, Capri, Procida, make other trips or conclude the tour.
Basic program (6 days – 5 nights) ability to customize the itinerary
I Day: Naples
II Day: Naples – Pompeii – Naples
III Day: Naples – Cuma – Bay – Caserta
IV Day: Caserta – Ancient Capua – Caserta
V Day: Caserta – Sessa Aurunca – Teano – Calvi Risorta – Caserta
VI Day: Caserta – Naples, end of the tour or chance to stay in one of the Neapolitan islands.
Kids basic program (6 days – 5 nights) ability to customize the itinerary
I Day: Naples – walk on the Promenade and the Decumani
II Day: Pompeii – Archaeological excavations with guide for children; Napoli – zoological station to admire the many varieties of fish
III Day: Cuma – the Cave of the Sybil with guide and games; Bay – the discovery of the Castle; Caserta – Belvedere of San Leucio;
IV Day : Caserta – Royal Palace and Park; Ancient Capua – Amphitheatre; Caserta – Caserta Vecchia
V Day: Sessa Aurunca – Roman theater with a dedicated guide and games; Teano – Sidicinum Museum; Calvi Risorta – walking tour of the Roman ruins; Caserta – walking tour to discover the city
VI Day: Caserta – Naples, end of the tour or opportunity to stay in one of the Neapolitan islands of Ischia, Capri, Procida, make other excursions or conclude the tour.
The Romans between Pompeii and Paestum via Salerno and Benevento
Campania is a region of very ancient and rich history. It was inhabited from the third millennium and retains traces of its ancient past anywhere. There are countless archaeological sites of origin greek-Roman that maintain over time its charm and grandeur. From enchanting Salerno, seaside town near the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento, we go to Paestum, among the most important sites of the Roman era. Huge temples stand in front of the visitor, as well as the beautiful Foro Italico and Via Sacra on which there are the ruins of old houses. A fabulous place that bears witness to the glorious past . From Salerno we access to two other famous sites in the world for their historical importance , Pompeii and Herculaneum, both destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. The two sites are witnesses of the Roman world , through the remarkable archaeological heritage, consists of houses, villas, fountains. From Ercolano you reach the last stage of the tour, Benevento, Sannita town and then Latin colony since the Romans fought a battle against Pirro, ally of the Samnites. We visit the Arch of Trajan which rises majestically in the city center and the Roman theater in which are held in summer many shows. The tour ends in Naples where you can go to the islands of Ischia, Capri and Procida, go on the Amalfi Coast, make other trips or conclude the tour.
Basic program (4 days – 3 nights), ability to customize the itinerary by going to Capri or Amalfi
I Day: Salerno and Amalfi Coast
II Day: Salerno – Paestum – Salerno
III Day: Salerno – Pompei – Ercolano – Benevento
IV Day Benevento – Naples, end of the tour or the possibility to personalize it with a stay in an island to choose among Capri, Ischia and Procida, or participate in other excursions.
Kids basic program (4 days – 3 nights), ability to customize the itinerary by going to Capri or Amalfi
I Day: Salerno – Amalfi Coast
II Day: Paestum – Archaeological excavations with dedicated driving or ability to go to the beach; Salerno – walk on the Promenade
III Day: Pompeii – Archaeological Excavations explained to children; Herculaneum – Visit to the excavations with games
IV Day: Benevento – the Roman theater explained from dedicated guides; Naples, end of the tour or ability to customize it with a stay in an island choosing from Capri, Ischia and Procida, or participate in other tours.
Exploring the northern possessions of the Empire
Genoa is the city of departure of this route in the wake of the Romans crossing the North Italy from west to east, touching the Liguria, Piemonte, Lombardia and Veneto. The first visit is scheduled at the Roman theater Albintimilium of Augustan age. We leave Genoa, a port and cosmopolitan town, to go to Acqui Terme which preserves many artifacts: the Roman fountain of Corso Roma, the theater, the vast spa complex with steam bath and the aqueduct. From Acqui you can follow a stretch of the ancient Via Emilia to Tortona, a straight remained intact since Roman times for a long journey. For sports excursion the tour can be made by bicycle. The next destination of the trip is Veleia Romana, an ancient Roman city in the province of Piacenza, which still retains the baths, the neighborhood with the old houses, the forum, the basilica and near a circular building (probably a cistern). The finds, including some wall paintings, are preserved in the Archaeological Museum of Parma. In summer, in the magical scenery of the ruins, you can attend theater events. From Veleia you reach Brescia, called the Lioness of Italy, to visit the archaeological site located in the heart of the city. Notable the Capitolium, the theater and the Sanctuary Republican. The latter is a very important because it is an isolated example in Northern Italy of a cycle of frescoes very well preserved, with original mosaic flooring and murals. In Palazzo Martinengo there are artifacts of the “foro” and the basilica. The next stop is the impressive Verona Arena, the third largest amphitheater in the world after the Colosseum and the theatre of Capua Antica. The opera performance are known and appreciated all over the world , you can see them with our tour in the summer. The journey ends here, in the city of Romeo and Juliet, or you can make excursions to one of the beautiful resort of Lake Garda or easily reach Venice.
Basic program (6 days – 5 nights), ability to customize the itinerary on Lake Garda or Venice
The day: Genoa
II Day: Genoa – Acqui Terme – Veleia Romana
III Day: Veleia Romana – Brescia
IV Day: Brescia
V Day: Brescia – Verona
VI day Verona – end of the tour, possibility to stay in one of the resorts on Lake Garda or to Venice.
Kids basic program (6 days – 5 nights), ability to customize the itinerary on the Garda lake or Venice
I Day: Genoa – Aquarium
II Day: Acqui Terme – The theater and the Roman baths with dedicated guide; Veleia Romana – around town
III Day: Brescia – cards and games with driving through the city
IV Day IV: Brescia – ‘Art in box’ at the Museum of Santa Giulia
V Day: Verona – Arena tour and the ‘city sightseeing bus’
VI Day – Verona, end of the tour, possibility to stay in one of the resorts on Lake Garda or to Venice.
Roma Caput Mundi
Rome is the city protagonist of this tour. Rome is the heart and cradle of Roman civilization and retains so many vestiges that it’s impossible to see them all. Urbe and Caput Mundi are just some of the names universally used to refer to the city of Rome, the undisputed leader in every field and technical knowledge for more than 1000 years of history. The city tour includes the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and Trajan’s Market, the Baths of Caracalla, the Pantheon and Piazza Minerva, the Domus Aurea and many other amazing places that make Rome the most known and popular city in the world. In the Baths of Caracalla, in summer, there are the most important operas, in a context that makes the experience truly unique. To explore the Roman sites you pass through the squares and streets, monuments, fountains and museums that will introduce the visitor to the city in all its facets. In the days of stay in the capital we will go to an excursion to Ostia Antica to visit the necropolis, the Port, the Basilica of St. Hippolytus and Antiquarium. The journey then continues with the Archaeological Site of Minturno, on the coast of Lazio. In Minturno we will admire the Roman theater, the remains of the Forum, the Capitolium and Thermal Spa. The next stop is not so far, it is Sperlonga, renowned seaside resort, where the villa of the Roman emperor Tiberius is located. We will see many exhibits, including the cave with pools in direct communication with the sea, the triclinium and rooms around an outdoor porch which is visible on the furnace with the bread was cooked. The artifacts found during the excavations are kept in the Archaeological Museum of Sperlonga. Nearby, in Formia, there is the tomb of Cicero, highly versatile personality of the Roman era. The journey ends in Rome or there’s a chance to do other tours or to embark to the Pontine Islands: Ponza, Palmarola and Ventotene which are well worth a visit.
Basic program (7 days – 6 nights) ability to customize the itinerary
I Day: Rome
II Day: Rome
III Day: Rome – Ostia – Rome
IV Day: Rome
V Day: Rome – Minto – Formia
VI Day: Formia – Sperlonga
VII Day: Sperlonga – Rome, end of the tour or possibility of a beach holiday to the Pontine Islands or other excursions
Kids basic program (7 days – 6 nights) ability to customize the itinerary
I Day: Rome – tour the “City sightseeing bus”
II Day: Rome – the Colosseum and the Forum and in the afternoon Bioparco Villa Borghese
III Day: Ostia – Antiquarium and then all at the beach; Rome – in the late afternoon theater, cinema
IV Day: Rome – Laboratory of Archaeology and children in the afternoon walk through the main streets
V Day: Minto – Archaeological excavations; Formia – afternoon at the beach
VI Day: Sperlonga – day at the beach
VII Day: Sperlonga – morning at the beach and in the afternoon return to Rome, the end of the tour or opportunity to make a beach holiday to the Pontine Islands or other excursions.