The historic center is a maze of narrow alleyways that houses the Chiesa di San Francesco church, a 14-century church. This afternoon we will Visit the Bath of Caracalla and Aventine Hill. We will also visit The Colosseum – Constructed from A.D. 71 to 80, it is one of the most exquisite examples of Imperial architecture. From this work of art, many bridges and aqueducts were created.

These sites are not only important for their religious significance, but also because of their historical and beauty. Kings, emperors and great women during the centuries have inked their names with the four Papal basilicas of Rome. The BIG FOUR TOUR will allow your group to tour the papal basilicas inside with guide. You can also admire the landmarks of architecture and Christian religious arts.

After this visit, we will return by boat from Piazzale San Marco. This evening we will transfer by foot to a typical restaurant for our farewell dinner. Morning tour of Rome includes Trevi Fountain, which represents the Baroque era. Created in 1735

It is set in central Rome, 5 minutes’ walk from both Repubblica Metro Station and Termini Train Station.The rooms are en suite and come with smart beds with massaging function and both memory-foam mattresses and pillows. Some rooms feature unique tapestries and paintings and some have a sofa for two people. A buffet breakfast is served every day.Just a few steps from the hotel you will find Rome’s Opera House. There are direct connections from Termini Metro Station to the Spanish Steps and the Vatican. Central Station is a great option for those who are interested in architecture, monuments and other ancient landmarks. The sanctuary is entered through three rectangular portals, the central one being wider and separated by a pair of porphyry columns with gilded Composite capitals. These support an entablature with Cosmatesque mosaic work on its architrave and a gilded epigraph on its frieze reading Non est in toto sanctior orbe locus (“There is not a holier place in all the world”).

This villa will be remembered for its interior frescoes by Tiepolo, and its park with many statues. We will begin our journey along the Brenta River at mid-morning. You will be able see several Palladian villas. Afterwards we will continue our river cruise and meet our English speaking guide to visit the famous Valmarana Villa. The Villa Valmarana is an 18th century villa with a very large lounge decorated by frescoes. Following this visit we will stop to visit the famous Villa Foscari , built by Palladio for his brothers Nicola and Alvise Foscari and their wives, Elisabetta Dolfin and Elisabetta Loredan. It is thought to be one of the best works by Palladio and is still owned by the Foscari family.

Conveniences include phones and safes, and housekeeping is provided daily.Rec, Spa, Premium AmenitiesTake in the views from a terrace and a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access. Additional amenities include concierge services, babysitting/childcare , and tour/ticket assistance.DiningSatisfy your appetite at the inn’s restaurant, which serves lunch and dinner. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/cafe, and room service is provided.

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Above the entrance is the inscription NON-EST IN TOTO SANCTIOR ORBE LOCUS “there is no holier spot in all the universe”. On the walls are scenes of martyrdom, including those of St. Peter and St. Paul, whose martyrdoms first turned the city of Rome into a holy place. The 5th photo below shows the cosmatesque flooring in front of the chapel. After ascending the final step, the pilgrim is greeted by the iron grating that protects the Sancta Sanctorum.

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Wow! I got a bad look from the top when I took my clothes off, it was so hot! I arranged my itinerary so this climb would be during my first day in Italy, so I could throw away the kneepads and reduce my backpack weight by a couple ounces for the rest of my trip. You can see the chapels from the top of the stairs by going up or down the staircases on either side of the main stairway. The oldest of these chapels is the Sancta Sanctorum , or Holy of Holies. It contains many important relics, including an image of Jesus that is believed to be St. Luke’s work, assisted by an angel. It is a private chapel for the pope, therefore cannot be entered.

The architecture or the city constructed on the water must be explained by “Le Corbusier.” Overnight stay in Venice Leaving Rome and travelling to the south, you will take the “Highway to the Sun,” crossing the fertile Latium countryside, including the vineyards of the Roman Castles and the grain and vegetable cultivation of the Ciociaria. You will find the Abbey of Monte Cassino about halfway to Naples. This monastery is famous for its destruction in World War II, and its reconstruction.

Did Jesus ever travel to Rome in his time?