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This departure: Grade SS/4
We fly to Rome and transfer by private hire coach to our centrally located hotel. There might be time for a brief stroll for anyone who might like.
Today we walk in the Caffarella Park and on to the ancient Appian Way. We can pick up a picnic on the way. Heading back towards the city, in the steps of St Peter, we will take in the massive baths of Caracalla. As impressive as any of Rome's ancient Monuments. We will cover about 6 miles over mostly level ground.
The focus today is ancient Rome. We have the morning with a professional local guide to explain the Coliseum to us and take us through the Forum. This afternoon we have time to take in a few of the more famous Roman churches.
Today we concentrate on the historical centre on foot. From the hotel we walk through the Borghese Gardens via the water clock to the Pincio Viewpoint. Then down to Piazza Popolo, Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain and a quick look underground. After a café lunch we continue to Hadrian's Temple, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona. There are many other things to enjoy on the way. We will jump on a bus back to the hotel.
We head west out of the city by train to Ostia Antica, the former port of Ancient Rome, abandoned in the 4th century. It covers a vast area. We will have a picnic during our explorations. We can take a train back to the city when finished.
We walk along the Tiber past various temples and Castel Sant'Angelo. We have an afternoon visit to the Vatican including the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's.
We travel east out of the city by private coach to Tivoli. We walk in the grounds of Villa d’Este, more fountains than you can imagine. Then through the town of Tivoli and its mediaeval houses to the Villa Gregoriana and on to Hadrian’s Villa.
Finally subject to flight schedules we may have some free time to finish our explorations before transferring back to the airport.
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