Discover the Eternal
City at your leisure as you spend
three nights in Italy’s
timeless capital. From Greek sculpture to Roman ruins, history, art and
architecture abound in Italy’s
Marvel at the grandeur of the Vatican, where St. Peter’s Basilica
and the Sistine Chapel await. Stroll through the ancient ruins of the Roman
Forum and the Coliseum. Linger with locals on the Spanish Steps, toss a coin in
the Trevi Fountain to ensure your return to Rome, or just spend a relaxing afternoon at a
quiet outdoor café. Many attractions are within walking distance of your
centrally located hotel.
Available only with the Air Inclusive Package.
Today you will transfer to the airport in Brindisi from
Lecce. Upon arrival in the Rome airport, claim your luggage. VBT's local
representative meets you and helps you transfer by private car to your hotel.
(The representative will meet you outside the customs area in your arrival terminal
and will be holding a VBT sign.)
At the hotel, our local Rep will be available to answer your
questions and present the optional guided walks designed for VBT guests. You
have the rest of the day free to relax or join our optional walking tour of Baroque
Rome. Highlights include Piazza Navona and the Pantheon.
Day 2 - Independent exploration of Rome
Today's opportunities are endless. You might visit the
Forum, the political and commercial center of ancient Rome when the empire was
at its greatest power. Various emperors constructed the temples, monuments and
other buildings here over a period of nine centuries. Today you can still see
the Curia, where the Roman Senate met. Take a walk up the Palatine Hill, where
tradition says the first settlers of Rome built their huts under the direction
of Romulus, later to be the home of Caligula, Nero, Tiberius and Domitian.
Perhaps you'll step out of Italy with a visit to the
Vatican, an independent state. The Vatican museums are filled with magnificent
art that goes far beyond such well-known pieces as the Pieta Michelangelo's
Sistine Chapel ceiling and his Creation of Adam.
Tour Rome's famous Catacombs, located in tunnels carved out
of rock along the Via Appia, or Appian Way. Or spend an idyllic afternoon in
the gardens of the Villa Borghese, one of Europe's most elegant parks. And by
all means, do as the Romans do — sip espresso, savor Italian wine, and take
time to enjoy la dolce vita. After a full day of independent exploration,
retire to your hotel or perhaps enjoy one of Rome's fine restaurants.
Day 3 - Independent exploration of Rome
You have another day to continue exploring Rome on your own
Day 4 - Depart for U.S.
After breakfast*, transfer to the airport for your flight
home. VBT recommends that you check your transfer time in your “Transfer
Reminder.” The transfer is prearranged
with the reception desk and is prepaid by VBT**.
* Please note: For guests with early-morning departures,
breakfast at the hotel may not be available. Please check with the Front Desk
to verify the times that breakfast is served.
** Please note: VBT transfer times and departure points are
finalized in advance and cannot be modified for individual guests. If you
extend your stay beyond the scheduled program dates, return transportation to
the airport will be at your own expense.