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Classic Rome The Fori Imperiali

Welcome to the hearth of Rome! Here, the Fori Imperiali were the center of  life in ancient Rome in the age of the Emperors. The Fori are a number of squares and one of the biggest archaeological sites in the world.
The first square built was Cesar’s one, in 46 b.C., probably ended by Augusto. In 2 b.C was built the Augusto’s forum, in honor of the god Mars. During Vespasiano’s empire, in 75 a.C. was built the Peace templum and in 96 a.C. the Nerva’s forum, during Domiziano’s empire. The last was the Traiano’s forum, built in 112 a.C.
The Traiano’s forum is the home of the Fori Imperiali Museum, showing the ancient architecture with about 40.000 relics and the models of reconstructions of buildings in the area. The museum has now open some exhibitions like the LelioSwing and from Oreste Baldini, and organises many cultural events for children and students. The street that connects the forum is the Fori Imperiali street, ending at the Colosseum, the biggest amphitheater in the world, built in the 1°st century a.C by the emperors Vespasian and Titus. Inside the Colosseum, it’s possible to visit Eros’s museum and, from 2010, also the subterranean area with the network of passageways used in the past to transport gladiators and beasts to the arena.

Near the Colosseum, in the Oppio hill, it is possible to see the Domus Aurea, built by Nerone after the great fire that destroyed a big part of Rome in 64 a.C. The Domus Area had been forgotten until the year 1400, when a boy fell into a hole and discovered a strange cave full of frescoes. The people started to visit the cave, among the others artist like Raffaello, Michelangelo and Pinturicchio were inspired from that strange frescoes!
One side of the Fori Imperiali street was recently close to allow the people and the tourist in Rome to visit the archeological area, walking on the same places where Cesar, Octavian and the Roman’s emperor walked and breathing the history of this wonderful city.
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The Best Things To Do For Free in Rome

Some of the best things in life are free and Rome is no exception. Indeed, you can visit some of Rome’s must-see sites without stressing your wallet! Here are the five best things to do in Rome for free:

Baroque Rome was a time of great development in the city, resulting in some of Rome’s best-known sites. The most popular site from this era is the massive Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi). The works of Rome’s most prolific Baroque-era sculptor, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, can also be enjoyed at many piazzas in the city center. Piazza del Popolo and Saint Peter’s Square (Piazza San Pietro) boast some of Rome’s oldest and largest Egyptian obelisques and are well worth a visit.

Rome is home to countless gorgeous churches that are free to enter. They are wonderful places to stop, rest and reflect. (Any place you can enter and sit for free in Rome is priceless.) Entrance to St. Peter’s Basilica (Basilica San Pietro) is free (unless you consider waiting in line a high price to pay) and in the interior is Michelangelo’s iconic statue, the “Pietà”.

3. Simply strolling around is one of the best things to do in Rome for free Absolutely one of the best things to do in Rome for free is simply to stroll around. From Via dei Condotti to the gardens of the Villa Borghese, simply being a part of life in Rome is greatly entertaining. If you really want to liven things up, take a trip over to Rome’s hip neighborhood of Trastevere for a really fun evening.

Normally the Vatican Museums (Musei Vaticani) require a fee, but on the last Sunday of every month, entrance is free from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm. All tours of the Vatican Museums end at the Sistine Chapel (Capella Sistina), home of Michelangelo’s famously painted ceiling. One of the best things to do in Rome for free is to enjoy live music. Live organ and choir concerts take place in Rome’s many churches and Romans celebrate their patron saint days with outdoor festivities.

No visit to Rome is complete without a visit to the massive domed Pantheon. This is by far one of the best things to do in Rome for free. There are other great monuments to visit for free, as well. The Arch of Constantine (Arco di Costantino) and the ruins found at Piazza Argentina are fascinating spots to visit, and you don’t have to pay a penny. If you wish to see this and more of Rome, request a FREE QUOTE for our Private Tour of Classic Rome. My team and I will organize everything for you; you’ll just have to enjoy your day. Have you already been to Rome? What was your favorite site. Let me know leaving a comment below!

Rome Best Hidden Gems

As you go about your Rome tour sure you would be taken to any of the numerous landmarks the city is all too well known for but at the same time did you know that there are many hidden gems in this historic city which many tour operators as well as experienced travellers often miss out on? Well, at All Around Italy, that is not something which we want you to end up doing and that is the reason we present to you the following listing of Rome’s best hidden gems.

Borghese Galleries:
Borghese Galleries is a beautiful Roman villa laden with plentiful exquisite Italian sculptures and paintings. Unfortunately, most common tour operators give Borghese Galleries a miss while taking tourists on their private tours of Rome but that is clearly something which we do not want you to do! So while on your tour to Rome make sure that you do not miss out on Borghese Galleries.

Trastevere is a part of Rome which is again ignored by a lot of the Roman tour operators. Somehow they seem to have arrived at this conclusion that a private tour of Rome need not include a visit to Trastevere but we would seriously differ on any such opinion. Rather we would go to the extent of saying that while in Rome you must visit Trastevere where you can bask in the glory of trendy bars, Largo Argentina, the Campo De Fiori, the Piazza Santa Maria, as well as the Tiber Island among many other beautiful sights.

Some really beautiful sights:
Many private tour guides in Rome miss out on the plentiful beauties that dot the landscape of the city. As part of our endeavour to ensure that you do not miss out on any of these places – or at least the significant ones, we recommend that you do visit gems such as the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, and the Spanish Steps, among many others.

Hidden Restaurant Gems:
With its abundance of eateries, no doubt private tours of Rome Italy will take you to some really special restaurants where you can feast yourself on some of the most delectable Italian food you may ever have savoured in your life. But at the same time it is also true that when it comes to Italian restaurants in the city, there are many which some of the most experienced and knowledgeable tour Rome guides are also unaware of. As a cue, head towards da Loreto Trattoria in Corso Vittorio Emanuele II – a place which we particularly recommend!

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Rome in Numbers

Day tours, Rome, Roman ruins As you will realize for yourself on your Rome private tour Italy’s capital Rome is no doubt a mega city with a lot to offer to every visitor or resident. So are there some particular numerical statistics which can be thrown up and tossed around – which would further substantiate the grandiose nature of the city. Let’s find out!

Population in Numbers:
The population of Rome throws up some interesting numbers. Firstly, Rome has a total of 2.8 million residents within city limits which makes it Italy’s biggest city by far. This also makes Rome Europe’s fifth largest city by population after London, Berlin, Madrid and Athens. Also, if we look at the metropolitan population of Rome, we are looking at numbers in the region of 3.2 to 3.8 million people which again make Rome one of the largest metropolitan regions in Europe.

Numbers in History:
On your guided tour of Rome you will find that Rome has one of the most enigmatic histories of any similar city anywhere else in the world, spanning many centuries. For instance, it is known that Rome was established way back in 753 BC – easily one of the oldest cities in human civilization, which means that Rome has been around for more than two and a half thousand years!!

Rome by GaWC Rankings:
GaWC is a think tank network based in the Geography department at Loughborough University in England that stands for Globalization and World Cities Research. Now, GaWC recognizes Rome as a beta+ World City also granting it the tag of world’s 28th most important global city.

Rome by touristic attractions and numbers:
The popularity of Rome as a global touristic destination is of course easily well recognized. Specifically talking in numbers, over the course of our tour of Rome we find that latest estimates suggest it to be the world’s 11th most visited city, while also being the 3rd most visited city in the European Union. Not only that, if we are to look at tourist attractions within Italy, Rome emerges by far as the Number One destination that tourists – both domestic and international, head towards, in Italy. Tourist attractions in Rome throw up additional numbers as well since the Colosseum and the Vatican both come within the purview of some of the world’s most visited sites among all touristic destinations globally.

So in summation, your Rome tour will certainly throw up lots of interesting numbers your way! For a FREE quote on your customized private tour of Rome simply fill up the form below and we will take care of the rest.

Rome By Night

Duration: 2 hrs.
Location: Janiculum Hill, Acqua Paola Fountain, Trevi Fountain
Venezia Square, Mussolini balcony, Vittoriano Monument, the Imperial and Roman Forum, the Colosseum, St. Peter Basilica and square…

Undoubtedly, when it comes to nightlife in Europe as a whole, one of the first places which comes to mind is Rome, with its vibrant and colorful nightlife, pretty much right around the year. This is an aspect which you will notice yourself on your guided tour of Rome thanks to the relatively moderate weather which the city gets to enjoy throughout the year. With us at All Around Italy, you will get to celebrate nightlife in Rome at perhaps its finest, with our night time private tours of Rome including sightseeing of the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Roman Forum, the Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Castel Sant Angelo, St. Peter Basilica and the “keyhole”, the Gianicolo, Piazza Venezia, as well as Via Veneto. In fact on your private tour in Rome with us you will be in total control of the kind of nightlife that you would like to see and experience. After all, on any Rome private tour from All Around Italy, you will see that we essentially serve as a guiding light, without necessarily resorting to hand holding and pushing you onto predestined sites. Keeping that spirit in mind, once you are on any of the private tours in Rome Italy with us, we would like you to savor Campo de’ Fiori one of Rome’s most picturesque piazzas with a plethora of pubs and bars dotting the entire façade. Then as we continue with our Rome tour you can head towards any of the numerous lanes in the vicinity of the church of Santa Maria Della Pace where you will find bars and cafes which are more upscale and offer a variety of options for food and drink. While on a tour of Rome the area on the left bank of the Tiber River – Trastevere certainly cannot be sidelined, especially since you will find a deluge of entertainment options. Here we would recommend that you head straight towards Ombre Rosse where you can enjoy an authentic Roman experience out in the open, with ample food and drink options and live music. Likewise while on a tour to Rome we would also recommend that you head in the direction of Monte Testaccio which in many ways is becoming the center of vibrant nightlife across Rome, with a variety of bars and clubs such as Goth-tinged Akab, Coyote as well as the gay club L’ Alibi.
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This tour start from the lobby of your Hotel. Tour is operated with a comfortable minivan equipped for minimum 2 people max to 8, minivan is driven by a fluent English speaking driving guide.
Also with my vehicles you are driven without restriction for ZTL (Zone Traffic Limited), thus you are driven beside every sites of interest to see, no long walking.
The breathtaking atmosphere of the capital during the night, now far away from the traffic during the day and illuminated by the warmth of the reddish lights that make it stand out details and profiles, is an unforgettable opportunity and a fantastic experience. Seated in the van, you can admire the most important monuments of the “Eternal Lady” dressed up for the night party.
During the tour your driving guide explain the monuments lighted up with warm light, he will bring to live historical events, telling you funny or tragic stories and anecdotes related the venues you see. This tour includes a drive to sites like Janiculum Hill with its breathtaking view of the city and its Baroque monumental fountain Paolina, in town you can stop to see the most famous Trevi fountain. Your night tour continue to Piazza Venezia the center of the modern city where you can admire the famous Mussolini balcony, The Vittoriano monument, a drive by the Via dei Fori Imperiali you can see the Imperial and Roman Forum, the background of via dei fori is the mighty Colosseo. Driving around the Colosseo you see the palatine hill, where the city of Rome was founded, few steps and you reach the famous Circus Maximus and the Tiber with its Tiberina island, few minutes of driving and you reach The Vatican where you can admire the largest Basilica in the world and S. Peter square to end the tour. The night tour includes some hilites you certainly saw during the day, definitively you see a different Roma at night, you bet! Night tour is of about 2 hour from pick up to drop off at your Hotel.

The price of transfer, day/night tour or shore excursion includes the cost of the private vehicle, driver, gas, road tolls, parking fees and taxes. It does not includes entrance fees to sites, private guides for museums or archaeological sites or walking tours, the cost of lunch, gratuity for your driver and for the guide. The tour sequence may be changed due to clients need, local problem or traffic problem, but always covering the sights mentioned with tour description and time frame. Please understand we receive several request and the tour is sold to the first customer that buy it (after filled up properly the reservation form). The request via email does not entitle priority for booking.


Rome And the November Film Festival

Rome, Flaminio, Movie Film Festival
The Rome Film Festival is a movie Festival planned for November 2013. With All Around Italy you will discover the City of Rome and the Film Festival, that will take place at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, designed by the famous Italian architect Renzo Piano. You will have a choice of seven movie theatres (Santa Cecilia, recently moved from this area from the Vatican, the Sinopoli, Petrassi, Studio 3, Teatro Studio, the Multiplex cinema Barberini and the Auditorium MAXXI at the National Museum of XXI Century Arts) and will be able discover 2620 movies from 76 countries. The Official Selection of the Film Festival consists in a Competition dedicated to international movies, an Out of Competition section with a selection of 2013 gala screenings, the Cinema XXI competitive section, dedicated to some new trends in cinema across the world and, finally, the Prospettive Doc Italia competition, about new ways in Italian documentary filmmaking. The independent sidebar “Alice nella città” will arrange a programme of films for the youngest movie-goers.

For example, you will be able to watch the new film by Indian experimental filmmaker Amit Dutta, “The Seventh Walk”, shot in the Kangra Valley, and chosen to be the closing film of Cinema XXI, the part of the Festival dedicated to new trends in international cinema.

Alternatively, you can do an immersion in the Italian culture and history, with “Seaside holidays” by Ermanno Cavazzoni, as well as some movies about Fellini, one of the most famous Italian filmmakers, who lived and worked in Rome for many years, producing a lot of movies.

The tour continues with “Alice nella città” the part of the Film Festival planned for the young people, with, amongst others, “South is Nothing”, shot in the South of Italy. However, around the Music Park there are a lot of places to see in the beautiful Rome. In this area, very close to the Parco della Musica, is based the Maxxi, the modern and contemporary art gallery of Rome, with both collection exhibitions and a lot of temporary exhibitions, such as, “Jan Fabre. Stigmata” and “Happy Moms” by Daniele Puppi.

Nonetheless, even for those people who don’t like arts, in this area there is the Villa Glori Park, called “Parco della rimembranza” or Memory Park, where you can enjoy a stroll while eating a gelato.
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Nobility in Ceri

Ceri, a small Lazio town which has functioned as a frazione within the comune of Cerveteri clearly has an unmistakable air of royalty and nobility around it. This is something which we are very sure you will feel for yourself when you go visiting Ceri on your private tour of Rome. The first thing which strikes visitors about Ceri is its location atop a fortified plateau at a short distance from Cerveteri city. This by itself gives Ceri a clear impression of nobility which stands apart – and atop others. Further, additional relics of the past further substantiate as well as accentuate the noble nature of the town, in the form of tombs from an era long gone which belong to both the Romans as well as the Etruscans. These tombs in themselves are a visual treat given their historical nature and significance, belonging to an era which is long past us now.

The nobility factor of Ceri gets augmented by the fact that there are numerous big names or families which have been residents of the town for centuries, including the Anguillaras, the Borromeos, the Odescalchis, and finally the Tornolias, with the latter still being major property owners in Ceri. While on this undeniably noble tour of Cerveteri, Bracciano and Ceri a sight that you will particularly enjoy seeing would be the Romanesque Church of the Madonna di Ceri which stands proudly on a site where the Goddess Vesta was venerated by both the Romans as well as the Etruscans. Within this expansive church you will note frescoes from the past which were in fact discovered quite recently during restoration work. Overall, we at All Around Italy simply feel that when it comes to Ceri, this is a guided tour which you must not miss at any cost. Remember that the distance that you would be covering from the city of Rome would not be much and at the same time there is so much that you would be seeing. So make sure that you make the most of your time here; the nobility effect is clearly there for one and all to feel for themselves! Everything else, we will take care of to make sure that you have a really pleasant journey as well as a visit to Ceri. For a FREE quote on your customized private tour of Cerveteri, Bracciano and Ceri simply fill up the form below and we will take care of the rest.

Ten Facts About Vatican

Who doesn’t know about the Vatican? This might just be your first thought when coming across the title of this article. But truth is that there are many interesting facts and titbits of knowledge which even the most seasoned Vatican aficionados may not know! Here’s a look at 10 of them.

Michelangelo’s work on the Apostolic Palace. The fact is that Michelangelo worked on the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope, is relatively well known, not many know that Michelangelo toiled very hard for 4 long years between 1508 and 1512 to complete the fresco paintings on the ceiling. Majority of Vatican citizens live abroad! That sounds way too hard to be true, isn’t it? But it is a fact! While the total citizens of Vatican barely number around 800, more than 400, i.e. in excess of 50%, live abroad, occupying various diplomatic positions around the world.

Vatican citizenship comes only with appointment!
Typically, across the world, being born in a particular place is sufficient in itself to offer citizenship of that place but not so in Vatican; here you can only be appointed as a citizen of the place, without being assured of that, say by virtue of being born there.

Vatican has its own mail system:
Not only does Vatican have its own mail system – with its own Post Office and stamps, many Romans use its services since it is much quicker than the routine Italian postal system.

Vatican has its own Passport system:
Besides the mail system, Vatican has its own Passport system as well for its citizens, who as we mentioned above, are appointed and therefore would typically comprise of the Pope (of course!), other cardinals, clergymen as well as members of the Swiss guards.

Extensive use of the Latin Language:
Vatican is one of the few places in the world – maybe the only one, where Latin language is still used extensively, so much so that even the ATMs in Vatican have Latin as one of their languages which users can choose!

Vatican has a telescope in Arizona:
As hard as it may seem to believe, it is true that Vatican has a telescope of its own in distant Arizona in the US, which helps it with its astronomical research, in view of increasing light pollution in Rome.

Mussolini paved the way for Vatican:
Again, it may seem hard to believe but it was in fact the hardened dictator Mussolini who paved the way for Vatican to exist as a separate entity – a sovereign state, with Lateran Pacts being signed by Mussolini himself.

Vatican has an active social media presence
Today, Vatican has a very active presence on the social media circuit, with its own website, YouTube channel as well as the Pope’s own Twitter account.

Prolific Vatican museums:
Vatican museums are said to be so prolific that even if one took a minute to look at each painting in them, it would take 4 years to see them all! So as you can see, Vatican sure has some very interesting facts about it!

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Five Things To Learn About Anciet Ostia

Ancient Ostia or Ostia Antica as it is referred to locally, offers a lot when it comes to insights into the erstwhile Rome of yore. After all, this was essentially Rome’s first colony or colonia which is why there is a lot which you as a visitor to Ostia on your Rome private tour can easily learn. Let us look at 5 such learnings.

Ancient Ostia used to be Rome port:
Yes, there are many out there – including some private tour guides in Rome who do not know this but fact is that Ostia was Rome’s port in the ancient days of yore. It is only in more recent times that as a result of silting, the place is now located 3 kilometres inland otherwise in the past it was located directly on the sea.

Ancient Ostia was Rome’s first colony:
Apart from being Rome’s port, Ancient Ostia also happened to be Rome’s first colony, as already mentioned in the beginning of this article on your private tour in Rome. This in turn means that there were very important buildings or structures located here, discovered eventually such as the Capitolium which was the temple of Minerva, Juno and Jupiter, as well as the Castrum which was the military camp.

Ancient Ostia had its own mint:
Yes, Ancient Ostia was well recognized for the mint which it had. Among prized monetary units produced here, there is the coin of Maxentius which is particularly well recognized and coveted by collectors. See if you can try and catch a glimpse of it while on your Rome tour.

Repeated invasions contributed to decline of Ancient Ostia:
While there were many factors which eventually contributed to the decline of Ancient Ostia, which included the town no longer continuing to function as a port, it is repeated invasions by pirates, especially Arab ones, which eventually proved to be the death knell for Ancient Ostia.

Ancient Ostia has always been a part of popular culture:
Across various cultural expressions, Ancient Ostia has found mention ever so often, whether being represented in reality or at least being referred to. Listings of such creative expressions would include the 2000 blockbuster Gladiator, “The Roman Mysteries” series of historical novels, the 2005 HBO/BBC historical drama series Rome, as well as the Claudius the God and I, Claudius.

So as you can see, probably even before you embarked on your tour to Rome you gained a lot of knowledge on Ancient Ostia.
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Five Of Most Famous Filmes Set In Rome

Rome is one of the most magical cities in the World: rich in history, culture, scenographic sites and much more. Italy also has a very long tradition of movie making. Owing to these reasons, the Eternal City has been chosen as the set for filming some of the most memorable scenes in the history of filmography.

Let us see together the five most famous films set in Rome:

Roman Holiday(1953):
Who can forget the image of Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck touring Rome on a Vespa? In this classic movie, Audrey Hepburn plays a beautiful princess who is able to escape from her royal duties and meets a charming journalist (Gregory Peck) who will take her on the most wonderful tour of Rome. Filled with fun and romance, Roman Holiday is undoubtedly one of the most famous films set in Rome, as it says in the title!

La Dolce Vita (1960):
La Dolce Vita is a visually enchanting film by one of the most famous Italian movie directors: Federico Fellini. It narrates one week in the life of Marcello Rubini (played by Marcello Mastroianni), a reporter in search of happiness and love. The film is entirely set in Rome; however many scenes have been filmed in a studio. But do not worry, Anita Ekberg and Marcello Mastroianni have actually jumped in the real Fontana Di Trevi: you will certainly be able to remember this scene as one of the most memorable in movie history.

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999):
The Talented Mr. Ripley is one of the most famous films set in Rome. It is set in the ’50s and tells the story of Mr. Ripley (played by Matt Damon), on the hunt for Dickie Greenleaf (Jude Law). Mr. Ripley has various talents, including impersonation and, arguably, the ability to murder. During his journey he takes the viewer to some of the most beautiful locations in Italy: Venice, Naples and Rome, of which you will be able to recognize various places, such as the Spanish Steps.

Recent famous films set in Rome: Eat, Pray, Love (2010):
Amongs the famous films set in Rome there is this adaptation of the best-seller by American author Elizabeth Gilbert. Unhappy with her life, Julia Roberts, who plays the main character, decides to leave on a journey to find herself. During this trip she spends four months in Italy, and in Rome she is able to enjoy the most delicious foods. The scenes set in Rome are a true feast for the eyes!

To Rome With Love (2012):
Directed by Woody Allen, To Rome With Love is a recent film filled with cutting wit and misunderstandings, as you would expect from a comedy by this acclaimed director. The film follows both locals and tourists, and is entirely set in the beautiful streets of Rome. Here I have mentioned only 5 of the most famous films set in Rome, but there are many others that have been filmed in the Eternal City. Have you seen these movies? Which is your favorite? Let me know leaving a comment below. And if you are planning on travelling to Italy, you could visit the most famous sites of this beautiful city on one of our tours; for example, on the Private Tour of Classic Rome. Are you interested? Simply fill in the form on the tour page to request a FREE QUOTE.

Five Of Romans Favourite Restaurant

Even before you embark on your tour to Rome you would be well aware that Rome is nothing short of a gastronomic haven, with restaurants and eateries galore which can fulfil the penchant of even the most hardened and fussy foodie. That said you sure want to know more about the restaurants in Rome which we consider among the foremost not only in terms of the quality of their food but even more so with regard to their ambiance and their overall level of service. So here goes as we list out 5 of Romans’ favourite restaurants.

La Pergola:
La Pergola in Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts has consistently emerged as one of the topmost restaurants in Rome, one which is preferred by Romans in a very big way. No doubt it comes across as very pricey but what you get is sheer lip smacking offerings in a setting which is nothing short of magical…do not miss out on this culinary heaven while on your Rome private tour under any circumstances!

Glass Hostaria:
Glass Hostaria on Vicolo del Cinque is another gem when it comes to gastronomic delights in Rome. This place is particularly known for its exotic selection of appetizers which are so good that you might want to majorly compromise on the main course instead! The Trattoria is another reason you would want to visit Glass Hostaria on your tour of Rome.

La Tavernaccia:
The reason La Tavernaccia on Via Giovanni di Castel Bolognese is loved so much is because of its family friendly environment – itself being family run, which makes it especially very popular among locals. Besides grilled meat and fish, you will enjoy seasonal vegetables at La Tavernaccia just as much!

Roma Sparita:
This is a little gem among Rome’s culinary offerings which often ends up being sidelined due to its somewhat obscure location in Trastevere which simply ends up being skipped by most private tour guides in Rome. While at Roma Sparita make sure you do not miss the sumptuous cozze alla marinara which is a delectable mussels dish with tomato, chilli pepper and garlic adding to the enigmatic flavour.

Il Tempio di Iside:
If seafood excites you to no end, then while on your Rome tour make sure you head to Il Tempio di Iside where you can enjoy a truly eclectic variety of seafood including crabs and lobsters as well as some rare gems of fish, which the owners go to great lengths to obtain. No doubt there are many eateries in Rome which Romans love to head to but this listing would surely be a great beginning for you while on your private tour Rome.

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Three Places to Visit in Cerveteri

The town of Cerveteri in northern Lazio lies relatively close to Rome and that is the reason when you are already on your Rome tour it makes complete sense that you make a trip to Cerveteri as well. With that thought in mind, in this article, we will look at 3 places that we feel you must visit in Cerveteri.

Necropolis of the Banditaccia

Necropolis of the Banditaccia or Necropoli della Banditaccia is clearly the foremost attraction of Cerveteri, having been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Over an area encompassing as much as 400 hectares, there are more than a 1000 tombs which are ensconced here. In fact Necropolis of the Banditaccia would easily be the largest necropolis of its kind in the entire Mediterranean region.

Here, you will find tombs of the typical mound as well as the more unusual dice or simple square type.  These tombs at Necropolis of the Banditaccia date between 9th and 3rd Century BC so we are clearly looking at a relic from way beyond in the past.

Palazzo Ruspoli

While on your private guided tour of Cerveteri we would recommend that you also pay a visit to Palazzo Ruspoli which is a beautiful palace from yesteryears which has seen additions and modifications in the 16th and 17th centuries. Further, there is an enclosed bridge which connects Palazzo Ruspoli to Santa Maria Maggiore that you can visit as well.

Castle of Cerenova

While basking in the glory of your private guided tour of Cerveteri it would be worth your while to visit the Castle of Cerenova for its sheer expansiveness and opulence. Moreover, the scenic beauty all around is clearly something which you would enjoy viewing.

Overall, we have seen that Cerveteri is a place which has a lot to offer to all visitors. As a day trip on your guided tour of Cerveteri, Bracciano and Ceri you will find that there is a lot which you would have seen over the course of the day. In particular, we would also recommend the exotic varieties of wines which are made here, both red and white, and even more so, their blends. If you ask us we recommend white blends such as Trebbiano and red blends such as Sangiovese and Montepulciano.

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