To ancient Romans, Rome was known as the Eternal City, La Città Eterna, or Caput Mundi, the Capital of the World. Spanning about 28 centuries of history with an empire that became one of the largest, most influential in the world, we still see traces of them throughout Europe, but also as far as Northern Africa and the Middle East. Rome today is the capital of the Republic of Italy.

The Vatican is an independent city state located in the heart of Rome. Home to the Pope and the centre of the Roman Catholic Church, it is the smallest state in Europe with approximately 1000 inhabitants.

The Vatican Museums, founded in the 16th century by Pope Julius II, today contain roughly 70,000 works, of which only 20,000 are on display. This immense collection includes renowned Roman sculptures and masterpieces of Renaissance art among which the extraordinary frescoes by Raphael in the Stanze di Raffaello and the Sistine Chapel with its famous ceiling decorated by the divine Michelangelo.

The Vatican Museum is one of the largest museums in the world with 54 galleries and the third most visited art museum in the world.

Private Tours

Rome is a sprawling metropolitan city, bursting with the splendor of human creativity expressed in its many monuments, churches, villas, squares and fountains. To better understand this complex and intricate city bustling with contemporary life co-existing with its magnificent past, we offer various private itineraries from walks covering the highlights such as the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Capitoline Hill, Spanish Steps and Piazza Navona and the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill to other awe-inspiring sights such as the Trajan’s market, basilicas dedicated to St. John and St. Mary, the Borghese Gallery with its rich collection of works by Caravaggio and Titian including its gardens. A stroll along the banks of the Tiber River takes you to Trastevere where we can take you on a food tour to get a feel of local life and cuisine.

Visiting one of the most popular museums in the world, the Vatican Museum including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica and Square, may be quite daunting for any visitor because of its magnitude and its vast historical and artistic heritage. A private tour with one of our knowledgeable guides will allow you to efficiently explore and better appreciate the extensive collection of this amazingly rich concentration of art and beauty, history and religion.

Custom Day Trips

You can opt for a half- or full-day trip to the outskirts of Rome: a drive along the Appian Way, explore the underground tunnels of the Catacombs of San Callisto, visit the wonderful rooms and gardens of the villas of Tivoli, Villa Adriana and Villa d’Este, or go to the coast to Ostia Antica, its ruins and impressive frescoes and mosaics.

If you’re a big fan of Padre Pio, we can take you to visit his shrine at San Giovanni Rotondo in the Province of Foggia. And if you’ve always dreamt of seeing the Amalfi Coast, you can spend a day there enjoying the lovely scenery.

Enriching Transfers

If Florence is next on your itinerary, we can deviate to Umbria and stop by Assisi, birthplace of St. Francis, or visit Orvieto whose origins go back to the Etruscan civilization with the earliest settlements dating as far back as the 9th century BC. We can also stop by Siena and visit this beautiful medieval hilltop city or visit a scenic wine estate for a traditional Tuscan lunch and a wine tasting.

If you are going farther south, we can take you to vibrant Naples or beyond to the fascinating ruins of Pompeii or Herculaneum for a tour with one of our knowledgeable and entertaining guides before continuing on your way to picturesque Capri or the fascinating Amalfi Coast.