NEW ! ART AND PLEASURE
I consider this tour like I would a perfect painting, were we will be transported by the strokes of Michelangelo’s paint brushes to the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican Museum and to St.Peter’s, the mother of all churches. We will then be able to relax, in the embrace of the surrounding countryside of Rome, with the papal residence of Castel Gandolfo, the hillside towns of Ariccia and Nemi, followed by the tasting of the local home made pasta, cheeses, salami and wines.
The first 2 and ½ hours of our time together will begin directly at the Vatican Museum, where with our enthusiasm and energy we will guide you through the most important sections of this outstanding collection. We will go through the Courtyard of the Pigna, through the Clementino section with its Roman sculptures, the Gallery of Maps ( very beautiful!!!) the Room of Animals which contains Roman mosaics and sculptures ( this is accessible only to our DGS clients). Ending up at the Sistine Chapel where you may admire the masterpiece of that prince amongst artists who’s name is Michelangelo.
From the Sistine Chapel you will be taken straight into the heart of St. Peter’s, to then fall in love with Michelangelo’s “ Pietà “ and it’s magnificent dome. We will see the tombs of the popes that have made the history of Rome and the mosaics, ending this part of the tour on St.Peter’s square. We will then prepare for the second part of your tour to the Alban Hills, where you will be able to relax and enjoy good food.
You will be transported along the Appian Way, and will be able to admire the Roman aqueducts and ancient walls arriving in about 45 minutes by our luxury mercedes Limovan to Castel Gandolfo with its magnificent view overlooking the volcano which is now a lake.
Here we will take a walk though it’s most charming square, with its shops full of local handcraft, and be able to admire the façade of the Papal’s summer residence and the little church designed by Bernini.
For lunch we will treat you to some home made pasta, wine and cheese in one of the taverns typical of the countryside near Rome. Here you will be able to recharge your batteries while enjoying the view of the lake and the other hilltop towns that are characteristic of this peaceful corner of my native land.
At the end of the day we will take you to visit one of the most beautiful of these towns which is called Nemi.
Art and pleasure combined will be at your disposal.
A little note:
This tour is perfect during the warm summer months when it will be possible to leave the Museum behind you to go and enjoy the food and quiet of the hill top towns near Rome.
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