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Italian Tours: Explore Rome and the Renaissance Cities

September 29, 2017

If you are planning an Italian escape this spring Rome is a fantastic place to begin your  Italian adventure!

With our expert Italian guides, we have put together fabulous itineraries for Italian holidays and tours which all start in the Rome.

So why Rome?


Rome was once the capital of the Roman Empire and today is one of the largest capital cities in Europe.

 If you have ever seen the film ‘Roman Holiday’ with Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn you will know that Rome is star of this iconic film! It’s the ideal place to escape to with that special someone or just get lost in the city by yourself. Every crevice of the city has a story to tell and it really is like stepping into history with each part of the city you discover!

Here’s the pocket guide to short breaks in Rome!

Sightseeing in Rome is both exciting and exhausting, walking around is the best way to familiarise yourself with the city. Seeing the city on foot allows you to really soak up the atmosphere, and you will avoid missing out on any of the thousands of architectural gems dotted around the city. There is just so much to take in, everything from basilicas, piazzi, churches, museums all the way to the Vatican City, seeing all of the sights in Rome could take a lifetime – so be wise, make a list of your own top ten places to visit while you’re there.

Rome’s location makes it the best place to explore more of Italy with the Amalfi coast and the Sorrentine Peninsula to the South and the Italian lakes to the North. Guided tours mean you don’t have to worry about getting trains or driving in a foreign country because our classic tours of Italy are all by air-conditioned coaches. Expert assistance is provided throughout the tours so you can be assured you will experience the very best that each place has to offer.

Here’s a taster of the Italy tour packages available:

Italy’s Renaissance Cities Tour from Rome – this a fascinating 7-night package including Rome, Assis, Siena, Florence, Padua, Venice, Napoli, Pompei, Sorrento, Capri, Amalfi and finally back to Rome. The package includes all transfers between each city, tours as per itinerary, 4* Hotels on half board basis and full assistance of a guide.

  • Visit the BLUE GROTTO
  • Ground Transportation by motor coach with air-conditioning
  • Renaissance Escorted Tour (English) Splendid tour (Multilingual) English - Spanish -  French
  • Sightseeing tours as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees


Classic Tour of Italy for 5 Nights Including Florence and the Italian Lakes – this 5-night classic Italian tour sees you leaving Rome and heading North up to Assisi, Siena, Florence, Padua, Venice, Verona, the Lakes and Milan.

Enjoy scenic drives through:

  • The Autostada del sole
  • The Tuscan country side and medieval towns
  • Emilia Romagna region, land of world famous “prosciutto” and parmesan cheese
  • The Veneto region and its Villas of Palladio.

Sports Packages in Rome

Why not book one of 6 Nations Packages in Rome and while you are there you can take on our Rome day tours,


How to get there

The nearest to Rome city centre is Ciampino Airport - A small airport dealing mainly with budget airlines and charter flights. It is connected to Line A metro station Anagnina (about 30 mins by metro from Termini) by Cotral buses. Buses leave every 30minutes. 

The second airport is Fiumicino Airport - Rome's main airport -  which is well-connected to the centre during the day by a direct train and slower trains. The direct train between Fiumicino and Termini costs €8 and takes approximately 30 minutes. Tickets can be purchased at vending machines, ticket offices and other vendors at both Termini and Fiumicino.

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