A Day In Rome With The Vatican Necropolis

Cultural & Theme Tours in Italy

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Join us for a day in Rome, explore the best that the eternal city has to offer on a 2 hour Walking tour of the incredible piazza's, fountains, architecture and statues in the centre of Rome including the extremely exclusive access underneath to the Vatican Necropolis and St. Peters final resting place. This tour is a journey like no other with a thriving cultural scene combining ancient art and architecture with one of the holiest sites in all of Italy for a one-of-a-kind travel experience.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Explore Italy Tours, Rome, LazioCheck in at CitySightseeing Visitor Center at via Quattro Novembre 147Stop At: Colonna Traiana, Rome, LazioThe city of Rome has been in existence through about 3,000 years of history, and today, it is filled with great diversity and abundance of noteworthy sites. Millions travel to Rome every passing year to see some of the world’s most impressive ancient ruins, the most famous works of art, and most impressive architectural wonders. In our Best of Rome tour, you will be given a “snapshot view” of many of the most beautiful and interesting sites in the city.Trajan’s column, is one of the most representative and famous monuments erected around 113 AC, one of the best-preserved masterpiecesDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Piazza Venezia, Rome, LazioVenice square is the ground zero of the ancient and modern Rome tooDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Trevi Fountain, Rome, LazioGet inside the heart of Rome historical city centre enjoying a short stop near the Trevi Fountain, which is known as one of the most stunning fountains in the world. But there’s a lot more than just the beauty behind this famous fountain and you will get to know.The movie “Dolce Vita”, just underlined its legacy.You will throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain.Duration: 20 minutesPass By: Piazza Di Pietra, Rome, LazioEnjoy an external visit of what is left of the Hadrian's Temple, whit is columns that still stands after almost 2000 yearsStop At: Pantheon, Rome, LazioYou will visit the Pantheon from outside, which was built as a temple to all the gods of Olympus one of the most amazing buildings in the world. Still today it is the largest dome in the world, made of cement!Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Piazza Navona, Rome, LazioContinuing your walking you'll reach Navona Square.We will guide you to admire the Baroque treasures of Piazza Navona, we will walk you off the beaten path in the footsteps of Julius Caesar.This huge square, once used to a performed incredible battleship, hosts sculpture and architectural masterpieces such us Bernini's Four River Fountain and Borromini's church Santa Agnese in Agone.Duration: 25 minutesStop At: Santa Maria della Pace, Rome, LazioWe will bring you off the beaten path to admire hidden beautiful churches and corners that only a local could knowDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Rione Ponte, Rome, LazioThe most secret of the districts of Rome, a city inside the city.This is a unique place full of magic, and the richest Roman hamlet of historical memoriesDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome, LazioSt. Angel Castle was once Hadrian’s tomb then transformed in the middle ages into the fortress of the popes, is one of the most iconic monuments in Rome. The tour does not include inside visitDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Vatican Necropolis, Vatican City, LazioThe incredible Vatican Necropolis, once being an ancient Pagan & Christian cemetery and burial ground from the 1st century, is the presumed location of Saint Peter’s burial tomb. Saint Peter is famously one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ and the first recognized leader and Pope of the Catholic Church. You will go down, through the Scavi (underground tunnels and galleries), into the lowest levels of St. Peter's Basilica.The Scavi tour goes down below the Grotto (area just beneath St. Peter Basilica, where lie the monuments, chapels and tombs of past Popes), to the Necropolis areaA true combination of historic, cultural and holy sites, come along with us for a truly special experience and enjoy the best of Rome in one day with the exclusive Vatican Necropolis access!Duration: 2 hoursPass By: Vatican Grottoes, Vatican City, LazioPositioned just below the Renaissance basilica and above Constantine’s 4th century basilica, the grottoes contain chapels dedicated to various saints and tombs of kings, queens and popes, dating from the 10th century. Pass By: St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, LazioAfter this you will be escorted, through a priority entrance, in St. Peters Basilica, the greatest piece of Renaissance architecture as well as being largest church in the world, to explore at your own leisure.

What’s included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Necropolis Small group guided tour (max 12 persons)
  • Priority access to all the areas
  • Local Guide
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Small Group Tour
  • Entry/Admission - Pantheon
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Necropolis

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off