Enjoy it like never before:
Skiman’s Roma Tour
13 going.. still room for a few more! (as of Jan. 12)
Join Skiman and Deb and discover some of the backdoor highlights of Rome that most tourists miss. Let us share the Rome that we know and love with you.
March 29 – April 2, 2018* after our Italian Riviera tour
*You can choose to easily extend your stay in Rome. We just book you as many extra nights as you would like and you plan your return air from Rome to the States accordingly.
Train ticket from Italian Riviera to Rome
4 nights in our favorite hotel in Rome, a converted Villa
Ancient Appian Way guided bike tour with visit to Catacombs
Tour of 2,000 year old Roman Villa site
Skiman’s famous walking day tour of some very cool stuff in historic Rome
Optional: Must-do 3 hour walking dinner tour in Trastevere, oldest part of Rome
$619 double occupancy, add +$119 for single occupancy
*If group less than 20 paying participants, price will increase by $39
Rome is Skiman’s favorite old city in the world. He has lost count of how many times he has been. It is a place where there is always something new to discover. It has more history per square foot than any other European city. At the same time, it is a crazy busy city with a frantic pace that can wear out a visitor quickly.
It takes time and experience to know how to enjoy Rome at a relaxed pace. Knowing the hidden places and the tours to take to amazing locales off the tourist radar screens is the key to falling in love with this city. Skiman has discovered these secrets over the years and always loves to return to Roma to find more. But he already has enough off-the-beaten-path tricks up his sleeve to offer a personalized different tour of this, his favorite city. I have told numerous friends (and Deb!) that they may have been to Rome before, but until you do Skiman’s tour of Rome, you have missed a lot of the coolest stuff. Deb now loves Rome as much as Skiman does and can’t wait to get back with a group of our Morningstar friends.
Logistics: This is so easy! At the end of our post-ski trip to the Italian Riviera, we will simply get on a train in Sestri Levanti and take a beautiful four hour train ride along the coastline of Italy to Rome. We will arrive early evening and take taxis to our hotel. At the end of the Rome tour, taxi to the airport and fly back to the States. Easy breezy!
Hotel: Rome is a bustling city to be sure. Nice hotels in or near the heart of the historic center can be expensive and worse, they are often on busy and noisy streets. A few years ago, Deb discovered a gem of a hotel that is located in a beautiful residential neighborhood but is close to all the main attractions of Rome. It is an old villa that has been transformed into a lovely hotel. We won’t stay anywhere else when we visit Rome. It is wonderful to have a peaceful quiet place to unwind at the end of the day, and our Villa San Pio is perfect for this. The garden courtyard where breakfast is served daily is a wonderful place to just chill and have a glass of wine. You will love this place!
THE EXTRAS that will make this tour a special one for you:
-We will organize an amazing day you won’t forget. In the morning we will take easy to ride bicycles and ride out onto the Appian Way, a 2,000 year old cobble stone road that used to be the main highway into and out of
Rome. It is a spectacular ride. Along the way we pass hundreds of tomb ruins and monuments from ancient Roman times. After riding several miles along the Appian Way, we will visit the BEST catacomb in all of Rome where you will have an amazing tour. After that we carry on to a park where we will ride our bikes along huge Roman aqueducts that are still standing. We end up at an old operating sheep farm to have some cheese they make there and, of course, some wine. It is a magnificent day that few experience, and it is included in our tour.
“Rome is a city that has something new to discover
around a lot of corners. But you have to know what
corners to go to!” Skiman
-The little known, best bang for your Euro attraction in all of Rome is a 2,000 year old Roman villa that was discovered in the middle of the city around 12 years ago. After excavation, they created the most amazing tour in Rome. You travel with a guide and gaze upon the remains of this ancient place. Lasers and lights recreate
what the villa looked like in its prime. Following that is journey underneath Trajan’s Column and an amazing media presentation of the history of the column. It is a not-to-be missed and not-to-be forgotten tour, and it is included in your package.
-A half day walking tour with Dan and Deb
-A Roman temple that was later converted into a church.
-Ancient chariot race track that is now the most beautiful square in Rome, with dozens of Bernini sculptures in its center.
-Campo Fiori for a visit to the coolest outdoor market in Rome.
-For lunch, we will eat in one of our favorite restaurants in all of Rome. They make their own pasta in the window of the restaurant… so cool!
-The best panoramic views of Rome and where you can look through a keyhole of a monastery and see St. Peter’s Dome centered in it. Pretty cool!
After lunch we will visit the site where Julius Caesar was killed. It is now a restaurant, but used to be a theater. This walk is going to blow your mind, guaranteed!
Further optional visits:
-A museum that has the BEST collection Skiman has ever seen of entire wall murals and floor mosaics from ancient Roman homes. We would love to go back and take you along. This is optional, but well worth it.
-We will offer an optional walking dinner tour that is not to be missed! We did this the last time we visited Rome and it was a highlight. You meet a guide in Trastevere, the oldest section of Rome, and spend 3 hours walking from place to place to sample all kinds of local specialties. You will enjoy wonderful typical dishes at numerous restaurants and a tour of Trastevere at the same time.
-For those staying on for an extra day, join us for an optional out-of-Rome visit to Emperor Hadrian’s country villa. On the way, there will be a stop at the Tivoli fountains, a garden with some of the most beautiful waterworks in Italy.
You can choose to easily extend your stay in Rome. We just book you as many extra nights as you would like and you plan your return air from Rome to the States accordingly.
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