Rome, Italy (Mar 05, 2010) – From over 90 things to do in Rome, City-Discovery.com selected 10 activities fit for a Roman holiday. The travel website announced that the selection is based on popularity, customer ratings, and reviews. According to Alessia Bianco, City Discovery contract manager and Roman native, its top 10 list serves as a detailed itinerary, useful for travelers who do not know where to begin exploring.
“Rome was not built in a day. Where to begin? What to do? How to get there? Our top 10 aims to make these questions unnecessary, helping our customers save vacation time,” she said. “Activities range from walking tours and nighttime sightseeing to wine tasting, dinner cruises on the Tiber, and excursions to Pompeii.”
Topping the list is the bestselling Eternal Rome + Imperial Rome Walking Tour, where participants are taken to some of the city’s most beautiful attractions such as the Republic Square, Via Veneto, Spanish Steps, Trevi fountain, the Pantheon and Navona Square. Landmarks such as Piazza Venezia, Capitol Square, Roman Forums, Temple of Julius Caesar, Basilica Emilia, the Arch of Titus and the Holy Road, the Colosseum, and the Basilica of San Pietro in Vincoli are also featured.
Skip the Line: Vatican + Ancient Rome is a guided tour of Rome’s most visited tourist attractions, including the Colosseum, Vatican Museum, and Sistine Chapel. With the skip-the-line ticket, participants have no need to line up at the entrance. Another highlight is the emphasis on informative commentaries. Tour participants will learn about Rome’s famous Popes; great artists like Michelangelo and Raphael; the life of St. Peter, the first Pope; and Roman customs and beliefs.
An Open Hop-On Hop-Off Tour is another city sightseeing option. The bus follows a well-planned route across major sites. Rome Escorted Bike Tour is also recommended. A video of the bike tour can be viewed on the site.
Rome can look very different at night. In Illuminated Rome, a half-day coach drive, various stops at piazzas and architectural landmarks, provide a comprehensive experience of the city. In the hour-and-a-half walking tour, Dark Heart of Rome – Fact, Legend and Mystery, ghost stories highlight Rome’s darker side.
Outstanding Italian cuisine is offered with the following activities. Dinner and Music in Rome includes a drive in a comfortable coach bus through Rome’s lit piazzas and fountains, and dinner complimented by wine and an Italian serenade. In the two-hour Dinner Cruise on the Tiber, the Agrippina Maggiore sails from St Angelo Castle towards Tiber Island, sailing back up towards Risorgimento Bridge.
Meanwhile, Rome Gourmet Secrets focuses on Italian food and wine appreciation. Famous chocolate, ice cream, coffee, and wine shops will be visited. The last stop is at a restaurant near the Church of Santa Barbara for some Filetto di Baccalà and a glass of wine.
For activities outside Rome, a trip to Pompeii + Amalfi Coast Day is a good option. Ideal for small groups, it includes a visit to Pompeii’s archeological site, where several ancient structures are now on exhibit, alongside limestone casts of the victims of the volcanic eruption. Highlights include a visit to the thermal baths of Pompeii, a stop at the coastal town of Positano, and a cruise down the Amalfi coast.
For more Roman holiday ideas, visit www.city-discovery.com. Economical transfers and ground transportation options such as private vans, limousines, mini coaches, and deluxe motor coaches are also available on the website.
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