- Far from the crowds, embrace the Roman way of life for a long weekend
- You'll be staying at Hotel de Russie, Rome's best hotel
- The itinerary includes a tour of Rome with a local, priority passes to the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel, and a tour of Villa Medici
- Our Roman Concierge is at your disposal for any last-minute requests.
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There's also a 'Secret garden', in which in the hotel has partnered with the World Wildlife Fund to create a butterfly reserve.
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Your itinerary in RomeTo make the most of your exploration, the trip includes a walk with a local guide,, who is passionate about art and archaeology. You'll get the chance to walk the hidden alleyways of a more intimate Rome and soak up the soul of the city, and visit its most beautiful sites, including the Trevi Fountain, Piazza di Spagna, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona. Or maybe you'd prefer to discuss Roman life over a cappuccino in a literary cafe or a stop off at a traditional gelateria. Whatever takes your fancy!
Your itinerary also includes a historic tour of Villa Medici with a guide. It is undoubtedly one of the finest villas in Rome. The former secondary residence of the Medici family was handed over to France at the beginning of the 19th century so that it could set up the French Academy in Rome, aimed at welcoming young French artists to live and work in the community. The tour covers the historical, artistic and architectural aspects of Villa Medici, and you'll visit the gardens, the Cardinal's apartment and the Pavilion of Ferdinand de Medici. Then, to save you some time, we have included the priority passes to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel with an audio guide, to explore Michelangelo's masterpieces. And don't forget you'll be able to contact our local Concierge for any last-minute requests.
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Villa d 'Este and the Renaissance Garden
This property was built in the 16th century on the site of a former Benedictine convent by Cardinal Ippolito d 'Este. An architectural masterpiece, this Renaissance palace, with its magnificent frescoes, is well-known for the originality and splendour of its Italian-style gardens, adorned with more than 100 fountains. Villa d'Este, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2001, is one of the first 'giardini delle meraviglie' (garden of wonders) and was used very early on as a model for the development of gardens across Europe.
Option - Half day with a private guide.
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