One Day in Rome with Ancora Tours
You could spend a lifetime in the Eternal City and discover something new every day. On our Rome shore excursion there’s just nine hours so there’s lots to fit in! Don’t worry though; you’ll finish the day having experienced lots of what the city has to offer.
At 8.30am our shuttlebus will meet you at the port of Civitavecchia. A member of staff will be easy to spot with a sign of the tour details. From there we make the 1 hour 30minute drive to Rome, with a pit stop for coffee or refreshments.
Driving into the city we’ll pass by the Circus Maxiumus and the Piramid of Cestius; a 2000-year-old tomb for a magistrate who was mad about all things Egyptian.
Our first stop is at the Colosseum where it’s possible to buy a pair of headphones to listen to the tour guide from wherever you stand. They cost €2 and are recommended to ensure you don’t miss a single word about this fascinating city. After learning about the Colosseum and Arch of Constantine we’ll hop back on the bus to our next destination.
As one of the most breathtaking sights in Rome, the Trevi Fountain has featured in numerous films. None more famous however than La Dolce Vita. Discover first-hand the magic that inspired Anita Ekberg to jump in, clothes and all. Strictly prohibited these days, of course.
Next, the Rome shore excursion skips over to the Pantheon. Built around 2,000 years ago Michelangelo described this marvel as the work of angels. Its dome was a feat of engineering at the time and is still the largest unsupported concrete dome in the world.
After a busy morning, we’ll rest our legs a while in Piazza Navona. There’s lots of bars and restaurants where you can try some Roman specialties. If you’re in the mood for pasta you can’t beat the classics of Amatriciana, Carbonara or Cacio e Pepe. Save a little room for desert though, you can’t leave Rome without at least one scoop of gelato!
For the final part of the shore excursion we cross the river to St. Peter’s, in the Vatican State. To enter the church the dress code is strictly enforced: no bare shoulders, shorts or miniskirts. Inside, you’ll be amazed at the works of art and decoration on show. The Pietá, for example, is a marble sculpture by Michelangelo depicting the body of Jesus held by Mary after the Crucifixion.
There’ll be a little free time to spend outside in the piazza before the coach arrives to take you back to port. Our Rome shore excursion ends at St. Peter’s Square at 5.30pm.