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ROME

Capital of Italy, known as the Eternal City. Situated on the banks of the Tiber River and built on seven hills, its buildings followed the centuries from classical Rome to the twenty-first century, and the whole city is a treasure of monuments - churches, palaces and superb baroque fountains arise at every turn. An historic splendor, unmissable and unforgettable.


ROMAN FORUM The Roman Forum or Forum Magnum, is a rectangular plaza surrounded by the ruins of several public buildings of great cultural importance, which were located in the city center, and constituted the main commercial center of Imperial Rome. It was for centuries the center of Roman public life and most important architectural structures of the ancient city were found at this location.

SUGGESTIONS | ROME


SUGGESTIONS | ROME

PALATINO (PALATINE HILL) The Palatine Hill, a large open-air museum, is one of the seven hills of Rome. The name derives from Pales, the god of shepherds, is 70 meters high, and welcomes the ruins of old Rome.


ROME COLOSSEUM Largest and most famous symbol of the Roman Empire, the Colosseum was a huge amphitheater reserved for battles between gladiators, often with wild animals. Sumptuous, its construction started in 72 AD by order of Emperor Flavius ​Vespasian. The first matches played to celebrate the completion of the Colosseum lasted about one hundred days, and it is thought that during this period hundreds of gladiators and wild animals have died in a huge arena. The benches accommodated more than 50,000 people and a cabin next to the arena was dedicated to Emperor of Rome, who was revered by gladiators before spectacle with a greeting that would become famous: "Hail, Caesar! Those who are going to die salute you" . UNDERGROUND COLOSSEUM The Colosseum become even more interesting since it opened its underground passages to the public. Now visitors can see where lions, tigers, bulls and gazelles were kept before being hoisted on an elevator made of strings, notable theatrical device at the time because the animals appeared from nowhere in the arena. Gladiators and scenarios were also hoisted in this way. Visitors can now contemplate how the spectacles were made ​from a new perspective.

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SUGGESTIONS | ROME

FONTANA DI TREVI (TREVI FOUNTAIN) The Trevi Fountain is the largest and most ambitious building of the baroque fountains of Italy, with about 26 meters high and 20 meters wide. The source was located at the intersection of three roads, marking the end point of the Acqua Vergine, one of the ancient aqueducts that supplied Rome, and served the city for over 400 years.


ANGELUS Every Sunday in St. Peter's Square in Rome, the Holy Father, the Pope, prays the "Angelus“, prayer universal greeting Marian, accompanied by a crowd of faithful from all parts of the world. The Pope's prayer is done in Latin, unifying all languages ​in a single prayer to the Holy Mother of God.

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ST PETER'S BASILICA The Basilica of St. Peter is one of the most visited Christian sites in the world. It is the building with the most prominent inside in all Vatican, and its dome is a dominant feature of Rome's skyline. Adorned with 340 statues of saints, martyrs and angels, is located in St. Peter's Square and its construction has received contributions from some of the greatest artists in the history such as Bramante, Michelangelo, Raphael and Bernini.

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Accommodation


ROME HOTEL SOLE AL PATHEON**** Opposite to the Pantheon and a 5-minute walk from Piazza Navona, Hotel Sole is located in Rome’s Piazza della Rotonda. It has classically furnished rooms and an extensive buffet breakfast. The building dates back to 1467, and includes Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir among its former guests. Rooms at the Hotel Sole al Pantheon are decorated with fine fabrics and traditional furniture. Each comes with air conditioning and satellite TV, while some feature views of the Pantheon. Attentive staff serve breakfast on an elegant covered patio. The piazza and surrounding streets have many cafÊs and restaurants for lunch and dinner. The Trevi Fountain is 500 metres from the hotel. Largo Argentina, from where buses connect to the Vatican and Termini Station, is a 5-minute walk away.


ROME

HOTEL METROPOLIS****

Just 200 metres from Lepanto Metro Station, Hotel Metropolis is a 10-minute walk from the Vatican. Its modern, airconditioned rooms have a minibar, an LCD satellite TV, and free Wi-Fi. Metropolis Hotel is set within an elegant building of the early 20th century. The interiors boast a modern design and also traditional features, such as the vaulted ceilings in the breakfast room. All rooms come with soft carpeted floors and stylish furnishings. Each room has a design bathroom, some with a spa bath. The surrounding area has many shops, restaurants and bars. Villa Borghese park can be reached on foot in 15 minutes. Staff are available 24 hours a day and can organise tours of Rome. Free internet terminals are available at reception.


HOTEL SOLE AL PANTHEON **** INCLUDED Direct flights Lisbon – Rome– Lisbon Transfer Airport - Hotel- Airport 7 nights accommodation, breakfast included

prices per person 8 days| 7 nights HOTEL METROPOLIS**** prices per person 8 days| 7 nights

PRICE ON REQUEST NOT INCLUDED Personal expenses Tours refered as “suggestions” Prices may change due to fluctuations of the airlines. Hotels may be replaced by others of similar category. These prices include VAT at the legal rate.


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