Sightseeing Tours and Suggested Itineraries
Some suggested itineraries in Rome, accompanied by Hassler-accredited guides:
Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica
The Vatican Museums offer one of the largest and richest art collections in the world, including absolute masterpieces such as the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo’s frescoes, or the incredible Rooms of Raffaello, Caravaggio’s canvases, and an equally vast exposition of ancient statues due to the patronage of the Popes of the past, lovers of art and determined to give resonance to their lineage. After visiting the Museums, you will be conducted to St. Peter’s Basilica, where a guide will illustrate the historic stratification where the foundations were initiated by Pope Julius II and continued in different eras by the successive Popes.
The ruins of Imperial, of Pagan Rome, and of its gladiator spectacles will be unveiled step by step by a professional archaeologist and expert guide. The visit includes the exploration of places rich in history and allure such as the Roman Forum. Particular attention will be paid to pagan basilicas and temples, passing under the Arc of Titus, and continuing up onto the Palatine Hill from which gains a spectacular view of the Circus Maximus. The itinerary proceeds with an accurate visit of the Coliseum, climbing up every level until one dominates the entire arena from above. The tour finishes with a visit to Rome’s most famous pagan temple, the Pantheon. Enjoy a visit to this historic Rome location with the Hassler, one of the top 5 star Rome hotels near Coliseum.
The city’s surface, with its beautiful monuments that narrate an ancient story, hides just as much history in the silence and shadows of its subterranean levels.
Under the trafficked and frenzied streets you will find ancient pagan temples, paleochristian churches (Basilica of St. Clement), the homes of wealthy patricians (Roman Houses at the Celio), the christian catacombs (the Catacombs of Priscilla and Domitilla) and Jewish ones, hypogeas and Mithrian temples. The visit offers an example of each type of subterranean ruins in Rome, including the Basilica of the four Crowned Saints, the Church of St. Stefano Rotondo, the Curch of St. Nicola and of St. Silvestro.