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Discovering the Romans and Etruscans: a journey in the north of Lazio between history, nature and good food

The tour is dedicated to the two civilizations that have inhabited Lazio since the Iron Age, the encounter between their cultures and the extraordinary fruits, in terms of civilization, architecture and art, that this fusion has brought. We are talking about the Etruscans (or Tusci) and of course the Romans. The former, a mysterious and refined population with unknown origins and a language that has not yet been deciphered, which settled between Tuscany, Umbria and Northern Lazio between the ninth century and the first century BCE. Then the Romans, who were first subservient to the Etruscans, but then were able to overrun them and dominate all the cities of the region.
The journey could not fail to start from Rome, where the archaeological beauties of the ancient Empire are the envy of the world, but then it winds through landscapes, towns and villages where only traces or even imposing remains of the Etruscan civilization endure. As always happens in Italy, due to the dense succession of historical events, each place will be the pretext to admire the artistic and architectural heritage of later ages (Middle Ages, Renaissance and the stunning, portentous Roman Baroque) and the sweetness of an unforgettable landscape.

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7 days

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Best season : From April to October

Included / Not Included

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Assistance on arrival and delivery of travel documents meet & greet

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3 Days Car rental with insurance

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Tour rome by night + dinner option - 2.5 hours

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Entrance tickets with guided visit to vatican museums and sistine chapel

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4 nights in 3 * / 4 * / b&b hotel - according to choice (optional breakfast of your choice)

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Booking of entrance tickets to archaeological sites and museums reservable only on line if required

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Dinner / tasting in viterbo

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Travel accessories and telephone with Italian SIM

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Directions and suggestions for best bars and restaurants

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Telephone assistance in Italian, English, Spanish and French

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Flights to/from your home city

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Meals where not mentioned

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Travel Insurance (strongly recommended)

Itinerary

Arrival of guests at Rome Fiumicino Airport / Termini Station, where you will meet a representative from Italy Trails to welcome and provide you with your travel materials. Depending on your arrival time, it will be possible to start visiting the center of the city or book a tour lasting 2.5 hours and admire the beauty of the capital in the evening. Overnight at Hotel.

You can grasp the essence of Rome even in a few days, and the morning will begin with a visit to the heart of Christianity: the Vatican Museums including the spectacular Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. You will have a special reservation to enter the museum. In the afternoon, we continue to discover the city and its ancient, legendary origins, which gave birth to a history that belongs to the world, not only to our country: that of the Roman Empire. You will visit the Colosseum and the archaeological area of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. After this big day you can wind down to a romantic sunset over the ruins of ancient Rome. Overnight at Hotel.

Rome is not just archeology: with a 3-hour tour, you can revel in all the beauty of Baroque Rome by Caravaggio and Bernini and discover the secrets of the Basilicas that hold works of inestimable historical and artistic value. In the afternoon, a walk through the tree-lined avenues of Villa Borghese will end the day. In the largest Villa in Europe transformed into a public park, you can blend with Romans, take a boat ride on one of the lakes and feel some peace in the middle of the bustling city. Overnight at Hotel.

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