Rome – top new tours in Rome

Have you done the usual Rome 101 tours? here are two amazing unique tours offered by our excellent knowledgeable guides  – available only september1 – October 30. so book now don’t be disappointed. #rome, #rometours, #vaticantours, #vatican, #uniquerome, #breakfastatvatican, #necropolis, #necropolisrome, #vaticangardens,

A Day in the Vatican – 5 hours
Even though we have always offered our clients the chance to enjoy a breakfast inside the Vatican Museum before opening hours; starting from September 1 to October 31 we can offer a special Early Vatican tour. Starting with Breakfast at the Vatican, which will include a tram ride through the Vatican Gardens. This 5-hour tour will start bright and early with a 7:15 AM entry to the Museum.

  • 7:00 AM meeting
  • 7:15 AM entry to the Vatican to have breakfast (American Buffet Style)
  • 8:15 AM Tram ride through the Vatican Gardens
  • 9:00 AM Commence Vatican Tour
    • Raphael’s Rooms
    • The Tapestries Gallery
    • The Gallery of maps
    • Belvedere Courtyard with Apollo Belvedere & Laocoön & His Sons
    • Sistine Chapel
    • Basilica of St. Peters

This is a unique tour that is not experienced by everybody contact us at info@classicvacationrental.com

Death and Life in the Vatican

We are now able to offer a new after-hours tour with a Private viewing of Necropolis of Via Triumphalis and Pinacoteca Gallery or the Carriage Pavilion. 

  • 4:30 PM Clients will enter Vatican City State (Not Museum)
    • Clients will require to bring passports
  • Clients will be able to see Vatican Gardens while walking to the entrance of Necropolis of Via Triumphalis
  • Exit from the Necropolis via the Gardens to Pinacoteca Gallery inside the Vatican Museums
    • The Gallery will be opened for a private visit which houses famous painting from Caravaggio, Raphael, Giotto, Bellini, and Michelangelo

Another one of a kind tour -  not experienced by everybody contact us at info@classicvacationrental.com

Heat Wave in Italy – some tips for handling the heat – Rome, Florence…

A new heat wave struck the Italian peninsula on Thursday according to the weather service in Italy. In some areas, the temperature has risen above 40 degree.

campo di fiori market

Campo di Fiori – visit early to beat the heat and get the best photos of Market in Rome

Rome – can be unbearably hot even without a heat wave – some ideas to stay cool ( or shall we say try to stay cooler) – start your sightseeing very early, there are some great early morning Vatican Tours, and walking tours*, visit the fountains and stand down wind where the spray gently cools you off, ( don’t make the faux pas of wading in the fountain – just NOT done), stop at one of the many wonderful gelato shops ( several times a day) to try the many flavors, the fruit flavors are especially refreshing, when you go to eat…. Continue reading

Rome – Rome is the Real Star of Woody Allen’s To Rome with Love

 

Rome is the Real Star of Woody Allen’s To Rome with Love so says Conde Nast Traveller – with a great slide show too

Woody Allen’s newest film, To Rome with Love, opens today, and not only does it have a stellar cast (Penelope Cruz, Alec Baldwin, Jesse Eisenberg), it has a stellar setting: the gorgeous streets of Rome. On their site – you can take a look at the place we think is the real star of the show.

Rent an apartment in Rome and stay a while

Rent an apartment in Rome

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Google 3-D imaging take a look and Rome…Venice Florence and more

Fascinating…Google has this amazing 3D imaging of certain major towns – take an armchair trip or plan your next holiday – take a look at Rome

Florence – take a look at the Duomo Square

Then – look at what’s up today -Google is unveiling the “Next Dimension of Google Maps” -  Google is hosting an event to show off the “Next Dimension of Google Maps”. Continue reading

Mark Zuckerberg Fails to Tip, Should You? The Truth About Tipping Etiquette in Rome from Conde Nast

This article is worth a read – gives some great thoughts on tipping in Rome – below some key points directly from the article; Please also refer to our comments about tipping for a villa stay…next blog.

For the past 24 hours, European writers—apparently starved for stories about Italian restaurant etiquette—have been obsessing over allegations that Mark Zuckerberg failed to leave tips at two restaurants during his honeymoon in Rome with Priscilla Chan. Continue reading