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Top Things to do in Rome in 2015 | A guide of Tours and Activities

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Date: 2014-10-01 18:49:15


Author: Samuel Heenan

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So you have booked your flight and hotel for a visit to Rome and Italy for 2015, or you are just planning when and what to visit in Rome during your travels and you need some ideas to point you in the right direction. Look no furthur as we have a quick Rome guide for you here. Lets have a look at what tours and attractions you might be interested in taking and some general things to do while visiting the Italian Capital in 2015. Also among the list you will find some more adventurous options and some daytrips from Rome for those of you that are staying a little longer or have already visited Rome before and are looking for some new ideas while on your vacation trip.

A Visit to the Vatican City and Tour of the Vatican Museums as well as St. Peter's Basilica

Vatican Museums

The Vatican Museums in 2015, or any other year for that matter, should be on the top of your list of things to do while visiting Rome. A great way is to take an official tour of the Vatican Museums. The museums at the Vatican contain 54 separate galleries, including some of the finest High Renaissance art in the Sistine Chapel frescoes, with its Genesis and Last Judgment frescoes painted by Michelangelo and the Raphael Rooms decorated by Raphael.

Throughout the year the Vatican Museums are very crowded, and even more so just before special dates such as Easter, Christmas and for any general religious festival they may celerate at the Vatican Museums, which closes completely to the public. It is very common the day before and the day after the Vatican has been closed that the museums are really busy. The general line to enter the museums can be around two hours long.

The smart way to get around these inconveniences it to take a guided tour of the museums, included is skipping the line with the aid of priority access tickets and a visit through the museums with an official guide of Rome including headsets. A tour will take three hours and will include the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and an extended visit to St. Peter's Basilica.

For more information and bookings visit the link: GUIDED TOUR OF THE VATICAN MUSEUMS AND ST PETERS BASILICA.

A Guided Walking Tour of the Roman Colosseum, the Roman Forum Ruins and Capitoline Hill

Colosseum and Roman Forum - Around Rome Tours

I wonder how many people visit Rome and do not go to see the Colosseum? Not many I would guess. As a symbol of Rome, of Italy and of the Ancient Roman Empire, many dream of making a visit to this Ancient amphitheatre that is famous all over the world. The Colosseum or Coliseum has the official name, Flavian Amphitheatre, and attracts around six million visitors per year, so this is one spot not to be missed.

A three hour guided tour of the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and with the added bonus of a visit to the Capitoline Hill, will allow you to avoid the long lines to enter the Colosseum. You will have a fully educated and trained guide to lead you on a historical journey inside the Colosseum, learning about its architect and the battles that took place over the years. Then the tour passes on to the Roman Forum to visit the various temples and ancient government buildings and finishes in Piazza del Campidoglio on Capitoline Hill.

For more information and bookings visit the link: GUIDED TOUR OF THE COLOSSEUM AND ANCIENT ROME.

A Tour of Rome in the Lights of the Night with a Guided Walking Tour of the Squares and Fountains

Rome By Night - Around Rome Tours

Visiting Rome by night is a wonderful experience, with all the major monuments in the city lit up in lights glowing accross the piazza's. It really is worth having a look. The bars and restaurants will be buzzing with people as the Roman's endulge in some of "le dolce vita."


A walking tour at night of Rome with an official guide of the city will take you on a stroll through some of the cities most famous piazza's which all have their own story along with a visit to the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and the Spanish Steps with a nice Gelato to finish off your tour.

For more information and bookings visit the link: GUIDED ROME BY NIGHT TOUR.

A Daytrip for a Full Day from Rome to Visit the Ruins of Pompeii and the Historical City of Naples

Naples and Pompeii

Usually visiting Rome and it major monuments will take a few days in itself, however for those of you that have a few extra days or have been to Rome before then why not try this full day trip from Rome to visit the ruins of Pompeii, preserved from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Along with the tour you will get to visit the Historical centre of Naples along the way, a buzzing vibrant city full of life, which has a fascinating history.

The tour will include hotel pickup in Rome along with transfers to Naples and Pompeii, entrance into Pompeii, a tour guide, headphones and even lunch included in the price. A trip definitely worth the price considering the train fares alone to reach Naples and Pompeii.

For more information and bookings visit the link: DAYTRIP TO NAPLES AND POMPEII FROM ROME.

A Full Daytrip from Rome to the Island of the Stars, Capri, on the Neapolitan Coast

Capri Daytrip

Another one on the list outside of Rome, which is more geared up to the summer months, but can be taken all year round, is a daytrip to the Island of Capri. The island can be described as breathtaking. It's a short ferry ride from Naples on the Sorrentine Penninsular. The island is a limestone block approximately 10.4 square kilometres and is a popular destination for many of the worlds rich and famous.

The full day trip from Rome will include hotel pickup, transfers and ferry crossing along with lunch on the island. There is also the possibility to visit the Grotto Azzuro, a cave with turquoise water, along with the chair lift ride up to the top of Monte Solaro to enjoy the views at nearly 2000 feet above sea level.

For more information and bookings visit the link: DAYTRIP FROM ROME TO THE ISLAND OF CAPRI.

Train to be a Gladiator for a Day at Rome's Gladiator Training School

Gladiator Training School

For those of you visiting with kids, or are just the fun loving types, you can try out the Gladiator School in Rome. Based on the Appian way, you can spend two hours training with experts on the art of fighting like an ancient gladiator. During your training you will learn techniques for personal defense and attack, you can wear a tunic and a rudis, you will train with a gladio (a wooden sword) and have the chance to visit the  Historical Museum of the Roman legionary.

Something you can do that you are not likely to find anywhere else in the world, having the chance to go back in history and take some great holiday pics along the way.

For more information and bookings visit the link: ROME GLADIATOR TRAINING SCHOOL.

Take an Unforgettable Hour Tour of Rome Driving a Ferrari or as the Passenger on this Supercar Tour

Ferrari Tour

Looking for something a little more adventurous?! Well for car lovers, or those just wanting some excitement or to live a dream, then this is definitely the tour for you. Take the drivers seat with your guide to drive around the Italian Capital passing by all the famous monuments. You can also take the tour as a passenger with up to 2 people allowed onboard with the local guide if you don't fancy being the driver. The car will have a camera filming along the way and you will be given a copy of the video after your tour for the memories. For those of you who wish to take the drivers seat, don't worry as some training will be given before you hit the road.

For more information and bookings visit the link: DRIVE A FERRARI SUPER CAR IN ROME.

Just Hop On and Hop Off on a Panoramic Bus Tour of Rome with 24/48/72 Hour Tickets

Hop on Hop off bus tour rome - Around Rome Tours

A little less extravagant is the Hop On Hop Off tour bus that you will find in most tourist cities throughout the world. The panoramic, open-top bus is a great way to get around the city as the buses pass every 15 minutes outside of nearly all the major monuments along the way, so you can just stop at a place of interest jump off, take a look and then make your way back to the bus stop and on to the next stop. The ticket comes along with an audioguide for the monuments you will pass and is the perfect way to visit as much of the city as possible if you only have one or two days in Rome, or if you are just not a fan of walking.

For more information and bookings visit the link: PANORAMIC BUS TOUR OF ROME.

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