This day excursion is designed for those who wish to enjoy a different Rome, away from the more touristic places, but still filled with wonders.
Your English speaking driver will meet you right in front of your ship in Civitavecchia, ready to drive you to Rome, where you will start your day in one of the oldest sites in the city – the Appian Way. You will stroll along the peaceful road on some of the original paving stones, dating back to Roman times.
Next is a visit the Catacombs, a maze of underground Christian cemeteries dating to the 1st century, this is a unique experience to walk the eerie tunnels filled with empty tomb niches and beautiful frescoes.
Your next stop is the Park of the Aqueducts to see one of the massive and well-constructed ancient aqueduct, carrying tons of water into to the city for centuries, you’ll have time to walk next to it, a chance that not many visitors get.
After which, your driver will take you back to the city center. Passing the magnificent Baths of Caracalla, 3rd century baths that could hold more than 1500 people at a time going on the Aventine hill, one of the seven hills of Rome to see one of the secrets of Rome (not the best kept secret :), the keyhole.
From here you will continue on to the other side of the Tiber, the most bohemian part of the city, as they say “where the true Romans live”. Here you will visit the main square and one of the oldest and most beautiful medieval churches in the Rome, Santa Maria in Trastevere.
You’ll end this day in Rome, at the top of the Janiculum Hill where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the city before heading back to your ship in Civitavecchia.
Entrance to the Catacombs is Euros 8 per person.