Friday, 15 February 2013

Stephen Payne, aka Mr. Vatican tours, is at it again!

The most enjoyable and educational way to explore Vatican City is with an official Vatican City tour guide. An official tour guide is one that has studied and passed rigorous tests in order to be licensed by the Vatican to provide tours to guests of Vatican City. Please sharing.... OK STEPHEN! Thanks for the text )) What a life!

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Stephens Payne talks about Vatican tours!

The most enjoyable and educational way to explore Vatican City is with an official Vatican City tour guide. An official Vatican tour guide is one that has studied and passed rigorous tests in order to be licensed by the Vatican to provide tours to guests of Vatican City. please sharing.... Rome tours on Google. Grazie Stephen!

Friday, 1 February 2013

Jackie C. talks about Rome tours

Hello! This is a good read about Rome tours. Keep it up! I will be looking forward to visit your page again and for your other posts as well. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about tour rome italy. I'm glad to stop by your site and know more about tour Rome Italy. The Roman Empire had begun more formally when Emperor Augustus (63 BC–AD 14; known as Octavian before his throne accession) founded the Principate in 27 BC. This was a monarchy system which was headed by an emperor holding power for life, rather than making himself dictator like Julius Caesar had done, which had resulted in his assassination on 15 March 44 BC. At home, Emperor Augustus started off a great programme of social, political and economic reform and grand-scale reconstruction of the city of Rome. The city became dotted with impressive and magnificent new buildings, palaces, fora and basilicae. Augustus became a great and enlightened patron of the arts, and his court was attended by such poets as Virgil, Horace and Propertius.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Wine tasting in and around Rome

Our current Rome wine tours visit towns in the Castelli Romani region south of Rome, Castelgandolfo, and the crater lake and forests of Albano. We also offer cheese and wine tastings in Rome city centre "enoteche" too.

Each enoteca has a sommelier, typically qualified from the Association of Italian Sommeliers (AIS) based at the Rome Cavalieri Hilton, which overlooks the city from the summit of Monte Mario hill.

Many bar and restaurant owners in Rome describe their premises as being an "enoteca", when in fact, where they work cannot even be called "bottiglieria", a term rarely used these days which means "seller of wine" (any wine). An enoteca works directly with local vineyards, and specializes in their produce. The enoteche we include in our wine tours of Rome offer tastings and a thorough explanation of Castelli Romani wine.

Rome in a day or two?

To see the best of Rome in just one day on a private or custom tour, makes for a long day of typically 8 hours duration, during which time you’ll visit the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Imperial Forums, Piazza Venezia, Capitoline Hill and Campidoglio, the Vatican City, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica, St Peter’s Square, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon and Centro Storico.

Our Rome in a day itinerary is of course provisional. If you are interested in seeing parts of Rome which are not suggested on our Rome in a day tour page, just let us know and we’ll arrange everything for you.

You are welcome to pop into our office before your tour begins for a chat, free maps and orientation. We are located right beside the Vatican City walls (Ottaviano or Cipro Metro station on Linea A); Via Sebastiano Veniero 21 - just click the link for exact directions which you can print.

Tour Rome over one full day or two full days and see the best of the Eternal City with a private, licensed When In Rome Tours guide

Rome in two days on our two days in Rome tour covers the same provisional itinerary, but you will have more time to learn about and enjoy everything you’ll see. Day one visits the Colosseum, Forums and historic city centre, while day two is all about the Vatican City.

To book either tour online now, visit us at When In Rome Tours - we offer a range of discounts on all current tours of Rome and elsewhere in Italy, as well as our brand new tours upcoming in 2013; prosciutto tours in Parma, extended wine tours in the Lazio region and a full day tour of Ostia.

Please let us know what you think about our articles. Rome tours and tourism is why we’re here on Blogger and you can comment below. We also write on Twitter and Facebook as When In Rome Tours - if you’ve heard of us... :D

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Shore excursions to Rome from Civitavecchia

Shore excursions Rome provided by travel agencies based in the capital have become increasingly popular in the last few years. Bus tours into Rome offered by cruise lines themselves are generally very poor, and have been described as "herding". Not at all pleasant in the suffocating heat of Rome between the months of July and August. It has become all too common for us to hear tales of woe from customers who are visiting Rome for the second time to take private tours of the Vatican and other sites of historical and archaeological significance in and around the city, having missed most of them first time around on a bus tour arranged by their cruise line or tour operator back home.

Our shore excursions into Rome from Civitavecchia are 100% flexible, you can choose exactly where you want to go in Rome or anywhere else, and dictate exactly how long you want to spend there. Cruise lines advise all passengers to be back on board at least 90 minutes before embarkation.

Cruise tours Rome from Civitavecchia to Rome with When In Rome Tours

Our suggested tour itinerary emcompasses all the main sights and in Rome. You’ll see inside the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Roman Forum, Colosseum, Palatine Hill, Campidoglio, Piazza Venezia, and much more.

There are many ancient towns, villages, forests, lakes, and 285 kms of Tyrrhenian coastline in the Lazio region, a beautifully rich and diverse landscape which can be experienced in comfort on a bespoke Rome shore excursion with When In Rome Tours from Civitavecchia.

Transport is by air-conditioned Mercedes limo, sedan, or minibus with an English speaking driver. Your guide will also be a fluent English speaker.

A typical cruise tour to Rome from Civitavecchia takes c. 7 hours, but this depends on the itinerary. Rome – port / port – Rome transit times c. 3 hours.

To be continued…

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Rome Vatican tours blog @?

Many articles about Rome which were over at our WordPress blog are being rehoused. We've not been happy with WordPress SEO for a while so have bitten the bullet and called it a day with them... (?)

Once this mammoth task has been accomplished, you'll be able to read about Piazza Venezia and why it's loathed by the locals, understand more about moving through Roman traffic on a scooter and why it's the best way to see the city, or just hear from a devoted expat who just can't get enough of Rome come hell or high water - all here and happy on Blogger.

Seasonal news and views will discuss Xmas tours in Rome, Vatican tours at Christmas, a word or two about the legendary off license we all know and love as "Johnny's" in San Giovanni, and random odds and sods covering festive music during December which may or may not include Handel, Bach, Solitary Experiments, and local hero Simone Spiritual Front.

All of the above will land here very soon!