Rome

Rome stands on the Tiber river in a hilly area, inhabited since prehistoric times. The first human settlements in the area date back to the second millennium BC near the Tiber island. The surrounding area was characterized by hills, forests and pastures, a suitable place to house populations devoted to grazing and hunting. The birth of the city is traditionally set to 21 April 753 BC ("Rome Christmas") when, according to legend, Romulus tracks the square of the city. Originally, the city is ruled by a monarchy. After the legendary Seven Kings of Rome - they were probably much more - the Roman population chooses the republican form of government. Due to a policy of alliances and conquest, over the centuries the city can establish itself and take in all the other civilizations of central Italy, Spain, Africa, Greece and Asia Minor. All over a millennium, the city represents a political reference point of the ancient world, first with the Roman Republic and later the Roman Empire, becoming the capital of the known world (so-called "Caput Mundi"). The city expands with Julius Caesar but Augustus is to promote the building development thus giving to Rome the Theatre of Marcellus, the Forum of Augustus, the Mausoleum of the Emperor and the Pantheon; development that continues even with Nero (64 AD), with Trajan and Hadrian with until the end of the Roman Empire in 476 AD. With the decline and collapse of the empire the city entered a long theocratic period under the rule and the government of the Church. With the '400, '500 and '600, there's a flowering of art and amazing culture: the popes called to court the greatest artists to decorate, beautify and build buildings and rooms. Work for them great masters as Leon Battista Alberti, Michelangelo, Raphael, Bramante, Cellini and later Bernini, Borromini and many others who made beautiful ​​the city: the current center is in fact a drawing of the various Popes planners that have followed over the centuries. As capital of the Papal State, Rome becomes an international spiritual reference. In 1870 the city is invaded and conquered by the Piedmontese troops, becoming then the capital of the nascent Kingdom of Italy. The planning regulations of 1883 operate major changes with the opening of Corso Vittorio Emanuele and to connect Piazza Venezia and the Vatican. Later, with the Fascist period, the city grows again with the construction of the EUR district and the university campus of Foro Italico. As capital of Italy, it houses all the major institutions of the nation, as the President of the Republic, the Government and the Ministries, the Parliament, the main courts, diplomatic delegations of all nations, cultural, science and humanitarian international institutions, such as FAO. It is the only city in the world to host a foreign state within itself, the enclave of Vatican City: for this reason it's often called “capital of two states”. Rome is the result of the continuous overlapping of architectural evidence and urban planning of different centuries, in a unique and suggestive interpenetration showing the complex relationship that the city has always established with its past, in a chaotic succession of developments, periods of decline , revivals and attempts to modernize the urban fabric. It is the city with the highest concentration of historic and architectural heritage in the world. Its historic center, bounded by the perimeter of the Aurelian walls, overlapping testimonies of almost three millennia, is an expression of the historical, artistic and cultural Western European world and in 1980, together with the Holy See extraterritorial properties in the city and the basilica of St. Paul outside the Walls, was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. More info: http://www.turismoroma.it
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    Italy Naples and Civitavecchia port discount package 2 tours from 2 ports  offering everyone the opportunity to visit the locations from the two italian cruise terminals Naples cruise and Civitavecchia port .Enjoy with us two day tours from these two  ports also  applied to salerno port And Amalfi / sorrento port can be modified (switch the […]

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    Vatican City city and catacombs tour from the port of Civitavecchia ( also you can apply these to pre cruise departure ) you will be met by your expert Rome italy cruise limo driver meeting time 0800am so that allows us the full day To Visit the vatican city and st peters and the catacombs […]

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    Castel gandolfi and Roman countryside private day trip Meeting time at 08.00: your driver will be waiting beside where your ship is berthed holding a name sign so you are able to identify him and will take you to Castel Gandolfo through the interesting Roman countryside. Castel Gandolfo is a small Italian town in Lazio […]

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    You will be picked up at the port of call, Civitavecchia, from where you’ll be driven to the ancient town of Tivoli which is about 30 mins from Rome. At the foot of the Tiburtini hills, it dominate the vast quarries of travertine marble and host to the springs, bringing the sulfurous waters to the […]

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    Classical Rome city tour a great excursion tour with Your own Italy cruise private driver That will meet you at the port ideal To meet at 08.00am holding a name sign so you are able to identify him. Once leaving the port of Civitavecchia, he will give you an idea of all the stops thats […]

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    Classical Rome sights and Vatican City from the port of Civitavecchia ( also you can apply these to pre cruise departure ) you will be met by your expert Roma limo driver meeting time 0800am so that allows us the full day in Rome .This day cruise excursion is ideal for both individuals and families […]

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    Classical Rome sights and Vatican City from the amalfi coast or naples  ( also you can apply these to pre cruise departure ) or staying in the amalfi coast  you will be met by your expert Roma limo driver meeting time 0800am so that allows us the full day in Rome .This rome tour day […]