October 15-22, 2022

With our well-traveled hosts and an intimate group of no more than 18 likeminded travelers, experience Rome through the eyes of one of their top guides. Tour the history of this great Italian city with visits to the Roman Forum, Colosseum, Domus Aurea, Ara Pacis, Mausoleum of Augustus, and the Palazzo Colonna. Witness the spirit of art come alive at the Borghese Gallery, Contarelli Chapel, and the Piazza Navona. Explore a Vatican-themed day with early morning access to the Vatican followed by a visit to Castel Gandolfo. When in Rome (quite literally), see the iconic Umbria region first-hand at Orvieto.

Pricing from $8,280 per person.
Book by July 13, 2022.

Day 1: United States – Rome

Saturday, 15 October 2022

  • Depart on your flight to Rome, Italy
  • Overnight: Inflight

Day 2: Rome

Sunday, 16 October 2022 

  • Arrive Rome, Italy and transfer to your luxury hotel accommodations at Hotel de la Ville
  • Enjoy an optional visit to the Borghese Gallery, housed in the former Villa Borghese Pinciana, to see exceptional paintings and sculptures of Bernini, Caravaggio, Canova, and Raphael
  • Indulge in Roman cuisine over dinner at a local restaurant
  • Head back to the hotel to enjoy the remaining evening at leisure

Day 3: Rome

Monday, 17 October 2022

  • Begin your discovery of ancient Roman history as you explore the surviving structures of the Roman Forum and Trajan’s Market, and marvel at the 2,662 figures carved into Trajan’s Column
  • Head just east of the Roman Forum to visit the Colosseum (the largest ancient amphitheatre ever built) and discover the newly opened Hypogeum
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Visit the vastly landscaped and once extravagant Domus Aurea’s newly restored frescos, and find out why this magnificent palace was partially demolished
  • Head back to the hotel to enjoy an evening at leisure

Day 4: Rome

Tuesday, 18 October 2022

  • Wake up early for exclusive early access to the Vatican
  • Head just outside of Rome to Castel Gandolfo and witness the beautiful mix of botanical and archaeological beauty of the Villa Barberini gardens
  • Visit Apostolic Palace, the official summer residence of the reigning pope
  • Enjoy authentic Italian food and wine at Ristorante Pagnanelli with views of Lake Albano
  • Head back to the hotel to enjoy an evening at leisure

Day 5: Rome 

Wednesday, 19 October 2022  

  • Visit Ara Pacis, an altar dedicated to the Roman Goddess of Peace, gaining insight from a professor renown for her study of the alter
  • See the Mausoleum of Augustus (the largest circular tomb in the world at 87 meters in diameter), reopened after 80 years—and 13 years of restoration
  • Enjoy your lunch and afternoon at leisure
  • In the evening, head to Church of St. Louis of the French to visit the Contarelli Chapel and see the Caravaggio paintings
  • See the Bernini Fountain at Piazza Navona, one of the most beautiful and famous squares in the center of Rome
  • Enjoy Roman cuisine at Tre Scalini Ristorante
  • Head back to the hotel to enjoy the remaining evening at leisure

Day 6: Orvieto

Thursday, 20 October 2022

  • Take a day trip to Orvieto, known for its white wine vineyards and incredible underground city
  • Hop on the charming funicular railway to the Italian hilltop town
  • Witness the 14th-century Duomo di Orvieto cathedral
  • Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant 
  • Explore the subterranean city, where 1,200 caves, tunnels and wells were carved into the rock over 2.5 millennia ago
  • Head back to Rome to enjoy your dinner and evening at leisure. 

Day 7: Rome 

Friday, 21 October 2022 

  • Immerse yourself in Roman-Jewish life on a tour through the Jewish Ghetto, one of the hidden treasures of the capital, rich in archaeological and cultural heritage
  • Discover the storied past of the Great Synagogue, the largest synagogue in Rome
  • Head to the basement where the Museo Ebraico (Jewish Museum) is located—here, an expert will guide you through the seven ornate rooms displaying precious textiles, manuscripts, and silver
  • Enjoy your lunch and afternoon at leisure
  • Visit Palazzo Colonna for a private opening of the palace, where you’ll see the Apartment of Princess Isabelle (preserved to this day) and view the artworks adorning the Colonna Gallery
  • Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant
  • Head back to the hotel to enjoy the remaining evening at leisure

Day 8: Rome – United States

Saturday, 22 October 2022

  • Depart on your own flights home

Please get in touch by July 13, 2022 if you are interested in experiencing this captivating destination through the R. Crusoe & Son lens.

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