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Vatican City: Basilica, Dome, & Papal Tombs Early Bird Tour

1. Vatican City: Basilica, Dome, & Papal Tombs Early Bird Tour

Be mesmerized by the ancient history of the Vatican City with our local guide, including the marvelous St. Peter’s Square, the heart of the Vatican city, filled with statuesque columns and majestic pilasters. Our guide will walk you through the 1st balcony, decorated with amazing frescoes and works of art at a close distance up until you reach the summit of the Dome after 320 steps, where a panoramic view awaits you over the city centre. Have some free time to enjoy and take photographs at your own pace, observing from a wide-range view of the Dome’s summit, overlooking to some of the ancient monuments including the Roman Colosseum and Pantheon. There’s no need to line up again as the guide escorts you back to the Basilica with an instant access. Be captivated by the interiors filled with masterpieces of the illustrious Bernini and Michelangelo and the remains from the Renaissance and Baroque period. As the tour ends, follow your guide towards the Vatican’s historic Grottoes to get a closer look of the rooms, chapels and the papal tombs, where many Popes, royalties and other dignitaries are laid to rest.

Appia Antica: Full Day Bike Rental with Customizable Routes

2. Appia Antica: Full Day Bike Rental with Customizable Routes

Make the most of your time in Rome by getting into off the beaten path on a bike ride through Appian Way Regional Park. Customize the itinerary according to your interests and stop when you want at the highlights of the Appian Way.  Discover one of the most beautiful protected areas in Rome far away from hustle and bustle of the city. Bike along safe paths in the Appia Antica Park and see the sighs from this perspective or travel along original cobblestones at your own pace.

Vatican City: Early Dome Climb with St. Peter’s Basilica

3. Vatican City: Early Dome Climb with St. Peter’s Basilica

Your tour will start early in the morning in Vatican City, the smallest nation in the world. Meet your licensed, English-speaking guide at the Fountain of the Tiare (Fontana delle Tiare), where you will be accompanied to witness the St. Peter’s Basilica Dome, the tallest Dome in the world. Start the climb to the Dome while listening to the fascinating facts and stories narrated by your guide. Avoid the 231 steps and take the elevator to the first level of the Dome, where the doors will open to the wonder that is Michelangelo’s Dome. From here you will get to admire the views of the interiors of the Basilica from above. Gaze upon the incredible mosaics, the amazing Latin Scripts up close and explore the roof of the basilica. Start you climb up 320 steps on this beautifully crafted and narrow spiral staircase to the very top of the Dome. This quite tiresome climb up will surely be worthwhile the energy spent to reach the top. You will get to admire the view from the highest place within the Vatican. This breathtakingly beautiful panoramic view of the Vatican City, its gorgeous gardens and ancient Rome that includes the Colosseum and the Pantheon will be a once in a lifetime opportunity. After having admired this splendid panoramic view from what will seem to be and feel as the “top of the world”, you will be able to descend to the St. Peter’s Basilica floors completely avoiding the long and tiresome lines outside. Let your guide accompany you through the beauty that is this marvelous architectural piece admired and revered by the entire world. The Basilica is the largest church in the world and the heart of Christianity, a place of pilgrimage in which millions of people gather every year. Prepare to be enchanted by this baroque masterpiece designed by Bernini and Bramante and to admire breathtaking art works like Michelangelo’s Pietà sculpture.This magnificent creation of Michelangelo is said to have been the perfect sculpture that helped launch his career unlike any previous work he had done. The scene of the Pieta shows the Virgin Mary holding the dead body of Christ after his crucifixion, death, and removal from the cross, but before he was placed in the tomb. This is one of the key events from the life of the Virgin, known as the Seven Sorrows of Mary, which were the subject of Catholic devotional prayers, it is also said to be the only piece Michelangelo ever signed. Having soaked up the splendor that is this wonderful basilica, make your way down to the Vatican Grottoes also known as the Papal Tombs. Located inside the Grottoes are the tombs of over 90 Popes, a few monarchs and other church dignitaries, which dates to the 10th century. The Vatican Grottoes is considered to be the most visited place in Vatican City and is an absolute must -see of this glorious nation.

Rome: 3.5-Hour Small Group E-Bike Tour

4. Rome: 3.5-Hour Small Group E-Bike Tour

Embark on a 3 hour city highlights tour of the eternal city on state-of-the-art E-Bikes. Monuments such as the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain are a must-see for every visitor of Rome and are of course included in the tour. Enjoy fascinating views as you ride up to the Capitoline Hill from where you'll be overlooking the mythical Forum Romanum and the Colosseum. Then, marvel at the architecture of Saint Peter's Basilica, the world's oldest church. During the tour, you'll get plenty of opportunities to take fantastic pictures too. The tour is highly personalized with a maximum number of 8 participants and is ideal for friends and families.

Vatican: St. Peter's Basilica Dome Guided Walking Tour

5. Vatican: St. Peter's Basilica Dome Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy a morning exploring St. Peter's Square, St. Peter's Basilica, and climbing the magnificent Dome. Discover the history of the amazing architecture and its design. Capture panoramic views of Rome and appreciate the small group environment. Arrive at St. Peter's Square and meet your guide and intimate group. Begin the climb of the Dome and witness all of Rome from the best panoramic spot. Explore the Basilica and learn about its construction period of over 100 years. Take in the works of Michelangelo and his pupils. Appreciate the utter intricacy of the art surrounding you, from the golden ceilings to marble floors and stunning colorful mosaics.

Rome: Navona Underground Experience

6. Rome: Navona Underground Experience

Begin your tour by descending 5 meters below street level to explore the former circus in all its dimensions. As you walk, receive details about the travertine blocks, brickwork, and marble columns of the main entrances. Travel back in time and look at a selection of unpublished photographs, 3D reconstructions, videos, and informative panels that tell the story of the Stadium of Domitian. Learn about the development of the site into its current piazza, as well as the evolution of ancient Roman sports. Towards the latter stage of your tour, see artifacts from the days of the Roman Empire found during archaeological excavations. These include fragments of sculptures and a torso made from Pentelic marble from the quarries of Penteli, north of Athens.

Rome: Full-Day Vespa Scooter Rental

7. Rome: Full-Day Vespa Scooter Rental

Explore the streets of Rome on a stylish Vespa scooter with this simple rental service. Get free assistance inside the highway belt of Rome (Grande Raccordo Anulare - GRC). Pickup your Vespa at the rental shop and get fitted with a helmet. Listen as the staff gives you some helpful tips on how to use this model of scooter. Use your complimentary map to help you navigate around the city. Find out hotspots and routes and let a local tell you the fastest way to get to the sights in this vast city. Start exploring with major attractions that are less than 15-minutes away like the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, the Colosseum, and Vatican City. Return the Vespa before your 24-hour rental period ends or make arrangements to extend your rental contract.

Rome: Bike Rental

8. Rome: Bike Rental

Discover the city of Rome by bike and spare your feet! Climb the 7 hills on a comfortable bike and cycle through the narrow streets, going from highlight to highlight in an easy and fast way. Our agile Trekking bikes come with a sturdy front suspension fork and at least 24 gears. The E-City Bike and E-Mountain Bike run on smooth and reliable Bosch or Yamaha electric motors. All are equipped with anti-puncture tires and comfortable saddles. This will make your ride down the cobblestone roads or along the uneven ancient Appian Way an easy, safe and fully enjoyable experience.

Rome: St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour with Dome Climb

9. Rome: St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour with Dome Climb

Let's do a journey into the heart of Christianity where art and religion get mixed with a St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour. Led by a professional tour guide get ready to discover the main stories and secrets of the Christian Church besides admiring some of the greatest masterpieces worldwide. You will meet your guide early in the morning in St. Peter's square. After redeeming your ticket venture inside and immerse yourself in the home of the Catholic Church. Gaze at the colorful marble, golden ceilings, and intricate mosaics that surround you. You'll also admire amazing masterpieces such as Michelangelo's "La Pietà", a stunning Michelangelo sculpture created by the artist when he was just 24, Bernini’s "Baldacchino", the ornate bronze canopy that sits above St. Peter’s high altar and so much more! You'll then climb the imponent St. Peter's Dome where you can gaze at a breathtaking panoramic view of the Eternal City collecting incredible pictures!

Rome: Electric Bike Rental Service

10. Rome: Electric Bike Rental Service

Discover Rome on your own terms with this e-bike rental service. Listen to tips on the best routes through the city's highlights and get a handy map. Choose from a rental from 9:00-7:00pm, for 24-hours, or for 48-hours. Collect your Italwin e-city bike from the rental office. Enjoy the long-lasting power of a 36-volt, lithium-ion Samsung battery. Ride through Rome with features like a LCD display, a soft start device, 5 different assistance levels, and front and rear disc brakes. Have the bike adjusted to your measurements and listen to a briefing on how to use the bike. Hear tips on how to get to the main tourist attractions in the shortest time possible. Set-off on your biking adventure. Return the bike to the rental shop at the end of your rental period.

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What people are saying about Lazio

TopBike’s tour of the Appian Way with our guide Alessandro, was a highlight of our Italian trip. Safe, informative, and fun- Alessandro guided our small group through city streets, ancient roads, and country side with ease and humor. We would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Rome, and we would absolutely do it again.

It was very enjoyable and Glen was very knowledgeable about the area. It was a beautiful ride. Be sure you can keep up as we did zip along in some areas and it can get bumpy. It was really nice to get away from the crowds.

Great way to sight see and enjoy Rome. Would 100% recommend and also do again myself. Customer service was great during pick up and drop off.

I recomanded the morning tour, at 8 was not crowded. The audio system was very good, the guide was nice and profesional

Our guide was absolutely fantastic and the tour was excellent