On this tour of Old Rome, you'll experience: the Piazza Navona; the spot where Julius Caesar was assassinated; Cosmic Caravaggio's; incredible coffee; art that tricks your eye; gelato that delights your palate; the Pantheon; a Renaissance masterpiece; a Baroque beauty; the remains of ancient temples, baths, and latrines; sweet, delicious water from fountains still fed by Roman springs; and a Michelangelo sculpture in Rome's only Gothic church.
"Concept is good"
On this tour of Pompeii, a city preserved by a volcano in 79 AD, we'll walk the ancient streets remarkably like our own. We'll hear about that incredible August day, 1900 years ago, when ash rained down from Mount Vesuvius, turning the sky black and encasing Pompeii in a time capsule.
On this tour of Florence, explore the distinctive Duomo of Florence; see the Gates of Paradise, the innovative bronze doors that ushered in the Renaissance; savor a hot chocolate with whipped cream; go inside Dante's Church, stroll the square that was once a Roman Forum; stop at a snack-stand selling the Florentine delicacy tripe.
On this walk through Barcelona, you'll experience the "visual architectural party" of the city's streets; wander the Boqueria Market, Europe's largest, where produce is art and every possible kind of seafood is on brilliant display; ramble through the Rambunctious Ramblas; stop for hot chocolate and churros and learn how chocolate came to Barcelona; walk through a lush, green cloister with its bubbling fountains and gabbling geese....
We begin by seeing four eras of Rome's 2,000-year-old history all in one view. We ascend the Capitoline Hill with Michelangelo's harmonious Piazza; explore the prison where legend says St. Peter and Paul were held captive;
walk through the Ancient Roman Forum, with the Roman Senate House, the House of the Vestal Virgins, and the Arch of Titus; and then on to the incredible Coliseum.