Your 8 day / 7 night Rome & Naples "From the Sistine Chapel to the Blue Grotto" Tour includes the following:
· 4-star hotel accommodations
· Breakfast, and lunch or dinner as indicated on itinerary
· Expert guided visits
· Transportation during group functions
· Transportation from Rome to Naples
· Museum & archaeological site entree fees
individual attention, all scheduled group tours are limited
to 16 participants. Private
group tours of all sizes are welcome; contact Capritime to
schedule your special departure.
Capritime Tours is proud to present “From the Sistine Chapel to the Blue Grotto” Tour.
This fabulous art & archaeology tour offers the best of the ancient Roman
world from its Capital to its Playground!
As an intimate group you will enjoy an in-depth introduction to the art and archaeology
of Rome and the Bay of Naples. Our tour begins in Rome and concludes in the Bay
of Naples and features expert guided visits of the following sites:
BAY OF NAPLES
Piazza del Campidoglio
St. Peter's Basilica
Capri Boat Tour
Villa San Michele
After arrival in Rome you'll check into deluxe four-star
accommodations in the center of Rome's historic district. An
orientation walk will show you Rome's most beautiful monuments-the
Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, and Piazza Navona-and give
you an introduction to life and leisure in the Eternal City.
is a city built layer-upon-layer and we'll begin to disentangle
these with a visit to the ancient city center that takes in
the Forum Romanum and the Colosseum. We'll also visit Piazza
del Campidoglio, Michelangelo's masterpiece of urban planning.
Rome is much more than an ancient city-it's an Eternal
one-so our tour will
also take in the masterpieces of the Renaissance and Baroque periods. We'll see
paintings by the likes of Raphael and Caravaggio and architecture designed by
Bramante, Borromini, and Bernini. And a visit to the stunning Galleria Borghese
will give you a chance to see an unparalleled collection of Renaissance and Baroque
masterpieces in their original context.
Our last full day in Rome will take us
to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica. We'll marvel
at the vast collections in the Vatican, looking in particular
at the rooms painted by Raphael for Pope Julius II and the Sistine Chapel ceiling
painted by Michelangelo, and we'll admire St. Peter's, a church unmatched in
size and splendor.
BAY OF NAPLES
From Rome, you will take the fast train down to the
Bay of Naples where your tour will begin with a visit to the
National Archaeological Museum to view some of the treasures
removed from the archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum,
as well as the exquisite Farnese collection of statuary which decorated the
Baths of Caracalla in Rome and to Pompeii for a visit to the ruins of the Roman
market town buried under pumice stones and ash during the eruption of 79 AD.
This is a unique opportunity to experience the Roman lifestyle of the 1st century
Afterward, jet over to the glamorous Island of Capri for four nights in
paradise to discover the treasures of the island that so enchanted
the emperor Tiberius that he moved the reign of the Roman Empire
to the Bay of Naples and called Capri home. We will have delightful
walks to visit Villa Jovis, the most important of the 12 imperial
villas begun by Augustus and completed by Tiberius, to the
chapel of Cetrella, and, of course, through Capri, the playground
of today's jet setters!
No trip to Capri would be complete without a private boat tour around
the dramatic landscape of the enchanted island! We'll swim, visit caverns and
grottoes, and be lulled by the song of the sirens!
Our tour includes the incredible Amalfi
Coast drive and a visit to Amalfi, the first southern Maritime Republic in Italy,
before continuing on to view the Doric temples at Paestum.
Your last afternoon will be free to relax on one of Capri's
many famous beaches or poolside in our hotel. Depart at your leisure from
Your Capritime Tours Rome & Bay of Naples "From
the Sistine Chapel to the Blue Grotto" package includes the
· 4-star hotel accommodations
Breakfast, and lunch or dinner as indicated on itinerary
Expert guided visits
Transportation during group functions
Transportation Rome to Naples.
Museum & Archaeological Site Entree Fees