Places to visit in Rome

Among Rome places to visit, the Vatican Museums are certainly a must see. In fact, you can find them in the itinerary of the Vatican City Tours carried out by our Transfers Rome drivers. If the museum rooms and the Pontifical Galleries are already wonderful during the day, they are even more so under the moonlight. From May until 25th July and from 5th September to 21st October 2014, every Friday night from 09:00 PM to 11:00 PM it will be possible to book a guided night tour of the Vatican Museums. The entrance closes at 09:30 PM (the guided tour takes about 2 hours) and you must book online through the official website of the museum. For these night openings, there have also been organized cultural events and concerts, which are part of the music festival “Il Bello da Sentire” (for visits that include the concerts, the entrance will be at 06:00 PM). Visual and sculptural arts blend with music, performed by young talents of the musical scene in the rooms of the museum of the Popes: a magical experience. Over 20 night appointments at the Vatican Museums are planned on the calendar.

To reach all Rome places to visit 24/7, it’s possible to book the chauffeur-driven car-hire services offered by the company Transfers Rome. Even during the evening, you will travel in complete safety, because your private driver will be waiting for you in front of the hotel to take you to the Vatican Museums, and then he’ll be just outside of the museum ready to take you back to the hotel or to take you on an evocative Rome by Night Tour.

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During the night openings of the Vatican Museums, you’ll also be able to visit the Gregorian Egyptian Museum, the Pio Clementino Museum, the Upper Galleries, Raphael’s Rooms, the Borgia Apartment (only selected rooms), the Collection of Modern Religious Art and of course the Sistine Chapel (you can always see it at the end of your visit). Just for this time, there will be open to the public the Rooms of St. Pius V, in which are preserved medieval and renaissance ceramics and ancient Roman micro-mosaics. For online bookings of the guided tours, for information about the ticket prices and for the detailed program of the festival “Il Bello da Sentire”, we suggest visiting the website www.museivaticani.va. If you plan on going to the capital during your summer holidays, you can’t miss the opportunity to see the Vatican Museums after sunset. Other Rome places to visit worth seeing by night that we recommend are the Colosseum and the Imperial Fora, Piazza di Spagna and Piazza Navona.

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Rome Tour Map

In your Transfers Rome private car Rome tour map we suggest you include a visit at the Capitoline Museums, located in Piazza del Campidoglio. It was Michelangelo who, in the middle of the 16th century, designed this fine Roman piazza, which stands on the smallest of the seven hills. The exhibition “1564-2014 MICHELANGELO. A Universal Artist” is dedicated to this great Tuscan artist, a documentary exhibition created to celebrate 450 years since the death of the painter, architect and sculptor of the Italian Renaissance. Michelangelo’s most famous works in Rome are certainly the frescoes on the Vault of the Sistine Chapel and the Last Judgement, which you can admire in the Vatican Museums. The traces left by the Aretine artist in the capital are numerous: the statues of Moses, Rachel and Leah in the Basilica of San Pietro in Vincoli (St. Peter in Chains), the frescoes in the Cappella Paolina (Pauline Chapel) figuring the Conversion of Saul and the Crucifixion of St. Peter, and the architectural projects of St. Peter’s Basilica. Every work by Michelangelo is a breathtaking masterpiece. Following in his footsteps in the eternal city, it is possible to build an ideal Rome tour map that ends in the Vatican City and that can start exactly in Piazza del Campidoglio. From 27th May to 24th September 2014, here in the rooms of the Capitoline Museums it will be possible to visit the exhibition dedicated to this great Italian creative mind. It was important to remember the 450th anniversary of his death with a great exhibition event, in the city where he lived for many years until the end of his life. The museum visit will go through the traces left by Michelangelo in person: projects, drawings, maquettes, writings, letters and poems. Through a series of “thematic contrasts” that aim to highlight the complex creative and crafting phases of Michelangelo’s works, you will experience an exhibition that follows the whole life and art of the author. If you plan to organize a Rome City Tour it’s an appointment you can’t miss.

Rome Tour Map: Michelangelo exhibition at the Capitoline Museums

The exhibition “1564-2014 MICHELANGELO. A Universal Artist” at the Capitoline Museums is conceived and curated by the superintendent Cristina Acidini, relies on an important scientific committee and is prepared and organized by the cultural associations Associazione Culturale Metamorfosi and Zètema Progetto Cultura. For further information about the exhibition, ticket prices, and bookings, we suggest you visit the website of the Capitoline Museums. If instead you wish to rent a private chauffeur driven car for your customized Rome tour map, please don’t hesitate to contact Transfers Rome.

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Landscape Tour of the Aventine Hill

The Aventine Hill is one of the mythical seven hills on which ancient Rome was built. Today it belongs to the Ripa rione and it offers to visitors of the Capital wonderful landscape views through flower gardens, churches, villas and ancient ruins.
Transfers Rome NCC company has thought to let you have a tour with private car to discover this magnificent area punctuated with green spaces. It’s a good idea to take a tour in spring, especially in May when the enchanting Roseto di Roma Capitale (Rome Rose Garden), located at the slopes of the Aventine Hill, open its gates to visitors (till October). The garden, situated near the Circus Maximus, hosts very precious collections of ancient and botanical roses, as well as exceptional “modern” varieties coming from all over the world to participate in the Concorso Internazionale Premio Roma (that takes place in May).
During the landscape tour organized by Transfers Rome, you’ll be taken to Sant’Alessio Garden, placed between the church dedicated to the saint and the church of Santa Sabina, and to the Giardino degli Aranci (the Garden of Oranges), where you can enjoy an unforgettable panoramic view of Rome. The other name as which this famous Roman belvedere is known is Parco Savello, made in 1932 by the architect Raffaele De Vico. Once out of the garden, turning right you arrive in the neoclassical Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta (Piazza of Knights of Malta), designed in 1765 by Giovan Battista Piranesi. From the keyhole of the front door of Villa del Priorato you’ll be able to notice Saint Peter’s dome framed by the hedges of the gardens.
You can complete the private driver tour adding other interesting destinations like Forum Boarium and Pons Cestius.

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Rome Shopping Tour

Your special full day Rome shopping tour, entirely dedicated to shopping in the Capital, will have as a starting point Rome-Fiumicino “Leonardo da Vinci” Airport. An NCC (limousine service) driver at your complete disposal will take you to the center of Rome in your rented private car.

You’ll be accompanied in one of the world’s most famous metropolitan places for its important connection with high fashion: Piazza di Spagna. At the center of the piazza there’s the famous Fontana della Barcaccia (Fountain of the Old Boat) (1627-29), a work by Pietro Bernini, father of Gian Lorenzo. As a scenographic background is the Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti (Spanish Steps), an exceptional monumental and architectural complex, formed by 138 steps. During your tour you’ll have the opportunity to admire from above the spectacular urban landscape offered by the famous Steps, designed during the 18th century by Alessandro Specchi and Francesco de Sanctis. The long descent is also renowned as one of the most loved locations for the most important fashion shows by Italian fashion houses, from Valentino to Gattinoni, from Laura Biagiotti to Fendi, from Gucci to Armani, from Dolce&Gabbana to Krizia.

The most famous Italian fashion designers have a boutique in Rome, in particular in Via Condotti, an elegant street that extends just in front of Piazza di Spagna, but also in parallel streets, such as Via Borgognona, Via delle Carrozze, and in side streets, such as Via Bocca di Leone. Here, for example, during the shopping tours you’ll be able to visit Gianni Versace’s showroom and Valentino’s boutique. Besides the great “made in Italy” brands you’ll also find the most well known foreign brands, such as the timeless Chanel and Donna Karan, the American fashion designer that dresses Hilary Clinton. If you’re interested in buying a bag or a classy suitcase you’ll be able to visit the boutiques of Trussardi, Nazareno Gabrielli, Louis Vuitton, Furla; if you love jewels, women’s best “friends”, you’ll find the sumptuous jewelries of Bulgari, Damiani, Pomellato, and many other great brands.

Of course you’ll be able to stop in one of the most characteristic places of the Capital for a coffee break and later for lunch. You’ll taste and be able to buy typical Italian food and wine products, and then continue your shopping tour in Rome.

Reading enthusiasts will be able to shop in huge bookstores, which have in stock thousands of titles, and in specialized libraries, such as the Orpheus library in Via Monte della Farina, dedicated to classical music and opera. Carrying on exploring the area around Piazza di Spagna, in Via del Babuino, Via del Corso, Via Sistina and Via Margutta, a street very well known to collectors, you’ll find important art galleries and antique shops, such as Galleria Veneziani, Antichità Rogai and the Rappaport antique library. In Via Campo di Mazio 53 there’s the oldest haberdashery in Rome, “Il Camiciaio”, where the elegant Roman ladies went to adorn their dresses and hats with rooster feathers, fragrant silk flowers and ostrich feathers.

If the tour takes place on Sunday, you’ll be able to be accompanied by the chauffeur at your disposal to the most famous market in the Capital, the one of Porta Portese. It’s open from dawn to 15:00 and has about 2,000 exhibitors. You’ll be able to find interesting antiques and collectibles: photographs, stamps, antique furniture and valuable ornaments. Other markets in Rome are: the Portaportese 2, the flea market of Borgo Parioli, the Garage Sale, the flea market of Villa Chigi and the one of Ponte Milvio, that also offers a great occasion to have a walk along the Lungotevere. You’ll be able to consult with us to choose the most suitable market to include in your shopping tours plan. If, for example, you’re interested in more convenient shopping, getting out of the city center, we can also take you to one of the many shopping malls in Rome, where you’ll find thousands of shops with the most famous Italian and foreign brands. At just a few kilometers from the Capital there’s also the Valmontone Outlet Fashion District, where you’ll be able to shop at really interesting prices.

At the end of the Rome shopping tour, transfer to the airport or overnight stay in a hotel in Rome.

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From Rome to Sermoneta, Caetani castle and Garden of Ninfa

The tour is recommended especially during spring, when the Garden of Ninfa is at its highest splendor.
Sermoneta is a characteristic Medieval borough, that claims the acknowledgment of “European Destination of Excellence”. The town, located in the Province of Latina, is about 60km from Rome, thus the car transfer to Sermoneta takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes on the A1 highway.
The drivers of our NCC company will welcome you in elegant vehicles at Fiumicino Airport, Termini Station, your hotel or any other point of interest. Once arrived at destination, you’ll start the tour of Sermoneta, visiting its historical center. The ladscape is dominated by the two towers, the Maschio and Maschietto, of the 13th centuryCaetani Castle.
Thanks to the guided tour inside the ancient manor, you’ll be able to discover its history and admire the various rooms, like the immense “Sala dei Baroni” and the “Camere Pinte” frescoed in 1470 by a student of Pinturicchio. After the visit to the fortress, you’ll stop in a restaurant to taste delicious local products.
In the afternoon you’ll be accompanied by your Transfers Rome driver to the Garden of Ninfa, a natural and historical park of extraordinary beauty. There you can admire 1300 species of plants, including roses, magnolias, aquatic iris, Japanese cherry trees and maples. Since its origins, when the Romans built the Temple of the Naiad Nymphs, till the 19th century when it was transformed in a romantic English garden, the Garden of Ninfa has always been a magic place, that continues to fascinate its visitors. At the end of the day tour: transfer by car to Rome.

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Naples Tours

The Naples tours conceived by our company offer evocative and interesting itineraries to experience in a private chauffeur driven car in the wonderful city of Naples and the nearby places. In particular we recommend the panoramic trip from the Port of Naples to the close Pozzuoli and Posillipo, where you’ll be able to admire enchanting sea views, ruins of ancient Roman settlements and interesting volcanic phenomena. Getting off your ship, you’ll find a luxury limousine or sedan equipped with every comfort ready to welcome you.

You’ll go through the center of Naples, admiring the Royal Palace and the Basilica of San Francesco di Paola in Piazza del Plebiscito, the renowned Teatro lirico San Carlo, and finally the majestic Galleria Umberto I. During the Naples tour your Transfers Rome driver will guide you, showing you monuments to admire and photograph. After this short trip in the center of Naples, you’ll carry on your journey toward Pozzuoli.

The transfer by car will take about 25 minutes.

Once arrived at destination, you’ll be able to admire the interesting Solfatara, the most important volcano of the Phlegraean Fields volcanic area. The area counts about 40 volcanoes in a dormant state. It’s a particularly evocative place, characterized by continuous volcanic phenomena, like fumaroles and mofette. The tour with a Transfers Rome driver will continue in the center of Pozzuoli, the city located just in front of the homonymous gulf. You will also be able to admire ancient Roman buildings, such as the Temple of Serapis and the Flavian Amphitheater. Among all tours in Naples and surroundings conceived by our company this is one of our client’s favorites, because it lets them have an overall view of the city: modern and ancient, naturalistic and urban, panoramic and detailed. Thanks to the many years of experience spent serving clients, our drivers have a deep knowledge of the tourist destinations to share during private car transfers and tours.

After visiting Pozzuoli, you’ll be able to take a lunch break in a typical Campanian restaurant. You’ll then continue your tour toward the Posillipo Hill. The panoramic view of the city and the Bay of Naples is one of the most striking in the world and certainly deserves a stop for some photographs. Naples tours can be completed with the return to the hotel or port to allow our clients to board the ship from where they left.

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From Rome to Monte Livata Transfers

If you want to go skiing near Rome during winter months and have just a day or weekend to spend, you can easily book private vehicle transfers from/to Rome from/to Monte Livata from our NCC company.

The Roman mount, that belongs to the chain of the Simbruini Mountains, has an average height of 1400 meters above mean sea level. Very appreciated by Nordic, back-country and cross-country skiing enthusiasts, the area of Monte Livata offers spectacular snowy sceneries, at just a few km from the capital city. The starting point with a Transfers Rome private car is chosen by the client at the time of booking and can be Termini Station, Fiumicino Airport, Civitavecchia Port, your hotel or any other place in Rome and surroundings. The ski resorts of Monte Livata are at about one and a half hours from the center of the Urbe.

During the journey it is possible to have a short break in Subiaco, a characteristic medieval borough in the high Aniene Valley, famous for having hosted the first monastery founded by Benedict of Nursia. After the break, the driver of our NCC company will accompany you near the slopes of Monte Livata. In Campo dell’Osso you’ll find the Nordic skiing tracks for classic and free technique, while in the Cesone area there is a sled resort, ideal for spending a fun day in the snow with your friends or all of your family.

Transfers Rome also puts at your disposal minivans and minibuses. To know more about the prices of the transfers from Rome to Monte Livata and return, please feel free to contact us.

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Rome to San Gimignano Transfers

Transfers Rome offers you the option to easily reach in a few hours the beautiful medieval village of San Gimignano, in the province of Siena. The transfer will take place on a chauffeur driven luxury car taken from our selection of vehicles, starting from the airport, hotel or any other place in Rome until you arrive at destination. The journey will take about 3 hours, during which there will be a stop in an autogrill motorway café for a coffee break. You’ll travel along the Autostrada del Sole (A1), the longest Italian route, that connects Milan with Naples, passing through some of the most important cities of our peninsula. In particular, you’ll travel along the section that connects Rome with Florence. Going through the green roman countryside, the evocative hills of Lazio and the florid Valle del Tevere you’ll arrive in Umbria. Here, from the windscreen of your private car, you’ll be able to admire the ancient medieval cities of Orte and Orvieto, perched on high rocks. The strategic position and the defensive walls, that still today surround many old town centers, are some distinctive traits of Italian cities built in the past. You’ll explore the heart of Tuscany, letting yourself be fascinated by the beautiful flowery landscapes of the Valdichiana. You’ll be able to see the city of Chiusi, renowned for its Etruscan origin, Siena, world famous for its compelling Palio delle Contrade, Colle di Val d’Elsa, perched on a high hillrock and famous for the production of crystal. Finally you’ll reach San Gimignano, known as the “Medieval Manhattan” for its fifteen high medieval towers, rare and precious witnesses of Italian history.

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Villa Borghese Tour: the Globe Theatre

Transfers Rome offers you relaxing and efficient chauffeur-driven car-hire services to let you reach and visit the most interesting and evocative locations in the capital, like the Silvano Toti Globe Theatre. Built in 2003 in the huge Villa Borghese park, to celebrate its centenary, this Renaissance-style theatre for its looks and circular shape reminds of the homonymous Elizabethan theatre built in London in 1599.

The construction of the Globe Theatre in Rome, made possible by the Silvano Toti Foundation and the Amministrazione Capitolina, has valued this wide Roman green area with another treasure to visit and admire. In this evocative theatrical space the major plays by William Shakespeare get periodically performed, interpreted by great Italian actors.

The characters from “The Tempest”, “Love’s Labours Lost”, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” come to life in the Renaissance theatre in front of the admiring eyes of the audience. This wood theatre, with a 100 meters circumference, was built in less than three months and can host up to 1206 spectators. The Art Direction is by the great Roman actor and director Gigi Proietti, the mind behind the project.

If you are on holiday in Rome and wish to have a tour inside the Villa Borghese and the Globe Theatre don’t hesitate to contact our NCC company. The Transfers Rome private drivers will be pleased to come and collect you at your hotel and accompany you in a limousine to the evening theatre shows or take you on a daily tour at the Roman park.

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