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Botanical Gardens Ponte G. Matteotti Villa Borghese Ponte Metropolitana Pincio er Vatican Museum Pte. S. Angelo Pa r nic ole nse 0 miles 0 Farnese Palace Piazza Venezia ROME r Piazza della Repubblica Piazza dei Cinquecento Quirinal Gardens Forum of Caesar VIMINAL HILL Vittoriano ESQUILINE HILL Roman Forum Ponte Fabricio km 1/2 Piazza Alessandria Roman National Museum Barberini Palace Piazza del Quirinale Ponte Cestio 1/2 Piazza Fiume QUIRINAL HILL Campidoglio P Si te. st o Gia e. ni P t azzi .M G Borghese Palace Piazza della Piazza Rotonda Navona Pantheon co Saint Peter's P Em te. V an itt ue or le io P te . I e r to Umb Saint Peter's Square Spanish Steps Piazza di Spagna Pte . Piazza Cavour Cavour Pte. Garib aldi Castel Sant'Angelo VATICAN CITY Galoppatoio M Vi l l ed a ic i Piazza del Popolo Ti b Ponte Piazza Margherita dei Quiriti Coliseum PALATINE HILL MaCirc xim us us Piazza Vittoria Emanuele II Piazza Giovanni XXIII CELIAN HILL AVENTINE Every street in Rome seems to hold thousands of years of history in its very stones. The Eternal City, where emperors once walked triumphantly, is an amazing experience in the truest sense of the word. It is a modern city that displays its glorious past with pride and exudes an unforgettable beauty, dynamic contrast and appreciation for life. Whichever way you turn, you're destined to see something that will leave you breathless. You can almost picture the gladiator fights of 2,000 years ago in the magnificent Coliseum. Caesar's orations still echo from the ruins of the Roman Forum. The splendid Pantheon will impress you with its perfectly preserved aura of hushed awe. When visiting the lovely Spanish Steps, a masterpiece of Baroque design, you'll see why the irresistible charm of Rome fills the imaginations of so many admirers. Nestled between the palaces of the historic centers lies the aweinspiring Trevi Fountain, a magnificent jewel of water and stone where travelers join in the curious tradition of tossing coins over their shoulders with hopes of returning to Rome again one day. Exploring the Vatican is another journey unto itself. From the inspiring Sistine Chapel to Michelangelo's stirring Pieta and the majesty of St. Peter's Basilica, you'll leave this place of brilliance with a special appreciation for the wonders of great artistic creation. Venturing to see the fascinating historical treasures will astound you, and keep you wanting more. Beyond these sights that have cultivated this city, lies welcoming locals that encapsulate the spirit, delectable cafés, picturesque streets lined with designer boutiques and artisan shops, and a timeless charm that will be etched into your memory forever. VACATION ENHANCING TOURS • Walking Tour Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica • Private Foutains and Squares of Rome • Walking Tour Colosseum & Eternal City • Private Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica • Ancient Rome • Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica with Transportation • Rome by Night • Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatino HIl Consult your American Express travel counselor for more details on these and other group and private tours and transfers. • Dinner by Trastevere & Rome by Night • Do as the Romans Do with Cooking Lesson • Cooking Lesson & Grocery Tour • Capri Island with Lunch • Naples & Pompeii with Lunch • Tivoli and its Villas • Florence with Lunch Rome 39

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