This was, for me, the highlight of the trip! We thought we were going on a group tour to see the highlights of Rome. When we went down to the lobby to meet the group, there was one person there. It was our tour guide. We didn’t realize that our travel agent booked a private tour for us. We’re so glad she did!
Our tour guide was Giovani, who has a master’ degree in archeology and has been a part of the digs in some of the Roman ruins. We basically had our very own intense and in depth live episode of the travel channel, in one full day.
There was no waiting in lines for entrance to any of the sites. All that was prearranged. We visited the Coloseum, The Forum ruins, the Vatican Museum, The Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, Trevi Fountain and The Pantheon.
It took seven hours and, weirdly enough, we were feeling energized when the day ended.
We took a cab back to the hotel, ate a delicious Italian meal at a family run restaurant and then got to bed early for another tour. WOW!