UNESCO World heritage-listed Rome is home to some of the world’s oldest and most fascinating treasures, from the Spanish Steps to the Pantheon, the Vatican Museums, and the mighty Colosseum. Exploring independently means you’re free to see the city at your own pace, but comes with a unique set of challenges which must be overcome in order to make the most of your time there.
In today’s blog, we outline a few challenges that exploring Rome can bring, and share info on our solution to enjoy the best this spectacular city has to offer – in complete comfort, with an expert guide.
Navigating a Foreign City
Navigating a foreign city, where the roads are unfamiliar and the public transportation system is confusing, can quickly eat into your valuable sightseeing time. Time spent deciphering maps, figuring out bus routes, or hailing taxis is better spent immersing yourself in the rich history that surrounds you.
A private guided tour of Rome can not only provide the convenience of pre-planned walking route or pre-booked transportation (depending on your tour-type), but also a seasoned guide who knows the ins and outs of the city – ensuring you get to the most captivating sites without the stress of navigating the maze-like streets.
Lengthy Ticket Queues
Rome's global popularity as a historic destination comes with a downside: lengthy admission queues. Standing in line for hours under the scorching sun or chilly breeze can be disheartening, especially when you're eager to explore iconic sites like the Colosseum and Vatican Museums.
Many of our private guided tours in Rome include pre-booked entry tickets, saving you time and allowing you to delve straight into the heart of Rome's treasures. This means more time admiring the architecture, and less time fidgeting in queues.
Lack of Historic Info and Context
Imagine gazing upon the majestic Colosseum or standing beneath the awe-inspiring ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, and not being able to fully grasp the historical significance and stories that make these places come alive. Exploring these sites independently leaves you yearning for context – those hidden secrets and captivating anecdotes that give each stone and brushstroke a deeper meaning.
Guided sightseeing tours are led by experts well-versed in Rome's history, dedicated to sharing the hidden secrets and rich details that breathe life into Rome’s ancient ruins and fascinating artworks.
While Rome welcomes millions of tourists each year, it's easy to fall into the trap of tourist-centric activities and miss out on the authentic experiences that locals cherish. Locating charming eateries tucked away in cobblestone alleys, stumbling upon vibrant markets, and discovering lesser-known historical gems requires a level of local knowledge that only residents possess.
Our private guided tour of Rome takes in the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums, and connects you with guides who are not only knowledgeable about Rome's history but are also well-acquainted with the city's hidden gems, ensuring you experience Rome through a more authentic and local lens.
If you’re considering a trip back in time to the days of ancient Rome, let Askos Tours be your guide. We specialize in tours and activities with an archaeological and artistic theme across Italy, and we look forward to helping you make unforgettable memories with us.
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