A trip to the Eternal City would not be complete without a visit to its iconic landmarks. In fact, you’ll have one right on the doorstep during your stay at Hassler Roma
, at the top of the Spanish Steps. After a leisurely lunch, you’ll be taken to the Vatican – get ready to be enthralled by St Peter’s Basilica and Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel.
Enjoy a comprehensive city tour of Rome, led by an expert local guide who will recount myths and legends that will transport you back in time. Trace the footsteps of Caesar and Cicero in the valley of Forum Romanum, and explore the Basilica of Constantine, Senate House and the Arch of Titus before finally making your way to the famous Colosseum.
Afterwards, visit the ruins of imperial palaces and the small museum at Palatine Hill. Michelangelo’s Moses is one of the biggest highlights of the tour, found in the Basilica of St. Peter, where you’ll go before heading to the Vittoriano, a grand marble building known as the ‘wedding cake monument’, which was built to honour Italy’s first king, Victor Emmanuel II. Your tour will conclude with a drive past Circus Maximus, where Romans competed in chariot races.
Ever wonder how the perfect, soft and supple cashmere jumper is made? You’ll get to go behind the scenes at one of the most innovative cashmere labels, founded by the king of cashmere, Brunello Cucinelli. You’ll find out how beautiful cashmere garments are made from scratch and have lunch with the craftsmen who make them (on request). Afterwards you can meander through the olive groves, and visit the School of Crafts and the art forum for some creative inspiration.