Feast of St. Francis & Jazz Festival

5 Nights from R23,725 pps



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Departure Date: 01/10/2018

Late September sees numerous arts, crafts and antiques fairs across Rome and in October, Rome sees many arts and theater events, along with one big religious celebration. The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, on Oct. 3, marks the 1226 anniversary of the Umbrian saint's death. Romans celebrate with a wreath-laying near the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano.

Spend 5 nights at the 4 Star Marcella Royal Hotel in Via Veneto. is situated in the heart of Rome, close to Via XX Settembre, within walking distance of the city's numerous sights and attractions, including Via Veneto, the Spanish Steps, Via Nazionale and Barberini. The rooms of the hotel are decorated elegantly and the roof garden
offers a nice panoramic view of Rome. The hotel is situated close to the Termini train station.

Discover all the endless wonders that Rome has to offer, with a local to guide you Take in views of the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Navona Square and some local hidden gems. Sample two of the best things Rome has to offer - espresso and gelato
Wander through countless Roman squares to admire architecture and daily local life.

Start your Rome city tour at Campo’ de Fiori which is full of charming small cafes where you'll have the chance to enjoy one of the most famous markets in Rome!

After exploring the noisy square for a little bit, your expert guide will take you to Piazza Navona, site of the beautiful Four Rivers fountain by Bernini and then on to Palace Madama, a Renaissance building that is now the seat of the Italian Senate. A short walk away is the Pantheon, one of the greatest and best preserved Roman
temples in the world. In the 7th century it was transformed into a church and remains one of the most astonishing sites in the Eternal City. Don’t forget to admire the beautiful fountain outside, built by Giacomo della Porta.

Delight your senses with the best food and stun your inner tourist with the famous landmarks of Rome as you stroll through the centre of the city. Culture and food - what more could you ask for?! Are you ready for the best espresso in Rome? Or maybe even the world?!! The bar is just nearby!

Your local Rome guide will then take you a little further along to the beautiful Piazza Colonna, home to Palazzo Chigi, the seat of the Italian government and nearby Montecitorio, the house of Parliament. We’ll stop for a well earned break at Rome’s best gelateria to sample some of its famous icy treasures.

Wind your way through alleyways to the Trevi Fountain, the iconic spot featured in the movie ‘La Dolce Vita’, filmed by Federico Fellini in 1960. And be sure to throw a coin into the fountain and make a wish!

Complete your Rome walking tour by visiting another hidden gem: the Spanish Steps, one of the city’s most famous spots and home to the Barcaccia Fountain by Bernini. Walk along Via Condotti, a street filled with high end boutiques as well as ancient local favourites such as Antico Caffe Greco, which has been a meeting point for
artists and philosophers for centuries. This is one of the best places in Rome to find a mix of old and new and your local guide will, of course, be giving you plenty of fascinating insights along the way.

What's Included

Return flights from Johannesburg to Rome, approx. airport taxes, return private airport hotel transfers, a 5 night stay at the 4 Star Marcella Royal Hotel in Via Veneto sharing a twin room with breakfast daily and a Roman Dolce Vita tour (with an english speaking guide) that will lead you to the best espresso and gelato in town and you will also get to see the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, and a few other secret spots too.

5 Nights from R23,725 pps

The Small Print

These offers are brought to you by Travel Counsellors (Pty) Ltd. Valid: 1 - 6 October 2018. Offers are per person sharing. Rates for other periods are available on request. Packages and airfares are subject to availability, airfare increases, seasonal surcharge; high season supplements and currency fluctuations. Supplier's terms and conditions are available on request. Offers include airport taxes. Packages exclude items of personal nature, meals & drinks not specified, options excursions, tipping. Additional information available on request. Valid for SA residents only. Terms and conditions apply. Prices and information correct at time of publishing. E&OE.

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