Each traceable itinerary will never be enough to collect its essence ... always becoming the fulcrum of a new journey that will be able to fix the different emotion in the foodies pit stop .... all the experiences to live it
Eternal in its beauty, as imposing in its grandeur as in its extension ... the Eternal city that not even Romulus was able to contain in one hill, that was raison the death of Remus, the Palatine .. to wich, the destiny added 6 more! Always at the center , capital of political and economic power, it has fatally attracted men of all thickness, tracing the 25,000 world heritage sites. Its center, extended between the Aurelian and Gianicolense walls, allows itself to be crossed by the long Tiber that in the center is flooded to make room for the Tiber Island, tells the story of the succession of the three thousand years of human history that can be breathed while walking through every kind of building construction: from civil constructions such as Forums, Baths, city walls and palaces to religious ones, from early Christian basilicas to baroque churches, to hydraulic works such as aqueducts, fountains, banks of the Tiber. From the universal Roman models such as the Colosseum, the Pantheon and the complex of the Roman Forum and the Imperial Forums, to the Medoeval fortifications such as the city walls and Castel Sant'Angelo, up to the urban projects of the Renaissance and Baroque ages to end with the opulence "modern" including the Sistine area with the Trident system, from Piazza del Popolo to Piazza di Spagna and Piazza Navona. Only partially the post modernism has succeeded in touching it, leaving untouched every magic in the parade between the Capitol, Palazzo Farnese, Palazzo del Quirinale, the Ara Pacis, the major Basilicas such as San Giovanni in Laterano, Santa Maria Maggiore and San Paolo fuori le mura, not to mention the works contained and the wonders of the gardens.
And then the Vatican, the city-state .. which is so small .. so dense that it cannot be told more ...from the Museums to the gardens .. up to the Pontifical Villas, in Roman territory but considered extraterritorial, with Castel Gandolfo supervising them and ... the Sistine Chapel .. eternal as unsurpassed Beauty !!
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TUSCIA LANDS OF TUFO AND VOLCANIC LAKES FOR VILLAGES AND VINES OFF TIME
It will be a journey to enter the spirit of ancient Rome by revealing the identity of which the Baccanali were an expression of a rigid army that found its Myths in food, wine and entertainment, dedicating its gods
Today, wanting to retrace what made Mythical the Romans of the great empire, we will get to know the gluttonous Rome with those historic ovens that with the transformation of a simple nourishing grain mash into a seductive and crunchy panum opened the way to the pleasures of life of which the "fun" , and the circens, requested the accompaniment of the vinum which soon became Vinum, myth! And then our historical walk will be a succession of Foodies pit stops among the historic ovens of the city and then move to the cellars of the nearby Castelli Romani, to taste those native wines so precious as to be destined for those banquets, divine or not, and we would finish .. of course .. in imagining the Rome of games right under the stars at the Colosseum !![....]
BREAD AND COLOSSEUM IN ROME AS WINE OF THE CASTLES TO KNOW THE ROMANS IDENTITY
It will be a journey to enter the spirit of ancient Rome by revealing the identity of which the Baccanali were an expression of a rigid army that found its Myths in food, wine and entertainment, dedicating its gods.
Today, wanting to retrace what made Mythical the Romans of the great empire, we will get to know the gluttonous Rome with those historic ovens that with the transformation of a simple nourishing grain mash into a seductive and crunchy panum opened the way to the pleasures of life of which the "fun" , and the circens, requested the accompaniment of the vinum which soon became Vinum, myth! And then our historical walk will be a succession of Foodies pit stops among the historic ovens of the city and then move to the cellars of the nearby Castelli Romani, to taste those native wines so precious as to be destined for those banquets, divine or not, and we would finish .. of course .. in imagining the Rome of games right under the stars at the Colosseum !![...]
THE ROMAN CASTLES: THE WHITE ROUTES OF BUSSINES
An intense journey among the Roman white berries, on the salt and wine routes, along the traffics of imperial and papal rome to taste its wines in our foodies stops
Today the journey to discover the Roman world and its Vinum will start from the visit of the Domus ... Villa Adriana to outline the playful lifestyle of the Borghesi Romans, who sanctioned the economic trafficking of salt and water and it will be precisely the playful style of fontains that combined with the mosaics to re-image their world made of pleasures to whose convivium the food and the vinum had to be the best. And here is the move to discover those native grapes vine and pre phylloxera, will be our Foodies pit stop of today with organic light lunch with products of what was the origin of the Roman republic, the agropontino, collect from the gardens of the first local winery where we will take a guided tour and tasting of wines and olive oil obtained from aromatic and non-aromatic native berries. Then continue towards the coast that dedicated its destiny to Neptune to end up tasting the Cacchione Pantastico, the wine of Pliny the Elder ... pre phillossera! A stop at the volcanic lake, where the papal residences overlook, will be a must not only for the beauty but for the homage to those volcanic lands that have protected the grapes from phylloxera[....]
APPIA ANTICA LA REGINA VIARUM WHERE WHITE BECOME GOLD: SALT, WATER, MUST AND MILK
It will be a journey through the ancient aromas of the Romans that will take us from the Baths of Caracalla to Neptune to delight us with Cheeses and that Cacchione Pantastico that enchanted Plinio.
Today our walk along the Appian Way will be symbolic and we will not start from the circus maximus but from the botanical garden with a visit to the Italy vineyard with a guided tour to the discovery of the largest 150 native vines of Italy, the unique vine that the Romans found in the lands of conquest and which they made become a symbol of identity with the vinum. Then, before facing the flavors of the palate, our passage to the Baths of Caracalla to admire the Catacombs will prepare us for the atmospheres of Ancient Rome that we will taste with our first foodies pit dedicated to Pliny's cheeses and then moving to Neptune for the second foodies pit stop in a winery for the Cacchione Pantastico .. the famous white grapes loved by the Romans and which we will find here in Piede Franco, pre-philloxera .. preserved thanks to the thermal lands !![....]
ROME FULL IMMERSION
An intense journey not to miss the fundamental highlights if for the first time you walk on the eternal city .. interspersed with a foodies pit stop to not miss its flavors ... as a watershed between the two states: Rome and the Vatican!
Each traceable itinerary will never be enough to collect its essence ... but certainly if it is the first time the Colosseum, the Imperial Forums, the Pantheon and the Sistine Chapel cannot be excluded .. always becoming the fulcrum of a new journey that will know how to fix the different emotion in the foodies pit stop .....today a guided tour with our archaeologist you discover ancient Rome including Colosseum, the Imperial Forums and the Pantheon or the St Peter Basilica and it will end to the Vatican , where , after a private transport you get walk the Vatican beauties ... starting from an informal Foodies pit stop: the "Vatican canteen" , as an indoor, picnic with typical food, to feel freedom from imposing beauty that you will enjoy only walking freely, in the silence, to appreciate its infinite beauty up to the magnificent Sistine Chapel !![...]
ROME: COLESSEUM, IMPERIAL FORUMS AND PANTHEON
An intense journey through the vestiges of ancient Rome from the Colosseum to the Forums passing through the suggestions of the Pantheon to fix its emotions in the foodies pit stop to bring history up to date
Today the emotions of walking the vestiges of ancient Rome will bring us back to perceive the power of the Roman empire in the majesty of the Colosseum as well as the colonnades and arches of the Roman Forums, finishing to savory the spirituality of the Pantheon with the guided tour with our archaeologist who will end in a typical trattoria for a light lunch dedicated to Roman culinary traditions.. with the best artichokes [...]
VATICAN : THE ETHERNAL BEAUTY OF GARDENS AND SISTINE CHAPEL
A journey between the Basilica of St. Peter, the center of power, because the Pope is the true head of state, and the Papal Villas of Gastel Gandolfo, who was his summer residence, to enjoy pure beauty: from the Gardens to the works of Art preserved in the Vatican with two Foodies pit stops to fix emotions
Today in Rome: traveling to foreign lands, those of the Vatican City! Driving the 24km of distance , from Vatican to Villa Barberini, we will follow the ideal "green thread" of the two amazing gardens made of smells and colors that will stun us of incredible beauty , and that will fill our sight for the whole day, with two guided tour of Villa Barberini and Vatican gardens making us ready to be entranced by the sight of the pictorial masterpieces of Raphael and Michelangelo of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel that , we will appreciate , under the magic of the sunset lights, with a silent walking... not even our foodies pit stops , with light lunch to a typical trattoria and the happy hours at the Vatican , will be a distraction !! [...]
VATICAN: SAN PIETRO AND SISTINA CHAPEL
A journey of intense emotions from beauty to the divine, from San Pietro to the Sistine Chapel, where only the unusual Foodies Pit Stop will allow us to recover ... breath!
Today our itinerary is pure celabration of beauty where beauty becomes divine .. A guided tour of the beauties of San Pietro to go to the Vatican .. where welcomed by the unusual happy hour , our Foodies pit stop in perfectly "Romanesque" style, we will be "detox" from the shock and immediately ready.. to continuing into the immensity of art with a visit the Vatican museums .. until the apotheosis of the Sistine Chapel .. in the charm of the golden light of the sunset !! [...]
ROME CARPE DIEM
A journey to the knowledge of the monumental symbols, fundamental stages, which cannot be lost on a visit to Rome to be able to tear a piece of it, be taken home for becoming part of own private collection of the memory .. and then every site, every guided hour becomes the carpe diem that enriches life
Each traceable itinerary will never be sufficient enough to collect its essence at one time .. but it can certainly be a fundamental stage of the knowledge to resume .. from where we were left: a guided and personalized itinerary to the knowledge of your two museums fundamental museums , then, be free to ask more hours to continue to deepen .. knowing how to dose your time !! To you the choice of the sites .. to us the pleasure of telling them [...]
ROME: FLAVOURS AND AROMAS GUIDED TOUR
Walking fro visiting to areas known as the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Campo de 'Fiori, Ghetto, Trastevere…you are reaching along unusual paths throght the flavors and aromas of the city !!
Our guide accompanies you by hand in a walk along the most authentic and ancient places of Rome where some of the typical Roman products and recipes were born and produced.A journey of taste that unfolds in the most veritable neighborhoods of Rome starting from Campo dei Fiori with its food market to let us be enraptured by the first authentic flavors including the inevitable Pecorino Romano ... and the White Pizza !! .. then how to jump the ghetto..and its artichokes ?? And then to ..Trastevere for carbonara !!! Obviously in perfect Roman style .. everything is "washed" down with Castelli wines.... If it is still early we will go to the Pantheon to taste one of the best coffees, in the heart of Roman political life, not before stopping in a Sicilian confectionery where the cannoli are always fresh and served in an old room, including grandmother's beliefs, where we will taste the “Rosolio” the liqueur that in Sicily that was offered at the end of the meal accompanied by sweets [....]
ROME TRASTEVERE BY NIGHT WITH SEGWAY
Today the experience of experiencing the nightlife of the typical Roman evenings between Trastevere and Testaccio, the typical neighborhoods of the football faith to live the goliardic style on "horseback" of a segway and taste the atmospheres with our foodies pit stop
Meet our guide for a charming segway tour and after a short briefing for drive the segway and let’s go to discover the popular Rome with a tour in the historical and popular district of Trastevere, with its narrow lanes full of life and the beautiful squares : P.za del Popolo, Via Margutta, Via del Babuino, P.za di Spagna (Trinità dei Monti), Via Condotti, P.za San Lorenzo in Lucina, Piazza della Rotonda (Pantheon), P.za Navona, Campo De' Fiori, P.za Farnese, P.za della Quercia, P.za Trilussa, Ponte Sisto, P.za Santa Maria in Trastevere, P.za della Scala, Fontanone, Gianicolo, Castel S.Angelo, Ara Pacis, Largo Augusto Imperatore(Mausoleo di Augusto), P.zza del Popolo. Then the passage to Testaccio in the real Capitoline nightlife to taste its flavors in our foodies pit stop with happy hour [...]
LAZIO: VILLAGES BACK TO PAST
Today with our Italian Lifestyle tutor you will discover the charming villages of the Tuscia lands : Villages, Artist's lab ,Renaissance Palaces and gardens Tuscia was the name given to Etruria after the end of Etruscan rule.
Today the experience is out of time .. A country frozen by time, no contamination of modernity in this village bristling on a volcanic spur where original artists decided to live and try inspiration from the magic atmosphere . Among the narrow streets would have the opportunity to visit their artistic studios: Massimo wooden sculptor, Lughia and her architecture with sand and pebbles and sand on canvas shadows and Marijcke Van der Maden, dolls and puppets in wood pulp; all artists who have decided to revive the village. Continuing our day we will reach Caprarola where we are waiting for a special guided visit of the imposing Palazzo Farnese, considered the greatest work of the late Italian Renaissance ever created, which worked the most outstanding masters of the half of ' 500, the Italian Pentagon. Ending a nice walk in the secular Park before our foodies pit stop: Lunch in a restaurant , on the shores of nearby Lake Vico, immersed in the nature reserve, which offers one of the most beautiful panoramas of the original crater basin [...]
TARQUINIA THE MYSTERY OF ETRUSCANS
It will be a journey into the soul of the Etruscans trying to unravel its mysteries, which are only partly hidden in the frescoes of their tombs, but which hover in all their awesomeness in the fascinating landscapes that we will cross going up from the coast along the Marta Valley to Tarquinia, the capital par excellence of Tuscia, extended between the Argentario and Civitavecchia.
The Etruscan necropolis guided tour of Tarquinia will reveal a bit of that mystery that has always enveloped the Etruscans, a people who gave birth to one of the most fascinating civilizations of the past. Already at the entrance to the Monterozzi archaeological area, we would be in awe, but it would be to enter the burial chambers, dug entirely in the tufa bank and placed at a depth of several meters, to literally kidnap us and put us in touch with the Etruscan world. What will appear before your eyes is simply stunning: the walls completely covered with paintings with scenes of liveliness and exceptional realism, will take us back over 2500 years. The funerary paintings of Tarquinia constitute a real photograph of the time that will reveal to us that special relationship with the beyond, through games and dances, and their thoughts modern through scenes of everyday life that will show us fashion, the food, pastimes and eroticism ... as lifestyle of the Etruscan aristocracy! Then Tarquinia the enchanting town on Lake Bolsena and our Foodies pit stop with light lunch to taste the flavors of the Mediterranean vegetation breathed during the trip [...]
ROME GRAND TOUR: SISTINA CHAPEL AND OPERA WITH LIBERTY DINNER
A journey of romance emotions! As if it were a stop of 800s' Grand Tour we will involved in a whirlwind of emotions to experience what is not to be missed on a journey to get to know Italy: from the Sistine Chapel to the Opera where also the unusual Foodies pit stop it will take us back to the nineteenth-century romantic journey!
It will be for us the experience that will bring us back to the nineteenth century where the first stop, the unmissable visit, will be the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums with a guided joinable visit. And it will be precisely the room with the geographical maps that will push us to continue the export of Rome in a free stroll, by curious travelers, who will prepare us to live that "dreamy" spirit of travelers of the nineteenth century to lead us to the perfect evening when we will reach the neo-Gothic Anglican church of San Paolo within the Walls to get involved by the Opera of which Verdi, with his Traviata, was the main actor of his time. But if deeping into the emotional whirlwind of the Opera, when it "travels" outside the Theaters and blend the spirituality of the places, it will be a suggestive and unique experience, our foodies' pit stop with tonight's dinner will prepare us rightly. That's right! Because at pre-show dinner we would be in a restaurant that was "train station hangar"; and here, everything that will surround us, will make us remember traveling in that liberty style where also dining rooms resemble wagons of a train stopped at the station waiting to be delighted with aromas and flavors that the master chefs already showing from those open kitchens ... then the dinner and the Opera show will be the celebratory symphony !! [...]
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