Tours in Italy
Birthplace of one of modernity's greatest scientists, Galileo Galilei, the coastal city of Pisa is found in the centre of a fertile plain in north western Tuscany, a strategic geographic position that allowed it to become the stronger Naval Republic during the Middle Ages. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is without a doubt the monument that represents not only the city of Pisa in the world, but one of the symbol of Italy all around. Did you know that it's just the cathedral's bell tower? The Cathedral and its Tower, the Baptistery and the Camposanto are all found in the Square of Miracles, one of the most beautiful squares in Italy and the world, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll visit this gorgeous square with an expert guide.
Guided by:Francesca Donati
Learn and experience the history and fascinating architecture of one of the most famous, best preserved and influential buildings in all of Roman architecture. We take you with us both inside as well as outside of the structure where you learn about the incredible, mind-blowing architecture as well as the culture of the Romans who built it.
Guided by:Carpe Diem
Buried under volcanic ash for a millennium, the ruins of Pompeii are Europe's most evocative ancient ruins. We explore the ghostly sites of ancient cults, gladiatorial ludi (games), otium gardens, and ancient neg-otium (shops).
A walk through the historical center of Naples, let us jump back to the V century B.c. to tell about the Greek origin of the city and to find out the signs of more than two thousand years of history. The Greek-Roman urban layout is still preserved, made of small alleys, decumani and cardines, which regularly run parallel and perpendicular to each other; it’s very suggestive to walk along the straight decumano inferior, Spaccanapoli, above all at midday when a sunray light it at lenght, and all around an incredible treasure in terms of arts and traditions, clues of the tumultuous history of Naples, cultural capital of Southern Italy and key city in the Mediterranean scenery.
Join us in an open group for a walking tour in Pompeii. Every day at 11a.m but on fridays at 3p.m. we're meeting at the circumvesuviana train station "Pompei scavi- Villa dei Misteri". Our guide will be waiting holding a board with our logo. Book now!
A wonderful walk through the city of Herculaneum with Temple of the Augustali, the beach where more then 300 skeletons have been found, wellness baths, the House of Neptune and Amphitrite, the Samnite House, the gymnasium, the home of the Dears and more ...
This tour consist in a marvellous walk around the ancient roman city of Pompeii that has been buried from the ashes of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 a. D. I know, two hours are not enough to see the entire city, but believe me, I’ll be able to show you most of the highlights! A walk in Pompeii is a very intense experience; you'll have the feeling of wandering in a still alive town. I will explain you the history of the town and how the romans lived showing you all the most important public buildings and private houses. The Unesco Committee decided to inscribe Pompeii and Herculaneum and their associated villas in the list of World Heritage Patrimony because they provide a "complete and vivid picture of society and daily life at a specific moment in the past that is without parallel anywhere in the world".
The archaeological museum of Naples preserves most of the extraordinary masterworks of art discovered in Pompeii, Herculaneum, Stabiae, Oplontis, raleted villas, and also the most beautiful statues collected in Rome during the 16th century by the cardinals of the family Farnese. We can state today that the National Archaeological Museum of Naples displays the world most beautiful roman art collection. We will visit first the Gallery containing the collection Farnese where are preserved the famous statues of Hercules at rest, the two Tyrannicide, the majestic group called Toro Farnese, the statues of Gods and the busts of the Emperors. Then we will go to the Pompeian collection where are shown all the most beautiful frescos, mosaics such as the one of “Alexander the Great”, a number of silver and golden objects, and incredibly preserved every day life obj
Our walking tour starts in Piazza Maggiore, the heart of the city, and its Fontana del Nettuno, one of Bologna's symbols. We will discuss this beautiful fountain, dedicated to the sea god, and Giambologna, who created this scandalous statue between 1564 and 1566. Close by there is the Palazzo del Comune (city hall) constructed in the XIII and XIV centuries. Anecdoties and stories dating from the time of its construction, brings this beautiful palace to life. Inside, beyond the courtyard decorated with terracotta friezes, lies a grand staircase built for horses to ride into the Cappella Farnese, which is famous for the inauguration ceremony of Carlo V of Hapsburg in 1530. Next door is Sala Borsa, Bologna's public library, known as the "Piazza of the third millennium". Inside beneath the glass floor, the guide will show you one of Bologna's archaeological sites dating back to 13th century BC, once home to the Villanovian and Etruscans. Palazzo Re Enzo (King Enzo's Palace), built between 1244 and 1246, reveals the legends of king Enzo, son of emperor Frederick II, who was kept prisoner here from 1249 till his death in 1272. San Petronio church: Defined the latest monument of the Gothic style in Europe, the facade remained unfinished , as many architectural details inside and outside… Why? During the visit the guide will tell you the history of that building, dream and pride of the citizens…Although unfinished, the basilica is huge: 132 meters long, and can contain 28,000 people. The middle portal and its bas‐reliefs are to be considered as outstanding examples of the sculpture of the XV° century. The sundial on the floor is also worth seeing. The walking tour leads us to Palazzo dell'Archiginnasio, first seat of the University of Bologna until the early XIX century. The walls inside are covered with thousands of coats of arms. You can't miss the visit to the Teatro Anatomico covered with wood panels, wooden statues of ancient physicians and two male figures designed by Ercole Lelli (1753). Part of the building is now a library with 700,000 books, rare manuscripts and codices. A walking tour along the Market streets is a must in Bologna: beyond these splendid buildings you will find a maze of alleys always full of people looking for the typical products of the Bolognese cuisine. Bologna is known as "La Grassa", the Fat, where you can find Parmigiano (cheese), Prosciutto, fruit and vegetables of many colours. This walking tour of Bologna will finish under the Two Leaning Towers. The Asinelli tower reaches 97.20 m and the Garisenda tower reaches 3.22 m. These towers are Bologna's signature symbols.
Guided by:Olga Arena
This is a guided cultural tour of the town focused on food aspects. During the tour we will stop in some ancient food shops, you will have the opportunity to taste our local products, and we will tell you the legends, stories and jokes regarding them. Walking round the medieval market we can taste mortadella, ciccioli, salsiccia passita, chocolate, etc.). Even if this itinerary is possible 7 days a week, it is advisable from Monday to Saturday. We will tour round the medieval market: the history, art and traditions of Bologna: •A traditional bakery and pasta‐maker shop. The history of tortellini and tagliatelle •A traditional chocolate maker's. Where solid chocolate was invented •Beccari's salsamenteria. The history of mortadella, from the third century BC up to modern times •A typical Bolognese osteria. The fun‐loving side of the world's oldest university!!!
Guided by:Olga Arena