With over 2,700 years of history, the city of Rome houses a collection of artwork and monuments that are unrivaled. Tourists could spend an entire year in Rome and still not see everything the Eternal City has to offer. Yet, truly experiencing Rome extends far beyond sightseeing.
For this reason target Motivation provides several proposals of tours to discover Rome as a true local person.
- The Great Beauty Tour
Discovery tour of the best places that inspired the Oscar winning film for Best Foreign Film: The Great Beauty. The group will visit the most famous places of the movie starting from Piazzale Garibaldi on the Gianicolo hill: the beautiful Acqua Paola fountain of XVII century which offers a breathtaking view over the city. Later the complex of San Pietro in Montorio, with the Temple of circular shape, Bramante sixteenth century masterpiece of Renaissance architecture. Then the Aventine Hill, one of the seven hills of Rome, with the magnificent square of “esoteric” symbols of the eighteenth century. From the valley of the Colosseum you will see the house of the protagonist, the journalist Jep Gambardella. The last stop of the tour will be the Galleria Spada, where you can admire the “trompe-l’oeil” the false perspective of Borromini.
- Vintage Tour of Rome
A memorable and exclusive tour of Rome on board of vintage cars and motos (vespas, lambretta etc) from the ‘60s and ’70s.
5 parades, supported by our staff, twist and turn along the streets of the city centre and will stop in certain points of the city where our authorized guides will offer explanations and anecdotes.
In one of these stops (Gianicolo) all the groups will come together and will find vintage cars fully set up to serve drinks, appetizers, aperitifs.
- Aristocratic Splendor: Tivoli, Villa d’Este and Villa Adriana
This tour will give you the opportunity to compare two magnificent residences from different eras, but built with the same purpose: to create and shape ideals of beauty. You will visit Villa Adriana, a roman villa, and Villa d’Este, a renaissance villa. Departing Rome by flanking the ancient Via Tiburtina, after only 30km, you will reach Tivoli. At the base of the Tiburtina hills, a source of thermal springs and dominated by vast travertine caves, you will stop off at Villa Adriana. The ruins only give an idea of the villa’s and its gardens’ former grandeur, built by Emperor Adrian as tribute to monuments he admired from voyages across the Empire.
Villa d’Este on the other hand celebrates the beauty of the Renaissance. Commissioned by Cardinal Ippolito d’Este, it is one of the most beautifully frescoed villas of its time. The nearby Aniene River feeds the Villa’s numerous fountains located throughout the magnificent gardens and create a sculpted stone symphony of shadow, light, and water.
- Frascati: the cult of wine
During this day trip from Rome you will discover centuries of viniculture tradition by entering the heart of the Lazio countryside. Travel through endless olive tree groves and vineyards which paint a portrait of different seasons on the hills of the Castelli Romani. Your destination will be the estate of Prince Pallavicini, the pride of the Frascati area. Your guide will accompany you through meticulously kept rows of grapevines. You will learn how viniculture techniques evolved, from Roman times to present day. To conclude, you will be guided through a Frascati wine tasting of three different labels in an antique wine cellar among the smell of aging wine barrels.
- Roman castle and wine tasting
The tour will drive you to Castel Gandolfo for visiting the pope residence and the Albano lake with its suggestive surroundings. After the visit, the tour will guide you to the borough of Nemi to discover the old city with a wine tasting experience.