Travel tips & information

The Jhrr Team wishes to offer some tips and information in this section for the composition of your
study trip to Rome. We are at your disposal for booking monuments and museums in order to
facilitate the organization of your travel program.

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3 h

ANCIENT ROME

The visit  focuses mainly on the visit of the archaeological remains of the Ancient Rome located in the city center. The itinerary can be structured in different ways. Our tour usually starts from Piazza Venezia, runs along Via Dei Fori Imperiali, from where you can admire  the Trajan's Markets, the Trajan's Column, the Forum of Caesar, the Roman Forum, up to the Colosseum, symbolic monument of the city of Rome, which will be visited inside.
The duration of the visit is 3 hours.
We can extend our visit to Palatine Hill, one of the 7 Hills of Rome, where the city ​​of Rome was founded.
Including the Palatine Hill, the visit lasts 4 hours.
The reservation is required for the internal visit of the Colosseum.

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4 h

VATICAN CITY

This is one of the most requested visits by our groups. Vatican City is the religious center of the
city ​​of Rome and Christianity. The tour starts in the Vatican Museums. You walk through the halls
full of innumerable art treasures up to the Sistine Chapel. The explanation of the chapel takes
place from the outside, as it is not possible to explain inside. After leaving time to contemplate
the frescoes of the Cappella Sistina, the visit continue to the Basilica of San Pietro. The Basilica
is built on the tomb of the Apostle Pietro and overlooks the monumental Piazza San Pietro.
Walking through the aisles you can admire the numerous art works, among which Michelangelo's Pietà stands out.
The visit lasts 4 hours.
In order to avoid the queue to enter the Vatican Museums, the reservation is required and it is mandatory to book  the earphones.

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3h

BAROQUE ROME

The visit takes place in the streets of the historical center of the city.
It is a walk among the most famous monuments in the world, witnesses of Rome's rich artistic heritage.
It begins with the recently restored Trevi Fountain, continues to the Spanish Square, with the elegant Spanish Steps and continues through Piazza Colonna, passing in front of the Pantheon, untill Navona Square, one of the most famous monumental square in the city and symbol of the Baroque Rome. Of particular note are Bernini's Fountain of the Four Rivers, the church of Sant 'Agnese in Agone del Borromini and the Pamphilij Palace.
The visit lasts 3 hours.

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3 h

JEWISH GHETTO AND TRASTEVERE

This part of the city is perhaps less known by mass tourism, but equally fascinating and deserving of attention, as other more well-known areas. The itinerary starts from Largo Argentina, with the ruins of four roman temples, proceeds to Piazza Mattei, with the Turtle Fountain, and reaches the Portico of Ottavia, a munumental complex of Ancient Rome. Here we are in the Ghetto of Rome, one of the oldest in Italy and in Europe.
You can admire the Synagogue, with a visit from the outside and, continuing through the Tiber Island, with the  Basilica of San Bartolomeo all'Isola, the tour reaches Trastevere. Ancient district of the city, with a bohemian atmosphere, is one of the most characteristic in Rome with its alleys, small shops, craftsmen's shops, churches, among which the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere.
The visit lasts 3 hours.

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3 h

MODERN ROME E.U.R.

The modern E.U.R district is a residential area and seat of  public and private offices. Maximum expression of Italian rationalist architecture, was built as an architectural project for the Universal Exposition of Rome in 1942, never made due to the outbreak of the Second World War.  You can admire the Palazzo della Civiltà del Lavoro, called the Square Colosseum, the Obelisk, the Palazzo dei Congressi, the Palazzo dello Sport.
The visit lasts 3 hours.

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3h

VIA APPIA ANTICA AND CATACOMBS

The Via Appia Antica was the most important of the roads of Ancient Rome. The " Regina Viarum" connected the city of Rome with Brindisi and from here allowed the connection with the East. In some stretches it  is still perfectly preserved.
On the sides you can visit the remains of tombs,  Roman villas, churches, and  catacombs. The city of Rome it is the place where  the Christian catacombs have been most concentrated.  The Cata-

combs of  San Callisto, San Sebastiano and Domitilla are the most important. The walls of the Catacombs are sometimes decorated with paintings which are a heritage of the early Christian art.
There are several types of itineraries, which can be covered on foot and by bicycle.
The duration varies according to the chosen itinerary. The minimum time is three hours with a guide, on foot.

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6 h

ANGELS AND DEMONS

There are many itineraries inspired by cinema.  One of all is the Angels and Demons itinerary, which originates from the famous novel  by Dan Brown, brought to the screen by Ron Howard in 2009. The protagonist of the film  follows and interprets the difficult clues left in some buildings of the city to thwart the plan of the Illuminati sect, aimed at destroying the Catholic Church ,at the very delicate moment of the conclave for the election of a new pope. Some cardinals are killed in some place in town. The itinerary then winds through the streets of the historical center of Rome, up to the Vatican, by visiting these places: the Church of Santa Maria del Popolo, the Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria, Piazza Navona,  Castel Sant'Angelo.

The duration is approx. 6 hours

Visiting Rome from an original and unusual point of view

Hop On / Hop off Rome

A panoramic tour on board a double-decker bus. Comfortably seated, you can admire the beauties of the city, with the explanation of a multilingual audio guide  and with the possibility of getting on and off  to master the visit. Tickets can be valid 24, 48. 72 hours.

Last Judgment

It is a show that tells the genesis of a masterpiece: Michelangelo's Last Judgment  in the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican.

Time Elevator

It is a multimedia show that revives the birth of Rome. It is the first time machine to take a journey  through the history of the eternal city, from the legend of Romolo and Remo, to the Renaissance  and Baroque Rome.

ROME SURROUNDING

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2 h

OSTIA ANTICA

The Archaeological Park of Ostia Antica is one of the largest and best preserved archaeological parks in Italy. It is second for extension only to Pompeii. Osta Antica was built near the ancient mouth of the Tiber river and was an important commercial center and port. Its ruins are an important testimony of the social and cultural life of the Roman era.
The visit can begin along the main street of the city, the Decumanus Maximus. Around the Decumanus there are the remains of shops, warehouses, buildings and baths separated by streets and squares that made up the city complex. North of the decumanus you can admire the theater and the guild forum. The Basilica and the Baths of Neptune are also worth a visit.
The guided tour that touches the most important attractions lasts 2 hours.

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4/5 h

VILLA D'ESTE E VILLA ADRIANA

Both villas are located in the territory of the city of Tivoli, a few kilometers from Rome. Tivoli  offers tourists many suggestions for a cultural, historical, architectural and landscape visit and Villa D'Este and Villa Adriana, both Unesco World Heritage Sites, are an important attraction.
Villa Adriana was built by the Emperor Hadrian. Here he wanted to reproduce those monuments that had fascinated him during his travels. There are many places to visit inside the villa and among these we remember the Academy, the Stadium, the Imperial Palace, the Philosopher's Room, the Greek Theater and the Golden Square. Villa D'Este dates back to a more recent period: it was built by Cardinal Ippolito D'Este in the mid 1500s, wanting to repeat the glories of the courts of Ferrara, Rome and Fontainbleau. In addition to the building, which is a jewel of the Renaissance, special mention is for the large park, masterpiece of the Italian garden, full of fountains, caves and water features.
The visit of both villas lasts approx. 4-5 hours.

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Full Day

CASTELLI ROMANI

The area indicated as Castelli Romani corresponds geographically to the reliefs of the Alban Hills, southeast of the city of Rome.
The "Castles" are the villages scattered in this territory, rich in woods, clearings and lakes. There is an opportunity to organize itineraries  to enjoy the landscape and natural beauty of the area. Among the most important villages we mention Ariccia, with the beautiful Piazza di Corte designed by Bernini, overlooked by the Palazzo Chigi. Castel Gandolfo, included in the list of the most beautiful villages in Italy, which overlooks Lake Albano and offers points of historical interest: the Papal Palace, the Pope's summer home, the Church of San Tommaso da Villanova by Bernini, the Pontifical Villas. Frascati, the city of wine, with the Cathedral and the church of the Gesù. Nemi, which develops around Palazzo Ruspoli and overlooks the homonymous lake. Grottaferrata, famous for the Greek Abbey of San Nilo. Rocca di Papa, where you can enjoy one of the best landscape views of the Castles.
The visit lasts from half a day to a full day, depending on the interests and villages you want to visit.
There is the possibility of trekking and sailing on Lake Albano.
It is possible to organize the tasting of wine and local products.

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Full Day

SUBIACO

This ancient medieval village is included in the list of the most beautiful villages in Italy and is located within the Monti Regional Nature Park Simbruini, in the Aniene River Valley, about an hour's drive south of Rome.
The city offers remarkable historical, architectural and naturalistic tourist attractions. Recommended is the visit to the Cathedral and the medieval old town.
Subiaco is also the city of monasteries. The Monastery of Santa Scolastica, the oldest Benedictine monastery, is famous for its three Cloisters and the Library; the Monastery of San Benedetto, consisting of two churches and chapels carved into the rock. The "Sacro Speco" is a suggestive
cave carved into the rock, where St. Benedict lived three years as a hermit.
The excursion lasts the whole day.

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Full Day

DISCOVERING THE ETRUSCANS

The Etruscans were a people of ancient Italy, who occupied an area called Etruria, north of Rome. Their civilization was already highly evolved when Rome was at the beginning of its history. They left us with important archaeological testimonies of their civilization.
The itinerary starts from Tarquinia, one of the most powerful Etruscan coastal cities. After visiting the Necropolis of the Monterozzi and the Archaeological Museum, we  take a walk in the original center of the city to admire the beautiful Church of Santa Maria di Castello. At the end the visit continues to Cerveteri. Cerveteri was one of the most powerful cities of Southern Etruria and left us in inheritance the Necropolis of Banditaccia,
Unesco Site and one of the most important archaeological sites of the Mediterranean Sea.
The excursion lasts the whole day.

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Full Day

VITERBO AND BOMARZO

The city of Viterbo has also of ancient Etruscan origin. Called the City of the Popes, in memory of the period where Viterbo was the seat of the Holy See, this city offers a rich cultural heritage. Aristocratic palaces, medieval neighborhoods, fountains and monuments rich in works of art,
churches and cloisters make the city a must-see  travel destination. Among others you can admire the Church of San Sisto, the Fontana Grande, the medieval neighborhood San Pellegrino, the Cathedral of San Lorenzo, the Church of the Gesù, the San Faustino district and the Rocca Albornoz ... At the end of the visit, the tour continues to Bomarzo to visit the Monster Park, also called Sacro Bosco. You can meet zoomorphic statues and inscriptions  in the dense network of paths of this large mannerist garden.
The excursion lasts the whole day.

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Full Day

SERMONETA AND GARDEN OF NINFA, NORMA

This itinerary develops south of Rome and starts from the Borgo di Sermoneta, one of the most beautiful village in Italy. The center is the Piazza del Popolo, from here, along a road you reach the Cathedral with its bell tower with five mullioned windows floors. The Caetani Castle and the medieval village which stands at its feet, the Chrurch of the Annunziata are also of great interest.
The journey continues to the Oasis of Ninfa. Natural monument of ca. 8 hectares, it is a typical English garden, in the area of ​​the medieval town of Ninfa, of which the ruins remain today.
In 1976 an Oasis was created around the garden by WWF, with the planting of a forest and the creation of wetlands, to facilitate the stopping and nesting of migratory birds.
In the vicinity of the Oasis, the city of Norma, with its medieval center, is also worth a stop. Among the buildings of greatest interest are the Church of the Santissima Annunziata and the Church of San Rocco.
The excursion lasts the whole day.

Student groups can access museums, archaeological sites and monuments for free or for a reduced price.

The visits' booking is always necessary.


To get the discount, they must submit a request on school headed paper signed by the principal, where he authorizes the group at sight, together with the list of participants.

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