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Our Philosophy

Time is precious, and vacation time is priceless. We want your time in Italy to be full of unforgettable experiences which allow you to go where you want to, see what you want to and do what you want to without the hassle of waiting in lines, crowded museums and incomprehensible guides. We also don't want you to miss out on what Italy has to offer, we make sure that you see all of the must sees, and many of the hidden gems.

Vatican Tour - 5 Hour In Depth Tour

vatican city at sunset

Explore a two thousand year history of art, faith and architecture visiting the Vatican Museum, Vatican City and St. Peter's Basilica.  Treasures on this tour include the Sistine Chapel, Pigna Courtyard, Egyptian Collection, Octagonal Courtyard, Round Room, Gallery of the Candelabra, Greek and Roman Statuary Collection, Gallery of the Tapestries, Gallery of the Maps, Old Papal Apartments, Rooms of Raphael, St Peter's Basilica, Tombs of Past Popes, and the Dome of St. Peter's Basilica.

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Our Guides

Our guides have all been chosen for our extensive knowledge of the sites and our experience in the travel industry. We interact, entertain and have fun with our guests making your time in Italy delightful, satisfying and unforgettable. We have either lived in Italy for many years, or were born here allowing us provide you with an insider's point of view. Last but not least, our guides speak English at the highest levels, if not mother tongue! 

Vatican City Highlights Tour

sistine chapel creation genesis

Our expert guide will navigate you through the maze of the Vatican Museum journeying through two millennia of artistic works, religion, and architecture.  Visiting the largest art collection in the world takes you through the fascinating Gallery of Maps, the old Papal apartments and the numerous papal commissioned works of art, before arriving in the Sistine Chapel where you will find Michelangelo's iconic ceiling fresco.  The tour finishes in St. Peter's Basilica including Michelangelo's dome and St. Peter's Square.

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Our Tours

Italy is an awe-inspiring country brimming with history, art, architecture and culture. We know that trying to experience it all can be overwhelming and so we have created the perfect itineraries to give you the very best at an enjoyable pace. Our tours are tailored to give you the opportunity to take it all in, relax, learn and enjoy, making every visit rewarding and memorable. Whether it is your first or your fiftieth time, you can book with the confidence of knowing you will receive the very best touring experience Italy has to offer.

Colosseum & Ancient City Tour

The Roman Forum - Ancient columns and ruins

Experience the center of Roman life on this tour which includes three of the most important sites in Roman History, starting with the Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheatre) and passing through the Roman Forum taking in Caesar's tomb, the temple of the Vestal Vergins, the ancient Senate, Arch of Constantine, and the Temple of Romulus.  The Palatine hill overlooking the ancient ruins of the Forum and Circo Massimo is the most famous of the seven hills of Rome and the site of Imperial Rome's Palaces.

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Our Groups

We are NOT shepherds, we do not herd mass groups of tourists around the sites. Our goal is to make every tour an intimate and fulfilling experience and we are able to ensure this with our Private and Tailored tours. Even when working with school groups, pilgrimages, and other larger groups, we design the tours in a special way so that we are not lost in the crowds. No matter what, we aim to provide the perfect service from the booking process, right up to the end of your stay.

Accademia & Best of Florence

Il Porcellino - Florence's favourite boar

The Accademia Gallery hosts some of the most significant works of Florence's meteoric rise as the birthplace of the Renaissance, its collection includes an astonishing array of works by the Renaissance's leading lights, including Michelangleo's original David.  After visiting the gallery we will take a tour of Florence visiting il Duomo Florence's Cathedral, , Piazza della Signoria, and Ponte Vecchio.

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Our Prices

At Roman Candle Tours we believe that you get what you pay for. However, although receiving a first class service does not mean you should be overpaying for these services. Too many travelers to Italy experience tourist traps, unforeseen last minute charges and extortionate costs. All of these things do not help the reputation of our country and they are only likely to leave you with a bitter experience. Our goal is to make you fall in love with Italy hoping that you will return and experience more of what this country has to offer.

Tivoli, Hadrian's Villa & the Gardens of Villa d'Este

summer gardens villa d este tivoli

Emperor Hadrian's Imperial Palace (Hadrian's Villa) is a vast archaeological complex situated in Lower Tivoli to the east of Rome and considered one of the most important in Italy.  More of a small town than a palace, its attractions include the Naval Theater, Library, Canopus, and Nymphaeum.  The gardens of Villa d'Este are considered to be one of the most complete works of the Renaissance and a peerless example of an Italian garden, its fountains are some of the most spectacular in Rome.  This tour includes a private car with driver and a guide to expertly take you through two of the best hidden attractions of Rome and its surrounding area, both are UNESCO world heritage sites.  

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Large Groups

We cater for large tour groups looking to visit one or multiple attractions in Italy.  If you're planning a wedding, a trip of a lifetime with friends and family or an organization looking for a full itinerary for your trip, we have the expertise to help you plan a successful and memorable trip to Italy.

Roman Candle Night Tour

The Pantheon One of the ancient world wonders

Starting in the cooler evening air this walking tour and takes in some of Rome's famous Renaissance sites. Starting in Piazza Venezia and passing by Mussolini's headquarters, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, the Spanish Steps, Largo Argentina and Campo Dei Fiori.

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