Today you could opt to visit the the Vatican City, an independent ecclesiastical state ruled by the Pope, the bishop of Rome and UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can visit the impressive Vatican Museums, with hundreds of galleries filled with art treasures, from the Egyptian Museum to Greek and Etruscan Art, included the Vatican Art gallery (Pinacoteca) that contains some masterpieces of the greatest artists of the history of Italian painting, from Giotto to Raphael, from Leonardo to Caravaggio. You can also visit the Gallery of Tapestries, a collection of various 15th and 17th century tapestries before being enchanted by the Sistine Chapel, world famous for Michelangelo’s ceiling frescoes of the last judgment. Then you could visit the St. Peter’s Basilica built on the site where St. Peter is buried. It has the largest interior of any Christian church in the world, holding 60,000 people with a impressive dome designed by Michelangelo. Inside you admire Bernini’s remarkable bronze canopy and the Michelangelo’s world famous Pietà. It is carved out of a single block of Carrara marble. Pietà means “pity” and it represents the scene of Mary holding the dead Christ in her arms and it is filled with pain and maternal tenderness.
You cannot miss a walking tour in the city center enjoying the amazing Trevi Fountain, an impressive example of baroque Roman architecture, the famous Spanish Steps and Via Condotti the center of fashion shopping in Rome.
Then depending on your interests you could opt for a visit of the Borghese Gallery and Museum or continue your journey in the Eternal city with a walking tour in the city center enjoying the “dolce vita” before you say arrivederci to Italy. Overnight: B&B or Hotel***/**** in Rome depending on request