When in Rome... don't miss the best Tours & Hotels!
The Pope Experience
Access the Vatican before anyone else

The Vatican Museums are an unmissable part of the Eternal City: nearly 6 million people every year travel to see the over 20,000 works displayed in 54 galleries.

What’s the best way to fully enjoy and appreciate the precious paintings and sculptures that populate the galleries if not by accessing them before normal opening hours, led by an expert guide?

No queues, no rush:  you will have the chance to contemplate all the must-see masterpieces through the Museums, the Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica  in a specialized itinerary designed not to let you miss anything!

Live a day in the summer residence of the Pope

Run away from the vivid life of Rome and visit the summer residence of the Pope, Castel Gandolfo , in the Roman countryside. 

You will be led by a private guide through the rooms of the Castle, exploring the Pope's private chambers, offices and chapel, and enjoying a private cooking class at the Papal Farm,  a 62-acre farm that produces fresh food daily.

You will also have the chance to walk inside the Barberini Gardens , learning the stories and legends of the area, and to explore the town centre of the historic village of Castel Gandolfo, enjoying a stroll and a tasty gelato.  

Follow the Film Trail
Experience la dolce vita of Rome

" La dolce vita " is Italian, world-renowned movie   that follows the wandering of a young journalist through the streets of Rome, while leading a lifestyle of excess and pleasure , the so called "dolce vita".

You can finally learn for yourself the meaning of the Roman dolce vita,  as the tour will lead you to the main squares and streets seen in the movie, including hidden corners and secret ways known only to the locals. 

An unmissable stop is the  Trevi Fountain , where Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg were famously filmed in what is one of the most iconic scenes in movie history. Don't miss to throw a coin into the fountain! According to the tradition this  will ensure your return to the Eternal City.

When in Rome, travel as the Romans do... on board a Vespa!

Do you want to re-live the scenes of the Vespa ride from the movie " Roman Holiday ", the ultimate romantic comedy with Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant?

Experience an unforgettable journey in Rome on board a Vespa, visiting the most famous spots of the City and having the chance to enjoy one of the best views of the Eternal city from the nearby hills

Along the way there will be opportunities to take photos and taste some typical food from the open-air markets. You will enjoy the unique experience of seeing the city from the back of a Vespa !

If movies are your passion, you can't miss this tour!

If you are a regular moviegoer and love watching classic films with friends, we can offer you the chance of exploring Rome whilst visiting film locations.

Angels and Demons, Roman Holidays, La Dolce Vita, The Talented Mr Ripley… With the assistance of an expert guide, you will find yourself in the locations of the most significant movies filmed in Rome, learning about curiosities and hearing fascinating stories behind the productions.

The tour will lead you to the most interesting sites of the city: Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Via Veneto, Via Margutta, but with the spotlight on movies. 

Hotels: our top 3

Hotel de Russie

A true Roman luminary between Piazza del Popolo and the Spanish Steps, the classical and cosmopolitan come together at Hotel de Russie.
Located between two of Rome’s most picturesque piazzas, Piazza di Spagna and Piazza del Popolo, Hotel de Russie is one of the Eternal City’s most prestigious luxury hotels.

Hotel de la Ville

The brand new sister property of Hotel De Russie, Hotel de la Ville is a vibrant, modern-day icon atop the Spanish Steps.
Here you can find the confluence of classical Roman romance and contemporary cool, sweeping city views, buzzing drinking and dining spots and fresh, zestful design. 


The ultimate in comfort and style, the Martivs Luxury suites are located in the beautiful setting of the Campo Marzio district just a short walk from the Pantheon in the center of Rome. Inside the historic Palazzo Lavaggi, the Martivs offers 8 exquisite luxury suites characterized by elaborate frescoes and paintings from the XVIII century.

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Only the best.

We have a long-established network of the best people on the ground to ensure a unique experience for travellers. Charm, empathy and knowledge are the qualities of the people we use who will help you discover Italy’s treasures.

Our Expertise

Over 25 years of experience.

Italian Journeys was founded in 1997 and has been providing bespoke luxury travel to Italy for discerning clients from all over the world. This knowledge and the experiences we have gained and enjoyed throughout the years helps us to deliver a unique experience to our clients.

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