The annual Tipperary Solicitors Bar Association team building weekend for 2016 is proposed for Rome, Italy this September.
Flights will consist of:
22nd September 2016
DUBLIN TO ROME Fri 16:00 – Fri 20:00 EI 406
25th September 2016
ROME TO DUBLIN Sun 20.45 – Sun 23:05 EI 407
Accommodation this year will be in the 4-star Domus Romana Hotel which has a convenient location in the centre of Rome City, capital of Italy, situated on the Via delle Quattro Fontane just off Via Nazionale.
A restored 17th century convent, the Domus Romana Hotel has 47 inviting rooms and 19 spacious family apartments, retaining much of the rich architectural details and also has a pretty inner courtyard and fountain. The hotel offers a B&B service and a warm welcome to leisure and business visitors, providing good value accommodation and facilities while in Rome. With easy access to many attractions, chic shopping venues and stylish restaurants and bars, the 4-star Domus Romana Hotel is a terrific option to book into when in Rome.
Getting to the hotel: Approximately 30-45 minutes journey from Rome Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci Airport or Ciampino Airport.
Local tips: The hotel is situated only minutes away from the exclusive Roman shopping areas of Via Condotti, Via Frattina and Via Veneto and close to the main Termini railway station. Also 3 minutes walk to Piazza Barberini, Via Veneto, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps and Piazza Repubblica and much more.
Food, drink and entertainment: Breakfast buffet in room or in lovely courtyard (weather permitting); relaxation room with piano.
Additional: Front desk services, housekeeping, air-conditioning, free WiFi internet access, and breakfast room service.
What are the benefits to you?
- A weekend away in late September (with or without your partner)
- An Opportunity to get to know your colleagues
- CPD points.
- Cost is tax deductible.
- Experience Rome and all it has to offer.
OVERALL COST €495pp sharing twin rooms – single room €699PP.
The following are some suggestions of tours which vary in price and can be booked if required. A hop on Hop off double decker bus tour pass is recommended and are very good value way to get around the city and see the major sites .
THE FOLLOWING OPTIONAL TOURS CAN BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE
TOUR 1 – €110PP
City Sightseeing Hop on/off and Domitilla Catacombs Entrance ticket – Discover the Eternal City in the easiest and most convenient way, get on board and stop at your pleasure to the most famous monuments of Rome! Entrance ticket to Domitilla Catacombs included.
Suspended between history and legend, myth and beauty, from Baroque to modern times, every age saw the Eternal City shining in its magic splendour. City Sightseeing Rome will allow you to travel through history and visit the places where the ancient Romans lived their social and political life as well as to admire the great Papal Rome, with its fine buildings and beautiful churches, by just sitting comfortable on board our buses. You can admire the great monuments of ancient Rome like the Imperial Forums, the Coliseum and the Circus Maximum. You will see the most beautiful Christian places like St. Peter’s Basilica and Santa Maria Maggiore. Our purpose is to connect the most important sites of the city center to the Domitilla Catacombs with a natural gas bus (provided with an audio guide service), in order to respect the environment and offer a sustainable and ecological kind of tourism. Our package offers you the easiest way to reach the Domitilla Catacombs, the largest ones in Rome with about 17 Km (10.5 miles) of tunnels, more than 150,000 burials and the underground 4th century church. Visiting this archeological site will make you find out more and more about the early Christians’ life, their belief in the resurrection and eternal life and their strong relationship with God, as you will see from the numerous wall paintings and inscriptions. Duration of tour: 8 hours
TOUR 2 – €118pp
48 hours City Sightseeing Hop on /off and Skip the Line Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel entrance ticket. Discover the Eternal City in the easiest and most convenient way, get on board and stop at your pleasure to the most famous monuments of Rome! Vatican Museum Skip the line entrance ticket included!
Suspended between history and legend, myth and beauty, from Baroque to modern times, every age saw the Eternal City shining in its magic splendour. City Sightseeing Rome will allow you to travel through history and visit the places where the ancient Romans lived their social and political life as well as to admire the great Papal Rome, with its fine buildings and beautiful churches, by just sitting comfortable on board our buses. You can admire the great monuments of ancient Rome like the Imperial Forums, the Coliseum and the Circus Maximum. You will see the most beautiful Christian places like St. Peter’s Basilica and Santa Maria Maggiore. Drop off at Vatican Museum and with your Skip the line entrance ticket, jump the queue and entry any time between 0900 and 1500. Visit all the highlights of the Vatican Museums, from the Sistine Chapel to lesser-known gems of the collection. You will see the Hall of Maps, the Pinecone Courtyard, the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Candelabra and the incredible Raphael Rooms. A definite highlight of your visit comes when you visit the Sistine Chapel. Take some time inside this world-famous room to pick out the details you heard about , Michelangelo’s boneless self-portrait for example, in which he expresses to the world that he would rather be skinned alive than paint the Sistine Chapel again.
TOUR 3 – €108pp
Ancient Rome: Skip the Line Colosseum, Palatine Hill, Roman Forum Half day Morning Tour – Comprehensive guided tour of the most significant sites of Ancient Rome including skip the line entrance to the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum.
The tour starts with a panoramic view of the Colosseum from Colle Oppio before skipping the queue to enter the most symbolic of Rome’s landmarks. An expert local guide will bring the bloody past of the amphitheatre to life as you listen to tales of gladiators, mock sea-battles and executions. You when then stop at the Arch of Constantine before entering the complex of the Palatine Hill – the most famous of Rome’s hills. Romulus and Remus, the legendary founders of the city, were said to have been found here by the she-wolf who nursed and raised them. The last stop of the tour is a walk along the “Via Sacra” inside the Roman Forum and the tour ends at the Temple, which houses the altar where Julius Caesar was cremated. Duration of tour: 3 hours
Please note: This is a walking tour and comfortable shoes or trainers are recommended. Tour departs punctually and late-comers will not be able to catch up with the tour. Please note that large bags/backpacks/suitcases are not permitted in the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Only very small bags are allowed. Please do not bring these items with you on the day of your tour as there are no cloakrooms at the Colosseum.
TOUR 4 – COST €214pp
Baroque Rome and Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica – This is a complete city sightseeing that will let you discover the highlights of the Eternal city and will let you admire Vatican Museums, Saint Peter’s Basilica and Sistine Chapel masterpieces. Duration of tour: 9 hours
This is a combination of two tours, Highlights of Baroque Rome: Caravaggio and Bernini and Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel’s and Saint Peter’s Basilica. Departing from your hotel centrally located, we will start with the Spanish Steps. Moving next to Piazza Navona, enjoying a nice walk through the streets of the Capital. Discover secrets and legends of the most popular stairway of the world, background of many Hollywood movies. Enjoy the 18th century atmosphere of the Square with the beautiful Barcaccia, fountain designed by Bernini father and son. Then head to Trevi Fountain: the imposing set for the Oscar winner movie by Fellini La Dolce Vita, icon of the Italian sixties and beloved by visitors for the coin throwing tradition. The Tour will continue with a stop at the Pantheon, once Temple dedicated to all the Gods, converted later in a Catholic Church. We will continue visiting Church of St. Louis of the French with Caravaggio masterpiece. The tour ends in Piazza Navona square with the splendid Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi by Bernini. After lunch break included, you will be ready to start second tour. With our Skip the line entrance ticket, our expert guide will lead you into the museums where you will visit one of the most important art collections in the world. Admire the Gallery of Tapestries and the Geographical Maps before arriving at the famous Sistine Chapel. After the Sistine Chapel you will be taken to St.Peter’s Basilica, skipping long lines.