Location: Rome

Hotel Description

Superior First Class traditional six-story hotel, built in 1903 with a columned, curved facade. Located on the fashionable Via Veneto, opposite the US Embassy and near Villa Borghese park and museum, the Ambasciatori has a Hard Rock Cafe downstairs!

The Galleria dell'Accademia, as it is known in Italian, was established in the 18th century to hold masters’ works so that young artists could study them, and remains an important center of art education to this day.

It is also home to a number of famous masterpieces by Michelangelo, including his renowned sculpture David, who stands about 10 feet tall, on a pedestal beneath a skylight.

The enchanting thousand-year-old abbey of San Fruttuoso occupies a picturesque little bay at the southern foot of Monte di Portofino. The only way to get there is on foot or by boat, dozens of which shuttle backwards and forwards from almost every harbor along the coast.

On summer weekends, both the tiny harbor and the church may be uncomfortably crowded. Out of season, however (or at twilight, courtesy of the occasional night cruises), San Fruttuoso is peaceful and an excellent place for relaxing.

Fire: When you first go into your hotel room, take a moment to look back out into the corridor and note where the fire exit is located.

Before your excursion starts, discuss where to meet if you get lost or separated. The last place you were together might be a good option.

The weather in Italy is mild in the South and colder up North in the winter. Summers are hot all over Italy. There is no rainy season in Italy. For average city temperatures in Italy, please visit the following website: www.italiantourism.com/temperature2.html.

Rome Average Climate

            April     July     October   January

Before you depart on your exciting tour of Italy, here are a few phrases and useful words to start you on your way.

The currency used in Italy is the Euro, the same currency used throughout most of Europe.

The euro comes in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 & 500 euro notes, and 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 & 50 cent coins.

Each country prints its own euro notes and mints its own euro coins. Every country has its own design on one side of its notes and coins, and a common design on the other. All euros, however, are the same size, have the same value, and can be used in all euro-based countries.

Take note of these Italy Travel Tips: Before You Go...


  • Back up important information: Copy or scan your travel documents – passport, travelers, identity and vaccination card and credit cards – front and back. Make two sets of copies. Leave one at home or with family, and tuck the second discreetly in your suitcase. If your wallet is lost or stolen, you will have all the information and phone numbers you need.

Perillo’s air department is ready to book your flights from your home town to Italy. You’ll find extremely competitive rates from over 130 U.S. cities. We can also arrange for you to arrive before your tour starts, or extend your stay at the end for a maximum of 60 days in Italy. For the ultimate in comfort, consider our Business Class upgrades. You are also free to arrange your own flights. This might be a good opportunity to cash in your accumulated frequent flyer mileage.

Perillo offers you distinct insurance programs for our different types of tours, escorted tours and flight & hotel programs.

Perillo Protection Plan for Escorted Tours

Perillo Tours Pre-departure Protection for Escorted Tours: Covers cancellations for any reason. This will protect you against the cancellation charges stated in Terms and Conditions.

The $250 fee to change or cancel your Italy tour air ticket, after tickets are issued, is not covered by the Perillo Protection Plan.