THE BORGIA TOUR
Get a tantalizing taste of the power of the conniving Borgia family who ruled the Vatican and Rome during the Renaissance. See the sites where this filthy rich, ruthless family lived, made love and plotted.
The Borgia family led by patriarch and Pope Alexander VI was one of history’s most powerful and infamous crime dynasties. Murder, intrigue, lust and money swirled around this Renaissance-era clan. Rodrigo Borgia, who later became Pope Alexander VI, and his son Cesare personified all of man’s evils.
Our original and captivating Borgia tour takes you into their daily life in Rome. You’ll see where the Borgia clan lived and sinned. Pope Alexander VI and his family ignored most of the ten commandment in their quest to amass and retain power, influence, and enormous wealth.
You’ll be mesmerized by visits to Cardinal Borgia’s palace (outside) and the pope’s mistress’ brothel. Another stop is the place in which Cesare Borgia’s brother-in-law was attacted (and later murdered), a crime possibly ordered by Cesare. Titillating stories will be told about the prostitutes who competed for the Borgias’ attention. You also learn what is fact and fiction. Not every evil act attributed to the Borgias however was committed.
The Borgia family’s drama has recently captivated television audiences in two separate television series. Academy Award-winner Neil Jordan created a program that ran for three seasons. Jeremy Irons starred as Pope Alexander VI. “Borgia” featuring John Doman as the family patriarch is a French-German co-production that is still airing.
Our half-day Borgia Tour shows most of Rome’s highlights
• 3 hours private guided tour by electric golf cart
• Pick up at the accommodation in Rome’s city center
• The key Borgia locations in Rome
• Other Rome highlights, such as the Trevi Fountain, Coliseum. Plus the Vatican (outside)
- Experience the real Rome away from the traffic.
- Discover hidden spots, little alleyways, hilltop views found only in Rome.