I had such a special time visiting Rome for the Friends of FAI organization. I had an amazing tour or Rome that included many unique opportunities including a private tour of the Vatican and a visit with the Italian President, Giorgio Napolitano.
FAI is a charitable organization that restores the villas of Italy. For a glimpse into a typical itinerary during these fabulous trips, see here (PDF). For more information about FAI and their upcoming tours, please visit Friends of FAI.