Your tour will depart from the Mamertine Prison, the oldest in Rome, where Catiline and the apostle Peter were confined.
Once ended the visit of the Prison, you will go along the Via Sacra and reach what was the hub of ancient Rome: the Forum, religious, political and commercial centre.
Here you will find yourself among the remains of some of the most important public buildings: the Temple of Caesar, the temple of Saturn, the temple of Vesta, the Senate House, the Basilica Emilia and the Basilica Julia. Thanks to our expert guide, you will get a clear idea of what these buildings and the events held therein meant in the lives of the ancient Romans.
You will then pass the majestic entrance of the Rome Colosseum, or – as it was called in the Roman times – the Flavian Amphitheatre. The name derived from the three emperors of the Flavia dynasty who had an hand in its construction. From being the site of spectacular shows, mainly gladiator combats, later, after the fall of the Roman Empire, the Amphitheatre became a sort of stone and marble quarry and thus remained right up to the eighteenth century.
Walking up a lovely path, you will reach the Palatine Hill, site of the legendary founding of the city by Romulus in 753 B.C. Later, the Roman emperors built their magnificent residences right on this hill and the ruins of these glorious edifices are still witnesses to the importance of the ancient Roman Empire.
*On this tour, some parts of the sites may be subject to last-minute, unpredictable closures. When this occurs, we are happy to offer customers an extended tour.
DID YOU KNOW THAT…?
The Colosseum was commissioned around A.D. 70-72 by Emperor Vespasian of the Flavian dynasty as a gift to the Roman people.
In A.D. 80, Vespasian’s son Titus opened the Colosseum–officially known as the Flavian Amphitheater–with 100 days of games, including wild animal fights and gladiatorial combats.
After four centuries of active usage, the glorious arena felt negligence, and up until the 18th century it was used as a foundation of building materials.
Though almost 2/3rd of the original amphitheater has been demolished over time, the Colosseum remains a preferred-most tourist destination, as well as a classical symbol of Rome and its long, rich history.
49€ adults in a group of maximum 25 people
35€ Children (6-17yo)
79€ adults in a small parties group up to 10 people
45€ Children (6-17yo)
Private tour: €220 (per group) plus entrance tickets 19€ per person | the entrance is free for children under 6 years old
Meeting place: will be adviced at the reservation time
– Expert & Entertaining English-speaking guide
– Quick entrance into the Colosseum and Forum
– Small groups of maximum 10 people or less (if selected)
– Visit all of the most important sites of Ancient Rome
– Tickets, headsets (over 7 people) and reservation fees included
Transportation to and from the tour is not included. Upon request pick up service can be arranged for an extra fee.