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Rome: Priority Access Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Tour

1. Rome: Priority Access Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Tour

Start your tour right outside the monumental Colosseum where you will meet your guide. Here, your expert in Roman history will give you an introduction to the finest arena of the Roman Empire. Explore the magnificent Colosseum, which had 80 entrances and could accommodate around 65,000 spectators. Hear about the spectacular festivals the Romans held here, which could last up to 100 days. Enjoy time at your leisure after your visit to take some pictures, refresh yourself, and wander around. Then, begin the second part of your tour to the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. Explore the social, political, and religious center of the Roman Empire, where the different strata of Roman society would rub shoulders. Take in the incredible ruins at Palatine Hill on a guided tour of the grounds, and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Colosseum. For the second part of your tour, you will have the opportunity to meet your second guide, who is passionate about Ancient Rome. Make the most out of your experience by having two of the highest-rated guides lead you through the areas of expertise they know best.

Rome: Bus Transfer Between Airport and Rome Termini Station

2. Rome: Bus Transfer Between Airport and Rome Termini Station

Enjoy the convenience of a shared airport transfer between Fiumicino Airport and Rome city center (Termini Station). Choose from a roundtrip service or a 1-way service to or from the airport. Once at Fiumicino Airport, make your way to the bus stop located at the bus depot just outside Terminal 3. Relax in a comfortable air-conditioned bus on your way to the city center. Take the stress out of navigating the transportation system between the airport and the city center and take comfort in the fact that buses are regularly maintained to high standards.

Rome: Skip-the-Line Tour to Colosseum, Forum, Palatine Hill

3. Rome: Skip-the-Line Tour to Colosseum, Forum, Palatine Hill

Skip the line with a guide on this highlights tour of the Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill. Enter the Colosseum through a dedicated group entrance. Follow in the footsteps of gladiators and see the monument from a 360° panoramic vantage point. Imagine what it was like to see 50,000 blood-thirsty spectators with help of your guide. Visit the Forum and walk around several important ancient Roman government buildings. Take a step into the past at the Forum Magnum, which was once a bustling marketplace. Learn more about the ancient Roman culture and picture how they lived. Go up Palatine Hill, one of the seven hills of Rome. Experience the most ancient place in the city, situated 40 meters above the Roman Forum. Marvel at the view of the Circus Maximus.

Rome: Colosseum and Roman Forum Ticket with Multimedia Video

4. Rome: Colosseum and Roman Forum Ticket with Multimedia Video

The time selected for your booking refers to the timing at the Touristation office, Piazza D'Ara Coeli 16. Embark on an educational adventure with a tour of the most important sites in Rome — ideal for introducing you to the history of the city. Get preliminary information from a short multimedia video, and then set off on foot to see the Forum, Palatine Hill first and the Colosseum at the end of your visit. Start your experience at the activity provider's office, where you'll pick up your tickets and enjoy a multimedia video about ancient Rome. With your ticket, discover the Archaeological Park: Roman Forum, Palatine Hill first, and the Colosseum. See the Roman Forum where everyday Roman citizens used to live, see the tomb of emperor Julius Caesar, and explore the ancient ruins at your own pace. Continue your visit with the Palatine Hill, the site of the foundation of Rome, and the settlement of the most important houses of emperors and kings. Located just feet away from the Roman Forum and Circus Maximum. At the end, step inside one of the world's most famous monuments: the Colosseum. The entrance to the Colosseum will be approximately 2 hours after the meeting point time. Explore the immense amphitheater — the largest ever built by the Roman Empire. These tickets cannot be used for school groups, group guided tours, and private guided tours.

Rome: Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Guided Tour

5. Rome: Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Guided Tour

Explore the most famous amphitheater in the world on this guided tour. Enter the Colosseum with skip-the-line tickets and learn its incredible history. With your guide, walk on Palatine Hill and through the Roman Forum to see the most iconic monuments of Ancient Rome. Start your tour by admiring the outside of the Colosseum. Listen as your guide explains the history of the monument over the centuries. Enter the Amphitheater, through a security check, and discover the spectacular activities that took place inside it. Then, visit the first floor and admire the interior.  Take a moment to stop in front of the imposing Arch of Constantine as your guide describes its history and most significant features. Walk on the ancient Via Sacra to reach the entrance to Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum. After the security check, admire the Arch of Titus up close. Continue with the tour of Palatine Hill, where the remains of the oldest settlement in the city are. Visit some of the most significant imperial residences: the Palatine Stadium, the Domus Augustana, and the Domus Flavia. Next, go down to the valley that hosts the Roman Forum. Along the Via Sacra, discover the magnificence of the Basilica of Maxentius, the bronze door of the temple of Romulus, the curious suspended door of the temple of Antoninus and Faustina, the temple, and the house of the Vestals. Finally, arrive in the central area of the Roman Forum, which over the centuries has become the political, religious, economic, legal center, and square of the ancient city. Here, admire and learn about the Curia, the Arch of Septimius Severus, the Tabularium, the temple of Saturn, and more.

Rome: Shuttle Bus Transfer to or from Fiumicino Airport

6. Rome: Shuttle Bus Transfer to or from Fiumicino Airport

Enjoy a frequent and reliable roundtrip shuttle bus transfer between Fiumicino Airport (FCO) and central location in Rome. Ride in a regularly-maintained, air-conditioned bus with Wi-Fi on board. For your return transfer, simply refer to the timetable on your voucher. Choose from pickup or drop-off locations at your conveniently located stops: Rome Fiumicino Airport, Rome Termini Train Station (Via Marsala 5 as opposed to the Best Western Hotel Royal Santina). Choose a 1-way shuttle bus service to or from the airport, or alternatively an open return ticket. Best of all, be greeted by staff who will be waiting for you by your bus. Jump on board once you’ve checked in and your luggage is safely stowed away.  Avoid the hassle of navigating the public transportation system before or after a long journey, instead, relax and enjoy the views of Rome from the comfort of your seat.

Rome: Skip the Line Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour

7. Rome: Skip the Line Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour

Discover Rome's Colosseum, the Forum, and Palatine Hill and learn fascinating insights about the city's history. Get skip-the-line access, and tour the first and second levels of the Colosseum. See the Arch of Titus and the site where Julius Caesar was buried. Begin your tour of Rome's Ancient City with skip-the-line access to the Colosseum. Hear an introduction to the Colosseum and learn about the building's incredible construction and why it is considered an engineering marvel to this day. Notice the Roman numerals above each archway as you enter. Explore the Colosseum’s first and second levels as your guide shares stories of the emperors, gladiators, and famous battles that make the Colosseum Rome's most celebrated ancient monument. With your newly acquired expertise of ancient Romans, walk through the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Pass by the triumphal Arch of Constantine as you learn the story of Rome's birth and its legendary twins, Romulus and Remus. Once inside the Roman Forum, pass by the Arch of Titus, the House of the Vestal Virgins, and the burial site of Julius Caesar — all standing on what was once a vast swampland. Continue to the Palatine Hill where you will see the ruins of the Imperial Palaces, the extensive grounds from which the Emperors would rule the city.

Rome: Colosseum Tour with Access to the Gladiator Arena

8. Rome: Colosseum Tour with Access to the Gladiator Arena

Visit one of Rome's most iconic attractions on a guided tour of the Colosseum. Learn about the rich history of this place, hear tales about the games that took place here, and enter through the gladiator gate to access the arena floor. Walk through the back door of the Colosseum and pass straight onto the arena floor through the gate named after Libitina, the goddess of funerals. Tread where dead gladiators and animals were once carried away. Feel the majesty of ancient Rome beneath your feed as you stroll over the steps of those who fought in gladiatorial combat. Enjoy astonishing 360-degree views of the Colosseum. Look up at ruins that were once filled with thousands of spectators. Snap excellent pictures, as a limited amount of visitors can be there for a given amount of time. Explore the general access area which includes the ground floor, the second tier, and a balcony with astonishing views over the Roman Forum and Arch of Constantine. Step onto the podium reserved for the most important Romans over the main entrance to the Arena and feel the thrill of the amphitheater. Let your guide paint you a picture of the past with engaging stories and legends. This is a Colosseum guided tour with special access to the Gladiator's Arena Floor. After you finish the guided tour you can take your time for another 30 minutes into the Colosseum and after wards you will be escorted to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill which will be self guided ( no guided tour ).

Rome: City Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off Bus with Audioguide

9. Rome: City Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off Bus with Audioguide

Explore the Eternal City from a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus with your 1 Day, 24, 48, or 72-hour ticket. Travel past the city's icons, leave the bus at any of the eight stops, and hop back on the next bus when you want to continue. Stay flexible while seeing all the amazing sights in Rome. Legend tells of Romulus and Remus and the 7 hills of Rome. Today the city is home to one of the world's largest churches, the Basilica di San Pietro of the Vatican, approached through a marvelous elliptical piazza. Among its other famous sights are the magnificent Colosseum, cinematic Trevi Fountain, and romantic Spanish Steps. With its vibrant café culture and quaint trattorias, Rome never fails to inspire. The full loop takes 100 minutes and you can jump off at any of the following points along the way: Location closest to our Bus Stops Terminal A Largo di Villa Peretti, Terminal B Largo di Villa Peretti or Terminal Piazza dei Cinquecento Santa Maria Maggiore San Giovanni in Laterano Colosseum Circo Massimo Piazza Venezia Largo Argentina Piazza Navona Vaticano (Castel Sant'Angelo) Piazza di Spagna (Fontana di Trevi)  Piazza Barberini Viale Enrico de Nicola (Stazione Termini)

Rome: Colosseum Arena Floor & Ancient Rome Fast Track Tour

10. Rome: Colosseum Arena Floor & Ancient Rome Fast Track Tour

Save precious time and skip the long lines to the Colosseum as you enter the world's most famous amphitheater. See a partially reconstructed section of the arena floor to imagine what the building looked like during the Roman Empire. Follow your guide on an exciting journey through the history of the monument, and get a close-up view of the senator seats as well as the trap door where wild animals were released for bloodthirsty entertainment. From the edge of the arena floor you can look down into the underground area to see the chamber that held these wild animals and the pathways taken by the gladiators. Enter through the gladiator's gate, stand on the arena floor, and see the Arch of Constantine. Learn how the building was brought to life. Hear about the battles that took place there over time. Relive the experience of the gladiators from an exclusive perspective. Then, go to the Roman Forum to discover the center of political and social life in Ancient Rome.

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A former human rights lawyer, Claudia Tavani runs My Adventures Across The World where she shares her tips to visit the most stunning destinations in the world. She has lived in Rome and she regularly visits because - she says - it's quite simply the most beautiful city in the world.

What should you see in neighborhood Monti as a first-time visitor?

Monti is one of the most charming neighborhoods in Rome, and it's packed with things to see and do. If it's your first time there, you should not skip the Colosseum, Rome's most iconic attraction. A guided tour will help you understand its history and appreciate its intricate architecture and history. One of the most interesting places to visit in Monti to learn more about the history of Rome is the Domus Aurea, or Nero Golden House, which is a masterpiece of engineering and art. There are many churches in Rione Monti, but the most interesting one is definitely San Clemente Basilica, one of the oldest in the city. Get tickets to visit the underground area, where one of the mithraic temples of Rome is located. Finally, San Pietro in Vincoli is another beautiful church where you can see Michelangelo's sculpture of Moses.

What are some hidden gems to see in Monti?

Rione Monti is a popular area for tourists, but you will still be able to find a quiet place. The Salita dei Borgia, which links the lower level of Monti to the San Pietro in Vincoli Church, is definitely one of the quaintest corners. Via Urbana is a charming street to walk along, packed with smaller locally owned shops. Finally, there's the impressive Santa Prassede Church.

What is neighborhood Monti known for?

Rione Monti is one of the most central neighborhoods of Rome. It's internationally known for spreading across several of Rome's famous Seven Hills and for being the home of the Colosseum, but there are many more attractions to visit in the area.

What is the average cost of staying in the neighborhood?

Much like the rest of the historic center of Rome, Monti isn't exactly cheap. The average cost of a one-night stay in Rione Monti is between €100 and €150 per room. On the other hand, one of the perks of staying in Monti is the possibility of having a room with views of the Colosseum.

What are the best food/drink spots in neighborhood Monti?

Lovers of gourmet food should book a table at Aroma, a Michelin-starred restaurant run by chef Giuseppe Di Iorio that has a terrace with breathtaking views of the Colosseum. Antico Forno makes some of the best street food in the area. Ai Tre Scalini is probably the most popular bar in the area.

What is the nightlife like in the neighborhood?

Nightlife in Monti consists of a mix of restaurants targeting all sorts of budgets, cafes, and bars that are popular with younger crowds, who often end up spilling in the streets and squares around the area. While there are no clubs, you will find an Ice Bar on via Della Madonna dei Monti, and more sophisticated places too. Spritzeria Monti is the perfect place for drinks with a view. There's also Fafiuché, in Via della Madonna dei Monti: a wine bar with an incredible selection of local and international wines.

What are some tips for navigating the neighborhood as a tourist?

Monti is easy to reach and move around. If you feel overwhelmed by the bus and traffic, use the subway. The two best subway stops to get to Monti are Colosseo and Cavour. The area is very popular with visitors, especially in the streets closer to the Colosseum, and with tourists come scams and pickpockets. Remember to never leave your belongings unattended (even when sitting at a restaurant), and don't accept anything from strangers, no matter how friendly they may sound.

What is the best family-friendly thing to do in Monti?

Kids will love a gladiator tour of the Colosseum. It's a fun learning experience for the entire family. Make sure to also take them on a stroll and find a gelateria where they can enjoy a scoop or two of gelato. Finally, take them to the Parco del Colle Oppio to stretch their legs, run around, and meet other children. It's right in front of the Colosseum, so you can enjoy the views as they play.

What is the best thing to do in Monti for solo travelers?

There are plenty of things to do in Monti for solo travelers. Stop by one of the many cafes to enjoy a coffee, then spend time browsing the many independent boutiques. Mingle with the crowds and go get a drink at Ai Tre Scalini, where you are bound to meet other likeminded travelers.

What is the best thing to do in Monti for couples?

Monti is actually the best place to stay in Rome for couples. Many hotels in the area offer stunning views of the Colosseum, whether it is from a terrace or from the room. If you want to splurge, opt for a romantic dinner with a view at Aroma or book a table at The Court, Palazzo Manfredi Hotel's cocktail bar.

What are some fun facts/history behind neighborhood Monti?

While today Monti is all polish and charm, in the past, part of it was known as "Suburra," literally "disreputable place." The area was also quite unsanitary as this was where water from Rome's largest sewage pipe (known as Cloaca Maxima) would be collected.

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Amazing evening!! We enjoyed every moment of the tour and met super nice people. Jennifer and Csenge walked us through a tipsy fun night with amazing views and local hidden jewels. Also they make sure of generating a group feeling so you can get no know each other. 100% recommended.

Our Tour guide Anastasia was very welcoming and good fun. She had a great knowledge of Rome's history and was very engaging. The group were lovely people and it was a fun meet up. Highly recommended.

Super fun! Jen and Drash were amazing. They made the tour vert entertaining. And what a better way to learn fun facts about Rome than getting tipsy while you do It?

Anastasia was an amazing tour guide / drinking buddy. She was a lot of fun and very knowledgeable. I would recommend a tour that she leads to anyone

Anastasia was amazing!!! We had a small group and wine was waiting for us already, we chatted about history, life and jokes!