Ancient Rome and Colosseum Private 2-Hour Tour
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- Go inside the Colosseum and sense the blood and sweat of the gladiators
- Follow in the footsteps of Roman emperors on the Via Sacra
- Ascend Palatine Hill to see where Romulus and Remus were found
- Marvel at the ruins of the Roman Forum
- See Constantine's triumphal arch, and Trajan's Column
Meet your guide by the statue of Vittorio Emanuele II on Piazza Venezia, where the triumphant Trajan’s Column commemorates the Roman emperor Trajan's victory in the Dacian Wars. Continue to the Colosseum, and go inside to see the base of the Colossus of Nero.
Look at the Arch of Constantine, erected by the Roman Senate to commemorate Constantine's victory over Maxentius. Then, walk along the ancient Via Sacra to the Roman Forum. Here, your guide will explain why myths and legends were such powerful political tools in Ancient Rome.
Listen to a fascinating history of the ruins, including the ancient shrine of Lapis Niger, the House of the Vestal Virgins, the Column of Phocas, and the Tarpeian Rock.
Next, ascend Palatine Hill from the Roman Forum to see the site where the Lupercal, where Romulus and Remus were found, is believed to be still concealed. On the Palatinum, view the House of Livia, and look down on Nero's revolving dining room. Stroll through the 17th century gardens and aviaries above the Flavian Palace and Domitian's Greek Circus.
- Licensed guide
- Private tour inside the Colosseum
- Private Roman Forum tour
- Private tour of the Palatinum
- Skip-the-line entrance ticket for the Colosseum (approximately EUR 12 per person)
We meet at either 08:45 AM or 13:45 PM in front of the tourist information centre on Via dei Fori Imperiali and your guide will be holding a "When In Rome Tours" sign and / or red umbrella. The tourist centre is a 4 minute walk from Colosseo metro station. When you exit the station at street level, turn RIGHT. Alternatively, the tourist centre can be reached from Piazza Venezia with a 6 minute walk towards the Colosseum and it's on the LEFT. From the bottom of Via Cavour, turn left and you're there in 1-2 minutes. Emergency mobile number: +39 327 001 3364 Office number: +39 06 839 04705 (Open in Google Maps)
For security reasons, backpacks, rucksacks, large handbags, and luggage items are not permitted inside the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. There are no cloakroom facilities available on site so please do not bring such items along with you.
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