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Colosseum: Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

1. Colosseum: Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Explore the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill with a guided tour of all 3 attractions. Learn all about the biggest amphitheater in the Roman Empire, everyday Roman life, and the founding site of the city. After skipping the ticket line, explore the Colosseum as your guide shares its history with your group. See the arena floor from the stands, and imagine the battle scenes with gladiators and wild animals below. Next, visit the Roman Forum to see where the center of Roman social, political, and religious life took place. Home to the old marketplace and Temple of Julius Caesar, it was a grand site at the heart of Roman life. Head up Palatine Hill next, the rumored birthplace of Rome and middle of the 7 hills. Enjoy panoramic views over the city from here, including unforgettable views of the Colosseum and Roman Forum themselves. Travel along the Via Sacra, the road connecting all 3 sites, as your guide paints a picture of Roman life for your group.

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Colosseum: Tour with Arena Floor, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

2. Colosseum: Tour with Arena Floor, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

See the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill on a guided tour of all 3 attractions. Learn all about everyday Roman life, the Colosseum’s gory history, and the city’s rumored founding hill. After entering the Colosseum, tour the amphitheater as your guide brings history to life. Visit the normally off-limits arena floor and imagine the roaring crowds from the gladiators’ perspective. Next up, visit the Roman Forum, the epicenter of Roman political, religious, and social life. Home to the Temple of Julius Caesar and Roman Senate, it was full of grand, classical architecture and a marketplace. Then walk up to Palatine Hill, the reputed birthplace of Rome and the centremost of the Seven Hills of Rome. Discover one of the most ancient parts of the city. Enjoy panoramic views of Rome from here, including exceptional views over the Roman Forum and Colosseum.

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Colosseum: Tour with Underground & Arena Floor and Ticket to Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

3. Colosseum: Tour with Underground & Arena Floor and Ticket to Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

See 3 famous Roman attractions with an in-depth guided tour of the Colosseum, plus ticket access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Venture into the Colosseum's Underground, then explore the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill at your own pace. Maximize your time at the Colosseum with your guide leading you around the attraction. Enter the biggest amphitheater in the Roman Empire, and head downstairs to the usually off-limits’ Underground, where gladiators prepared themselves for combat. Then skip the ticket line for the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill to discover both sites in your own time. Visit the home of Rome’s political, social, and religious life at the Roman Forum, with ruins such as the Temple of Caesar to see. Gain panoramic views over the city from Palatine Hill, the center of Rome’s 7 hills, and make the most of an unmissable photo opportunity.

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Colosseum: Private Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

4. Colosseum: Private Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Meet your private guide at the Colosseum. Here, your expert in Roman history will give you an introduction to the finest arena of the Roman Empire. You'll then 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. After visiting the Colosseum, you will have some time to take some pictures, buy refreshments and wander around before starting the second part of your tour. Next, learn about the daily life of ancient Rome with a visit to its most bustling center of activity, the Roman Forum – see the temples, squares and legal buildings that would have defined this area. Finally, continue onwards to the Palatine Hill, the mythological birthplace of Rome’s founder, Romulus. Admire a spectacular view of the modern city, the ruins of Nero’s Golden House, and the Circus Maximus.

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

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

Explore the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill on a guided tour. Enter the Colosseum, admire the vast building from every angle, notice where the building has crumbled from past earthquakes, and tread in the footsteps of ancient Romans. Walk up to Palatine Hill and take in breathtaking views of the ruins from the top. Upon entering Palatine Hill, you'll see the House of Augustus and witness a vast collection of frescoes that would give you a deeper insight into Ancient Rome and its rulers. Visit the Roman Forum, a place that used to be the site of triumphal processions and elections and the venue for public speeches in ancient Rome. See the Temple of Romulus, an architectural wonder located within the Roman Forum. Hear fascinating stories about these sites from your tour guide.

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

6. 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. 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.

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Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill Fast-Track Tour

7. Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill Fast-Track Tour

Avoid the long lines outside of some of Rome’s most popular ancient attractions and get skip-the-line entry to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. The tour is led by professional guides who will explain the history of Rome and introduce you to some of the most notorious Roman emperors. Included with your privileged priority entrance to the archeological areas are headsets that will help you to hear your guide better. You will visit one of the most famous monuments in the world, the Colosseum, the immense amphitheater that was the largest ever built by the Roman Empire. Imagine the gladiatorial fights and public spectacles that took place in the arena. You will also go to Palatine Hill, site of the foundation of Rome and settlement of the most important houses of emperors and kings. Located just feet from the Roman Forum and Circus Maximus, it is the centermost of the 7 hills of Rome. Hear about the legends and history of Eternal Rome and stop on the Via Sacra to learn how everyday Roman citizens used to live. You will also visit the Temple of the emperor Julius Caesar, and explore the ruins of the Roman Forum, center of all Roman government and public life.

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Rome: Colosseum Underground 3.5-Hour Guided Tour

8. Rome: Colosseum Underground 3.5-Hour Guided Tour

Access the dark heart of the Colosseum in Ancient Rome, and hear stories about gladiators, the roar of the lions, and the crowds that cheered them on in the Roman Republic’s most famous arena. Meet your guide at the “Colosseo” Metro Station before going inside the Flavian Amphitheatre. Once inside, your guide will bring to life the bloodthirsty spectacles that saw gladiators battle with beasts brought from beneath the arena through spectacular feats of engineering. See a newly constructed timber elevator, recreated by experts, that demonstrates how the Romans hoisted animals up to the arena level. Originally, there were 28 of these elevators in the Colosseum, each powered by 8 slaves. See the altar where Caesar was cremated, and visit the Temple of the Vestal Virgins where the virgins tended the eternal flame to ensure the fortune and glory of Rome. Admire the Senate building, where key decisions that influenced the course of history took place. Visit the white marble Arch of Septimius Severus, and the Arch of Constantine, built to commemorate the emperor’s victory over the pagans, and the moment when Christianity became the religion of the Empire. Hear the story of the she-wolf that nursed the twin founders of Rome (Romulus and Remus) on Palatine Hill. Stand in the oldest part of Rome, and discover why it was later favored by Rome’s richest and most powerful families.

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

9. Rome: Colosseum, Forum, & Palatine Hill Skip-the-Line Tour

Learn little known facts about the Colosseum and ancient Rome from your expert guide on a 3-hour small group tour. Hear stories that bring the ancient amphitheater to life. With skip-the-line access you’ll slip past the crowds to gain immediate access to the Colosseum. Head on to other major sites of the Eternal City. You’ll see the Arch of Constantine and walk the Via Sacra on your way to the Roman Forum, following in the footsteps of Roman soldiers. Once inside the Roman Forum your guide will use visual aids and stories to help you get a better understanding of the ruins before you, recreating the baths, moneylenders, and temples. Next is the Palatine Hill, the birthplace of Rome and the site of the oldest ruins in the city. Let your guide reconstruct the palaces of early emperors in your imagination, and relate tales of scandal, betrayal, and gore. With a maximum of 15 people in your group, it will be easy to hear and interact with your guide. The small group size also makes the tour an excellent option for families, as the guide will have the flexibility to interact more with the children.

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Skip the Line Colosseum and Ancient Rome Private Tour

10. Skip the Line Colosseum and Ancient Rome Private Tour

Visit 3 of the most important historic ruins of ancient Rome on a 3-hour private tour. See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Palace of the Emperors with an expert English-speaking guide. Dating to the Emperor Vespasian in 72 A.D. the ancient Colosseum was an unprecedented feat of engineering and architecture. The stunning amphitheater was the site of fierce gladiator combat, mock sea battles, and chariot races. Emperors and civilians alike filled the stadium to its 50,000 capacity to behold these spectacles. Intricate stone arches, tiered seating, and ancient graffiti are visible elements of this world-renowned historic treasure. The Roman Forum and adjacent government buildings were the Empire’s venue for lively political debate, philosophical discussion, and policy-making. Learn about the 12 Caesars and the 5 Good Emperors. Hear stories of Domitian and the end of the Flavian Dynasty. Pause to photograph the imposing Arch of Constantine and continue on to the Temple of Castor and Pollux, the twins of Gemini. Finish off with a visit to the Roman Senate House, the Curia Julia, and the Via Sacra.

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What people are saying about Via Sacra

Beautiful place, essential to book before via this app because the guide takes care of everything for entry and walk (covid) the guide was very nice! She shared with us her passion for history, she spoke French very well.

I loved the tour, our magnificent guide, very clear explanations, a great choice to choose this tour. It has far exceeded our expectations!

Our guide was so engaging and knowledgeable! Love doing a guided tour to learn so much more than I could on my own.

Very good. The guide was excellent in all explanations. Very knowledgeable is very kind.

Visit on November 26 with a quality Roman guide (Emiliano) !!! Thank you so much !