Ancient Monuments of Rome Small Group Guided Tour

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from €60.00 EUR
Duration: 3.5 Hours
 Organized by: Viator

Journey back in time and immerse yourself in the world of ancient Rome. Our meticulously planned walking tour includes visits to the Colosseum, the captivating ruins of ancient Rome, the architectural marvel that is the Pantheon, and the vibrant Piazza Navona. We provide an unparalleled small-group experience that keeps you engaged, informed, and free from long queues.

Ancient Monuments of Rome Small Group Guided Tour

Ancient Monuments of Rome Small Group Guided Tour

A Day In The Life Of An Ancient Roman

Marvel at the Colosseum’s architectural mastery and visualize the grand spectacles that once took place within its colossal walls. We ensure that our valued guests have the advantage of our “skip-the-line” access, guaranteeing your time is spent immersed in history rather than idling in a queue.

Your intimate group of no more than 18 participants ensures personalized attention and ample time for questions. Enjoy a guided tour that goes beyond the surface, enriching your understanding of Rome’s iconic monument.

Ancient Rome: Reliving The Empire

Venture through the Roman Forum and Capitoline Hill, where the heart of the Roman Empire once pulsed. Our knowledgeable guide will weave stories of political intrigues, public speeches, and triumphant processions, rekindling the ancient civilization’s grandeur.

Pantheon: A Testament To Roman Ingenuity

Further along our itinerary, we will visit the Pantheon, a building of extraordinary architectural elegance and historical significance. This architectural wonder, famous for its enormous dome and central oculus, was once a temple for all Roman gods and now serves as a well-preserved window into Rome’s fascinating past.

Piazza Navona: History Meets Vibrant Present

Conclude your journey at the picturesque Piazza Navona, a public space teeming with history and culture. With its beautiful fountains, baroque palazzi, and animated street life, it’s a splendid vision of the Eternal City. Once a site of a massive Roman circus, it’s now a living testament to Rome’s evolution from ancient times to the present day.

Expectations and Additional Information

Please note that this tour requires a moderate level of fitness due to walking and potential weather conditions. If weather conditions necessitate cancellation, alternatives will be provided. Service animals are welcome.

What's Included
  • Professional and engaging guide
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Colosseum and Roman Forum
  • All entrance fees covered
  • High-quality headsets for clear communication
  • Children aged 5 and younger join free of charge
What's not Included
  • Hotel Pick-up and drop off,
  • Food and drinks.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time. No refund will be given for cancellations made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time. Any changes made less than 24 hours before the start time will not be accepted. Cancellation and change times are based on local time.

Useful Info

Pantheon is the most famous, and the best-preserved monument of ancient Rome. First constructed by Agrippa, in 27 B. C, it was restored by Domitian, after the fire of 80, and put together, once again, in its present rotunda shape by Emperor Hadrian.

In 609, it was dedicated by Boniface IV as a Christian Church (Santa Maria or ad Martyres). In the Middle Ages, it served as a fortress. Later times, it was despoiled by the Popes, especially by Urban VIII (Barberini) who melted down the bronze roof for the construction of the baldacchino in Saint Pietro (Bernini), and for 80 cannons of Castel Sant’Angelo. The building consists of a pronaos of 16 columns of red  and grey Egyptian granite, 12.50 meters high. Each column is composed of a single block. On the entablature of the 8 columns at fhe front, we read the dedication to Agrippa. The other columns, arranged in four rows, form aisles.

By way of the marble portal, and the original bronze door, we enter the building, and are immediately struck by the extraordinary harmony of line and proportion and by the sense of space. Above the entablature, runs an attic with niches. Crowning the vast central area, is a marveleus dome (diam. 43.40) divided into square panels. Formerly, these panels were ornamented with gilt bronze rosettes and the seven aediculae along the walls (of alternating rectangular and circular shape). They were richly covered with marbles, and adorned with bronze statues, (as were all the niches). In the first chapel to the right, a fresco, the Annunciation, attributed to Antoniazzo Romano.

In the second, the Tomb of Victor Emanuel II (d. 1878), and opposite, the Tomb of Umberto I (d. 1900) and Queen Margherita (d. 1926) in the third niche we see the Tomb of Raphael Sanzio. Upon his death in 1520, he had expressed the desire to be buried in the Pantheon. The Madonna is a statue of Baccio da Montelupo.

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