Colosseum and Ancient Rome Walking Tour

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from €69.00 EUR
Duration: 3 Hours
 Organized by: I Love Rome
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Welcome to the Colosseum and Ancient Rome Walking Tour. This comprehensive tour will take you on a journey through the heart of Rome’s ancient history, providing an immersive experience of its iconic sites, including the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. Get ready to explore the remarkable landmarks, uncover their fascinating stories, and create unforgettable memories.

The tour is led by professional guides who will explain the history of Rome and present you to some of the most infamous Roman emperors.

Included with your fortunate priorty entryway to the archaeological areas are headsets that will help you to hear your guide better. You will visit among the most famous monuments on the planet at the Colosseum, the tremendous amphitheater that was the largest ever constructed by the Roman Empire. Imagine the gladiatorial battles and public spectacles that happened 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 simply feet from the Roman Forum and Circus Maximus, it is the centermost of the 7 hills of Rome.

Become aware of the legends and history of Everlasting Rome and stop on the Via Sacra to discover how daily Roman citizens utilized to live. You will likewise visit the burial place of the emperor Julius Caesar, and explore the ruins of the Roman Forum, center of all Roman government and public life.

Skip the long lines beyond some of Rome’s most popular ancient destinations and get skip-the-line entry to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill.

Colosseum and Ancient Rome Walking Tour - Temple of Saturn -Roman Forum in Rome, Italy

Colosseum and Ancient Rome Walking Tour – Temple of Saturn -Roman Forum in Rome, Italy

Colosseum Highlights:

  • Skip-the-Line Access: Bypass the long queues and gain fast-track entry to the Colosseum.
  • Expert Guided Tour: Explore the Colosseum with a knowledgeable guide who will share captivating stories and facts.
  • Gladiator’s Perspective: Experience the Colosseum from a gladiator’s viewpoint by stepping onto the reconstructed arena floor.

Roman Forum Highlights:

  • Arch of Titus: Admire the intricately carved relief sculptures on this monumental triumphal arch.
  • Temple of Saturn: Explore the remains of one of Rome’s oldest temples, dedicated to the god of agriculture and wealth.
  • Basilica of Maxentius: Marvel at the colossal scale of this ancient basilica, once used for legal and commercial affairs.
  • Curia Julia: Visit the ancient Roman Senate House, where powerful politicians debated and made crucial decisions.
Colosseum and Ancient Rome Walking Tour - Roman Forum, Rome's historic center, Italy

Colosseum and Ancient Rome Walking Tour – Roman Forum, Rome’s historic center, Italy

Palatine Hill Highlights:

  • Imperial Palaces: Wander through the ruins of lavish palaces and opulent residences, such as the Domus Augustana and the Domus Flavia.
  • Farnese Gardens: Enjoy the tranquility of these Renaissance-era gardens, featuring beautiful fountains, statues, and terraces.
  • Stadium of Domitian: Discover the private stadium of Emperor Domitian, used for athletic games and other spectacles.
  • House of Augustus: Explore the modest yet elegant home of Rome’s first emperor, adorned with vivid frescoes and intricate mosaics.

Maximizing Your Tour Experience:

To ensure you make the most of your Colosseum and Ancient Rome Walking Tour, consider the following tips and recommendations:

  • Wear Comfortable Shoes: You’ll be walking for an extended period, so wear suitable footwear for traversing uneven terrain and ancient cobblestones.
  • Stay Hydrated: Rome can be hot, especially during the summer months. Bring a refillable water bottle to stay refreshed throughout the tour.
  • Sun Protection: Apply sunscreen, wear a hat, and bring sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun’s rays.
  • Bring a Camera: Capture the stunning sites and unforgettable moments of your tour for lasting memories.
  • Arrive Early: Ensure a timely start by arriving at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

Embark on a captivating journey through time and witness the splendor of Rome’s ancient history on this comprehensive walking tour. With skip-the-line access, expert guidance, and an immersive exploration of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill, you’ll create lasting memories of the Eternal City’s most iconic sites. Book your tour today and prepare for an unforgettable experience.

What's Included
  • Skip the line entrance tickets to Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum.
  • Headsets to hear your guide clearly.
  • Professional guide (30 people maximum)
  • Visit the tomb of Julius Caesar.
  • Discover the history of Ancient Rome.
What's not Included
  • Pick-up and drop off.
  • Optional gratuities.
Cancellation Policy

Receive a full refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the tour begins.

Useful Info

The present ruins are a pale image of the magnificent marble-faced stadium erected on marshy ground, originally with a circumference of about a third of a mile. The building was begun by the Emperor Vespasian and finished by his son, Titus, in 80 AD. The arena could accommodate more than 50,000 spectators. In the event of too much rain or sun, an awning could be spread over the top of the arena.

The opening ceremony lasted for three months and the programme featured fights between wild animals and combats between pairs or groups of gladiators. In the arena it is possible to see the remains of the underground passages and storage places where the animals and slaves were kept. Some Christians suffered martyrdom here.

The building was abandoned and plundered for many centuries until it was declared a sacred place in the eighteenth century. On the right of the entrance to the Colosseum stands the triumphal arch commemorating the victories of Constantine. The Pope usually leads the Way of the Cross in the Colosseum on the evening of Good Friday.

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