VIP Small-Group: Colosseum with Underground Tour

from €109.00 EUR
Available: Between December 7-31 2022 and January 2023
Duration: 3 Hours
364 Reviews
 Organized by: Tiqets
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Don’t wait in the line and start exploring the normally restricted underground levels of this worldwide known ancient amphitheater.

Subterranean tunnels and chambers will welcome you and after, you will head towards the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum, with your professional guide. Incline your ears to your guide while he is telling you stories about the ancient life in Rome.

Explore the Roman Forum, where the politics and daily life were combined in ancient Rome. You will walk on the Sacred Way, as known as “Via Sacra”, while you are heading to the temple of Vestal Virgins, astonishing triumphal arches and the ancient Senate building. In order to experience one of the most amazing views in the Rome, head towards the Palatine Hill.

Historical Background

The history of Rome goes back about three thousand years. It is one of the oldest and most important cities in the world. Latin, which has its origins in Rome, has dominated culture for two thousand years; law, born in Rome, has inspired Western law codes; art and Roman architectural styles have been used as models for centuries in the most advanced countries.

The influence of this city, first as the centre of the Roman Empire, then as the centre of Christianity, has no equal in the history of the Western world. Its beginnings, however, are mysterious. Its very name is an enigma: does it derive from “stroma” (city of the river), from “ruma” (an Etruscan name), or from the legendary Romulus, who might have founded the city with his brother Remus? This much is certain: Rome originated on the Palatine Hill as a village of shepherds and farmers, and entered history around 753 BC, the traditional date of its founding. At first it was governed by seven kings: Romans and Sabines intermingled and for a few centuries the city was dominated by its neighbours, the mysterious Etruscans.

The Etruscans were later chased from the city and in 509 BC the city became a Republic governed by two consuls. At first aristocratic, Republican Rome adopted a harsh form of democracy and established in 494 BC the Tribune of the People, who defended the people against abuse at the hands of those holding power In the meantime, Rome’s political importance was increasing. By 270 BC virtually the whole of Italy was under Roman dominion which very quickly extended its power beyond the boundaries of the peninsula until it became a huge empire. Under Augustus, the first emperor, imperial Rome reached its zenith, after which started a slow decadence: corrupt emperors (Nero, Caligula, Claudius), the spread of Christianity, the very size of the Empire, the enormous costs of the armies, the pressure of the barbarians along its frontiers.

In 313 AD Constantine acknowledged Christianity as a valid religion and Theodosius in 380 AD proclaimed it as the one and only religion of the Empire. Now the barbarians were closing in: first Alaric then Attila ransacked Rome which consequently was reduced to a minor city in the eastern Byzantine empire. By installing himself in St. Peter’s See, the increasingly powerful Pope made Rome the centre of Christianity.

Highlights
  • Explore the underground levels of the Colosseum,
  • Be mesmerized by the view of Rome from Palatine Hill,
  • Discover the Roman Forum,
  • Be amazed by amazing history of the Ancient Rome.
Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day before tour starts.

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