Colossuem, the world’s most famous classical ruin, is unmissable. The massive arena – officially called the Amphiteatrum Flavium – was inaugurated in 80 AD and seated well over 50,000 people in its neatly arranged stands: emperor, aristos and Vestal Virgins down the front; plebs, slaves and all the other women up the top. Some 5,000 wild beasts were killed for the gory opening event!
The Roman Forum was ancient Rome’s showpiece centre, a grandiose district of temples, basilicas and vibrant public spaces. Walking through the Forum now is like stepping back two millennia into the heart of ancient Rome. The standing and fallen columns, its triumphal arches and remains of its walls still impress, especially when you consider that for centuries the history of the Forum was the history of the Roman Empire and of the western world.
For a full Ancient Rome itinerary, after Colosseum and Roman Forum we can add at your request a visit to Palatine Hill, the home of emperors and the site of temples, and the center of Rome’s most important myth: the legend of Romulus and Remus. In addition to ruins, from there you can also enjoy a breathtaking view of the Eternal City, seeing the Roman Forum in its entirety, the Colosseum and the Capitoline Hill.
Fully narrated tour.
Approximate duration 3 hours.
You will learn all about the gladiators, wild beasts and the emperors.
Colosseum landmark sights include first, second and third tier, arena floor and underground chambers.
Roman Forum landmark sights include Via Sacra, Arco di Settimio Severo, the Curia and House of the Vestal Virgins.
Palatine Hill landmark sights include Domus Livia, Domus Flavia, Baths of Septimius Severus.
No-wait access entrance. Skip the line ticket is included in the price of the tour.
A great guide, informative and friendly, speaking the language of your choice.
The tour is private and can run anytime you want, you also decide the composition of the group.
The Colosseum and Roman Forum are particularly family-friendly archaeological sites, firing the imagination of kids. If you have children, Ancient Rome tour is the best choice.
People with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair should avoid this tour, due to uneven surfaces and steep climbs.
If you have a toddler, you better hold your baby rather then using stroller.