Ancient City, Piazzas & Fountains
Relive over 2,500 years of history on a private tour of Rome's most famous monuments. We recall the colourful stories of emperors, gladiators, Caesars and slaves. With a focus on the Colosseum, Forum, Campidoglio and Campus Martius, this tour is a wonderful introduction to the history of ancient Rome.
We begin the tour with one of Ancient Rome's greatest engineering accomplishments, the Colosseum. Once inside we will wander across the arena floor and hear the history of the bloody and violent games that took place here, learn about the "making of a gladiator", and you will be given a good understanding of what these games meant to the ancient Romans. We then change gears and head up the Via Sacra to enter the Roman Forum and talk about the more civilized side of ancient Rome and the beautiful architecture that has inspired so many architects today. We will cover all the main basilicas and temples and of course dedicate much of this segment to a discussion on Julius Caesar and his role in ancient Roman history. We will also explain how the Roman Empire became such a super power and why it eventually collapsed.
Atop the Capitoline Hill, known locally as "Campidoglio", Michelangelo's piazza proffers a stunning view of Piazza Venezia - the site of the Victor Emmanuelle II monument and Mussolini's Palazzo. From there, a lovely stroll will take us to Piazza Navona to cover the Fountain of the Four Rivers by Bernini and the Church of St Agnes by Borromini, while hearing about the rivalry between these two artists supposedly evident in their architecture. Another short stroll will take us to the beautiful Trevi Fountain where you will hear about the abundance of water and fountains in Rome, the aqueducts, and of course you can throw your coins in and perhaps have a gelato. Last but certainly not least, on to the ancient pagan temple of the Pantheon which today is a Catholic Church. We will cover the construction of the dome and Oculus as we wander inside this masterpiece of engineering, which has stood intact for over 2,000 years.
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- Priority tickets
- Licensed guide
- Roman Forum
- Imperial Fora
- Piazza Venezia
- Capitoline Hill
- Trevi Fountain
- Piazza Navona
There is no specific dress code for this tour.
- Tour runs daily excluding Sundays.
- Tour does not run on public holidays.
- Sturdy, comfortable footwear advised.
Following payment, you will be e-mailed your voucher detailing your booking with us. Payment made and balance due (if any) will be included on your voucher with detailed meeting point information. Please print your voucher and bring it with you at the start of your tour.
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** WE TAKE CARE OF YOUR COLOSSEUM TICKETS WITH PRIORITY NO LINES ENTRANCE
** Colosseum - Roman Forum - Palatine Hill tickets included!
No hidden costs, English speaking guide, personalized assistance.
All cancellations must be received in writing. For cancellations with less than 24 hours notice, cancellations should be sent in writing as well as by phone.
Bookings that are cancelled 7 or more days before the scheduled tour departure will be entitled to a full refund, less a 10 Euro cancellation fee per transaction.
No refunds will be given for late cancellations, failure to cancel (no show), or failure to arrive at our tour meeting point by the scheduled departure time.
This voucher is non refundable and non transferable. When in Rome Tours di Russo Danielle (further to be referred to as When In Rome Tours) may not be held responsible for alterations to tours made necessary by unforeseen or unannounced closure of all or part of the of the monuments included.