You will be shown around the inside of the Colosseum, see the base of the Colossus of Nero, and the Arch of Constantine. From there you’ll walk up ancient Via Sacra into the Roman Forum, wherein you will learn how and why myths and legends were to become such powerful political tools in ancient Rome. Your guide will explain the history of all the ruins and remains, including Lapis Niger (dating back to c. 750 BC), the Comitium, House of the Vestals, Column of Phocas, and Tarpeian Rock. You will ascend the legendary Palatine Hill from the Roman Forum, where it is believed that the Lupercal (where Romulus and Remus were found) is still concealed. On the Palatinum you’ll see the House of Livia, look down on Nero’s revolving dining room, and stroll through 17th century gardens and aviaries above the Flavian Palace and Domitian’s Greek Circus. This extra walk over the Palatine Hill lends the tour a degree of exclusivity.
Meeting point info will be sent in booking confirmation e-mail. For security reasons, backpacks, rucksacks, large handbags, luggage etc. are banned inside the Coliseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill.
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Coliseum Underground (Hypogeum)
You will be e-mailed a confirmation voucher automatically once the booking process is complete. Please ensure that the e-mail address you enter during the booking process is correct or we will not be able to send confirmation! Payment made will be clarified and meeting point maps included for you to find your way in Rome. We accept vouchers by smartphone / tablet. If you prefer to print your voucher, please show it to our representative at the start of the tour.
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|Mon - Sat.||FLEXIBLE START TIMES. Meet in front of the tourist center on Via dei Fori Imperiali 2.|
|IMPORTANT!||We will contact you directly to confirm preferred private tour start time.|
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