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  • Duration:  3 hours

Coliseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Tour

Prepare to open your mind, as nothing will compare to what you are about to experience on this tour. After your day, you will have bought 3,000 years of history to life by walking in the footsteps of Rome’s most powerful Emperors.

First taking in the impeccably preserved Arch of Constantine. You will then move onto the grandest amphitheater in the world: The Coliseum.

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Colosseum

Meet your guide at the main exit of Colosseum underground station

Start off at the Arch of Constantine, then move onto the huge amphitheater that is the Coliseum. Here, fights between gladiators and beasts took place for the pleasure of bloodthirsty Roman Emperors. Upwards of 50,000 spectators would gather beneath the cool awnings to witness the cruel battles unfold. Many kinds of events took place in this grand arena, but we will leave the details to our guide!

Roman Forum and the Sacred Way

After visiting the Colosseum pass through the Roman Forum; in one word the ancient marketplace where day-to-day life continued unabated for centuries.  In fact, many a triumphal procession, public speech, gladiatorial march and political campaign run in its surrounds. The rich archaeological history of the site now attracts upwards of 4.5 million sightseers a year.

Then take in the Sacred Way. It was the route taken by victorious generals as they returned from battle in triumph. Listen to the tales of your guide as they recount stories of Julius Caesar. He orchestrated the construction in 46 B.C., while other Emperors continued to develop the space through to AD 608.

The Monuments of the Forum

One of the most striking features of the forum is this Temple of Castor and Polluce. In fact, incredibly, three 40-foot high Corinthian columns reach into the sky. The Temple of Antonius and Faustina is one of the few structures maintaining much of its original form. On the other hand, the enormous Basilica of Maxentius preserves its impressive stature. Finally, the Arch of Titus is a fine introduction to the panoramic hill of The Palatine.

The Palatine

According to ancient legend, Romulus founded Rome on this hill in 753 B.C. Following his actions, the Emperors built their opulent homes for the rest of civilisation to enjoy. As you traverse the area, you are walking in the same footsteps of Roman Emperors who lived more than 2,000 years before you, bringing more than two millennia of history to life.

What’s included in the tour:

– Professional Certified Guide
– Skip the line tickets

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