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  • When In Rome: See It All !

Heart of Ancient Rome

Pre-reserved tickets included

Quick Details

Duration: 3 hours

This tour runs with several departures in the day depending on the season.

  • Explore the ancient heart of Rome: Roman Forum, Palatine and Capitoline Hills
  • Understand the Colosseum from a privileged perspective
  • Learn about the nearly 2,500 year-long history of Rome
  • Retrace the footsteps of the first archaeologists excavating the area
  • Enjoy small groups of maximum 12 people or less, led by a local expert
Adults (Ages 10+)
Children (Ages 3-9)
Infants (Ages 2 and Under)
Private Tour Base price for 2 people

Tour The Major Sites of Ancient Rome with Pre-Reserved Tickets

This tour focuses on the heart of ancient Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and Capitoline hill.

Join us for a crash course in ancient Roman history! Starting with Romulus and Remus, through the Republic, on to the birth and expansion of the Roman Empire. learn about architecture, technology, politics, power, and propaganda.  Investigate the legacy of the glorious past through the apparently dormant Middle Ages until the re-birth of the Classical world during the Renaissance, and further on with the first scientific excavations in the 1800s.  

Start with the Colosseum and go inside the Colosseum with pre-reserved tickets. Understand the context of its construction, what it came to symbolize throughout the centuries, from a privileged viewpoint. As in the movie “Gladiator”, it has hosted violent and brutal displays of gladiatorial combats and wild animal fights, all just for the delight of crowds. Inauguration lasted one hundred days, and approximately 9,000 animals and 2,000 gladiators were killed during the event. Today, the Colosseum is Rome’s most visited sight, which never fails to leave visitors awe-struck.

Continue to Palatine Hill, where it all began with the twins suckled by the she-wolf and where, centuries later, the emperors built their elaborate residences in lavishly competitions to outdo their predecessors. Proceed through the Roman Forum, the very heart of the ancient city with its approximately 2,500 years of nearly continuous history. Pause to admire the majestic Flavian Amphitheater: the famous Colosseum from this privileged viewpoint. 

Finish at the Capitoline hill, the sacred heart of the ancient city with some of the most important and earliest temples. We will take one last stunning view of the heart of ancient Rome before climbing up to the Campidoglio and end our tour in the square designed by Michelangelo Buonarroti.