Are you ready to unveil the genesis and the essence of Rome, visiting the Roman Forum and Colosseum and the ancient city’s most astonishing features, with all the benefits of being in a small group? This ancient Rome tour is waiting for you! A small group, led by an experienced guide who specializes in art and culture, will start the tour at the impressive Colosseum, which was commissioned by Vespasian in 72 AD and whose construction was ultimated in 80 AD by Titus, when the inauguration ceremony started.. and lasted a hundred days!
Featuring free seating for an impressive number of over 70000 spectators, this magnificent venue hosted exciting events. Admire its grandiose architecture from up close as you’re guided along the tiers while learning about gladiators and animals; then proceed down to the underground, for a unique, thrilling journey to a part of the majestic structure normally unavailable to the general public. Imagine the fighters warming up before the fight, see the animals’ cages, and picture gladiators jumping up onto the Arena floor from below through the masterfully built wooden elevator. Walk the tiers where once crowds cheered while the most brutally exciting shows took place: the fights between gladiators, often prisoners of war, or criminals. They fought to death for rich prizes… sometimes for their very freedom.
The Roman Forum, the commercial, political and social fulcrum of the Roman Empire, the nerve center of ancient Rome is waiting for you next, for a lovely walk through an amazing display of suggestive ruins, among which you’ll find the temple of Saturn, the temples of Vespasian and Antoninus and Faustina, Titus’ arch, basilicas and public spaces once thriving. You will without a doubt feel like you’ve been catapulted straight into the daily life and customs of 2000 years ago.
In the final stage, you’ll go back to where it all began, ending your tour climbing up to the founding spot of Rome, the Palatin, where according to the legend Romulus traced the first sacred border of the city on April 21, 753 BC.