Take a basic tour of Rome's Colosseum and Arena, the city's most well-known landmarks, to uncover the heart and beginnings of the city.
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Photographed, ancient, and preserved, the world's most famous Arena awaits. Our licensed art history guide will lead you inside, with no lines to bear.
The Colosseum has a rich history, and our knowledgeable guide will introduce you to its origins and purpose. Discover the interesting tales behind the famed "Roman Games," which were held to celebrate victories over enemies, overseas conquests, and the glory of the emperors. Even during tough times like famine, the games offered a distraction. Don't miss the stories of epic fights and renowned fighters that our expert will share.
As you explore the tribunes, delve into the myths of the Gladiators. Take a step back in time and imagine yourself as either a enthralled onlooker or a mighty Emperor, caught up in the frenzy of wild beasts and heroic slaves locked in combat. Your decision to finalize the defeat of your rival or let them perish with a mere flick of your thumb could mean the difference between life and death. Betwixt the roar of the crowds, you hold all the power.
Along the tiers, following a small group tour guide, a unique insider's view of the majestic Colosseum's architecture is taken after the classic visit. During this informative tour, discover details of enthralling brutal history, such as the animals and gladiators, and what primarily contributed to it.
Fighting for lavish rewards or their own sovereignty, gladiators - often individuals who were slaves, felons, or POWs - would engage in matches that the onlookers couldn't help but be energized by.
As you take a leisurely stroll, you will encounter stunning landmarks such as the arch of Titus, the temple of Saturn, and the Vespasian and Antoninus Pius monuments among others. These awe-inspiring ruins once served as the center of politics, commerce, and society for the Roman empire. As you wander through this impressive area filled with basilicas, temples, and lively public areas, take a moment to transport yourself back in time to the lifestyle and customs of the most influential emperor of all time. Uncover the fascinating history of the rapid rise and even faster downfall of Rome over 2000 years ago.
Legend has it that Romulus chose to construct his palace on Palatine hill, which is where our tour will culminate. Interestingly, the term "Palace" derives from Palatine.
Bid farewell to the stunning sights of Rome and the forums, but feel free to extend your exploration by visiting other locations on this hill, such as the Domus (houses).
Visits and tickets to see Augustus and Nero are available upon request.
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