Colosseum and Ancient Rome Private Guided Tour

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  • Live Guide
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  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 3 hr

When in Rome, this Colosseum & Ancient Rome tour is a must. The Colosseum is arguably the most famous monument in the world, and it lies just next to the Palatine hill and the Roman Forum. The Palatine Hill is where Rome was first established, while the Roman Forum was the very center of the ancient city, hosting the most important ancient roman buildings of the regal, republican and imperial eras. With this private tour, you take the opportunity to plunge yourself into the very essence of ancient Rome, with your personal guide telling you about the history of such places. During this 3-hour tour, your dedicated English-speaking guide leads you around the three major sights of Ancient Rome, sharing with you the history, tales and facts behind them. Your guide is the perfect candidate to lead your Colosseum & Ancient Rome adventure, telling you the stories that bring the stones to life.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: City Walkers Tours

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Stop At: Colosseum

Visiting the Colosseum is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Make the best of your trip with your own private tour, by tailor-making your experience so as to have the best interaction possible with your personal tour guide. Learn about the history, features and tales behind the greatest entertainment venue of all times. The construction of the Colosseum, whose official name is Flavian Amphitheatre, was begun around 72 AD and completed in 80 AD. This means it took the ancient Romans around 8 years to complete this engineering masterpiece designed to entertain the citizens of Rome. Find out about the political and social background of the Roman Empire before, during and after the construction of the Colosseum. Get to know its purpose and its role within the Roman society.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Roman Forum

A stone's throw from the Colosseum, you can find the Roman Forum: the political, religious, judicial and financial center of Rome and all the Roman Empire. This is where a city that once was barely a regional power became the core of the mightiest empire of the ancient times. This is where the Romans shaped the politics, laws and administrative systems that shaped the world we live in today, and affect the way we think about ourselves and our society. As the first core of Rome grew larger on the close by Palatine hill, the Romans started to settle also in the lower areas. The area occupied by the Roman Forum was once only a marshy land, but already under the regal period was chosen as the social, political and religious center of the city. Here you can find some of the most important buildings of the ancient Rome: the house of the Senate, temples, basilicas and much more. Plunge yourself in the heart of the Roman Empire by visiting the Roman Forum!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Palatine Hill

Just above the the Roman Forum there’s the Palatine Hill, where Rome was established in 753 BC, 21st of April. This is where the first nucleus of Rome took shape, and where the houses, villas and palaces of the kings, emperors and notable people were. The Palatine hill was chosen by Romulus as it was deemed to be the best of all the 7 hills of Rome thanks to its ideal and central position. The Romans, as other ancient civilizations, tended to choose the high grounds close to rivers for their early settlements. This gave a strategic advantage in case of military attack as well as against the frequent floods of the water streams. Walk on the hill where the history of Rome started from. Learn about the early history of the city, the foundation myth of Romulus and Remus, and how the former managed to become the first king of Rome. Explore the ruins of the once imposing structures of the imperial houses of the emperors of Rome!

Duration: 1 hour
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