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Rome of the Caesars

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 Tour highlights

Capitoline Hill (visit), Campidoglio Square, Panoramic view & visit of Roman Forum, Palatine Hill (view), Mamertine Prison (view), Temple of Julius Caesar, Temple of Castor and Pollux,  Basilica Aemilia, Basilica Julia, Via Sacra, Arch of Titus, Arch of Constantine and Colosseum.

 

 Tour information

Tour Code & Name: RW/01 - Rome of the Caesars

Duration: 3 hours approximately

Meeting Point: Metro line B stop "Colosseo" near bar

Departure Time: 9:00 am

Operating days: all year round

Handicapped Visitors: itinerary feasible with wheelchair

Transportation: entirely walking tour

Entrance Fees: Colosseum Ç 12.00 regular line, in which it is possible to wait up to one hour or more. Ç 17.00 with reservation to privileged entrance, that means no line or very short line

Fees: meals, public transportation (taxis, metros, buses) and museum or monument entrance fees (indicated on the tour information schedule) are not included and must be paid by the client on the spot. When requested and when it is possible, we may purchase tickets beforehand and we may book a selected restaurant.

Languages availability: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. Other languages on demand.

Please notice: we may easily adapt our tours to meet your requirements.

Booking: tours should be booked at least 15 days prior to your scheduled arrival. Anyhow you may always send us an e-mail at any time and we will make all the efforts to meet your requirements.

 

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 Detailed itinerary description

Conducted by a licensed tour guide, skipping the long ticket lines, visit the Colosseum, largest amphitheater in the Empire, where 50.000 spectators could seat on marble tiers; cruel bloody gladiators fights, hunts of wild animals and for a short time naval battles lasted for almost 500 years. It could still be standing intact if the Romans wouldn't have used it as a 'quarry'. Many Roman palaces and churches were built with its marble.

See the Arch of Constantine and the ruins of the Temple of Venus and Roma, largest rectangular temple of Rome.

Climb the Via Sacra, main street where religious and triumphal processions took place, up to the Arch of Titus, arch commemorating the pax romana of Judea, with bas-reliefs describing Titus' triumph (see the spoils from the sack of Jerusalem, showing the menorah, the trumpets and the Ark of the Covenant transported by the soldiers).

Enter the Roman Forum for a detailed visit of what has been the first public center of Rome: religious, business, judicial, political and civic center. Walk along the Via Sacra, passing nearby the Temple of Divus Romulus (deified son of Emperor Maxentius).

See the remains of several  Temples (Dioscuri, Vesta, Antoninus and Faustina, Saturn, etc.).

Find out where were sited the Umbilicus Urbis (topographical center of ancient city), the Miliarium Aureum (column where the distances to other important capitals of the Roman Empire could be read).

See the Forum main square (120 x 60 m.), paved in travertine marble, surrounded by the remains of Julius Caesar's Temple (Julius Caesar's body was cremated where the temple was built), the Basilica Aemilia (sort of stock exchange), the Basilica Julia (justice court) and the Rostra (oratory podium), wherefrom great orators and magistrates spoke.

Proceed visiting the House of Vestals, virgin priestesses, the Temple of Vesta.

Look up to the monumental Arch of Septimus Severus and enter the Curia, seat of ancient Roman Senate. See from outside the Mamertine Prison: Sts. Peter and Paul last confinement.

Previous to the climbing of the Capitoline Hill, see the ruins of the Imperial Fora or Forums, the historical Trajan's Column and Trajan's Markets: first Mall in Rome (150 shops).

Have a breathtaking panoramic view of Roman Forum ruins.

Visit the Campidoglio Square, designed by Michelangelo, seeing the steep staircase leading to the splendid Basilica of St. Mary in Aracoeli. The magnificent square is surrounded by the Senatorio Palace, housing the City Hall, the Capitolino and Conservatori Palaces, housing the very important collection of the Capitoline Museums. In its center is a copy of Marcus Aurelius' bronze statue; its restaured 2nd c. A.D. original is displayed in the Museums.

Step down the 'cordonata', the ramp designed by Michelangelo, see the ruins of a five-storied apartment house built in the 2nd c. A.D.

End the tour with the imposing Altar to the Fatherland in Piazza Venezia, center of town.  

 

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