Driving Tour of Ancient Rome
- Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Rome
- Product code: RM0005
From the Coliseum the tour crosses the Imperial Fora and the Roman Forum, reaching Piazza Venezia with the huge white altar called “Vittoriano”, designed in the late 19th century by the Architect Sacconi in an eclectic style recalling the elements of classical architecture.
There the bus will stop to give you the chance to climb the Capitoline Hill and enjoy of the Roman Forum. Afterwards we'll visit the Theatre of Marcellus, Emperor Augustus’ nephew, then the two oldest marketplaces of the city: the Forum Boario and the Forum Olitorio.
We'll stop by the two well-preserved Republican Temples of Hercules and Portunus built in the II century BC. The Circus Maximus, between the Palatine Hill, once the Imperial Palace, and the Aventine Hill. Then we'll drive along the ancient Walls of Rome built by the Emperor Aurelianus in 270 AD and the Gate called Porta Ostiense: nearby stands the huge marble Pyramid which is the tomb of Caius Cestius dating back to 46 BC. Coming back to the city centre, we’ll pass by the Baths of Caracalla, the public bath and gym that could host up to 3000 people at the same time.