Ancient Rome Walking Tour
- Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Roma, Italy
- Product code: RM0004
Colosseum, Roman Forum, Capitoline Hill
Tour of the archaeological heart of the Eternal City starting from the Amphiteatrum Flavium, better known as the Colosseum. Built originally under Emperor Vespasian, the Colosseum was opened to the public in 80 AD: here thousands of cruel fights between beasts and slaves took place since then. Gladiators, as the slaves forced to fight were called, had here they moments of glory and, eventually, of death.
The tour gives you the chance to understand and see also how the machinery worked, where was the arena and where spectators were seated, the kind of shows and fights that took place in there. From the terrace on the first floor of the Colosseum you will have the chance to admire the majesty of the triumphal Arch of the Emperor Constantine.
Nearby this arch, the Roman Forum is a journey into ancient roman history: from Romulus and Remo to the early Seven Kings, from deeds of the age of Julio Caesar to the decadence of the Late Empire every man who ruled Rome left a reminder of himself in Rome main public square.
Finally you’ll enjoy the breathtaking view from Capitoline Hill, the main of the seven hills of Rome, where Michelangelo designed in the Renaissance a monumental square built upon the ancient roman ruins.