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Finding Rome’s Lost Empire: Colosseum and Roman Forum tour

Availability: Daily
Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Language: English
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  • Enjoy views over the Roman Forum from a hidden viewpoint
  • Learn how the ruins once formed the heart of Europe’s largest empire
  • Tour the Colosseum from the outside and learn to separate myth from fact regarding the games that once took place inside
What to expect

The tour starts with an overlook of the Roman Forum where you’ll learn how this field of scattered ruins was once the beating heart of one of the greatest empires on earth. From this viewpoint, you’ll see all the main ruins, including the Senate House, Temple of the Vestal Virgins, Temple of Saturn, and more. It will be easy to imagine how the Forum must have appeared 2,000 years ago as we tell you the stories of war, politics, economics, and religion that shaped the ancient city. Next, your guide will take you to the Colosseum to tell you stories of its bloody history. On a walk around its perimeter, your guide will help you separate facts from fiction and tell you about the building’s not-so-glorious years after it fell into disuse.

Sites Visited: Capitoline Hill Statue of Marcus Aurelius Roman Forum overlook Augustus Forum overlook Caesar’s Forum overlook Trajan's Column and Trajan's Forum overlook Arch of Septimus Severus Temple of Julius Caesar Via dei Fori Imperiali and Mussolini’s Balcony Ludus Magnus (gladiator school) overlook Colosseum (outside only).

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What's included
  • Guided walking tour
  • Expert local guides
What's not included
  • Colosseum and Roman Forum entrance tickets
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
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  • Infants (0-1 years): free

Fori Imperiali/Campidoglio, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Meeting point:

You'll meet your guide in the middle of Piazza del Campidoglio, by the horse statue of Marcus Aurelius. If you are facing the Vittorio Emmanuele Monument in Piazza Venezia, walk to your right until you see a set of stairs leading up to a square with statues at the top. Once you walk up the stairs, you will reach Piazza del Campidoglio

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  • Please note that guests must arrive 10 minutes before tour departure time
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  • 15 April 2019 - 31 October 2019: Daily at 8.30am
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