On this Colosseum and Ancient Rome walking tour you will step into the history of ancient Rome starting from the Colosseum.
The Colosseum, named by the Romans as "Amphitheatrum Flavium", was built by Emperor Vespasian in 72 AD, and inaugurated by his son Titus in 80 AD. It was built in the area occupied by the huge palace of Nero's Domus Aurea, after the great fire of Rome in 64.
After a brief rest at the Arch of Constantine, you will reach the “Via Sacra” or “Sacred Way” which is the main path through the Roman Forum; located between the seven hills of Rome. Over the centuries monuments and buildings were built for political, religious and commercial activities. The various dynasties of emperors added prestigious monuments such as the Temple of Vespasian and Titus, the temple of Antoninus Pius and Faustina the Arch of Septimius Severus, the Senate and the Ara di Cesare which houses the altar where Julius Caesar was cremated.
The last stop is the Capitoline Hill, once the political and religious center of Ancient Rome, it is now the site of the Piazza del Campidoglio, designed by Michelangelo, and of the city's administrative offices. The Capitoline Hill is where the city's first and holiest temples stood, including its most sacred, the Temple to Jupiter and the Capitoline Triad.
Duration: 3 hours/walking tour
The quote is per person, valid for a group up to 6 people, ticket entrance to the Colosseum and Roman Forum is not included (€ 15,00 per person).
This tour involves a fair amount of walking; comfortable shoes are recommended.