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24 Hours in Rome: A Private Tour

Tripoto
1st Jan 2014

Colosseum

Photo of 24 Hours in Rome: A Private Tour by Maria Rosaria Moscato

Roman Forum

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Palatine Hill

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Trevi Fountain

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Galleria Colonna

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Pantheon

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Inside the Pantheon

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Piazza di Pietra

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Piazza Navona

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Spanish Steps

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St. Igatius's Church

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The tour will start with the main attraction of Rome: the Colosseum, with its tales of blood, lions and gladiators. After that, we'll visit the Roman Forum, centre of business, religion and political life in the ancient city, and the Palatine Hill, where the city was founded.

After a break for lunch, we'll move to the beautiful centre of Rome, to admire the Spanish Steps (is your dream to climb the steps?), the Trevi Fountain (do you want to throw a coin in the fountain?), but even the huge column of Marcus Aurelius (almost 100 feet high) and the magnificent ruins of the Temple of Hadrian. We'll conclude our day together visiting the Pantheon, with the largest dome in concrete of the world, and Piazza Navona, the baroque heart of Rome.

Choose this full-day tour if you want to see the ancient Rome and the centre of the city, and save on the cost of booking the two tours separately!

Note:

Sightseeing Tour Duration: 7 hours

Sightseeing Tour Type: walking only

The quoted price includes up to five people.

The Colosseum is one of the longest-standing and most impressive monuments in the world. Built under the rule of the Flavian emperors some 2000 years ago this elliptical architectural masterpiece played host to free games to entertain the emperors and the public. An earthquake destroyed the southern part of the building in 847 and parts of the felled section were used in the construction of other famous landmarks like the St. Peter's Basilica.
Photo of Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, Rome, Italy by Maria Rosaria Moscato
The erstwhile center of life for the Roman public, the Roman Forum is now a plaza surrounded by the ruins of several important government buildings that include the Triumphal Arches (for emperors to announce their victories), Curia Julia (where the senate assembled) and the Rostra (the speaker's platform). It also houses several temples and basilicas.
Photo of Roman Forum, Rome, Italy by Maria Rosaria Moscato
It is the centermost of the famous seven hills of Rome. The Palatine Hill is littered with ruins of palaces and stadiums. Since most of the hill is an excavation site, a good way to understand its significance would be to visit the Palatine Antiquarian Museum on Domitian's Palace.
Photo of Palatine Hill, Rome, Italy by Maria Rosaria Moscato
The widest staircase in Europe, the Spanish Steps have 135 steps and were designed by architects Francesco de Sanctis and Alessandro Specchi.
Photo of Spanish Steps, Rome, Italy by Maria Rosaria Moscato
One of the most famous fountains in the world, Trevi Fountain is the largest Baroque fountain in the city. It is a must-visit spot despite all the crowds. Don't forget to toss your coin!
Photo of Trevi Fountain, Piazza di Trevi, Rome, Italy by Maria Rosaria Moscato
An elegant shopping mall on one side of Piazza Colonna, Galleria Alberto Sordi houses lots of small boutiques and shops. Perfect for just wandering around and looking at things on offer.
Photo of Galleria Alberto Sordi, Piazza Colonna, Rome, Italy by Maria Rosaria Moscato
A Roman Catholic church dedicated to Ignatius of Loyola. It offers unique views of the city looking out from the staircase. Once you go inside your eyes will be fixated on the dome. If you look closely, you'll realize that it's not really a dome, but flat. Jesuit painter Del Pozzo painted a trompe l'oeil or optical illusion.
Photo of Saint Ignatius'Church, Via del Caravita, Rome, Italy by Maria Rosaria Moscato
It is one of the best-preserved Roman buildings and has a huge forty-three meter high dome. The dome has only one opening at the top, Oculus, which is the only source of light. The Pantheon has served as a temple for pagan gods, a church, and a tomb for many Italian kings.
Photo of Pantheon, Piazza della Rotonda, Rome, Italy by Maria Rosaria Moscato
This city square was made on the site of the Stadium of Domitian and houses three fountains: The Fount of the Four Rivers, Neptune Fountain, and the Moor Fountain.
Photo of Piazza Navona, Roma, RM, Italia by Maria Rosaria Moscato
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