Roman Forum & Colosseum with the archaeologist Marisa
Standard tour of the Ancient Rome with an archaeologist as your guide, perfect for a first visit.
After a brief introduction about the Roman History, we'll visit the Colosseum, the most famous monument of the City.
Then we'll visit the Roman Forum, the main plaza of the Ancient Rome, with the Temple of Vesta, the Arch of Titus, the House of the Vestal Virgins and many other.
TIPS for a perfect visit:
- Only small backpacks or handbags allowed
- Wear comfortably shoes (uneven and dusty floors)
- Bring a bottle of water
- Be aware of the heat (95°F with high humidity in June/July)
-->For security reasons all visitors and their luggage shall be screened. Possible delays in access to the site, even for pre-booked visitors. Book this tour at 8. 30 am or 3 pm to minimize lines and beat crowds.
The itinerary can change depending from the meeting point and the starting time:
- Colosseum (no underground chambers)
- Roman Forum
SECURITY RULES COLOSSEUM
**Please note that inside sites only small backpacks and handbags are allowed**
**All visitors must now pass through an airport style security checkpoint at the gate. This check may cause long lines and delais on our schedule, even with prebooked tickets. The guide is NOT responsible for this issue. **
***Please note that I do NOT provide private tours of the underground chambers.
The visit must be booked separately, it's a group tour and for its duration (1. 30 h) is not compatible with my tour. ***
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At the exit of the "Colosseo" subway station at groundfloor, in front of the monument, (Piazza del Colosseo) see photos #5 and #6. I'll be there standing with a sign with your name.
On request, I can meet you at the hotel and we can take together a taxi.
End location: At the exit of the Roman Forum (Largo Corrado Ricci).
I will give you all the instructions to reach your hotel or the nearest taxi station.
Duration: 2 hours 30 min.
-Timing may change depending on your pace and level of interest
- Afternoon tour is available only from April to October.
-This tour is totally outdoor.
Tour is provided even in case of light rain since we can use umbrellas and raincoats.
In case of a thunderstorm we can choose together to change the itinerary and do a museum/church instead of the Forum.
THIS IS A WALKING TOUR. PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION IS NOT INCLUDED.
- tour with an archaeologist and licensed tourist guide
- full price prepaid admission tickets for the Colosseum/Forum
--> if there is a kid under 18 in your group and you are interested in purchasing a reduced ticket, PLEASE send me a message before the booking so I can create for you a custom tour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
12 Euro - average cost of a taxi ride in Rome (from 10€ to 15€)
- taxi from/to your hotel
Please write me to have a custom tour if you're more than 6 guests. There are extra costs and a different timing due to the compulsory rent of an headset system. (MAX 12 pax)
I'm not a driver. I provide WALKING tours, with a special focus on Art and Archaeology. If needed, we can take cabs or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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Marisa was wonderful and even allowed us to add on the special underground and top tier tickets for the Colosseum that weren't included in this package. She was especially knowledgable about the forum as she had spent time excavating there during her schooling. Following our tour, she even guided us to a local market where vendors were selling produce, meats, cheeses, and olive oil. It was amazing. She was so helpful, polite, and professional. Would definitely book with her again!