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 others.
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 (30°C/86°F with high humidity levels in June/July)
- Suggested start to beat crowds: 8. 30 am or 4 pm
Please send me a message before the booking so I can confirm tickets availability:
--> Colosseum tickets are subjected to availability and valid only for the selected date and timeslot.
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 big backpacks, pepper spray and knives are NOT ALLOWED inside the Colosseum. (small backpacks and handbags OK) **
**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.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
12 Euro - average cost of a taxi ride in Rome (from 10€ to 15€)
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 is the BEST! We just spent 4 hours with her visiting the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and the Forum. She understood our family needs perfectly and matched her tour to our interests. She knows so much about legend, history and the changes of the sites through the ages. You won't miss the traditional landmarks, but she is also an expert at finding out of the way areas for pictures or to get a unique perspective on a monument or slice of history. Thank you Marisa!