Ancient Rome Deluxe Guided Tour: Colosseum, Forum, Palatine Hill and Frescos in the Roman Houses


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Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8



Italian (fluent), English (fluent)

Rome Wasn't Built in a Day Tour Deluxe

We will discover hundreds of years of history since, according to the Roman mythology, the founding of Rome is 753 BC. The city became the capital of the Roman Empire and it is considered one of the birthplaces of Western civilization. The best place to appreciate the Roman prominence is the Forum Area which was for centuries the center of Roman public life and now is full of important archeological ruins. Looking together at the remains, we will discover, understand and recreate the ancient Roman history. Just saying that we will visit one of the most famous monuments in the world, the Colosseum!

Then we will visit a place out of the archeological site, the Case Romane del Celio which lies below the Basilica of Saints John and Paul on the slopes of the Caelian Hill. The houses were opened to the public in 2002 and they represent one of the most fascinating subterranean spaces in Rome due to their extremely well conserved frescoed rooms and because of the artistic and religious value.


We will outdoors most of the time. Visit the ROMAN FORUM where we will discover the ruins of several important ancient buildings and then the PALATINE HILL with the ruins of the emperor's palaces. The COLOSSEUM, the largest amphitheater ever built and model for the modern stadiums. (Colosseum regular route - NO UNDERGROUND AND NO BELVEDERE). We will proceed walking (about 8 minutes) to reach the CASE ROMANE DEL CELIO (Roman Houses) located on a typical medieval street. The itinerary could be on the reverse according to Colosseum time slot tickets.

The Colosseum can accommodate up to 3. 000 people at once. This could lead to delays in access to the site, even for pre-booked visitors.
For security reasons at the Colosseum entrance and AGAIN at the Palatine/Forum entrance all the visitors have to be screened with metal detectors (The line/queue even for tickets holders could take up to 20 minutes or more in peak season). Big Backpacks, suitcases, etc. aren't allowed. No storage on site

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: The street address is Piazza dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo. I will be waiting in front of the Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 4 hours

Roman Houses Opening Hours 10:00am - 1:00pm and 3:00pm - 6:00pm.

On Tuesday and Wednesday they are not opened to the public so this particular tour is not available


It will be a walking tour.

Be aware we will be outdoors most of the time, please bring umbrellas/sun cream according to the season/weather.

* On request (with an extra price) is available the private transportation from/to your hotel (to be reserved in advance)

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Estimated Local Cash Needed

100 EUR - Transportation and tickets

What’s Extra

Other: - Transportation

- Colosseum/Roman Forum/Palatine Hill SKIP THE LINE TICKETS € 15,00 Full / € 3,00 Reduced ticket for children under 18 (bring ID) - Tickets are not refundable

The Entrance fees will be reimbursed cash to the guide (myself) the day of the tour

Time Slot Entrance Tickets valid only 15 minutes after the time reserved. Tickets are not refundable and in case of delay, new tickets have to be purchased again by the customer. Please take care of that according to your flights/ship/others details

- Roman Houses tickets € 8,00 full / € 6.00 Reduced for kids up to 12 (bring ID) to be paid cash or by credit card on the spot (there are no pre-purchased tickets)


I am not a driver guide but I might include transportation with a professional licensed driver in a/c Mercedes car or Van. (upon request)
Also available special transportation upon request (Cruise - Airport - Pompei - Tuscany...)

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