Rome Wasn't Built in a Day Tour Deluxe *w/Transportation included*
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 start our itinerary with 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. Beside is ARCH OF CONSTANTINE, facing the COLOSSEUM, the largest amphitheatre ever built and model for the modern stadiums. (Colosseum regular route - NO UNDERGROUND AND NO BELVEDERE). We will proceed on walking (about 8/10 minutes) to reach the CASE ROMANE DEL CELIO (Roman Houses) located on a typical medieval street between the Coliseum and the Circus Maximus.
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 a 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 Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Pick up with the professional driver wherever you want within the city (likely your hotel). After your booking confirmation, we will figure it out.
*Pick up at the Cruise Ship Port or at the Airport is also available but it is to be quoted apart (upon request)
End location: Our tour will end in Clivo di Scauro (close to the Church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo). Again pick-up with the professional driver and drop-off wherever you want within the city (your hotel, restaurant, monument....).
*Drop off at the Cruise Ship Port or at the Airport is also available but it is to be quoted apart (upon request).
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
Pick up and drop off within the city, with a professional driver.
Vehicle models (all with a/c):
- Up to 3 people: Sedan Mercedes Classe E
- Between 3 and 7 people: Viano Mercedes
Apart from the transfers, it will be a walking tour
* the tour can be arranged for larger groups upon request.
* Additional fee for pick up from/to Cruise Port or Airport (upon request - to be quoted apart)
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 EUR - Personal Purchases
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...)