Off the beaten path with an archaeologist
A special tour to understand how was the daily life of a man in the Ancient Rome, when the Emperors ruled the world.
I've chosen my two favourite archaeological sites of Rome, the Baths of Caracalla and the Roman Houses, lovely but not too crowded.
The first site is an amazing example of the talent of the Ancient Romans for engineering and architecture, but even a charming park with stone pines and benches.
After, we'll walk to visit an "insula" (Ancient apartament building) discovered underneath the Basilica of SS. John and Paul on the Caelian Hill. Here not only we'll talk about the hard life of the working class, but you'll discover rare frescoes of the IIIrd century AD.
Admiring mosaics and frescoed rooms, we'll talk about the daily routine of the Romans, between steam baths, beauty treatments traffic and high costs of a rental.
If not interested in the Houses, we can visit the the St. Sebastian Gate (Ancient Walls).
-the Baths of Caracalla
-the Roman Houses on the Caelian Hill or the St. Sebastian Gate
Timing may change, depending on transportation and if you want to change some details.
On June-July I really suggest to start early in the morning to avoid the heat.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At the entrance of the "Baths of Caracalla" (Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 52). On request, I can meet you at the hotel and we can take together a taxi or walk.
End location: At the exit of Roman Houses, "Piazza dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo 13".
(10 minutes from Colosseum)
I will give you all the instructions to reach your hotel or the nearest taxi station.
Duration: 3 hours
-Roman Houses are closed on Tuesday and Wednesday
(write me if you want to do this tour anyway, we can replace the site with another museum)
-Timing may change depending on your pace and level of interest
- Afternoon tour is available only from April to October.
-This tour is partially 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 Baths.
on request: private driver+luxury van
Estimated Local Cash Needed
16 EURO - - a head: Admission tickets for 2 monuments.
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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One of the best tours we have ever taken. Baths of Caracalla and Forum with a lovely, energetic, very friendly guide who is a trained archeologist. Absolutely remarkable experience which we enjoyed immensely, especially the Baths which inexplicably are relatively quiet and uncrowned, particularly in comparison to the insanity of the Colosseum. Don't hesitate to book any tour with Marisa. We'd give her more than five stars if we could.