Private tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

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Tour Number

Activity Level

186735


Categories

Youth and Family, Museums / Culture, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. I use books and images to interest kids, and they love vivid stories about gladiators and Romans! :)
I wouldn't recommend a stroller, the road is bumpy. Please write me before the booking if you have kids under 7, I can suggest you a shorter tour.

Friendly: No.
The Roman Forum has a bumpy floor, but there is a shorter itinerary on a ramp. The Palatine Hill floor is totally uneven, so is not suggested for people with walking issues.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Italian (fluent)

walking tour of the archaeological area with Marisa


I'm an archaeologist and historian: that's why the complex of the Roman Forum/Palatine HIll is my favourite part of the city.
Here you can enter and enjoy a relaxing morning, strolling around the ruins, and you'll be happy to avoid tour groups (mainly interested in the Colosseum).

I've spent years digging in the Roman Forum, and now I'd like to share my love and knowledge with you, for a slow-pace historical walk of the area.

Colosseum is NOT included.

TIPS for a perfect visit:
- Wear comfortably shoes (uneven and dusty floors)
- Bring a bottle of water (you can refill it during the tour)

Itinerary

- the Roman Forum
- The Palace of Emperors on Palatine Hill
- special openings (on request)

SECURITY RULES
Please note that big backpacks, pepper spray and pocketknives are NOT ALLOWED inside the Forum/Palatine Hill. (small backpacks and handbags are OK)

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: I'll meet you at the main entrance of the Roman Forum, at the ticket office (Largo della Salara Vecchia). I'll send you a map and a photo of the area after the booking

End Point Options: Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: we'll finish at the exit of the Palatine Hill. Via di San Gregorio 30. It's nearby the Colosseum e close to some bus stops/taxi station.

Duration: 3 hours

-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 heavy showers we can choose together to change the itinerary and do a museum/church instead of the Forum.

Transportation

THIS IS A WALKING TOUR. PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION IS NOT INCLUDED.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Estimated Local Cash Needed

12 euro - a head: standard ticket for the Forum/Palatine Hill

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: skip the line tickets for the Colosseum/Forum (on request). 14€ a head

Restrictions

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.

A Recent Review of this tour

Marisa was a fantastic tour guide. First of all, she went out of her way to help us adjust our tour with her to include a site we were to have visited with another tour company when that tour got canceled. Secondly, she accommodated us when we were running significantly late to due to issues with travel to the meeting place. Finally and most importantly, she gave us a very interesting and informative tour. We went on many tours over the two weeks we were in Italy, and Marisa was our favorite!
Jody Alperin

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