Colosseum, Palatine Hill, Roman Forum with an archaeologist
Extensive tour of the Ancient Rome, perfect for history lovers and good walkers. (Book my basic tour #109083 for a less-detailed tour)
I've designed this tour to be a journey through the ages to discover the history of the Roman Empire, admiring its majestic remains. We'll talk about facts, myths and legend of the Ancient Rome, exploring the Colosseum, Palace of Emperors on the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum.
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 3 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.
- Colosseum (no underground chambers)
- Roman Forum
- Palatine Hill
IMPORTANT INFOS for the COLOSSEUM
**Please note that big backpacks, pepper spray and knives are NOT ALLOWED inside the Colosseum. (small backpacks and handbags OK) **
**All visitors must comply with the security checks at the entrances. This check may cause long lines and delais on our schedule, even with prebooked tickets. The guide is NOT responsible for this issue. **
***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 Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: At the exit of the "Colosseo" subway station at groundfloor, in front of the monument (Piazza del Colosseo). I'll be there holding a sign with your name and ready to start our tour. I'll send you a photo and a map of the area after the booking.
End Point Options: Suggested by Guide: We'll end at the exit of the Roman Forum, Largo della Salara Vecchia. I'll point you out the nearest taxi station or a good family-run restaurant for your lunch.
Duration: 3 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 heavy showers 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.
- Guiding Services
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
12 euro - average cost of a taxi ride in Rome (from 10€ to 15€)
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
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 was the perfect tour guide: a pleasing personality along with extensive knowledge of all aspects of Roman history. I would not hesitate to book another tour with her!