Ancient Rome Tour: Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Did you know that in Antiquity there used to be a massive bronze statue portraying Emperor Nero, which was taller than the Statue of Liberty?

Did you know that the Colosseum was built on top of a man made pool, which was as long and wide as the arena is today?


the-stage-floor-in-the-colosseumRome is a beautiful city like no other. A cultural jewel whose importance to modern society cannot be understated, boasting an unrivalled depth of architectural wealth and famous landmarks. But real history is ultimately made by people; buildings are just the shells their life stories leave behind. There is only so much you can learn (and more importantly understand) by walking through a ruin with a brief audio-guide, or by reading the plaques at a museum. The goal of this tour is to show you the magnificence of the Colosseum but other than that, to bring Ancient Rome’s Society to life, delving deep into the lives of notable Emperors such as Nero, Vespasian and his son Domitian. Not only you will be amazed by the grandiosity of the arena itself but together with that, your English speaking tour guide will also teach you why the Colosseum came to be. Your Colosseum tour will teach about more than just gladiators. After the visit inside of the Colosseum, together with your passionate tour guide you will see the 4th century AD arch of Emperor Constantine, while on your way to the Roman Forum, hence what it was the city centre of Rome in the Classical World. Your Colosseum tour will teach about more than just gladiators. You’ll learn about everyday life in Ancient Rome. Here you’ll encounter the stores of moneylenders; the final resting place of Julius Caesar; and the Temple of the Vestal Virgins, whose namesake were charged with keeping the sacred flame alive, plus the grave responsibility of bestowing clemency on men condemned to death.


What’s Included:

  • Skip the line entrance in the Colosseum
  • The Arch of Emperor Constantine
  • Skip the line entrance in the Roman Forum
  • Temple of Vesta
  • Temple of Julius Caesar
  • The Via Sacra
  • The Arch of Emperor Titus
  • Palatine Hill (site of the foundation of Rome)


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30 thoughts on “Ancient Rome Tour: Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

  1. Massimo was a fantastic person a pleasure to spend 3 hours with, his explanations and details of Roman history were exceptional.

  2. He was knowledgeable and funny on the tour. He knew the information and presented it very well.

  3. Massimo was outstanding! He was funny and informative, I would highly recommend booking a tour with him as your guide. From my perspective this was a five star tour for a great price.

  4. He’s hilarious, and informative. Gives plenty of time and you learn so much but he makes it fun instead of boring

  5. Massimo was a fantastic person a pleasure to spend 3 hours with, his explanations and details of Roman history were exceptional.

  6. Massimo was brilliant. He was very engaging and had a wealth of knowledge. If we ever returned to Rome we would specifically look to have a tour with him again. 5 out of 5

  7. Massimo was professional, knowledgeable and easy to listen to. The historical detail was supported by computer generated photographs that gave us an idea of what the sites looked like before they became ruins. Details of the relevant emperors and their influence on the construction of the colosseum and other historical sites added context that made complete sense. Definitions and origins of words and phrases were a definite plus. Massimo is an excellent story teller and truly enjoys what he does and it is infectious. Be prepared, the walk is strenuous not for the timid.

  8. Personable, articulate, knowledgeable. Massimo delivered an informed but light hearted tour, we learnt so much and secured some incredible photos.

  9. Massimo was very informative and highlighted interesting – and memorable – facts.

  10. He was amazing by far the best tour Guide we have had. He is really funny nice and made the tour really interesting and fun. Think he should get a raise ??

  11. Massimo was the best guide we had all week. He loves the subject matter, is incredibly well educated and uses relevant stories to tell the history of the place. He’s the best! Thoroughly enjoyable and we learned to much.

  12. Massimo was incredible. He made the tour fun and was so knowledgeable. He felt so real and was easily the best tour guide I have ever had.

  13. Excellent knowledge of the colosseum and the surrounding areas. Very easy to understand and very patient with our family of 7.

  14. Massimo was so passionate about the history of the Colosseum and able to make connections with what happened then with modern day. This made the entire tour a phenomenal experience!!!

  15. Very well versed with the area. Kept us engrossed. Did excellent job. Would recommend without reservations.

  16. Massimo was passionate about Ancient Rome! Even our teenagers loved the tour! Going in the Colosseum was an absolute treat!!! Fantastic tour!!!!

  17. Massimo was amazing. Very energetic, and knowledgeable about the Colosseum. We really enjoyed this tour. Thank you!

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Private for 1 person: 200 euros
Private for 2 people: 230 euros
Private for 3 people: 270 euros
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