Ancient Rome

A half-day private tour of ancient Rome 

 

Including the Colosseum, the Forum and the mysterious Basilica of San Clemente, the Ancient Rome private tour provides the best archaeological and historical introduction to Rome's classical period

 

 

 

 

 

The Colosseum

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inside the Colosseum

 

 

 

Statue of Emperor Constantine

 

 

 

The Roman Forum

 

 

 

San Clemente Church, Second Level Underground

 

 

 

 

 

Itinerary

 

Highlights:

  • Colosseum
  • Roman Forum
  • Arch of Constantine
  • Ludus Magnus
  • Basilica of San Clemente
  • Capitoline Hill and Square
  • Reservation to skip the line included

 

This walking tour starts at Basilica San Clemente, a very ancient church few steps away from the Colosseum. Here you will explore the underground excavations, including an earlier basilica and, deep under the current church, a first century Roman street and house, complete with a Mithraic temple.


With a very short walk you will reach the Ludus Magnus, that was the gladiatorial training school where the gladiators where trained for the fights in the Flavian Amphitheatre. The complex was directly connected to the Colosseum by an underground gallery.

 

Next you will reach the Colosseum. We will go inside this incredible monument to see where the gladiators fought to the death. Entering will be quick and easy as we will make reservations in advance to skip the long queues.

 

Out of the Colosseum you will also see the majestic Arch of Constantine


The tour will continue going through the Roman Forum, the commercial, religious and political center of the ancient Romans. Here your private guide will tell you the history and the legends that will make come alive this marvellous archeological site.

 

You will then go up to the Capitoline Hill, to see the perfect Renaissance Square, Piazza del Campidoglio, which was designed by Michelangelo. There you will also have a beautiful view of the Roman Fora archaeological area from the terrace (with excellent photo opportunities!)

 

The tour will be led by one of the guides of the Romaround team. Over many years of experience, at Romaround we carefully selected a team of friendly and knowledgeable guides. All guides have graduate degrees in history or archaeology and are officially licensed by the Municipality of Rome. Many of them have also postgraduate specialization in specific topics related to the art and history of Rome. To know more see why choosing Romaround.

 

 

Type of tour: walking tour

Duration: 3-3.5 hours

 

 

 

 

Booking 

 

For more information or to book any of our tours contact us

 

For a complete overview of the city, this tour can be booked together with Heart of Rome to make a full day tour

 

 

Testimonial

 

Sandra, thank you again for all of your planning and co-ordination.  We had a fantastic time in both Rome and Pompeii, and all of the tour guides - Mauro, Sylvia and Francesca - were great.  Each night after the tour we would spend hours over dinner discussing just how much we had seen and learned that day. 

We were constantly amazed by the wealth of knowledge that each tour guide had, and their ability to describe what the sights would have looked like in Ancient Rome was so impressive that we could actually visualize it ourselves. 

Paul, Sandie, Karl and Helen (Rochester, NY)

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