Dig deep on this small group tour exploring Ancient Rome's archaeological sites: the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Choose a morning or afternoon tour - or book both, with lunch included, for a comprehensive introduction. You'll travel in a personalized small group with maximum 15 people!
Morning Tour (3 hours)
Your morning tour unravels the mysteries of the Colosseum, built in the 1st century A.D. It was the largest amphitheater of the ancient world, seating fifty thousand spectators!
Next, you'll walk to the Palatine Hill, the ancient residence of the Caesars. This excavation site was originally built by Domitian and only rediscovered by archaeologists in the 20th century. At the Palatine Antiquarium, examine findings from the first villages and shepherd huts including frescoes and sculptures. Observe the Loggia Mattei set among ancient imperial ruins of the Palace of Domitian.
The morning tour concludes at Loggia Mattei, or you can choose to add the afternoon tour and lunch at a restaurant in the town center (optional).
Afternoon Tour (3 hours)
Begin your afternoon tour at the Roman Forum (2:30pm) and learn how public life in ancient Rome took place. Let your expert guide lead you through basilicas and temples honoring the origins of Rome and its mythical founders!
Journey back through the centuries, visiting the Campidoglio from the Republican Age and sacred temples dedicated to the Capitoline Triad. The Renaissance-style Capitoline Square was designed by Michelangelo during the 16th century.
Next, visit the Capitoline Museums to admire magnificent marble and bronze statues, paintings and a collection of Imperial portraits.
The afternoon tour concludes on the Caffarelli Terrace, where you can appreciate unrivaled views of the Roman Forum.
- © Viator2013
Ask a local about Ancient and Archaeological Rome Half-Day or Full-Day TourLocals have answered 170 questions about Rome.
Ask Rome Locals about Ancient and Archaeological Rome Half-Day or Full-Day Tour