Circus Maximus Caracalla Bath And Aventine Hill Tour In Rome

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10am
  • Departure Details :
    Central Rome
  • Return Details :
    The tour will terminates at the Aventine Hill unless stated differently from your guide at the beginning of the tour.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Meet your guide for this 3 hour small group tour and walk through the Bath of Caracalla, the second largest thermal bath of Rome. Next is Maximus Circus, the famous stadium where the ancient chariot races took place. Then, onward to the seven hills of Rome, Aventine Hill.

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Instant Confirmation

Know More about this tour

Your small group tour starts at the Bath of Caracalla where your guide will give you a full description while walking inside the second largest thermal bath of Rome. The Baths of Caracalla, located by ancient Appian Way in Rome, were named after the Emperor Caracalla who reigned from A.D. 211-217. His father, Septimius Severus, commissioned the baths. After his death, the project was completed by his son Caracalla in 216 A.D. This building is among the most monumental and imposing archeological complexes of the entire Imperial epoch. Surviving busts of Caracalla portray a scowling and determined man capable of great evil. Indeed, he killed his younger brother to secure his throne. Carry on inside the Maximus Circus. This grand stadium was a chariot racetrack in Rome and was constructed in the 6th century A.D. The Circus was also used for other public events such as the Roman Games and gladiator fights. It was last used for chariot races in the 6th century A.D. Located in the valley between the Palatine and Aventine hills, this is the oldest and largest public space in Rome. Legend says that the Circus was originally laid out in the 6th century A.C. by the first Roman kings, although, it first took on its distinctive shape under Julius Caesar. Its principal function was as a chariot racetrack and host of the Roman Games (Ludi Romani) which honored Jupiter. Other events hosted at the site included wild animal hunts, public executions and gladiator fights. Next, your guide will lead you up to one of the seven hills of Rome, Aventine Hill. The Aventine hill is best known to visitors for its magnificent views over the city. There are also some interesting sights including several churches and a couple of gardens. According to the myth of Rome's foundation, Romulus wanted to found a new city on the Palatine Hill, while his twin brother Remus preferred the Aventine. This disagreement led to a fight in which Romulus killed his brother. As a result the city of Rome was founded on the Palatine, while for centuries, the Aventine remained outside the city limits. The hill remained outside the city walls until the end of the fourth century BC when the Servian Wall was built around Rome. There are plenty of churches on the Aventine, the most notable being Santa Sabina. This basilica was built in the fifth century on the summit of the hill on the site of the former house of the Roman martyr Sabina. The interior of the church resembles that of a Roman basilica and contains three naves. Then you will move to the famous keyhole where St. Peters Basilica can bee seen through this tiny hole. The most lovely view is St. Peters Dome which is perfectly centered into the keyhole. At last, you will be able to admire the wonderful and unique view over Rome from the Orange Garden Terrace.

Inclusions

  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Small-group tour

Exclusions

  • Entrance fees will be paid directly to your guide in cash only. 15EUR/person (age 10 and over), 3EUR/person (age 6-10)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Public transportation costs

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

All guests must have proper identification, including children

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Not wheelchair accessible

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