Explore the most monumental elements of the Eternal City with a private tour guide who will bring to life the spirit of the ancient Roman world. Enjoy the most important historical points of the city as you walk among the timeless statues, fountains, monuments, and ghosts of empires past.
Meet your guide at the hotel and start to bring your historical journey to life.
Visit the Colosseum, one of the largest surviving structures of the ancient world, where Romans once gathered to watch the gladiatoral games- battles with wild beasts, and according to legend, even sea battles. Discover how the Colosseum, a massive stone amphitheater which seated an estimated 60,000 spectators, was built in only 8 years. Your guide will unlock fascinating stories of its design and construction, the political benefits, the fighters themselves, and the eventual end of the games at the Colosseum.
At the Roman Forum, your guide will bring to life the mythology, popular celebrations of the time, and the gods of ancient Rome, which are reflected in the star signs in contemporary astrology. Learn how the pagan holiday Saturnalia influenced the unfolding of Christmas on the 25th of December today. Listen to the story of the Lapis Niger (Latin for black stone), the most ancient Latin text ever discovered in the world - which is housed in the base of one of the columns in the Forum.
Discover the Temple of the Vestal Virgins - where six young women taken from aristocratic families served as virgin priests of Vesta. They worked in the temple for a period of 30 years under different emperors and were regarded almost as goddesses. Their foremost duty was maintaining the sacred fire of Vesta which represented the hearth of Rome. As legend had it, as long as the sacred flame burned, Rome would endure.
End your tour withawonderful view of the city and of the Imperial ForumfromCapitoline Hill,the smallest and most important of the seven hills of Ancient Rome.