Immerse yourself in the world of the Ancient Roman Empire, once spanning from England to Iran, and let me take you for a journey along 12 centuries of history, from the legendary foundation of the city by the twins Romulus and Remus in 753 B.C.E. to the fall of the Roman Empire in the 4th century.
Get up close and personal with the Colosseum, the largest amphitheater in the world, inaugurated by the emperor Titus in 80 C.E., holding about 50.000 spectators. Climb to the first tear to enjoy the spectacular view of the arena. Hear about gladiators’ fights and animal hunts, and have fun as we’ll debunk some of the many myths surrounding this majestic building.
Discover the cradle of Western culture and democracy as we’ll explore the Roman Forum, once a bustling market area, the centre of public life. Imagine politicians rallying voters, senators walking past in their togas on their way to the Senate House, crowds milling around the courthouses, priests worshipping the pagan gods in the many temples.
See the amazing ruins of the Basilica of Maxentius, the Arch of Constantine, the Arch of Titus with the Jewish Menorah depicted on the inside, the Temple of Julius Caesar and the House of the Vestal Vergins. Hear the cheer of the crowds as victorious generals marched their army along the Via Sacra, the sacred way leading up to Capitol Hill. From the top of the hill, take in the breathtaking view over the most famous archeological area in the world.
For a more in-depth experience, I suggest spending a bit more time exploring this area, and to climb to the top of Palatine Hill, the site where Rome was originally founded, and where the Roman emperors used to live. The sheer grandeur of the palace is mind-boggling, even if just the ruins remain as a reminder of the city’s past splendour. Palatine Hill also offers sweeping views of the city and of the Circus Maximus, the race-track where chariot races took place.
If you wish to really understand how Rome developed over the centuries, getting built layer upon layer, let me take you to the underground excavations of San Clemente church, a 10 minutes walk from the Colosseum. Here, you’ll feel like you just stepped into a time-elevator, taking you back in history with every step you take: we’ll get down to about 40 feet under street-level to explore the ancient Roman buildings on top of which the early Christian church was built, to be replaced later by the medieval church we see on top.
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This tour involves some walking on ancient cobbles, as well as some inclines to climb and stairs. Comfy shoes, sunblock and a water bottle are essential. There are drinking fountains along the way where you’ll be able to refill your bottle, but it might be a good idea to bring a little snack, since there’s no café inside the Colosseum and Forum area.
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