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Take a walk through Rome's 2,700 years of history with an expert local guide who'll bring history alive. The entertaining and informative three-hour walking tou rwill help you to unlock Rome's many ancient secrets.


From Venice Sqaure, overshadowed by a monument dedicated to Vittorio Emanuele II , and the 15th century Palazzo Venezia, we will walk to the Roman Forum, the commercial, political and religious centre of ancient Rome and one of the most important archaeological sites in the world.
We'll walk through the Via Sacra (Holy Road) to admire Temple of di Antonino e Faustina, , the Basilica Aemilia, the Curia, once the Roman Senate, the Lapis Niger, which legend says covered the grave of Romulus.
We will visit the Arch of Septimius Severus, the Temple of Saturn, the Basilica Julia, the ancient seat of justice, the Temple of Julius Caesar, The Home fo the virgins Vestals who tended the sacred flame in the adjoining Vestal Temple. After a stop by the vast Basilica di Costantine, we will pass through the Arch of Titus, descend to the Arch of Costantine, and finally we'll enter the Colosseum, the most important building of ancient times.

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  • Duration: 3 hours

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What is included
  • Private Highly qualified English speaking licensed guide
  • Entrance fees at the Roman Forum and Roman Colosseum
  • "Skip the line" Reservation Fees to the Colosseum and to Roman Forum.
What is not included
  • Trasnportation, Meals and Drinks
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This three-hour journey will explore the two neighbourhoods of Rome that have for many years been home to cultures outside of the Italian majority: the Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere. We will revisit the history of the Jewish community in Rome as we cross the Ghetto. If possible we will visit the Synagogue and its museum. Within the Ghetto you will be able to visit unique places such as Portico d'Ottavia, Piazza Mattei, the kosher restaurants and Jewish-owned businesses that give the area its character and environement today. We will then proceed to cross to the Tiber Island where we will spend some time discussing the river and some of the notable monuments in the area which include the remains of the Ponte Rotto and the travertine «prow of Aeneas' ship».We will then make our way into Trastevere, one of the most distinctive neighbourhoods in Rome. Our journey through Trastevere will lead us past some of the important churches, including Santa Cecilia, which is built upon the ruins of an ancient (2nd century) Roman house, and Santa Maria in Trastevere, a titular church and one of the oldest Christian sites in the world.This walk will mainly focus on the idea of pluralism in Roman society and how minority  groups like the early Christians or the Jews impacted the city until recent times. In addition to landmarks and major monuments, we always spend some time strolling through alleys and side streets in order to get a taste of this exquisite and un-visited part of Rome.

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Ancient Rome is still being discovered through the course of street work and other infrastructural developments as it lies up to 10 meters (30 feet) below the modern city. Our extensive underground Rome program will be comprised of numerous special site visits scheduled throughout the year which are always led by our certified speleologists for the city of Rome. This underground program provides a thematic exploration of the hidden, underground levels of Rome. While we explore some of the newest, most exciting places, your docent will put together an educational narrative about urban layering, the relationship between the modern city and its history, and the advanced Roman archaeology.We begin our journey to the subterranean levels of San Lorenzo in Lucina, a medieval church with remnants of the basilica. Focusing on the architecture we will trace some of the major periods of urban habitation in the city. If possible, we then may proceed to the Vicus Caprarius, a newly opened space showing Roman apartments located under a modern cinema near the Trevi fountain.We will wrap up our tour with the Crypta Balbi, one of the best structured museums in the city, where we will explore ancient structures, take a look at the layers of architectural accumulation, and trace some of the major periods of urban habitation in the city.Although we will prebook all appointments to the sites, participants are responsible for buying their tickets at the time of the walk to the Crypta Balbi and any other sites that require it. If there is time at the end of the walk, we might conclude with a glass of wine in an enoteca that has a piece of the wall of the baths of Agrippa in its basement.

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