• View of the Colosseum from Palatine Hill
  • Marble wings from the imperial Palace
  • Decoration in inlaid marble from the imperial palace
  • Inlaid marble from the imperial palace on Palatine Hill

Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill – Extended Tour


This extended tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Museum is the perfect tour to fully immerse yourselves in ancient Rome and make the most out of your visit to the archaeological area. Besides visiting the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, you will gain a deeper understanding of the most famous of the Roman hills, Palatine Hill.


Palatine Hill is the centermost of the 7 hills of Rome and overlooks the Roman Forum on the north side and the Circus Maximus on the south side. According to legend, it’s here that the history of Rome begins in 753 BC, when the she-wolf found in a cave the twins, Romulus and Remus. It’s here that one day Romulus will found the first Rome.


This is the reason why the Palatine will become home to the emperors of the mighty Rome.  You’ll learn about the history of the emperors, the stories behind the ancient monuments, and the architecture and engineering that made these structures possible. Along the way, you’ll also enjoy breathtaking views of the city and its many landmarks, including the Colosseum and the Roman Forum.


Other than exploring the ruins of the imperial palaces, during this tour, we will also visit the Palatine Museum. This special museum sits right among the ruins of the palace and showcases the many archeological discoveries found during the excavations of Palatine Hill.

The Palatine Museum can be visited by buying the FULL EXPERIENCE TICKET, which also grants access to other archaeological sites hidden away among the Palatine and Forum ruins. As a matter of fact, if possible (reservation is required due to the limited capacity of the rooms), we’ll visit also the House of Augustus, which was recently opened to the public after extensive restoration work. This stunning villa was once the residence of the first emperor of Rome and is decorated with beautiful frescoes that provide a fascinating glimpse into the life and times of ancient Rome.


In the Palatine Museum you will be able to admire incredible marble statues, paintings, and terracotta artifacts found in the house of emperor Augustus.  Augustus also lived on the Palatine but in a “modest house”, before the transformation of the hill into an enormous complex of palaces. Among the other objects on display is a splendid pair of marble wings found during excavations in 2011.


Besides the Palatine Hill and the Palatine Museum, we will of course visit the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, the ancient religious, political, civic center of Rome. Here you’ll roam among the temples, the Senate house, the temple of the Vesta and the temple of the Divine Julius Caesar.


Whether you’re a history buff, an architecture lover, or just looking for a unique way to experience Rome, our extended tour of the Colosseum and Forum with Palatine Hill is the perfect choice.


For more info on the Palatine Museum: https://parcocolosseo.it/en/area/museums/the-museo-palatino/


Colosseum (with skip-the-line access): ground floor or Arena  floor (depending on tickets’ availability) and 2nd tier
Arch of Constantine
 Palatine Hill with the remains of the imperial palaces 

 Palatine Museum

Roman Forum (skip the line access)

  • Tour duration: 4 hours
  • The tour doesn’t run on the first Sunday of the month
  • Meeting point: the tour guide will wait for you by the Arch of Constantine
  • The tour requires walking on uneven floors during the second leg
  • Your tickets reservation: printed or digital format
  • Water
  • Do not bring pocket knives or glass bottles on the tour
  • There is no checkroom at the Colosseum

Admission tickets are not included. Ticket price: Adults: 18 € (Colosseum, Forum) plus 6 for the S.U.P.E.R. ticket that grants access to the Palatine Museum and other special sites located at the Forum/Palatine that you may visit on your own after the tour. For more info on these additional sites, don’t hesitate to contact me


  • Tour for 2-3 people: 240 €
  • Tour for 4-5 people: 260 €
  • Tour for 6-7 people: 280 €
Colosseum, Palatine Hill
Colosseum, Extended Colosseum tour, House of Augustus, Palatine Hill, Palatine museum, Roman Forum