Colosseum tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
`I found a city of bricks and left it a city of marble`, Emperor Augustus"
This Colosseum tour includes the premier landmarks of the ancient city: the Flavian Amphitheatre, better known as the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. For all of these venues, you will have a “Skip the Line” access.
The Colosseum, one of the greatest venues for entertainment in the ancient city, with a capacity of more than 50,000 spectators, stands as an enduring witness to a past of glory and violence. However, it was primarily conceived as an effective form of political propaganda and social control over the population.
On your Colosseum tour, you will hear stories of gladiators fights, wild animal hunting demonstrations before the crowds that once filled it, the world’s largest amphitheatre.
We will then head for a walk through the Roman Forum where you will learn about the important role this originally small square played in the ancient Rome through the stories of its temples and civic buildings.
Among the many ruins still visible, we will see the temple dedicated to Julius Caesar after his death and the ancient temple of Vesta, goddess of the hearth.
Finally, we visit Palatine Hill, famously known as the place where the twins Romulus and Remus were found by the mythological she-wolf and where Romulus founded the first city of Rome, which will later extend over the seven hills.
We will also see here the remains of the ancient palace where the emperors once lived and the view on the largest venue for entertainment in the Roman empire, the Circus Maximus, where over 200,000 people could watch chariots races.