This tour is the perfect tour to fully immerse yourselves in ancient Rome and make the most out of your visit to the archaeological area of the Colosseum, Forum and Palatine Hill. You will gain a deeper understanding of the most famous of the Roman hills, besides visiting the Colosseum and the Roman Forum.
The 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 ancient 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, and 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. Other than exploring the ruins of the imperial palaces, during this tour we will also visit the Palatine Museum, that sits right among the ruins of palace and showcases the many archeological discoveries found during the excavations of the Palatine Hill.
You will be able to admire incredible marble statues, paintings and terracotta artifacts found in the house of emperor Augustus, who also lived on the Palatine in a “modest house” before the transformation of the hill into an enormous complex of palaces. Among the objects on display is a splendid pair of marble wings found during excavations in 2011 and some of the inlaid colored marble from the palace of emperor Nero.
The Palatine Museum can be visited buying the S.U.P.E. R. Ticket, which also grants access to other archaeological sites hidden away among the Palatine and Forum ruins.
Besides the Palatine Hill and the Palatine Museum we will of course visit the Colosseum (second tier and arena floor if tickets for the arena are available or ground floor) and the Roman Forum, the ancient religious, political and civic centre of Rome with its temples, the Senate house and the temple of the Vesta and the Divine Caesar.