Caesar's Palace, Coliseum & Roman Forum Small Group Tour
Step off the trodden trail for a “new” experience of Ancient Rome!
DURATION: UP TO 3.5-HOURS
Beyond the well-traveled trail of the Palatine Hill lies a narrow walkway leading to one of the most important discoveries in the Eternal City: the home of the Roman Empire’s very first emperor, Augustus (Octavian) Caesar. For decades archaeologists have labored over the complex of buildings within the Casa di Augusto and the Casa di Livia, the home he built for his beloved wife and partner in power, the Empress Livia. The result is astounding, room after room of ancient fresco paintings have survived, the original colors still intact. Decorative figures, tricks of perspective, ceiling moldings, and floor tiles are all still there 2,000 years after their creation.
With your guide you will learn how, in the aftermath of Julius Caesar’s assassination, Octavian formed an alliance to successfully avenge his uncle’s death and ultimately defeat Marc Antony and Cleopatra to consolidate power in himself. Best of all, you’ll hear the story from where Augustus lived: No crowds, no guards, no fuss.
With your expert, fully-licensed guide you will next explore the first and second tiers of the iconic Coliseum. You’ll learn what a day at the games was like, from animal hunts, to “halftime” execution, to gladiatorial combat and hear of the political and social function the building played in the Roman Empire.
Your walk continues to the Roman Forum, undoubtedly one of the most historically important areas in the Western World. It was here where Marc Antony spoke at Julius Caesar’s funeral, where his body was cremated, where the Vestal Virgins tended the sacred flame, where politicians debated publicly and the Senate met, where currency was exchanged, and where many of the most sacred temples once stood. Its stones and ruins are replete with history but may not seem like much to the casual observer. Your guide will tell you their stories and help you connect their influence to the world today.
All year except 1 Jan, Easter Sun & Mon, 29 June, 15 Aug,
24, 25 & 26 Dec
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Includes: English-speaking guide for 3.5-hours, Entrance to Caesar's Palace, the Coliseum & Roman Forum
Excludes: Gratuity, Transportation to/from the tour meeting point (transfers can be arranged for additional cost)
- This is a scheduled small group tour, available on a request basis.