Colosseum and Ancient Rome, Italy (with Map & Photos)

Colosseum and Ancient Rome

You will completely immerse yourself in the history of Ancient Rome and visit the main monuments of antiquity: the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill. Entrance tickets are included in the price and will allow you to enter the Colosseum comfortably without the long queue at the entrance. You will discover the greatest empire of the ancient world as you examine the preserved monuments. Get ready to feel the breath of millennia in the heart of the Eternal City!

Colosseum and battles of gladiators

A visit to the Colosseum will reveal the idea of ​​creating this colossal structure, tell about the long cruel festivities on the occasion of its opening and explain the state significance of the doctrine of "Bread and circuses!" You will discover the secrets of the ingenious architecture of the Colosseum with many complex mechanisms and a chain of underground tunnels. From the upper rows of the amphitheater, you will see a gigantic arena in which gladiators, captured soldiers and slaves fought to the death with predators and with each other. Learn how they lived, trained, how much gladiators earned and how the crowd "voted" for them. All this will help you to feel the scale and contradictions of the era of Ancient Rome.

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Colosseum and Ancient Rome

The Roman Forum - the heart of ancient life

The Roman Forum, the center of the political, religious and economic life of Ancient Rome, will continue the journey into the ancient era. From here, the administration of the great Empire was carried out, senators sat here and laws were passed. In the street crowd, you could meet rich matrons on stretchers, Greek doctors, Spanish sailors, Egyptian priests, low social responsibility women from Cyprus, and merchants from the Middle East.

You will find out what the rich and aristocrats could afford, how merrily they drank in ancient Rome, how much slaves cost and what dishes were at the top of ancient gastronomic fashion. You will be surprised by the ancient Roman interior and clothing, and then you will walk along the Sacred Roman road, which is almost 3 thousand years old!

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Colosseum and Ancient Rome

A look into eternity from the Palatine Hill

According to legend, it is from the Palatine that the history of Rome begins - and here, on the Palatine Hill, Rome will cease to be the main city of the Empire. You will see the preserved ruins of the palaces of Augustus, Tiberius, Domitian and find out why, by the end of the republic, it was mainly the rich and aristocrats of Rome who lived here. The Palatine Hill will reward you with panoramic views of the Circus Maximus, where the chariot races were held, and a bright green park with tall pine trees and orange trees.

On the tour you will see and visit

  • Coliseum

  • Roman Forum, Temple of Vesta and Forum of Caesar

  • Palatine Hill and Farnese Gardens

  • Forum, Market and Trajan's Column

  • Flavian Palace

Who is this excursion suitable for?

The excursion has no age restrictions: it is suitable for everyone who is interested in history - both adults who want to deepen their knowledge and realize the close connection of times, and children who study history at school.

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Colosseum and Ancient Rome

Organizational details

The tour takes place in a mini-group of up to 10 people on a fixed weekly schedule. The tour will be led by a licensed guide from our team - a specialist in the field of ancient history.

Skip-the-line entrance tickets to the Colosseum are included in the tour price. The tickets we have ordered for you will allow you to avoid the stress of booking on the complex and Russian-NON-speaking Colosseum website, as well as to comfortably enter the Colosseum with your guide through a special entrance, bypassing the traditional queue. Entrance fees to the Colosseum also apply to the Forums and Palatine Hill and will be with the guide.

Entrance fees to the Colosseum are € 18 / adult. The ticket is included in the prepayment amount . Unfortunately, entrance tickets to the Colosseum are non-refundable, non-exchangeable and are strictly tied to the date and time of entry, must be ordered in advance . Therefore, the advance payment of € 18 (per ticket) is NON-refundable.

For children from 8 to 17 years old, the cost of participation in the excursion is € 35, while the child's ticket is not included in the price, admission for children under 17 is free. For children under 7 years old, participation in the excursion is free. Please note that when entering with children, you may be asked for documents of both yours (parent or accompanying person) and the child's (especially if they are adolescents 15-17 years old).

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Colosseum and Ancient Rome

If there are 6 or more participants in a group, headphones are required for comfortable participation in the excursion. We provide high quality headphones to all attendees. The cost of their rental in this case is included in the cost of the excursion and does not require additional payment.

On holidays (Easter, May holidays, Christmas), as well as in summer, the Colosseum is very crowded. The only way to avoid this is to plan your trip to Rome during the low season (November to March). If you find yourself in Rome on holidays and decide to visit the Colosseum, then your patient and positive attitude will greatly help the guide, and in the end, the whole group. For our part, we will do our best to keep waiting in possible queues (even taking into account the availability of tickets with a priority right of entry) to the minimum, and to make the route as comfortable as possible and at the same time interesting.

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Colosseum and Ancient Rome

It is forbidden to bring knives, corkscrews and any piercing and cutting objects, as well as liquids in glass, into the Colosseum.

Be as careful as possible with documents, bags and money. Even in this part of Rome, thefts happen.
Important: the excursion starts at the strictly specified time with respect to all group members. If you are running late, please let us know and together we will decide where and when you can join the group. Please note that entrance tickets to the Colosseum are strictly tied to the time of entry: a delay of more than 10-15 minutes can turn into a problem at the entrance. We recommend that you arrive at the meeting point 5-10 minutes before the start of the tour.

Walking excursion in the open air. Dress for the weather, choose comfortable shoes, bring water, sunglasses, a sun hat, an umbrella in case of rain, and a camera.

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