Discovering the origins, myth and grandeur of ancient Rome. With this amazing tour of about 1 hour an half, our professional guide will take you back with a journey through the time. The panoramic, breathtaking views of the ancient ruins, make it a great introduction before you descend to visit the Forum itself.
Meet up with your tour guide at the meeting point, nearby the Colosseum and then head to the Roman Forum entrance.
Once you’ll get started, you will explore The Palatine Hill which was said to be where Romulus founded the original city of Rome on the site of an older settlement (archaeological evidence supports settlement here from the 9th century BC). During the Republican period, this was where many aristocrats of Rome had luxurious houses, but by the Imperial period the whole hill was given over to the lavish palace of the emperor. Indeed, our word “Palace” takes its name from this hill. These days, the whole hill is an archaeological site, with the ruins of many generations of Rome’s emperors on show. There’s an impressive view of the Circus Maximus from the south side, and on the other side the valley of the Roman Forum. Visit the Forum after your walk through Palatine Hill. The Roman Forum is one of the most important archaeological areas in the world, with some of ancient Rome's most evocative ruins: the Temple of Julius Caesar (built in the same spot where his body was cremated), the Arch of Titus, House of the Vestal Virgins, Senate House, Basilica of Maxentius, and much more.
Enjoy then the most beautiful panoramic views of Rome from the top of the Palatine Hill. Your tour guide will be at disposal to answer all of your questions and curiosities.
The enchantment of the Roman Forum - where the main market took place - and the Sacred Way - the triumphal road where the Centurions of Caesar marched after their return from the countless battles and conquests. On the Palatine Hill, we will tell you the legend of Romulus and Remus, the brothers abandoned as infants and raised by a she wolf. The legend says that the two brothers fought one against the other for power control, between the two, Romulus was the winner and then the founder of Rome.