About The Colosseum & Roman Forum Walking Tour:
- Additional details are summarised at the bottom of this description.
This walking tour begins on Largo Gaetana Agnesi right across from Piazza del Colosseo. After meeting your guide and fellow tour goers you'll be led down to the Colosseum, past the main ticket queue and through the fast-track entrance. Please note that in spite of the name there may still be a short wait to enter the Colosseum proper due to security procedures. It will, however, be much faster than the standard queue.
Inside you'll find yourself on the first and second tiers, looking out across the amphitheatre's vast, impressive interior. From gory gladiatorial contests to classical dramas and even simulated sea battles, Rome's Colosseum is an architectural wonder that's seen its fair share of cheering crowds. Nowadays it entertains the masses in a slightly different way, with sheer beauty and spectacle.
Underground Tour Upgrade | Certain areas of the Colosseum are not included on a standard entry ticket. With the 'Underground Tour' upgrade you'll gain additional access to the Upper Tier, Arena Floor and Underground Chambers. Discover details of countless gladiatorial contests and get insights into the workings of the subterranean hypogeum and arena area itself. Many hidden treasures await, such as inscriptions on archways, tunnels and the remnants of hydraulic machines. Put simply, there's far more to the Colosseum than meets the eye.
Whatever option you choose, the next phase of the tour takes you to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
By visiting the Roman Forum you'll be able to trace the life and assassination of Julius Caesar while gleaning insights into the daily lives of ordinary citizens in ancient Rome. Witness the very spot where the body of Caesar was cremated, the Temple of the Vestal Virgins, the Arch of Titus, and the Senate House.
It doesn't end at temples and grand monuments, there's even the capital's ancient underbelly, its brothels with their revealing signage, as well as former marketplaces and Via Sacra - a road on which legions once marched during triumphal parades.
Lastly, travel across to the Palatine Hill, one of the most ancients parts of Rome. Here you'll find sprawling archaeological excavations including the Domus Flavia and Circus Maximus. At the end of the tour you'll have free time to explore at your own pace.
- April, 1 - December 31, 2019 | Daily.
schedule Departure Times:
- Various, see Booking Calendar.
- Remember to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your chosen departure time.
place Departure Point:
- Starts: Largo Gaetana Agnesi.
- Finishes: Palatine Hill, 00186 Rome.
- Approximately 3.5-Hours.
- Unfortunately the Colosseum is not accessible to wheelchair users.
- Baby prams and strollers cannot be accommodated on this tour.
- Participants should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness.