Food and wine pairing experience included.
Departures: 10:00 a.m.
Duration: 8 hours
Language(s): English only
Group size: Min. 2 persons – Monolingual small groups, max. 13 persons
Meeting point: Our Agency in Via Santamaura, 28 at 09:00 a.m. or free pick-up service from centrally located hotels
Tour ends: Roman Forum (drop off at hotels is not included)
This tour starts with a visit to two of the Four Major Basilicas in Rome: St. Mary Major, the most important and best preserved of the Roman Churches dedicated to the Virgin Mary, with its fifth-century mosaics; and St. John’s in Lateran, Cathedral of Rome and first Papal residence.
After a stop at the Holy Stairs, we proceed to the ancient Appian Way, probably the most important of the Roman roads, until we reach the Catacombs of Rome, the ancient underground cemeteries and extraordinary expression of faith to the earliest Christians.
After lunch, the tour continues with a walking through history: visit the Colosseum, symbol of the ancient Roman times, and its surrounding area, the most important and beautiful archaeological site in the world.
Also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, the Colosseum is one of the most famous monuments in the world. Opened to the public with a solemn inauguration that lasted 100 days, it was used for gladiatorial fights (munera), wild animal hunts (venationes) and, with the arena filled with water, simulated sea battles (naumachiae). Built on the site of an artificial lake of Nero’s Domus Aurea, it had a capacity for approx. 73.000 people with a large awning (velarium) which protected the spectators from the sun and the rain. After 2.000 years, the Colosseum is still the symbol of the Eternal City.
The Palatine Hill, where the city of Rome was founded became, the most exclusive neighborhood where emperors and patrician families built opulent palaces owing to its proximity to the Forum and the seat of power.
For centuries, the Roman Forum was the center of public and economic life, where the most important structures of the ancient city were located.
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