Shore Excursion: Colosseum and highlight of Rome
HIGHLIGHTS AND WHAT’S INCLUDED:
- Places of interest: Colosseum and Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Navona square, Spagna square.
- Duration: Full Day
- Private vehicle and driver with pick up and return in front of your cruise ship
- Private local guide
- Entrance tickets with reservation skip the line
- Exclusivity: All our tours are PRIVATE, not sharing with other guests
- Accessible: Visit Accessible website
Lunch is NOT included.
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Colosseum, Imperial Rome and Classic Rome tour.
Colosseum and Imperial Rome tour takes you to visit the most important places of the heart of the ancient Roman Empire, the ruins of the great Imperial buildings and places where you can feel the ancient atmosphere of the Roman Empire.
According to legend, Rome was founded in 753 B.C. on top of the “Palatine hill”, one of the seven historical hills. So you have more than 2,700 years of history to explore in the same city, Rome.
Colosseum and Imperial Rome tour includes the visit of the largest amphitheater ever built in the Roman Empire, the Colosseum. It is also known by the name of “Flavian Amphitheater”. It was completed in 80 A.D. under Emperor Titus, and here up to 80,000 people at a time would meet to see gladiatorial fights and wild animals hunting from all over the Roman Empire. Furthermore, it was also a place for public executions. The Colosseum was equipped with movable special effects and trees, which provided a dynamic set for the different shows, and created the right atmosphere to reenact historical battles fought by the Roman Empire around the known world. According to an ancient prophecy, so long as the Colosseum stands Rome will continue to be.
romeanditaly group provides Colosseum and Imperial Rome tour that will lead you to the “ancient Roman Forum”. Originally a marketplace, this square housed government buildings and temples, and it was the beating heart of Rome’s daily life. It was a crucial meeting place, and it had many grandiose statues and monuments as well as important government offices, tribunals, and memorials. Colosseum and Imperial Rome tour also allows you to visit “the Curia”, where the senators used to meet and wield executive and legislative power. The tour will include the “arch of Titus” in “the Via Sacra”, just South-East of the Roman Forum, which commemorates emperor Titus’s victory over Jerusalem in 72 A.D. The tour also leads to the “Arch of Constantine”, which commemorates the victory of emperor Constantine in the battle of the Milvian Bridge in 312. “The Arch of Constantine” was dedicated by the senate to celebrate ten years of emperor Constantine’s reign, a so-called “decennalia”.
romeanditaly group in the Colosseum and Imperial Rome tour will give you the chance to visit the “imperial palaces” on top of the “Palatine Hill”, one of the historical seven hills upon which it is said that Romulus founded the city. This place is now one great open-air museum where you will be able to see the ruins of palaces of emperors Augustus, Domitian, and Tiberius. There are also numerous temples, as well as the houses of the richest roman citizens, built there before the emperors started to build their palaces.
Classic tour of Rome: with more than 2,000 years of history, Rome is rich with artistic and cultural landmarks: romeanditaly group designed this tour of the highlights of Rome to discover the beauty of sixteenth and seventeenth century Rome. With this tour you will be able to see great works of art by artists such as Michelangelo, Rafhael, and Gian Lorenzo Bernini…
The Classic tour of Rome has been designed to cover the most interesting and important places in Rome and includes a visit to the wonderful Trevi Fountain. This baroque fountain was designed in 1762 by Nicola Salvi. This fountain is famous all over the world for “The Three Coins in the Fountain”. According to tradition, if you throw coins in the fountain over your left shoulder with your right hand, one coin is to come back to Rome, two coins to find your soul mate, and the third coin for your secret wish. The Trevi fountain made an appearance in the movie of the famous Italian director Federico Fellini: “La Dolce Vita”.
Another area included in the tour the highlights of Rome is “the shopping district” around “via Condotti” and the famous Spanish Steps. Here the guide will stop in “Piazza di Spagna” to describe to you the amazing steps built in the eighteenth century, where in the spring time all the main Italian fashion houses like “Prada”, “Gucci”, “Giorgio Armani” present the new collection with a dazzling fashion show on the very steps, which are adorned with flowers for the occasion.
Piazza Navona, one of the most beautiful baroque squares in Rome along with “Piazza di Spagna”, is another must see included in this tour. The square was originally a stadium, hence its oval race-track shape. During the renaissance period it was embellished with three fountains and churches. The most famous fountain in the square is the one in the center: “the Fountain of the River”, made by the great artist “Gian Lorenzo Bernini”. More recently it started housing art galleries, outdoor restaurants, and cafés. Piazza Navona is the animated center of Rome’s day and night-life. The perfect place to unwind while surrounded by life and art.
The Classic tour of Rome continues through the characteristic alleys of the city, until we arrive at the Pantheon, one of the greatest and best-preserved monuments of ancient Rome. Built by Agrippa in 27 B.C., it was originally a pagan temple dedicated to all the pagan gods of the roman pantheon. The Pantheon is known for its “eye” in the middle of the ceiling: a big uncovered opening that was the only source of light of the temple in ancient times. According to that all the pagan gods can see what is happening inside the temple through the eye in the ceiling. It was turned into a church in 608 by pope Bonifacius IV. All the Italian kings and queens of Italy have been buried here, including “Queen Margherita of Savoy”. “Pizza margherita”, one of the most typical Italian dishes, was named in her honor.