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Rome: Colosseum & Extraordinary Panoramic Terrace Views

1. Rome: Colosseum & Extraordinary Panoramic Terrace Views

This tour begins with a visit to the most imposing monument in Ancient Rome- the Colosseum. Originally known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, after the emperor that began its construction, it was inaugurated in 80 AD and remains the largest amphitheatre in the world. The symbol of the city, the building inspires reverential awe, affirming the greatness and splendor of Ancient Rome. The amphitheatre could contain between 50,000 and 75,000 spectators, anxious to attend the bloody fights between wild beasts and gladiators. The tour continues as you delve into the Roman Forum, a valley sandwiched between the Palatine Hill, where the city of Rome began, and the Capitoline Hill, the next landmark of your trajectory. The forum constituted the political, religious and commercial center of the city and it is here, lying between glorious temples and arches, that Julius Caesar’s body rests, commemorated by an altar that can still be visited today. Exiting the forum, head to the Capitoline that takes its name from the hill on which it rests. Today, the site is home to the main seat of the municipality of Rome, an interesting choice of location, seeing as during the Roman era the Tarpeian Rock was used as an execution site for traitors of the empire. Your tour will end on a terrace with extraordinary views of the entire ancient valley. An unforgettable image that will surely be amongst your most treasured memories of Rome.  

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Rome: Velabrum Valley Walking Tour – The Legends of Rome

2. Rome: Velabrum Valley Walking Tour – The Legends of Rome

Visit the places and stories that marked the creation of Rome together with monuments and legends that still remain unknown to most people. Discover the Velabrum Valley, a small part of the city that hides an amazing concentration of beauty, history, and myth. Learn from your guide many local traditions, popular sayings, and formulas for good luck that the more daring can even try to invoke to tempt fate. Start from Piazza Bocca della Verità and discover the legendary mask which was once a wellhead and understand why it is still feared so much today. Continue your journey towards the great four-sided arch known as the Arch of Janus. Marvel at the thousand-year-old church of San Giorgio in Velabro, next to which the highly decorated Arch of the Argentari will reveal its mysteries. The tour continues along Via di San Giovanni Decollato and its church. Then, reach Piazza della Consolazione, where the Tarpeian Rock awaits. Next, visit the sacred area of S.Omobono and the Church of San Nicola in Carcere, whose structure is imprisoned among the ruins of three different Roman temples. Finally, go back to the starting point to observe the Foro Olitorio and the Foro Boario, with their temples incredibly well preserved until today.

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Rome: 3-Hour Private Dark History Tour

3. Rome: 3-Hour Private Dark History Tour

Experience a different side of Rome and follow a curious itinerary full of mystery, intrigue, and conspiracies. Hear about the city's dark history and its former citizens who may still wander the streets as restless souls. Meet your guide and prepare for a different type of tour in the Eternal City. Wander around Rome's city center as you pass by the clues and hints of cruel and consequential happenings of the past. Listen to the story of Beatrice Cenci, who was accused of her father's murder and a victim of an unfair trial. Visit the crime scene where Caravaggio committed a murder that would drastically change his life and remarkably influence his artistic production. Pass by the house of Mastro Titta, the Vatican executioner, sometimes spookily seen offering tobacco to his victims before execution. Learn about the greedy Pimpaccia, sister-in-law of Pope Innocent X, whose ghost sometimes appears in Piazza Navona. Visit the place where Julius Caesar fell victim to conspiracy and learn about the intrigues of the late Roman Republic Understand how Rome's complicated heritage has brought the city and its citizens to where it is today. Feel like a real local as you get a deeper and different level of knowledge of the city.

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