Colosseum and Imperial Forums tour


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In Rome, with our professional and authorized guide, visit the largest and most important amphitheater in the world, the most impressive monument of ancient Rome that has come down to us: the Colosseum and the Imperial Forums, one of the most important archaeological areas in the world.

The Colosseum or Flavian amphitheater

Colosseum and imperial forums tour

Built between 72 AD and 80 AD, by the will of the Emperor Vespasian, the Colosseum has been a UNESCO heritage site since 1980 and included in 2007 among the new 7 wonders of the modern world, it has an elliptical shape (189m x 156m) with a height of about 50m, with its 80 entrances it could hold from 50,000 to 80,000 spectators.

Arch of Constantine

Colosseum and imperial forums tour

The arch of Constantine, dedicated to the emperor of the senate in 315 AD, refers to the victory over Maxentius in the battle of Ponte Milvio in 312 AD. The marble arch, very well preserved, is covered with magnificent reliefs and sculptures and we find it positioned along the via dei trionfi.

The arch of Titus

Colosseum and imperial forums tour

Even the arch of Titus, stands as a triumphal arch to celebrate the victories, trophies and achievements obtained by the emperor to whom it was dedicated. The different sculptural features between the Arch of Constantine and the Arch of Titus make it possible to understand the stylistic changes that have occurred over the years. The arch of Titus is also richly decorated with bas-reliefs of great artistic value depicting scenes of war and triumph.

Imperial Forums

Colosseum and imperial forums tour

Along the Via dei Fori Imperiali, you will admire the Temple of Venus, the largest in ancient Rome, then you will meet the majestic walls of the Basilica of Maxentius and you will look out over an area of ​​excavations, related to the Forum of Peace, with magnificent preserved marble floors . To follow, one side of the Forum of Nerva, whose famous “Colonnacce” constitute the most famous element in which the Temple of Minerva stood.

Continuing the route you will find the remains of the Temple of Mars Ultor, a prominent building in the Forum of Augustus, the place where the justice of ancient Rome operated.

Trajan markets

Colosseum and imperial forums tour

At the end of the walk along via dei Fori Imperiali, you arrive at the Trajan’s Forum, the largest of the squares, the center of a large complex designed by Apollodorus of Damascus and which continued with the Trajan’s Markets. It also included the Basilica Ulpia, two libraries and the superb Trajan’s Column, in honor of the conquests of the emperor, of whom he kept the ashes.

Palatine Hill

Colosseum and imperial forums tour

Palatine Hill, a significant place where the very first inhabitants of the capital seem to have lived; the remains of the Iron Age settlements referable to the oldest nucleus of the city of Rome are preserved.

Palatine Hill, between the second and first centuries BC, became the residential district of the Roman aristocracy, with elegant residences rich in exceptional pictorial and floor decorations, such as those in the Casa dei Grifi. The Emperor Augustus chose the Palatine Hill as the place of his home, consisting of several buildings, including the House of Livia.

Over time, the hill became the seat of the imperial palaces: the Domus Tiberiana, the Domus Transitoria and then the Domus Aurea, and finally the Domus Flavia.

F.A.Q. Colosseum and Imperial Forums Tour

Q. What does the ‘Colosseum, Forum, Palatine’ ticket include?

A. Momentarily, the visit is reduced to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, without the connection with the municipal area of ​​the Imperial Forums, only and exclusively by booking your online entry.

Q. What are the opening hours?
A. From 1st June, new opening hours 10.30 am-7.15pm (last entry 6.15pm).

Q. What is forbidden to bring inside the Colosseum Park?

A. It is forbidden to enter the monument with bottles, glass containers, alcoholic drinks and spray cans

Q. How should I dress to enter the Colosseum park?

A. We recommend the use of comfortable shoes and clothing; in spring / summer a hat and water are recommended

Q. Is it possible to book reduced or free tickets?
A. The reduced ticket is possible for citizens of the European Union between 18 and 25 years of age, upon presentation of an identity document.

The free ticket is possible for citizens under 18 years of the European community and non-EU citizens and for the disabled and their family member or companion belonging to the social and health care services.

Both for the reduced and for the free it is necessary to book your entrance ticket online.

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