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The Ancient Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Our walk will evoke images of Senators, soldiers and orators, accompanying us from the Forum to one of the most exceptional buildings in the Eternal City, the Colosseum

The really amazing thing that happens when visiting Rome is that suddenly the past becomes our present. The majesty and the extent of the ruins is such that will lead you in a sort of time travel in the past. This is what will happen to you if you’ll decide to follow this tour through what was the centre of the ancient Rome and through the Empire itself. You’ll discover the Flavio’s amphitheatre, better known as the Colosseum, where time has been gentle and left little prove of its passing. It will recount its functionality, the sharpness of the Romans’ engineers and the beauty of architecture. At this point it will be easy to feel the excitement of the public while admiring gladiators’ battles. Walking through the Forum which was the heart of the Empire administrative and political power you can have a real feeling of how live was in the ancient Rome. Afterwards we will go right to the top of the Palatine hill, one of the most famous places from the past, as it was where the Roman emperors lived. From there the view is breathtaking and it will leave us once more astonished of the beauty of Rome. We can only imagine emperors’ pride in admiring that view and maybe overwhelmed themselves by such a beauty.


SKIP THE LINE. Our tours include the skip the line tickets.
LANGUAGES: English, Spanish, French, Russian, German, Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese, Japanese.
KIDS FRIENDLY. The children are welcome. Please write me if there are kids in your family group.
DISABLE FRIENDLY. The tour is disabled friendly. Please contact me if you need a wheelchair.
 DRESS CODE: Comfy shoes. Only small bags/backpacks are permitted (size 40x35x15).

  • Destination

  • Meeting point

    At the exit of the Colosseum subway station (Metro - line B) next to newsstand or at your accommodation (on request)
  • Start Time

    From 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
  • Duration

    3 hours
  • Price

    € 250,00 base price + € 35,00 / per person (admission fee and skip the line ticket for each sites) + € 18,00 per person under 18 (admission fee and skip the line ticket for each sites)
  • Included

    Admission Tickets
    Guiding Services
    Private Tour
    Skip the line Tickets
  • Not Included

    Food and drinks
    Personal Expenses
    Private driver
    Private luxury car
    Public Transportation Tickets


  • Inside
  • Outside

Arch of Constantine


Palatine Hill:

  • Palace of Domitian
  • Domus Tiberiana Terrace

Roman Forum:

  • Arch of Titus
  • Temple of Julius Caesar
  • Temple of Saturn
  • House of the Vestal Virgins
  • Basilica of Maxentius
  • Temple of Romulus
  • Temple of Antonino and Faustina
  • Arch of Septimius Severus
  • Roman Senate (Curia Senatus)

Tour Location

Colosseum subway station

Meeting Point Options:

1. at the exit of the Colosseum subway station (Metro - line B) next to newsstand
2. at your accommodation (on request): the pick up from your lodging is available if it is in the centre of Rome and the cost of the taxi is on you.
Meeting Point Option 1

Everyone in our family, adults and children alike, really enjoyed our two tours with Romebylocals.  Chiara brought the Coliseum and Forum to life for us all, with interesting pictures to show us what each area used to look like. Stephania gave us a great tour of the Vatican, pointing out things we would definitely have missed otherwise. Highly recommend.

Veronica R.


We requested 3 tours for our family of 7.  We specifically wanted something that was intimate and designed for just us- to have a personal experience where we would be submerged in the Roman culture and history, while at the same time having an open dialogue with the tour person.  All our tours were amazing and the experience was top notch.  I feel that we learned so much more having these personal tours than we would have using a large group tour company.  One member of our family had some limited physical abilities and both tour guides were very accommodating.  The experience will never be forgotten!

Emanuele was extremely easy to work with on our bookings.  He was very responsive, professional and just downright a joy to work with all around!  Romebylocals exceeded all expectations!

William F.