Travel back to the days of the Roman Empire on a half-day tour of all the main monuments of Ancient Rome. Following a pick-up from your hotel, skip the long lines to the Colosseum, the greatest arena of the Roman Republic, and the largest amphitheater ever built. It takes its name from the nearby statue of Emperor Nero, and reveals more than 2,000 years of ancient history. Once inside, feel the roar of the blood-thirsty gladiator shows and animal hunts that kept the everyday citizens and powerful emperors entertained. Your guide will bring the games to life with a commentary that also explain the concept of "Panem et Circenses" (“Bread and Games”). Next, enter the heart of public life in the Roman Republic at the Imperial Forum. Learn how it developed over the centuries at the ruins of temples and markets that cover every period from the Roman Kingdom to the Middle Ages. Your guide will point out the main monuments, such as the Tabularium, Temple of Concord and Saturn, and the Basilica of Maxentius. Continue up Palatine Hill to explore the oldest part of Rome, where, according to legend, Romulus founded the city after slaying his brother Remus. End at the Circus Maximus, the largest venue for public games, religious festivals, and the chariot races of the Roman Republic, and the model for all the circuses of the Roman Empire throughout the lands.
• Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing. A hat and sunglasses are strongly recommended during the summer months
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