Ancient Rome Classical Tours
The long history of Rome itself is alluring enough to attract millions of tourists every year to visit this Eternal City. Surrounded by the laid-back Italian cafes, gelato shops, pizza parlours, fashion stores, museums, and churches at every corner, is the soul of a once powerful Empire. Any private classic tour of Ancient Rome will fulfil your curiosity about this city and Rome will conquer your senses and imagination.
Five Highlights of Ancient Rome Classical Tours
The Colosseum and the Roman Forum
The Roman Forum itself was a centre of politics, commercial activities, cultural events as well as entertainments. Quite close to it is the Colosseum, the largest Amphitheater in Ancient Rome with a capacity of 50,000 people. If you were impressed by the movie Gladiator in which you saw Roman citizens from all walks of life come and watch gladiator battles, you would be awed by its grandeur when you were physically there.
An architectural masterpiece, the Pantheon is one of the best-preserved buildings of Ancient Rome. Michelangelo’s comment on the Pantheon was “ it was the work of angels, not humans!” The sheer size of the dome at 43.2 m in diameter is awe-inspiring, and the Oculus, the opening of the dome and the source of light for the Pantheon is 8.8 m in diameter. The current Pantheon is actually the third version rebuilt by Hadrian Emperor in 110 AD.
At the beginning of the seventh century, the Pantheon was converted into a Christian church and later became a tomb for Greats like Raphael, the painter, and Kings like Vittorio Emanuele II. The acoustics of the Pantheon is like a magnet at which architects and musicians tend to try their hand.
The Trevi Fountain
Used to be named the Aqua Virgo, after the virgin who discovered it, the Trevi Fountain supplied fresh water to Ancient Rome for 400 years until destroyed by the Goths. The Trevi Fountain you see now was rebuilt in 1762 with features of the Roman God of water and sea, the Neptune, and below him Tritons, Neptune’s sons. It is said that by throwing a coin with your right hand over your left shoulder into the Trevi Fountain you will be ensured another visit to Rome. Why not give it a try?
The Spanish Steps
The 138 steps of the Spanish Steps are considered to be the widest staircase in the entire Europe. Although it is called the ‘Spanish’ Steps, the construction of the Spanish Steps from 1723 to 1725 was funded by French Bourbon kings to connect the Piazza di Spagna at its base to the Piazza Trinita dei Monti at its top where the church of Trinita dei Monti was newly built. It is a great place to relax and take lots of photos of the locals and foreigners. It does get overcrowded during high seasons of tourism.
It is the smallest independent state in the world and yet it is the ultimate symbol and the power of Catholicism. The entire Vatican is magnificent and glorious. The St. Peter’s Square, the Vatican Museums, and the Sistine Chapel open your eyes and senses, leaving you with great satisfaction upon the conclusion of your private Vatican tour.
- Meeting point: Near the Colosseum. Detailed intructions and map will be emailed.
- Duration: 3 Hours
- Included: Private guide officially licensed, entrance fees, reservation to skip the line
- Not included: Food, drinks, transportation (unless booked as specific option)
- Languages: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese
- Dress code: We suggesto to wear comfortable shoes and during summer months a hat to protect from sun. Do not take backpacks and large bags as they are not allowed and there is no cloakroom to leave them.
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