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Discover Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome represented the first great metropolis of humanity (so much so that the number of inhabitants of Augustan Rome was only reached in the early nineteenth century by London), and the heart of one of the most important ancient civilizations. As well as finding the most representative monuments, you can also choose a selection of guided Colosseum and Vatican tours to discover the cradle of humanity. Select your Ancient Rome tour below.


The Colosseum

Colosseum exterior

The Colosseo, better known as the Colosseum, is one of the most iconic Roman structures of all time. It is also known as the Flavian Amphitheater. The structure was made from concrete and sand. The oval amphitheater sits at the centre of the ancient city. The construction of the gigantic structure began during the reign of Emperor Vespasian and was completed when his heir and successor Titus sat on the throne. During the reign of Emperor Domitian, numerous changes were made.

Palatine Hill

Palatine Hills close up

Colle Palatino is more popularly known as the Palatine Hill. It was the centre-most and most important hill in ancient Rome. It rises 40 metres and looks down on the Roman Forum on one side and the Circo Massimo on the other. The urban excavations have unearthed artifacts which prove that Romans had been living on the hill since 10,000 BC. Numerous Emperors also had their palaces on this all-important hill. Palatine Hill is one of the seven hills.

The Imperial Forum

Imperial Forum Rome

Fori Imperiali or the Imperial Forum is an ancient Roman block in the city. The Imperial Forum consists of numerous buildings which were erected over the span of one and a half centuries, namely 46 BC and 113 AD. There are actually two forums which sit very close to each other. Emperor Julius Caesar was the first to start construction. It was the centre of the Roman Republic and Empire. The entire forum consists of the Forum of Caesar, Augustus, Temple of Peace.