Imperial Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine
Begin the tour with the Colosseum, one of the world’s most iconic sights. Your guide, an expert in history and archaeology, will help you recapture the history of this incredible amphitheater that once hosted bloody combats between gladiators and wild beasts as well as re-enactments of naval sea battles. Next explore Palatine Hill, the spot where brothers Remus and Romulus battled over who would found the first empire, and where Romulus founded the city that would become Rome. The tour ends at the Roman Forum – the heart of Ancient Rome. Home to the bustling marketplace, ruled by moneylenders and shopkeepers–this was Rome at its finest. Here politicians held rallies before elections, soldiers marched triumphantly down the Sacred Way and the Vestal Virgins decided if men lived or died.