The Roman Empire: a guided walk through history

Immerse yourself in the rich history of Rome on this walking tour. Begin at Teatro Marcello, an ancient Roman amphitheatre, and marvel at its classical architecture. Ascend the Capitoline Hill via the Cordonata and explore Piazza del Campidoglio, designed by Michelangelo. Enjoy panoramic views of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Get to know more about iconic landmarks like the Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II and the Forum of Julius Caesar. Conclude passing by the Colosseum, Rome's iconic symbol. This 2.5-hour tour offers a unique journey into Rome's past

2,30 hours
Mobile & printed vouchers accepted
Free Cancellation
Fully refundable when canceled up to 24 hours prior to departure.


  • Explore Teatro Marcello and Capitoline Hill
  • Visit Piazza del Campidoglio and admire Michelangelo's design
  • Admire panoramic views of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • See the Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II
  • Get insights on the Forum of Julius Caesar and the Colosseum


  • Professional local guide
  • Guided tour of historic sites

Please Note

  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Entrance fee to the Colosseum is not included
  • Tour operates year-round, subject to availability


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The Roman Empire: a guided walk through history

2,30 hours

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Step back in time and uncover the ancient wonders of the city on this Ancient Rome walking tour. This 2.5-hour adventure is perfect for history enthusiasts and those eager to explore the city's rich archaeological heritage. The journey begins at Teatro Marcello, an impressive Roman amphitheatre known for its classical architecture. Your expert guide will share the stories behind its arches, reminiscent of the iconic Colosseum. It's a testament to Rome's transition toward late Augustan classicism. As you ascend the Capitoline Hill via the historic Cordonata, you'll arrive at the famous Piazza del Campidoglio, a masterpiece designed by the renowned Michelangelo. From this vantage point, enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, where temples, ruins, and an extensive archaeological complex await. The Roman Forum was the heart of public and political life in the Roman Empire, and its ruins stand as a testament to Rome's glorious past. Highlights include the Arch of Septimius Severus and the Temple of Saturn. Your journey continues to Piazza Venezia, home to the imposing Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, also known as the "Altar of the Fatherland" or "the Wedding Cake." This grand architectural marvel is one of Rome's iconic symbols. Strolling along Via dei Fori Imperiali, you'll encounter the Forum of Julius Caesar, the ruins of the Temple of Venus Genetrix, the Forum of Trajan, the famous Column of Trajan, the Forum of Augustus, and the evocative Muro della Suburra, offering a glimpse of ancient buildings and colonnades. Here, you'll immerse yourself in Rome's urban archaeology. Next, you'll pass by the Basilica of Maxentius, an architectural marvel initiated by Maxentius and completed with modifications by Constantine in the early 4th century. This basilica served as a model for magnificent Christian basilicas, including St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. The grand finale of the tour is the Colosseum, Rome's iconic symbol. This tour does not include an entrance ticket to this venue but, as you gaze upon its majestic walls steeped in history, you'll feel the echoes of gladiators and epic battles that once unfolded within. Opposite the Colosseum stands the Arch of Constantine, a commemorative monument celebrating the emperor’s victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge. Here, you'll uncover the symbolic and political significance of triumphal processions. The tour concludes in a magnificent corner of Rome with a breathtaking view of the Colosseum. From this vantage point, you can capture unforgettable photos of Rome's most iconic landmark. Please note that this is a moderately strenuous walking tour, so comfortable shoes are recommended. Your local professional guide will provide insightful explanations at each site, ensuring you're captivated by the archaeological wonders of Rome.
We look forward to having you join us on this archaeological adventure and immerse yourself in the grandeur of ancient Rome.

• Teatro Marcello
• Capitoline Hill and Cordonata
• Piazza del Campidoglio
• Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
• Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II
• Via dei Fori Imperiali
• Forum of Julius Caesar
• Basilica of Maxentius
• Colosseum (entrance not included)
• Arch of Constantine

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Pickup Info

Meeting point: 15 minutes before the start in front of Santa Rita da Cascia in Campitelli

Gray Line - I Love Rome office:
Via Cavour, 309 (6:30 AM – 6:30 PM 365 days)
[email protected]
0039 06 474 2501 (from November to March Monday-Saturday 6:30 AM – 7:00 PM Sunday 6:30 AM – 8:15 PM)
From April to October 6:30 AM – 9:00 PM
0039 348 8112027 (Whatsapp only)