This 2 hour private tour includes a skip-the-line ticket to the Colosseum and will give you some great insights into the famous amphitheater as well as seeing some of the hidden gems in Rome.
Discover the mechanical elevators, the trapdoors, and cages for the ferocious animals that stood next to the terrified Gladiators before they stepped into the arena. Find out more about the gladiators, who they were and why combat became so famous during the time of the Empire.
After the Colosseum tour, you'll walk over to the Roman Forum, one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. You won't get to enter there but your guide will tell you everything about the political struggles and the gods of the ancient city.
Next stop is Via del Corso, the main street in the historical center of Rome. Today, the street is a popular place for the "passeggiata", the evening stroll for the populace to be seen and to see others.
On your way around the city, you will also stop for a coffee and get more insights about all of the places you've already visited. This is also a great moment to ask for further recommendations.
But that's not all. On the list is an ancient artisan workshop as well. You are invited to chat with the artist Ferdinando Codognotto. He is one of the most famous living artist who won important competitions and worked for several popes. He makes enormous wood figures like trees, animals and flowers. They seem like big toys and while just looking at them you can feel the joy the artist had while was creating them.
Last stop is Piazza di Petra or Piazza of Rocks. The name is derived from the stones of the former temple that were used to create the piazza. Before you say goodbye to your guide, receive personal recommendations or ask about other unique insights into the history, food, culture and the must-dos or must-avoids in Rome.
Here is the plan:
- Roman Forum
- Talking statues along Via del Corso
- Coffee break
- Artisan workshop
- Piazza di Pietra