Group size

Max 10

Language

English

Duration

2 hrs

Start time

8:30 am

Discover the Ancient Roman ruins with the golden colors of the early morning and be among the first to access the Colosseum.

 

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Enjoy the Ancient Rome ruins under the glaze of the morning sun

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Visit the Colosseum before he crowds

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Enjoy the view of the arena as ancient Romans used to

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Stroll around and discover the Roman Forum 

Tour Overview

We will bring you inside the Colosseum as soon as it opens and your guide will entertain you with historical facts (and with myths and legends) of this ancient site.

The second part of your tour will be inside the Roman Forum which will be marvelously illuminated by the morning sun. This part of the tour will give you complete knowledge of how Romans used to live and how the Roman Empire survived for so long. Your guide will entertain you with the most uncommon curiosities about ancient Roman traditions and culture.

The advantage of this tour is timing – you will finish your tour before the crowds start to gather around the Ancient Rome area. Also, during the hot summer days, when the heat is unbearable during the day (especially inside the Roman Forum), this tour will save the stress of the summer high temperatures.

At the end of your tour you can spend as much time as you want on the Palatine Hill admiring the fantastic view that stretches from the Capitoline Hill, over Imperial Forums to Monti and to the Colosseum.

Distinguish between the truths and fairy tales of Ancient Rome.

Tour Itinerary

Meeting point

In front of Rome Tourist Information Centre

Colosseum

The Colosseum, or Coliseum, is a huge oval amphitheatre in the heart of Rome where bloodthirsty tournaments and games, such as gladiatorial contests and public spectacles took place, and were viewed by up to 80,000 spectators.

Arch of Titus

This arch that was erected in 81 AD inside the Roman Forum and commemorates the victories of Vespasian and his brother Titus in the city of Jerusalem during the War in Judaea. The arch, much smaller than the arch of Constantine, is ornamented with marble reliefs and tells the story of the victory of the Jerusalem temple sacking.

Maxentius Basilica

On the highest point of the Roman Forum you will find the Basilica of Maxentius built in the 4th century AD. The building was and still is one of the colossal monuments of ancient Rome. The immensity of this building overwhelms every single visitor.

House of Vestals

This area was home to all the Vestals, the priestess who were selected to look after the eternal flame and other rites, all connected to the cult of the divinity Vesta. The priestesses were chosen among rich families when they were between 6 and 10 years old and appointed for 30 years. They have strict rules while living in the House of Vestals, but they also had numerous privileges, and had the benefit of high status from the whole community.

Temple of Julius Caesar

Built by Julius Cesar in 46BC near the Roman Forum, and was dedicated to Caesar and his deeds.

The Senate

Officially the seat of the Roman Senate and initiated by Julius Caesar in 44 BC, the Sent House was damaged in at least one fire and rebuilt numerous times, and now stands as it did in the early 4th century AD. In the 1930s restorations were completed by Mussolini.

COLOSSEUM REGULATIONS - 18th October 2023

- Full Names of all participants wishing to take part must be provided to City Lights Tours prior to your tour.

- Names provided must match your photo IDs, which are required to enter the Colosseum. Only Passports, National ID cards and Drivers Licences accepted.

- City Lights Tours will contact you after your booking to collect the names of the participants in your group.

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Featured Highlight

Arch of Costantine:

This triumphal arch is the largest surviving in Rome. It’s 25.6m wide and 21m high. The monument celebrates the Emperor Costantine’s victory over the Roman tyrant Maxentius in 312 AD.