Rome's Ancient Wonders: Colosseum, Forum & Palatine Hill
To walk through Rome is literally to visit an open-air museum where the glories of an incredible past are on display right before your eyes. No visit to the Eternal City would be complete without experiencing some of the most renowned sites of the ancient world, including the magnificent Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. And there is no better way to fully appreciate these wonders than in the company of an expert guide who will lead you on a remarkable journey of discovery and make Rome’s ancient past come alive.
The Flavian Amphitheater, more commonly known as the Colosseum, is perhaps Rome’s most iconic landmark, and it is here that you will begin your explorations. Your guide will regale you with fascinating stories about this impressive structure’s past and epic tales about the gladiators who battled in the magnificent arena.
Just a short distance away, but worlds apart, lies the Palatine Hill – home to the ancient Roman elite classes. Many Roman nobles, and the emperor himself, constructed lavish houses on this site, the impressive remains of which you will admire during your visit.
As you walk down the hill, you will admire the Roman Forum, the focal point of daily life in ancient Rome. From government affairs, to triumphal processions, from commercial activities, to religious ceremonies, anything and everything took place in this vibrant center. You will feel a thrill as you wander through the striking ruins and get a glimpse of the Rome of days gone by.