Ancient Rome in a Day: Colosseum Tour with Rome Catacombs and Appian Way

Rome, Italy

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Overview

Spend your day in the age of the Roman Empire. Start your day in the burial grounds of ancient Rome at the hideout of early Christians, then walk on the ancient Appian Way before having the Gladiator experience on the Colosseum Arena Floor.

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Departure Point

Piazza Barberini, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Museum and Crypt of Capuchins
Burial in and below churches was only permitted by the Catholic Church in the years between 1500 and 1870. In these decades approximately 3,700 Capuchin Friars were buried in these crypts. The crypts include controversial and elaborate bone structures. The underground crypt is divided into six chapels; Crypt of the Resurrection, Crypt of the Skulls, Crypt of the Pelvises, Crypt of the Leg Bones and Thigh Bones and Crypt of the Three Skeletons. Lit only by dim natural light seeping in through cracks and small fluorescent lamps, the crypt walls are elaborately decorated with skeletal remains.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
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Catacombs of Domitilla
Due to cremation being against early Christian beliefs, the Catacombs were created outside the city as a sanitary and safe burial area for Christians in Rome. In the Second Century CE when the Catacombs were constructed, early Christians were persecuted and ostracized. The Rome Catacombs were built not only as a burial space, but as a safe haven for Christian people to practice their faith in solitude. During your visit, you will see early Christian art including one of the oldest known depictions of the Last Supper.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
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Colosseum
Visiting the Colosseum is a must while in Rome, but without exclusive skip the line access the experience can be disappointing and stressful. On this tour you will have the ultimate VIP experience by entering through the back entrance also known as the "Gate of Death". From there you will enter the reconstructed Arena Floor, an area not accessible to the general public. Take an amazing panorama photo as the Colosseum will be surrounding you in its beauty. You will then visit the first and second tiers of the Colosseum where the richest of Romans sat. The "best seats in the house" are located in the same area as modern stadiums today.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
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Roman Forum
Ancient Rome was a bustling cosmopolitan city full of markets, temples and monuments marking military conquest. Your guide will lead you through the ancient downtown known as the Roman Forum. Here you will see the ancient Senate building, temples to Roman gods, and multiple grand arches.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

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