Imperial Forums Pass w/ Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Private Tour by PhD Donato

Rome, Italy

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English
Overview

Don’t miss this 3-hour walking tour around the archeological heart of Rome! Enter with the new Forum Pass, which gives you combined access into the Roman ruins of the Forum and Palatine Hill, to explore together with your expert, local guide.
Meet your guide at the entrance and immerse yourself into what was the political centre of Rome in the Ancient main square. Take a journey back in time, far from the hordes of tourists to discover what was once some of the oldest and most important buildings in the ancient city. What you’ll see today is a mass of ruins, shrines and temples that were discovered and had been buried for many years.
As you walk around the remains, imagine what it must have been like back in the days of the Roman Empire. Discover and learn about the best-preserved ruins: Trajan’s Column, Trajan’s Forum, Forum of Augustus, Forum of Nerva, Forum of Caesar, Roman Forum, Basilica Aemilia, Curia Julia, House of the Vestals and the Basilica of Maxentius.

This tour does not include a visit to the Colosseum

Departure Point

Foro Traiano, 82, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Foro di Traiano
Trajan's Forum was ordered to be built by the Emperor Trajan and was the last Imperial Forum constructed in Ancient Rome. A number of columns have been re-erected and it's possible to see Trajan's column which remains.
Duration: 5 minutes
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Forum of Augustus
The Forum of Augustus was built in celebration of Emperor Augustus' victory over the murder of Caesar in 42 BC. This ancient site is dominated by the remains of the Temple of Mars.
Duration: 5 minutes
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Forum of Nerva
This was the fourth and smallest of the imperial fora. Its construction was started by Domitian, but it was dedicated by Nerva in A.D. 97 after Domitian's assassination.
Duration: 5 minutes
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Foro di Cesare
The Forum of Cesar is a forum or plaza built by Julius Caesar in 46 BC. It was a place for public business that was related to the Senate.
Duration: 5 minutes
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Roman Forum
The Roman Forum, also known as the Forum Romanum is a rectangular plaza surrounded by the ruins of several important ancient government buildings at the center of Rome.
Duration: 30 minutes
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Basilica Aemilia
Basilica Aemilia was a public building in the Roman Forum, mainly a place for business and meetings. The building was also used for money lending. Politicians and tax collectors gathered here for their business.
Duration: 5 minutes
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Curia Julia
Curia Julia was the building of the Roman Senate, where the Emperors and Senators met to discuss important affairs.
Duration: 5 minutes
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Casa delle Vestali
The House of Vestals was the residence of the Vestal virgins. It was a simple building at the foot of the Palatine Hill.
Duration: 5 minutes
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Basilica of Maxentius
The Basilica of Maxentius dominates the ruins and at the time, it was the largest building in Rome. It was built by the Emperor Maxentius and was completed in 312 AD.
Duration: 5 minutes
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Tempio di Romolo
The Temple of Romulus was turned from a building into a temple for the Emperor Maxentius' son and you can see several paintings from the middle of the 13th Century decorating the wall.
Duration: 5 minutes
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Arco di Tito
The Arch of Titus is located on Via Sacra, to the south-east of the Roman Forum. It was constructed in c. AD 82 by the Emperor Domitian shortly after the death of his older brother Titus to commemorate Titus's victories.
Duration: 5 minutes
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Palatine Hill
Located 40 meters above the Roman Forum, the Palatine Hill is the most central of the seven hills of Rome and forms one of the oldest parts of the city.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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