Walking by the Roman Forums: From Capitol to Augustus & Trajan Forums & Palatine

Rome, Italy

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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Admire the art of ancient Rome on a private 3-hour walking tour of Rome’s Capitoline Museums and Roman Forum. With your own private guide who specializes in art history, discover the key art and archaeological treasures of the famous Capitoline Museums, including the original equestrian statue of Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Ogle the views of the Roman Forum from the museums, and explore the forum to see Trajan’s Column and other sights. This private tour ensures in-depth attention from your guide.
  • Choice of morning, afternoon or evening three-hour tours
  • English-speaking guide specializing in art history
  • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your guide on this special private art tour
  • Customize the tour to suit your own interests

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

For those interested in more than just the Colosseum, this private tour focuses on the art of ancient Rome.

Professional art historian guide
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Piazza del Campidoglio, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

Piazza Venezia, Roma RM, Italy
Your private tour can be customized to your preferences, so when you book, list any special interests you have so your art historian guide can tailor the itinerary.

On the day, meet your guide at Capitoline Hill near the equestrian statue of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, a replica of the original in the museums. Get an introduction to ancient Roman art and start your private 3-hour tour.

After admiring the Michelangelo-designed Piazza del Campidoglio, enter the famous Capitoline Museums, home to a renowned collection of Roman art, statuary and antiquities.

Stroll around as your guide shows you the main highlights, all displayed in wonderful halls decorated with 16th-century frescoes.

Admire the statues, vases and important monuments, and see masterpieces such as the original of the equestrian sculpture of Marcus Aurelius outside.

View the ruins of the 6th-century-BC Temple of Jupiter and walk down the surviving corridor of the Tabularium, ancient Rome’s archives office, to enjoy a wonderful view over the Roman Forum.

Listen as your guide identifies the landmarks, and after descending from the Piazza del Campidoglio toward the Forum, view Trajan’s Market, Trajan’s Forum and the marvelously sculpted Trajan’s Column as your guide discusses their history.

Your tour ends at Piazza Venezia.
Pass By:  
Piazza del Campidoglio
The Centre of Rome where was the old Capitol, still now The Capitol of Rome. Your Tour of Ancient Rome begins here and your guide will be waiting for you holding a note with your name. She will start by describing Emperor Marcus Aurelius famous equestrian Sculpture and will then describe the Capitoline Museums. Into the courtyard are parts of the gigantic statue of Emperor Constantine. now dismembered. She will explain the layout and tell you about it.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Colle Capitolino
Your Tour of Ancient Rome begins on the Capitol Hill by the Equestrian statue of Emperor Marcus Aurelius which will be discussed by your guide. From here you will also see the Capitoline Museums also described . In the courtyard is the huge dismembered statue of Emperor Costantine. Your guide will describe it togrter with the layout of the Museums.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Roman Forum
We now begin the discovery of the Roman Forum, its Senate House, Triumphal Arches and the Imperial Palace starting from Caligula - as mad as a hatter - who built the triumphal Stairs particularly shallow to be used by his horse “Incitatus” which he made into a Senator, Rome’s Temples and churches where the stories of Rome’s triumphs and defeats will unfold in front of your eyes narrated by your guide, She will also book a visit to one of the Houses of Emperor Augustus or his wife Livia presented by internal experts of the Forum.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Colonna Traiana
Below are the ruins of The 6th century BC temple of Jupiter, the first and grandest Roman Temple on the Capitol and finally The Tabularium. From here it is possible to have a wonderful view over the Colonna Traiana which your private tour guide will describe in detail. We are now in the Forum of Trajan, one of the most amazing Forums in Rome. Based just opposite the Forum of Augustus. This Forum was built around 110 by Emperor Trajan and finished by Emperor Hadrian for commemorating Trajan's Glory.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Foro di Traiano
The Forum Trajan here in Rome is one of the most amazing Forum in Rome. Based just opposite the Forum of Augustus it was built around 110 by Emperor Trajan and finished by Emperor Hadrian for commemorating Trajan's glory. The 60metres Column is carved all round with the successful battles of Emperor Trajan - a great warrior who expanded the Roman Empire to its maximum limits. It contained the famous markets set under Trajan's palace and grandiose square but, if finished, it would have contained two libraries one for the Greek and one for the Roman Books as your guide will explain.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
House of Augustus
On the Palatine we will visit the House of Augustus, modest and enriched by beautiful frescoes
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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